Depression is a challenging mental health condition to treat. In an age where treatment can include homeopathic remedies, traditional medications, therapy, and diet changes, many depressed patients are challenged to find the right balance in treatment. If you are using homeopathic treatment for depression, and if you suffer from insomnia, it is important to consider how your treatment of insomnia may adversely affect your depression treatment.
Melatonin is a common natural supplement used to treat insomnia and complications associated with sleep. But, with melatonin side effects that linger into morning, many patients with depression find they are still tired and even develop complications associated with diurnal depression – depression that is highest in morning and then diminishes throughout the day.
If you are under homeopathic treatment for depression, it is important to speak with your homeopathic healthcare provider about the risks for developing greater depression complications when using melatonin. In many cases, there are other homeopathic remedies that can be used to mitigate insomnia so that melatonin side effects are not realized. Ultimately, your melatonin side effects could even worsen your depression in the long term, leading to complications more than diurnal depression in the morning hours.
Melatonin side effects expand beyond simple depression and can also interfere with homeopathic treatment for depression – leading to complications with weight gain, fatigue and even metabolic disorders. It is important, therefore, that you treat your insomnia in another manner rather than using melatonin. Ultimately, melatonin side effects can lead to even greater health complications when treatment is not managed effectively. Be sure to consult with your homeopathic physician any time you consider melatonin for any health complication.
Depression is a complex condition to treat and many patients turn to homeopathic medicine as a viable option. Under the direction of a homeopathic healthcare specialist, you can obtain clear guidance in how best to treat depression, and insomnia, with melatonin typically not a supplement used for treatment in either condition.
Sources: Melatonin, Sleep and Insomnia, by Yolanda Soriento