These are the remedies that Dr. Bach placed in the category of “For Despondency or Despair,” which can be different than depression. For other forms of depression, see the category Insufficient Interest In Present. If, after reading the essences’ keywords here and their fuller descriptions in the Repertory Gallery, you’re still not sure which ones are right for you, contact Rio.
ElmOverwhelmed by responsibilities. Feeling inadequate to demands of situation.
WillowResentment, bitterness, blame. Grudging, ungrateful. Sulky, grumbling. Feels life is unfair.
Sweet ChestnutDespair, dejection. Anguish of bereavement. At limit of endurance, can go no further. Helplessness.
Star Of BethlehemShock. Grief from sudden bad news or shocking event. Resistance to consolation.
PineRegret. Sadness. Self-reproach, guilt, self-blame, even when not your responsibility.
OakComplete exhaustion. Mental and physical burnout. No strength left.
LarchLack of confidence. Fear of failure.
Crab AppleObsessive-compulsive; over-focused on detail or hygiene. Shame or humiliation; poor self-image. Feelings of toxicity or uncleanness.