Depression is something that has touched nearly all of our lives in one way or another, whether that is personally or through someone we know and love. Depression is more than simply feeling sad, unhappy or fed up for a few days, it is a real and genuine health condition with damaging symptoms that can affect all aspects of our lives. It is not simply a mood that can be ‘snapped out of’ or something that you can just ‘get over’, nor is it a sign of mental weakness.
However, the good news is that there are depression remedies, it can be treated, and you can fully recover.
How to tell if you have depression
Depression can look different for different people, there is no one set of symptoms that define this disease. The symptoms can range from mild to severe and can lead to feelings of unhappiness and hopeless to lack of interest in things you used to find enjoyable. This damaging disease can also impact all areas of your life including psychologically, physically and socially. This culmination of symptoms can leave you feeling helpless, losing touch with reality and without any light at the end of the tunnel. However, there are answers, there is treatment and there are known remedies to stop depression.
For more information you can visit the NHS website for a full list of depression symptoms here.
The most important thing is to seek medical advice if you experience symptoms for most of the day, every day, for more than 2 weeks. The sooner you seek help, the sooner you will be on your road to recovery.
Depression is a real medical condition with prescribed treatments, these can include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Antidepressants and lifestyle therapies such as exercising more, giving up alcohol and eating healthy. Whilst aromatherapy cannot treat depression alone, you can consider it part of your overall treatment plan, simply use alongside prescribed treatment to boost your spirits and relieve stress as you recover.
To learn more about the positive effects of aromatherapy on depression you can read a review published by the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine which found that aromatherapy might help relieve depressive symptoms.
Aromatherapy for Mental Health
Here at Scentered we have carefully formulated our HAPPY Aromatherapy Range to help you transition into a more positive and optimistic mindset when you are experiencing depression. Our HAPPY scent was created by blending together specific essential oils known to brighten the spirit and open the mind. The delightful Grapefruit helps to lift your spirits, while Lemon Myrtle energises and refreshes, and Spearmint is both uplifting and positive. This unique combination will deliver an instant burst of positivity that will lift the dreariest of spirits, perfect for expressing moments of gratitude when you need it most.
To help you carry this moment of happiness with you wherever you go, we have created our easy to use, mess free Aromatherapy Balms. If you are experiencing a low mood and the effects of depression, stop what you are doing and glide the Happy Aromatherapy Balm onto your wrists and temples. Inhale the brightening and refreshing blend of essential oils, letting the scent absorb into your bloodstream. As you awaken from your moment of calm, your mind will be reset so you can step into the next moment of your daily journey with a burst of positivity. Aromatherapy as a depression remedy is the perfect companion on your road to recovery.
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of depression, it is important that you seek the immediate advice of your GP. For more information on depression you can visit the NHS website here.