University Dean Offers Depression Solutions In New Book Featured

Victoria University's Dr Krishna Sharma Victoria University's Dr Krishna Sharma Baz Waiswa

Depression is a life threatening condition that is inevitable yet when not handled with utmost attention can be deadly. Many times you cannot know that you are suffering from depression. Usually it is the people close to you who will notice that you are depressed or getting depressed.

While depression is life threatening, the dean faculty of health science at Victoria University, Dr Krishna N. Sharma, has published a book discussing the dangers of depression and how you can overcome the condition.

In the book titled "Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Depression," Dr. Sharma offers a holistic approach of treating depression using Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) techniques.

Dr. Sharma in an interview at Victoria University recently says CAM techniques includes practices such as massage, acupuncture, tai chi, telepathy and meditation. He said CAM is not part of standard medical care. “These are fields were a patient can administer himself or herself with these techniques,” he said.

“In this book, I have spoken about different techniques you can use to get rid of depression by yourself. CAM doesn’t replace medical treatment. It assists medical science. I have talked about how you can use yoga to treat depression, the food you should eat to recover. The techniques of meditations that can help.” 

Dr. Sharma who joined Victoria University early this year and has authored over 22 books including best sellers defines depression as a feeling of detachment from the things you like or a feeling of negativity or when you start disliking the things you love. He says when this feeling goes on for more than two weeks ’then you have what we call clinical depression.’

He says the leading causes of depression are lack of counseling, alcoholism, lack of family support and general public awareness about mental conditions of humans. He warns that depression can lead to suicide at worst while it can leave a victim with bodily harm, diseases and withdrawing from public.

Among the signs of depression Dr Sharma says is ‘not wanting to talk to people, no playing, throwing tantrums, poor consumption of food, ignoring of hobbies’ among others. While seeing a psychiatrist is considered a taboo in Africa, Dr. Sharma says is the best solution to averting depression. 

While depression is life threatening, the dean faculty of health science at Victoria University, Dr Krishna Sharma, has published a book discussing the dangers of depression and how you can overcome the condition.

In the book titled "Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Depression," Dr. Sharma offers a holistic approach of treating depression using Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) techniques. 

Dr. Sharma in an interview at Victoria University recently says CAM techniques includes practices such as massage, acupuncture, tai chi, telepathy and meditation. He said CAM is not part of standard medical care. “These are fields were a patient can administer himself or herself with these techniques,” he said.

“In this book, I have spoken about different techniques you can use to get rid of depression by yourself. CAM doesn’t replace medical treatment. It assists medical science. I have talked about how you can use yoga to treat depression, the food you should eat to recover. The techniques of meditations that can help.” 

Dr. Sharma who joined Victoria University early this year and has authored over 22 books including best sellers defines depression as a feeling of detachment from the things you like or a feeling of negativity or when you start disliking the things you love. He says when this feeling goes on for more than two weeks ’then you have what we call clinical depression.’

He says the leading causes of depression are lack of counseling, alcoholism, lack of family support and general public awareness about mental conditions of humans. He warns that depression can lead to suicide at worst while it can leave a victim with bodily harm, diseases and withdrawing from public.

Among the signs of depression Dr Sharma says is ‘not wanting to talk to people, no playing, throwing tantrums, poor consumption of food, ignoring of hobbies’ among others. While seeing a psychiatrist is considered a taboo in Africa, Dr. Sharma says is the best solution to averting depression. 

 

Last modified onMonday, 29 May 2017 14:42

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