International Journal of Research in Ayurveda and Pharmacy

ISSN Online:2229-3566

ISSN Print: 2277-4343


Article Category: Case Reports

DOI: 10.7897/2277-4343.096176

Pages: 84-86

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