Depression in modern phsycology: Study in the light of Islam
Keywords:Depression, Brain Chemistry, Genetics, Antidepressant, Therapy
Immense sadness is called depression which is a common and serious mood disorder affecting 121 million people worldwide. It affects thoughts, feelings, behaviors, physical health and social life of a person. Depressed person overwhelms with sadness, loses interest in life and feels difficulty in making decisions. Brain chemistry, genetics, social and environmental factors may cause depression. Antidepressants and talking therapies are major treatment of depression. Islam is a true religion on the earth, which covers all aspects of life, bridges gap between spirit and matter, balances between individualism and collectivism. Fundamentals of Islam help in prevention and treatment of depression. A true Muslim believes in oneness of Allah almighty, he believes that Allah almighty alone runs all affairs of universe, considers life as a place of trials and tribulations, remains patient in difficulties of life, his heart is peaceful with the remembrance of Allah, he puts trust in Allah almighty, whenever he commits sin repents, seeks forgiveness from Allah almighty for his sin.