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MANAGEMENT OF KAPHAJA UNMADA W.S.R. TO DEPRESSION ACCORDING TO AYURVEDA- A REVIEW

Dr. Divya Agrawal*, Dr. Deepika Gupta and Prof. Ram Kishor Joshi

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Background: In Covid-19 pandemic situation where there is the feeling of terror and insecurity, everyone is going through some or other mental stress leading to increase in number of cases of mental disorders at a fast pace. Depression is one of the most prevailing mental diseases among all the mental disorders. According to recent survey by ILO on pandemic of COVID- 19 showed that one in two young people across the world are possibly subject to anxiety or depression, while 17% are affected by it. Therefore there is a need to revise the treatment modalities on depression according to Ayurvedic background. Aim: Our objective for this review article are (i) to search for the treatment methods explained in Ayurveda according to the present scenario on Kaphaja Unmada (depression) (ii) to get the best treatment plan without any side effects. Methodology: We searched many texts to understand the concept of Ayurvedic pathogenesis and treatment of Kaphaja Unmada. Result: In Ayurveda Depression can be correlated with Kaphaj Unmada. It is a mental disease affecting the life of a person as a whole in all aspects. When not treated, it can cost loss of life of the sufferer. Ayurvedic approach towards depression is holistic which include all the three forms of treatment protocol of the Chikitsa: Devavyapashraya Chikitsa, Yuktivyapashraya Chikitsa and Satavavajaya Chikitsa making chances of relapse of it to minimal. Conclusion: This treatment modality when used has proven to be very much effective in treatment of depression and it can be used as a complete treatment for the Kaphaja Unmada that is Depression.

Keywords: COVID-19, Devavyapashraya Chikitsa, Satvavavjaya Chikitsa, Yuktivyapashraya Chikitsa.


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