Manasa Roga (Ayurvedic Psychiatry)
✫ Manas roga in modern age is known as psychiatric diseases & treatment with ayurvedic principals is known as ayurvedic psychotherapy.
✫ The study of mental health constitutes one of the eight division of ayurveda.
✫ Underlying pathology of manasa roga is psychological or emotional imbalance.
✫ Physical diseases are outcome of psychological factors.
✫ It is seen that patients are careless about mental & physical health as they are preoccupied by psychological imbalance.
✫ According to manovigyana, site of mind is heart.
✫ Manasa rog is associated with emotional trauma, negative attitude and stress.
✫ According to ayurveda manasa roga are born out of disturbance in satwa guna.
✫ In ayurveda, chikitsa is classified into 3 types daivavyapashraya chikitsa (divine therapy), yuktivyapashraya chikitsa (rational therapy) and satvavajaya chikitsa (psychotherapy).
✫ Daivavyapashraya chikitsa involvesmeasures to combat daivakrit diseases.
✫ Yuktivyapasraya is treatment based on fundamental principles of ayurveda.
✫Sattvavajaya chikitsa is to control the mind by withdrawing it from undesired objects.
✫Ayurveda gives more stress to sattvvajaya chikitsa and daivavyapashraya chikitsa in managing manovikaras.