– The consequences of fear and sudden fright are often most serious, and the senseless practice of practical joking cannot be too strongly condemned. Diarrhoea, fever, convulsions, and even mental derangement are frequently met with as consequences of fright.
Medicines. – (Every half-hour, or according to urgency.)
Aconite3. – Fright with vexation; difficult breathing, and violent pains in the pit of stomach.
Opium.3. – Immediately after fright; if still fearful, faintness, twitching of limbs, involuntary passage of water with stools, fits, perspiration and red face.
– Great agitation remaining after fits (after Opium); derangement of mind; blood rushes to the head; face red, burning hot; patient cannot bear anything about the neck; sleepless; raving mad; would run away; fears imaginary things.
– Fainting fits, if the patient becomes very pale; twitching of the limbs; stiffness of the back; if the fright is followed by sadness or grief.
– Involuntary evacuations, patient cold and trembling; fear of special things.
– Children fear to go to bed in the evening; fear of dark.
– Fear of being alone.
– Afraid of people.