ISSN Online: 2229-3566
ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT OF MANODUKKAJA UNMADA: A CASE REPORT
Article Category: Case Reports
Author: Keshav R *, Savitha H P, Suhas Kumar Shetty, Ajith Kumar
Abstract: Manodukkaja Unmada has become a common psychiatric disorder affecting people of middle aged group especially due to their psychosocial issues. A combined approach of detoxification and psychotherapy through the principles of ayurveda will help the subject to overcome those stressors. A 46year old female patient was admitted in Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Ayurveda Hospital, Hassan with chief complaints of depressive mood, lack of motivation towards daily activity, persistent thoughts about the past and feeling of loneliness since 8 years. She hasn’t consulted any hospital regarding the issues. On admission subject was treated based on symptoms presented and planned kapha medo hara chikitsa. The treatment protocol included vamana, nasya karma and satvajaya chikitsa and shamana aushadis. There was remarkable improvement such as maintaining good rapport with neighbours, maintaining hygiene, involving in daily activities and reduced thoughts of past events. On follow up after 30 days subject reported with greater relief in life better than before.
Keyword: Manodukkaja Unmada; Sattvavajaya chikitsa; Reactive depression; Ayurveda