2019, Vol. 4, Issue 1
An overview of concept of depression in Unani medicine and efficacy of Riyazat (exercise) in its management
Author(s): Dr. Saba Fatma and Dr. Aadam
Depression is a common mental disorder, which is characterized by persistent sadness and a loss of interest in activities that normally enjoy, accompanied by an inability to perform daily activities, for at least two weeks. Unani physicians has delineated this disease under the topic of Nafsiyati awamil. The description of depression in classical literature of Unani medicine is available as Malenkholiya (melancholia). In Unani system of medicine, mizaj (temperament) of an individual act as an imperative risk factor for various disorders including the psychiatric disorders such as depression or Malenkholiya. Unani system of medicine is enriched with many regimens which can be successfully adopted for management of Depression. Riyazat (exercise) is one of them. Exercise can be used as both a direct or complementary treatment in the treatment of mild and moderate symptoms of depression without any side effects and dependency.
Pages: 1473-1476 | 276 Views 28 Downloads
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Dr. Saba Fatma and Dr. Aadam. An overview of concept of depression in Unani medicine and efficacy of Riyazat (exercise) in its management. International Journal of Physiology, Nutrition and Physical Education. 2019; 4(1): 1473-1476.