Powerful depression: despair, anger, anxiety. often contemplates suicide;
alternates with contained state. Withdraws into self (like Nat Mur,Aurum).
Desire to kill self with knife. PMS; post natal depression. Confusion with
sudden bouts of rage or violent impulses
Arsenicum album For people who
worry excessively about health. Perfectionists. Overly critical of themselves and others.
Worse in cold weather.
Better with warmth. Very sensitive to pain and suffer most between
midnight and 2 am.
Usually workaholics with an excessive sense of
duty. Prone to despair, depression and feelings of worthlessness.
Suicidal thoughts can be of jumping from a tall building after
failure in their work or losses in their personal life like death of
divorce. Better by walking outdoors.
Endoginous / organic depression; in the pit of despair, with self-loathing;
self-recrimination, isolation. Silent, flat emotional expression. Does not
weep. Suicide seems an attractive option; thinks fondly of death.
Calcium carbonica Strong, dependable and industrious. Inwardly
are shy and introverted. Depression from being fatigued, anxious,
withdrawn and self-pitying by overwhelming work pressures. Chilly but
sweat easily with often a sour odor to sweat or stools. Sluggishness.
Insomnia. Easy weight gain, craves dairy, sweets and comfort foods. Wants a feeling of protection and support of others in times of depression.
Depression after grief, despair or emotional
upset. Outbursts of hysteria or mood swings. Constant lump in the
throat and frequent bouts of yawning. Used for loss of a loved
one or shock of bad news.
The chief remedy for grief (with Nat Mur).
Both feel unloved during childhood, trauma of losing love. (Nat
is more controlled, silent grief. Ignatia will sob hysterically at first,
shock reaction, followed by weeks of emotional volatility. Loss of control;
hysterical. Also tends to isolate herself. Has epilepsy, cramps, numbness,
etc. Can be deep or prolonged; uncontrolled weeping, nausea, vomiting, loss
of appetite; hysteria
Kali phosphoricum Exhaustion from overwork. The person
becomes shy, withdrawn. Startles at sudden noises. Muscular weakness,
yellow discharges and may wake early with hunger pangs.
Lachesis mutas For depression caused by
repression, jealousy or suspicion. Very
talkative. They have a strong need to express themselves. Commonly used for
menopausal depression. Worse on waking and suffers with hot
flushes or sweats.
Not really a depressive type; but withdraws; sits/broods; has little
self-respect; entertains suicidal thoughts; worse when waking, improves as
day goes on.
Natrium carbonicum Depressed after a loss or disappointment. Gentle and
caring type of person. Hide their feelings from others. Weak digestive
systems and a intolerance to dairy products. When depressed, they
isolate themselves and may listen to sad music.
Natrium muraticum For sensitive, refined, serious-minded people.
Strongly suppressed feelings of anger, grief or fear of losing control.
Closing up these feelings may lead to depression. Aversion to consolation
from others. Emotions are not expressed and instead controlled. Need to be
alone to cry and can be moved to tears by music. Frequent migraines.
Worse in the sun, strong cravings for salt.
More prone to depression than any other group; arises from suppressed
sadness, inability to cry. Many abused women. Sudden onset. Triggered by
loss of love such as bereavement, separation; series of traumas, starting
with difficult birth; lack confidence and self-esteem. A silent depression;
apathy; sleeps/eats a lot. Better for company; but withdrawn. Consolation
makes her worse. Related to hormones in female cycle. Suicidal; manic
depressives, depression alternating with euphoria.
Depression and mania. Pressure of thoughts, dwells on past. Thoughts crowd
in, obsessive. Many regrets. Unrealistic romantic desire. A gentle
melancholy, but resists suicide because of strong family ties. Very
sensitive, emotional person, strong sense of values. Claustrophobia,
stoicism, self-reproach in more depressive cases.
Profound grief, ailments from grief; separation from partner, emotions shut
down. They can remember a time when they were happy, and that their feelings are
not normal. Being in a state of limbo. Long term grief. Very passive.
Pulsatilla Wandering pains.
The person is impressionable and
childish with emotions. Mood swings, clingy, yielding and sensitive. Cry easily and
want consolation and need the support of others when
sad or depressed. Used for depression due to hormonal changes after
childbirth or menopause. Crave sweet foods and put on weight more
Sensitive to withdrawal of affection; insecure, weeps, runs to bedroom when
unhappy, or shouts and cries; irritable. When happy, excitable or mild and
co-operative; fun loving, sociable; flirtatious; interested in personal side of
The depressed person feels exhausted and irritable. Feel
overwhelmed by their family or work responsibilities. Irritable towards
their loved ones. Very useful for post partum
depression (from high copper toxicity),
loss of sexual libido and menopause symptoms. There is a dragging
down and sagging feeling in the pelvic area and uterus.
When true nature suppressed, loses spirit, deadens appetite for life; sluggish
mentally and physically, loses enthusiasm; emotions blunted, she becomes
indifferent (to family), just feels irritable, impatient; unsociable. Loses
enjoyment of being sociable, indifferent to pleasure. Drained of energy and
motivation. Feels panicky, weepy, anxious; restless; fears develop; fear of
insanity; depression, suicidal; agoraphobia, withdrawal.
Suppressed emotions, including rage, that can erupt
under severe pressure. The person is usually sweet, mild and yielding, but
they can be addicted to work. A high sex drive is present. Stress related
headaches and chronic stomachache occur remedy and ailments from
mortification or insult.
Manic-depressive psychosis, with manic side more to the fore. Restless,
aimlessly busy, cannot sit still. Depression - brooding despair; sits silently
for hours thinking about how wretched he feels. Despairs of recovery; suicidal.
About The Five
(5) Biotypes of
Depression There is more than one type of depression! Watch the video below about the five depression
biotypes, per the 40 years of clinicals research by Dr. Bill Walsh.
The descriptions below are taken from his new book called "Nutrient
Power" and the videos from his Outreach Clinic in 2010.
Excess Copper Type of Depression
people have high norepinephrine
is a precursor to adrenaline) as a result of high copper.
people have low
zinc means low GABA, which is a calming neurotransmitter
Based on Dr. Walsh's research,
17% of the people with depression
are in this category.
These are the key symptoms in this type of
ADHD – hyperactivity in childhood
Intolerance to estrogen, shellfish, and chocolate
(these are all high copper foods)
Ringing in the ears (Tinnitus)
Skin sensitivity to metals and rough fabrics
Sensory issues with light, odors, sound and
texture (tactile defensiveness) and Sensory Processing Disorder
Commonly seen in seen in post-partum
depression in women (95%)
Commonly seen in ADHD,
autism, schizoprehnia, etc.
Low zinc means low GABA, which is a calming
High copper means too little dopamine and very
Mercury:no safe level, accumulates in the
brain and kidney and disrupts numerous brain and body fucntions.
Toxic metals in the brain can cause great mischief including the
following: weakening of the blood-brain barrier, altered
neurotransmitter levels, destruction or demyelination of the myelin
sheath, increased oxidative stress, destruction of glutathione and
other protective proteins.
Based on Dr. Walsh's research, 5% of the
people with depression are in this category.
These are the key symptoms in this type of
Abdominal pain and cramping
Depression that arises suddenly during a period of relative calm
Failure to respond to counseling or psychiatric medications