Creating Waves of Awareness
Anxiety is closely related to depression. In a clinical situation, the symptoms are often difficult to differentiate. In a meta-analysis, the prevalence of anxiety disorder in patients with depression has been estimated at 57 %. A new diagnostic category – ‘mixed anxiety-depression’ is being proposed for further study.
Anxiety far more commonly precedes depression than vice versa and that particular episodes of depression may begin with anxiety symptoms. Social anxiety disorder and simple phobia are more likely to precede depression. The co-morbidity of depression and anxiety has been associated with more severe symptoms and worse prognosis.
A classical theoretical distinction is that anxiety is associated with ‘helplessness’ while depression is characterized by ‘hopelessness’.
Also uncertainty about the ability to control important outcomes may be associated with anxiety, whereas helplessness together with certainty about negative outcome may be associated with depression.
Furthermore, anxiety disorders are characterized by anxiety / fears about future events and avoidance behavior, whereas depression involves loss of pleasure and thoughts about past events.
Anxiety involves an attentional bias for threatening information. Thus, when given both threatening & non-threatening cues, anxious patients attend selectively to threatening cues. On the other hand, depression involves a memory bias, with depressed subjects showing bias to recall negative information, particularly when it is self referential.
and Other Mental and Emotional Problems
by Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman and Robert Ullman
Homeopathic medicine is often able to help even the most severe cases of mental illness, as convincingly demonstrated by the popular and respected homeopathic doctors Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman and Robert Ullman in this book. They show alternatives to the widely used antidepressants, which often have side effects, and which are unable to satisfactorily resolve the underlying problems.
Using examples from their own practice, they describe impressive long-term, successful treatments for depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and other types of mental illness.
Homeopaths will also find this book, a revision of Prozac Free, exceptionally helpful as the authors present many unusual remedies such as Bismuth, Chocolate, and Hydrogen. Psychiatrists, psychologists, and other therapists can find here a truly promising alternative to the use of conventional psychopharmaceuticals.
A book to inspire and motivate.
“I know Judyth and Robert Ullman as my colleagues, and as very experienced and dedicated homeopaths, well-grounded in classical homeopathy, and very open to the recent advances in the system.
They are also very good writers, give a true picture of the process of homeopathic treatment, and of how it is effective in mental and emotional problems. I recommend this book to all those who are interested in homeopathy and health.” ~ Rajan Sankaran
“A must-read for anyone who is considering antidepressant medication.” ~ Jennifer Jacobs, M.D., MPHH, Past President, American Institute of Homeopathy, co-author of “Healing with Homeopathy”
“The authors give hope to patients and families searching for a natural alternative to antidepressant drugs.”
~ Roger Morrison, M.D., Author of the “Desktop Guide” and “Desktop Companion”