Ayurveda mentions Depression as Vishada. This is also described as “most disease aggravating factor”. Although this disease is categorized under psychological diseases, it can also affect the body; hence it can lead to any physical or psychological disorder.
From Ayurvedic perspective, the main causes of depression can be defined as -
imbalance in Kapha and Vata Doshas along with aggravation of Tamas and lack of Sattva quality of mind.
The authors, Prof. Dr. Subhash Ranade & Prof. Norbert Lotz, are two well-known specialists in the field of two theory- and practice-proven systems and methods- the Ayurvedic Medicine and the Cognitive Behavior Therapy. They know each other since twenty years and now put their knowledge and experience together to write the first e-book about treating depression by a combination of Ayurveda and Behavior Therapy. The E- book is a scientifically based, rather compact and highly readable compilation of backgrounds, approaches and case studies.