ASIAN HOMOEOPATHIC JOURNAL
Vol 4 No.4 Oct-Dec94
B-1-16 Sector A, Aliganji extension
Kapurthala complex, Lucknow-226 020.
To determine the role of Homoeopathy in psychiatry, a total number of 3700 cases with various mental disorders were studied. The cases selected for the study were persons in whom the primary mental functions such as conscious, attention, concentration, memory, orientation, judgment and insight were disturbed. The drugs which emerged prominent were Ars-alb, Bell, Ign, Lach, Nat-mur, Nux-vom, Phos, Puls, Sepia, Sulph, Stram, Tarent-hisp. Potencies ranged from 30 to 10M. A study on mentally retarded (MR) children proved that with proper Homoeopathic treatment, the behavioural problems and associated disorders of such children can be managed better without further damage to the vital organs of the affected children. In Homoeopathic literature many drugs have been mentioned for Alcoholism, but it is in the Boger-Boenninghausens characteristics and repertory that alcoholism has been mentioned as a behavioural disorder and Arsenic-alb has been given as the most important drug for it. Taking this into consideration Arsenic-alb was given to some patients without considering their individuality and was found very effective in producing aversion to alcohol. This is however a pilot study and further detailed and control studies are required. Natrum Mur, Puls, Ignatia are three important drugs for the management of psychosomatic illness because they have been found effective in all cases to which they were prescribed, reports Gopinathan and Balachandran. Common behaviour problems found in children like school phobia, anxiety neurosis, depressive neurosis, obsessive compulsive neurosis, hyperkinetic children, withdrawn child, aggressive child, elective mutism, sexual problems etc are studied and Homoeopathic medicines with appropriate psychotherapy are covered in their management. Alternating symptoms under eyes and ears with corresponding remedies are presented by Krishna Singh