Studies have shown that bathing in hot water reduces depression.
American scientists suggest bathing in hot water to relieve depression. Symptoms such as drowsiness, fatigue, and insomnia are found in most patients with depression.
Depression is usually treated with counseling and antidepressants. In 30 percent of depression cases, the medication doesn’t work either. And, long-term use of antidepressants can also increase the risk of side effects.
According to Kamin Parente, a psychiatrist at King’s College London, antidepressants does not work in some patients with depression. In this case, it is best to treat depression naturally.
According to research conducted by the University of Wisconsin in the United States, bathing in hot water improves mood and reduces the risk of depression. Research published in the Journal of Biological Psychiatry in 1995 says high temperatures help to cope with depression.
With this idea, American scientists heated the body of a patient suffering from depression with the help of a hot coil up to 38.3 degrees centigrade. And, after an hour, the body was cooled. Research has shown that high temperatures affect up to 60 percent of patients.
40 percent of the patients showed results in the very first attempt. Since depression can also be reduced through heat, the study suggested depressed patients to take bath with hot water. The effects of heat seem to reduce depression day by day.