Background: Depression is a serious health issue and a disease, which is affecting a large number of people around the world. It is disturbing the whole cosmos of life. The purpose of this systematic review was to evaluate the effectiveness of homeopathic medicines for the treatment of depression, anxiety and sleep disorders.
Methodology: A computerized comprehensive research was carried to find out clinical research articles related to depression, anxiety and sleep disorders. For this purpose, Pub med, Google scholar, Sci-Hub, Medline, Science direct and Thieme-E-journal of Homeopathy were searched extensively. Only full length articles were included. Articles with only abstract, animal trials, case studies were excluded. Only human based trials were included. All randomized double-blind placebo controlled prospective observational open label studies were included.
Results: Total 60 articles were studied. Duplicate and irrelevant articles were removed. 22 full length articles were included in this systematic review. All articles were dealing with the different forms of depression by homeopathic medicines.
Conclusion: This systematic review concluded that homeopathic medicines are safe and effective in the treatment of different forms of depression and anxiety. However, there is a need for more randomized placebo controlled clinical trials to strengthen the results, and in that duration of homeopathic treatment should be somewhat longer to get better results. In the future, there should be research on depression with insomnia that is a very common symptom of depression.
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