Treatment for depression with Shenmen acupuncture and microcurrents

Many decades ago, microcurrent stimulation was used to treat various somatic and mental illnesses. Basically, low-intensity direct current was used, which provided monophase or two-phase pulsed currents. Microcurrents were passed through the brain to treat depression, anxiety, and sleep disorders. This type of current was effective for pain syndromes in muscles and wounds. Microcurrent exposure eliminated the side effects of […]

Intranasal ketamine therapy for depression

In the treatment of depressive conditions, inhibitors of N-methyl-D- aspartate (NMDA) receptors, in particular ketamine, are used. With intranasal administration of this drug, there is a rapid recovery from resistant depression within a day. When prescribing this drug, there are no side effects, including hemodynamic disturbances and dissociative disorders. Thus, the use of this drug is a very effective method for the relief of prolonged and […]

Cytokine immunotherapy and depression

At the turn of the century, Capuron et al. Discovered the ability of cytokines to induce depression. Cytokines began to be used to treat cancer, in particular metastatic melanomas and viral hepatitis C. Cytokines IL-2 and IFN-alpha were used. Patients with cancer often fall into depression, which is manifested by low self-esteem and psychomotor retardation. Patients with hepatitis C have episodes of depression interspersed with manias. […]

Depression in diabetes mellitus

With diabetes mellitus, depression can develop. They differ in a variety of clinical manifestations. From mild (anxiety- phobic ) with asthenia to severe (melancholic) depression. In many diseases of the endocrine system, there is no strict correspondence between the type of metabolic disorder and various types of mental disorders. (M. Bleuler , 1954). The prevalence of depression in diabetes mellitus is high, […]

Video games and depression

In connection with the development of digital technologies in the world, addiction to computer games has appeared. It occurs when a teenager or adult spends more than four hours a day playing. Boys in adolescence who are addicted to computer games may develop episodes of depression that manifest with anxiety and irritability ( Journal ” Computers in Human Behavior “). To overcome addiction […]

Cytokines and depression

Cytokines are peptides involved in the regulation of the immune, nervous, and digestive systems. According to the mechanism of action, they are divided into: · Pro-inflammatory cytokines (IL1,2,6,8; interferon); · Antiinflammatory (IL4,10). Cytokines can cause depression. This fact was established Capuron c coavtorami , 2000 g. Treatment IL 2, IFN-alpha tumors and hepatitis C led to the emergence of depression. Although it was established that patients with […]

Neurochemical processes in depression

There are about 30 neurotransmitters in the brain . With their help, a signal is transmitted from one neuron to another. Three neurotransmitters are involved in the development of depression – dopamine, serotonin, norepinephrine. Neurotransmitters and spheres of the human psyche                                                                                                                                                                        Neurotransmitters serototin : sleep disturbance and anxiety norepinephrine: emotions, memory, physiological drives, stress response   dopamine: the emotional sphere of a person. The serotonergic theory […]

Depression and psychosis

Depression and psychosis can be combined with each other. This has been known since the days of Galen, who observed patients with a combination of depression and delusional judgments. The modern international classification of mental disorders has separated schizophrenia and bipolar disorder with an affective component into separate headings. Patients with depression with a history of psychosis have […]

Treatment for depression in pregnancy

There are several types of depression. One of them is perinatal (depression of pregnant women). It occurs in women while carrying a child, sometimes against the background of absolute well-being. It is caused by biological, social, psychological factors. Among them, stress, conflicts, fear of body changes, loss of beauty, misunderstanding on the part of the spouse, complications during pregnancy […]

Treatment for depression with acupuncture

Acupuncture (acupuncture) is a method of therapy for various diseases in Eastern countries, and in Western countries it is used as an alternative and complementary therapy. Acupuncture has been proven to be effective in treating depression. Some authors postulate that this method is as effective as pharmacotherapy, but it does not show the side effects associated […]