Depression In Children Is On The Rise, How To Help Them Naturally

It is very concerning that depression and anxiety are like the common cold now. The fastest-growing rates of suicide are found in young girls aged from 10 to 14 years old. Antidepressants have a high relapse rate and some can increase the risk of suicidal tendencies. In fact, one study shows that 40% of patients relapse within 15 weeks, 20% are incapacitated in some way or attempt suicide and 66% suffer from residual symptoms.

Often children are nutrient deficient due to diet, absorption issues, genetic problems and maternal nutrition. Depressed or anxious children may be suffering from heavy metal toxicity, poor nutrition, being low in magnesium, b and d vitamins, omega three fatty acids, little to no outdoor time, exercise and experience bullying or experience an abusive or chaotic home life.

We can give children less toxic choices to improve the quality of their life and reduce the need for toxic medications. Homeopathic remedies are great because they help with the individual’s unique symptoms and may help with the emotional aspects of home life. For example:

  • Staphysagria is a remedy for ailments from abuse with suppressed shame and anger.
  • Ignatia is good for acute grief, sighing and weeping.
  • Natrum mur is a remedy for sullen types who ruminate and keep to themselves

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