Cases of severe depression can be characterized by low body temperature, low blood pressure, flushing, and tremors. The external manifestations represent a cry for help from the tormented mind of people depressed. The severely depressed patient feels worthless and finally convinced that he himself is responsible for his undoing and his present state of hopeless despair. Causes Depleted functioning of the adrenal glands is a major cause of mental depression. Irregular diet habits cause digestive problems and lead to the assimilation of fats. An excess of carbohydrates like cereals, white sugar, coffee, tea, chocolates and comparatively less quantities of vegetables and fruits in the diet can cause indigestion. Due to indigestion, gases are produced in the digestive tract, causing compression on the diaphragm in the region of the heart and lungs.
This in turn reduces the oxygen supply to tissues, which raises the carbon dioxide level, causing general depression. The excessive and indiscriminate use of drugs also leads to faulty assimilation of vitamins and minerals for the body and ultimately causes depression. The use of aspirin leads to deficiencies of vitamin C and antacids can cause deficiencies of calcium and vitamin B. Diabetes, blood sugar (hypoglycemia) and the weakness of the liver as a result of the use of refined or processed foods, fried foods and excessive consumption of fats can also lead to depression. The Cure The modern medical system treats depression with anti-depression, which provide temporary relief but have harmful side effects and do not eliminate the causes or prevent its recurrence.