Homeopathy Treatment for Depressive moods

Depressive moods (dysthymia) are present when those affected experience a clear depression up to suicidal thoughts as well as a loss of interest or fatigue or restlessness over a period of at least two weeks. There may also be other symptoms, such as

  • difficulty concentrating,
  • sleep disorders,
  • loss of appetite
  • listlessness
  • sexual reluctance (loss of libido)

Accordingly, depression is not “unreasonable sadness” but rather a “feeling of numbness”. Physical complaints such as pain or other discomfort often arise.

Homeopathic remedies have proven themselves in the treatment of mild depressive moods. Moderate and severe depression can be treated concomitantly homeopathically. 

Which homeopathic remedies help?

Physical symptoms are described below. Choose a homeopathic remedy for depression that best suits your situation.

Sodium chlorate

great sadness but unable to cry. Fear of disappointment and rejection, therefore rather closed and introverted. Wants no pity and seeks solitude. Often impulsive and ill-considered actions.


listlessness and reluctance to work. One seeks relaxation and mood elevation through alcohol, nicotine or other intoxicants.


Lack of drive and a tendency to brood. When mistakes happen, one is inconsolable, can no longer sleep and blames others.

With fears


melancholic mood and depression in connection with inner restlessness, especially during pregnancy and menopause. Feelings of anxiety, numbness and a need for freedom and/or independence.


constantly in a bad mood combined with fear of not being able to cope with daily tasks. A lack of self-esteem is covered up with an inflated, arrogant demeanor. Contradiction is hardly endured.

Stannum metallicum

Regular depressed mood before the menstrual period in anxious, exhausted and insecure women.

With irritability


You are irritable before your period starts, have an increased appetite/cravings, and do not want social contacts.

With mood swings


in silent grief from hurt feelings or lovesickness. One wants to hold back tears, which leads to sobs. The mood is changeable combined with hysterical reactions. Physically, there may be muscle twitching and spasms in the face, neck and chest.


Mood swings especially in women during menopause. Feeling of stillness, indifference and the desire to be quiet and alone. Consolation further worsens mood and makes irritable.


You feel exhausted and depressed, suffer from severe mood swings and sleep problems.


The patients are tired and exhausted. They have trouble concentrating and poor memory. They are easily agitated and restless inside. Initially, patients may suffer from rapid mood swings, later dejection dominates.

The causes cannot be clearly clarified

The causes are not fully understood, it is probably a combination of

  • hereditary predisposition and
  • current stressful situations.

It is assumed that people with a genetic predisposition to depression are generally more emotionally unstable, often feel overwhelmed and tend to have negative emotions. In difficult life situations (e.g. severe professional stress, death of relatives, divorce) a depressive mood can develop.

Treatment of depressive moods/depression

The disorder can be treated therapeutically by a

  • antidepressant medication and
  • psychotherapeutic procedures are treated.

be there

  • negative beliefs challenged (cognitive therapy),
  • Unfavorable patterns of action trained out (behavioural therapy) or
  • Stressful events processed (depth psychological therapy).

These procedures can also be used preventively to prevent the manifestation of a depressive mood.

Winter blues

In winter, many people suffer from low mood, so-called winter depression or the winter blues. Older people and women are particularly affected.

Typical symptoms of winter depression are:

  • bad mood
  • an increased need for sleep
  • fatigue
  • dejection
  • lack of energy (weakness)
  • irritability
  • nervousness
  • excessive appetite
  • great craving for sweets
  • exhaustion
  • Gastrointestinal problems

Treatment of winter depression:

  • Light therapy (exposed to very strong light for up to two hours a day)
  • Alternatively: go outside for at least a quarter of an hour every day and “recharge” with daylight.
  • Endurance sports such as running, walking and cycling
  • Combination of sport and high-dose herbal St. John’s wort preparations (500 to 800 mg dry extract per day)
  • Do leisure activities to counteract the depressive mood (such as going to the cinema, meeting friends, etc.)


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