Ayurveda distinguishes three mental qualities: Sattva (purity), Rajas (arrogance), and Tamas (misbehaviour) (darkness). When Rajas or Tamas psychological problems occur, they create psychological or emotional imbalances as well as illnesses. Negative ideas obstruct the flow of energy, resulting in mental ama. Treatment in a timely manner aids in the removal of impurities and the restoration of Sattva in the mind. Depression, stress, neurosis, sleeplessness, and anxiety are all symptoms of a more serious underlying core cause. Ignoring these issues might lead to significant ManasRoga—psychological illnesses in the future.

Ayurveda therapy relies on specific counselling sessions (SatvavjayaChiktsa),which complements the medications for better results, in addition to tailored medicines.

Anxiety Disorder

Anxiety Disorder, often known as Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), is a psychiatric disorder in which a person panics, experiences social anxiety, feels too self-conscious, and is concerned about irrational concerns. Anxiety disorders can last six months or more, and they can interfere with daily activities, work performance, and relationships. Anxiety patients are too concerned about their health, finances, and careers, among other things. Restlessness, tiredness, impatience, muscle pains, insomnia/sleep problems, stomach disturbances, dizziness, irritability, and poor concentration are all frequent symptoms of anxiety disorder.

Fatigue

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.From time to time, we all suffer with being overtired or overworked. Fatigue is a frequent ailment that manifests as a sense of exhaustion, fatigue, or a lack of vitality. Stress, medicine, overwork, and mental and physical illness or disease can all cause it. It might be one of the signs of a more serious psychological or physical problem in severe situations. As a result, it’s critical to detect the problem early on and treat the underlying reason. 

Jiva Ayurveda’s Ayurvedic therapy for tiredness is a comprehensive approach that includes herbal medications, food programmes, lifestyle advice, and various home remedies that are tailored to the patient’s current health circumstances.

Depression

Depression is a mood disorder characterised by intense sorrow, melancholy, anger, a sense of loss, difficulty focusing and making decisions, and self-destructive negative thoughts. Minor depression, such as post-partum or premenstrual depression, can be categorised as minor or severe, depending on whether the symptoms are present every day for more than two weeks. 

Depression is defined by Ayurveda as a reduced condition of Sattva in the mind. This can be a psychological reaction to a rapid shift in life’s flow, conflict in the home or at work, significant financial loss, the death of a loved one, a chemical reaction induced by drugs that alter the endocrine system, excessive alcohol use, or substance addiction. Through herbal medications, Panchakarma, rasayanas, counselling, and meditation, Ayurvedic therapy attempts to convert the mind from negativity (Tamasic state) to positivity (Sattvic State)

Insomnia

Sleep is a natural occurrence that allows the body and mind to relax properly. Insomnia is the inability to fall asleep for several hours at a time or to have a good night’s sleep, which deprives one of natural rest and interferes with daily activities. 

Vata (Ayurvedic humour symbolising Air) that passes through the canals of the brain is aggravated by a poor diet and lifestyle, resulting in insomnia. Increased intake of tea and coffee, especially before bedtime; lengthy intervals between meals; and cold and dry food, cabbage, lettuce, beans, cauliflower, broccoli, peas, rice, and smoked foods exacerbate Vata.

Other variables that may be to blame include suppressed emotions, disrupted sleeping habits, anxieties, anger, overwork, over excitement, and poor health.

Bed Wetting

It’s common for little children to leak urine in their beds as they sleep. This propensity, however, continues in some youngsters even after they reach the age of five. It is considered a sickness and is known as bed wetting or enuresis if it happens at least twice a week for three months. Bed wetting, also known as shayyamutrata in Ayurveda, is the most common pediatric issue.

Small urine bladder capacity, weak bladder muscles, neurological disorders, intestinal worms, psychological variables (fear, rage, etc.) and maturation delay are some of the causes of bed wetting. Bed wetting can be caused by a habit of drinking too much water or by hereditary causes.

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is a psychiatric condition in which the patient suffers mood swings, irritability, and irregularities and disruptions of mood. Bipolar disorder is characterised by periods of severe mania and depression. The patient’s mood swings are likewise severe, ranging from aggressive and irritated to despair and hopelessness, with intervals of normalcy in between. A bipolar patient’s mood can be severe and even life-threatening, unlike that of a normal individual. Both the patient and the caregivers’ lives are disrupted by the condition.

Psychosis

Psychosis is a serious mental disorder. Psychosis is defined as a state in which a person’s actions, thoughts, and feelings give the impression that he has lost touch with reality. Some persons are predisposed to mental disorders such as psychosis, especially when faced with adversity such as loss, fear, or excessive concern. When mental illness becomes serious, a person’s capacity to function normally in daily life is jeopardised. Nervous exhaustion and collapse, as well as serious diseases such as insanity, delusion, psychosis, and schizophrenia, are the outcome.

Schizophrenia

When confronted with aggravating circumstances such as sadness, fear, or excessive concern, people are more prone to mental illnesses. When mental disturbance gets severe, a person’s ability to operate properly in daily life is compromised. This can result in nervous fatigue and collapse, as well as severe illnesses including insanity, delusion, psychosis, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder. 

The word schizophrenia literally means “divided mind.” The condition is characterised by significant mental abnormalities (as if the individual has two minds), which impair perceptual, social, and emotional functions. The patient is almost oblivious to his surroundings and exists in his own imagined world. 

The condition generally appears in the early half of a person’s life, and it might start suddenly or gradually. Schizophrenia is sometimes likened to Atatwabhinivesh, a condition recorded in several Ayurvedic literature.