Dewey gives the common homeopathy remedies for the treatment of Hysteria in an easy question-answer format. …

What are the indications for the use of Asafetida in Hysteria?

Sensation of a ball rising from the stomach to the throat; worse from nervous excitement. There is a great deal of flatus. with oppressed breathing.

What is the applicability of Castoreum?

For nervous, irritable women, who do not react after severe diseases; women who are “pretty near ” the hysterics.

What are the indications for Ignatia in Hysteria?

Great sensitiveness to external impressions, patients laugh and cry alternately, ace flushes on emotion, spasmodic laughing ending in screaming globs hystericus. Patient is hurried in her movements.

Give the symptoms indicating Moschus in Hysteria.

The patient faints from the least excitement; the hysterical spasm is ushered in by a contractive feeling about the throat; suffocation, globus hystericus; spasm about the chest and alternate crying and laughing.

Give the characteristic indications for Nux moschata.

Hysteria, with attacks of faintness and an irresistible desire to sleep; enormous bloating of the abdomen even after a slight meal and great dryness of the mouth; dyspepsia from any mental effort distress appears while eating.

Give the general symptoms of the Tarentula Hispania.

Its chief characteristic is extreme restlessness the patient must be in constant motion, though motion aggravates must be doing something all the time;useful in hysterical affections.

Compare Valeriana in Hysteria.

It corresponds to general nervous and vascular excitement. Must keep constantly on the move. Slightest exertion causes headache and the slightest pain causes fainting; there are pains in the limbs, simulating rheumatism, which are better by walking about.

What after the hysterical symptoms in Platina?

The patient has a self-exaltation and self-esteem. Her laughter is loud and boisterous, and there is a marked mania.

What drugs have the globus hystericus?

Principally Ignatia and Asafoetida.

What is a remedy for headache in hysterical women which is caused by the slightest exertion?


Give some hysterical symptoms of Apis.

The patient is excitable, restless and fidgety. They are awkward and clumsy, and laugh in a silly way.

What other remedy has fidgets?

Zincum valeriana. They must keep feet and legs in constant motion.

W.A. Dewey
Dewey, Willis A. (Willis Alonzo), 1858-1938.
Professor of Materia Medica in the University of Michigan Homeopathic Medical College. Member of American Institute of Homeopathy. In addition to his editoral work he authored or collaborated on: Boericke and Dewey's Twelve Tissue Remedies, Essentials of Homeopathic Materia Medica, Essentials of Homeopathic Therapeutics and Practical Homeopathic Therapeutics.