Vishada is one of the Vatananatmaja Vikaras and it is further said that Vishada is the main factor that increases the range of all the diseases .“Vishado Rogavardhanaanaam Shreshthah. a condition originated from apprehension of failure, resulting in incapability of mind and body to function properly with significant reduction in activity-Dalhana
Depression is a state of low mood and aversion to activity that can affect a person’s thoughts, behaviour, feelings and physical well-being. It may include feeling of sadness, anxiety, emptiness, hopelessness, worthlessness, guilty, irritability or restlessness. Vishada is common among Tamasika Manasa Prakruti.
Depression is common in people in their middle age though depression can occur at any time of life. People who were born in the later part of the 20th century seemed to have higher rates of depression and suicidal tendency than those of the previous generation, because of high substance abuse and the rising demands in the standards of living.
nasya therapy (inhalation therapy) is used as the ayurveda suppose the nasal cavity as entrance of the brain.
Along with nasya snehapanna,virechana,TALAM,SIRODARA,SIROVASTI, ETC are also used .The herbs used as anti-anxiety drugs are sarpagandha, khus, jatamansi, bramhi, kevada, vacha, tagar, amla, and rose. the medhya (brain tonics /intellect improvisers) category drugs are used to balance the loss of concentration, memory, and insomniac disturbances. The nervine tonics like ashvagandha and bala are used to strengthen the nervous system.