MENTAL AFFECTIONS


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


What are the mental symptoms of Aconite?

There is extreme restlessness, anxiety, tossing about and fear of death, even predicting the hour of death. There is an intolerance of music and there is peculiar aversion to busy streets.

What other drug has the symptom that the patient predicts the hour of death?

Coffea.

What are the mental symptoms of Belladonna?

There is mental irritability, hasty speech and hasty action. There is great deal of delirium,. the patient desire to escape. he strikes those about him and cries to cut and tear the clothing, and is associated with a red face, throbbing carotids.

Veratrum album has almost the same symptoms. How is it distinguished from Belladonna?

There is coldness of surface of the body under Veratrum album and cold sweat on forehead.

What other drugs have hasty speech and hasty drinking?

Lachesis and Dulcamara and Sulphur.

Give, on general, the mental symptoms of Hyoscyamus.

The patient is full of imaginations. Thinks he is about to be poisoned and refuses to take the medicine, and imagines that he is pursued by some one who is trying to take his life. The patient talks and mutters all the time, and jumps from one subject to another. Thee is delirium with involuntary passages and picking at the bed clothes and objects in the air. It is also a remedy for jealously. Nymphomania, patient makes lewd features, throws off bed clothes, uncovers genitals.

What other drug has jealously and great loquacity, the patient jumping for on subject to another?

Lachesis.

What are the mental symptoms of STramonium?

There is wild delirium and a bright red face. The eyes have a suffused and wild look. The hallucinations terrify the patient; objects jump up from every corner; he sees all sorts of animals. At one moment he is laughing, singing and making faces and at another spraying. There is constant loquacity, the talk being foolish and non sensical. There is fear of the dark. He imagines that the hears voices. During delirium thee are frequent attempts to escape. Bright objects cause delirium and spasms.

How is Stramonium distinguished from Lachesis in loquacity?

The Stramonium patient does not jump from one subject to another, but talks continually foolishly, and it is distinguished also by the red face and other signs of censorial excitement.

What drug causes a garrulity every much like that caused by tea, a sort of vivacity with love of prattling?

Paris quadrifolia.

What are the mental symptoms of Lachesis?

Loquacity, patient jumps from one subject to another jealousy and a low muttering delirium with tendency of the lower jaw to drop, the patient being worse on waking; the mind is weakened; the patient thinks only with difficulty; ideas also crowd upon the mind rapidly; the patient thinks only with difficulty; ideas also crowd upon the mind rapidly; the patient thinks that he is under the control of some superhuman power.

What drug has the symptom that the patient thinks he has two will, s one commanding him to do what the other forbids?

Anacardium.

What other symptoms has Anacardium?

It produces a weak memory; he imagines he hears voices, and another condition is a propensity to sweat; it is a mental condition and does not exist as a result of low meals. the patient is also suspicious.

What other drug produces a disposition to sweat?

Nitric acid.

What are the mental symptoms of Nux vomica?

The patient is irritable and ugly, easily put out; overtaxing of the mental powers aggravate the symptoms; disinclination to mental work; useful in over-worked, fidgety business men of sedentary habits.

What are the mental symptoms of Bryonia?

It is a useful remedy for abdominal symptoms resulting from fits of anger; the patient is irresistible and easily angered; delirium in which the patient thinks he is away from home and wants to go home; talks about his business.

What are the mental symptoms of Chamomilla?

There is a peculiar excitability; the patient is across and excitable, and slight impressions produce mental anguish; pains often result in fainting; it is a remedy for effect of anger; children want to be carried about, and want different things, and when they get them throw then away dissatisfied; especially sensitive to pain, snappish, uncivil.

What drug has colic in children following fits of age?

Staphisagria.

What are the some other mental symptoms of STaphisagria?

It is a remedy for the affections o f suppressed indignation. there is a hypochondriacal condition; the patient is apathetic and gloomy; he prefers solitude and is shy of the opposite sex. The Staphisagria child is sumptuous and irritable, reminding one of Chamomilla.

What other drug is closely allied to both Chamomilla and Staphisagria in. the bad effects of anger?

Colocynth.

What drugs, like Chamomilla, produce fainting from pains?

Valerian, hepar sulphur and Veratrum album.

Give the mental symptoms of Aurum.

There is melancholy, with disposition to weep; feeling as if he were not fit to live, and a consequent tendency to suicide; often the is a religious mania he prays all the time the mind is full of suicidal thoughts; contradiction or dispute excites the patient, and there is great weakness of the memory; patient thinks he is damned.

What are the mental symptoms of Sepia?

The patient is slow-spirited, cries readily; weak memory; there is sadness and irritability; it will not do to find fault with her; there is also perfect indifference, especially to household affirms and to her own family; the patient is easily offended;she dreads to be alone. wants company, but has an aversion to her own friends.

How is Sepia distinguished from Pulsatilla?

Both have weeping, anxiety, peevishness and are ill-humored; but Pulsatilla, only, has the mild, clinging disposition calling for consolation;she makes her grief known and seeks sympathy. the Sepia patient is worse from gentle exercise, but is relieved by violent exercise.

How does Ignatia differ from both Pulsatilla nd Sepia?

There is a tearful mood with melancholy under Ignatia., but the patients nurse their sorrows, and keep them from others.

Give some other mental symptoms of Ignatia?

It is especially a remedy for the effects of grief, particularly if he patient dwells upon he sorrows in secret, and especially if he cause of the grief be recent; changeable mood introspective, given to sighing, full of disappointments; weeping.

What drug is useful for chronic or long-lasting effects of grief?

Phosphoric acid.

What are some mental symptoms of Phosphoric acid?

There is great indifference and torpidity of mind; the patient is disinclined to anger questions; he is in a stupor, unconsciousness of all that goes on around him, but when roused he is fully conscious; it is also a remedy for home-sickness; the patient is ill from the effects of grief.

Give some of the mental symptoms that would indicate Ignatia in hysteria.

The patient alternately laughs and cries, and there is great sensitiveness to external impressions changeableness is characteristic; the patient sighs a great deal.

What are the mental symptoms of Platina?

The patient is proud and haughty; looks down upon other with disdain; every body seems beneath her; objects seem unfamiliar to her-even familiar objects; she does not know where she is; there is often with this a condition of vision in which objects really look smaller; there is a great dread of death, which the patient believes to be near at hand. The proud, haughty feeling is the main characteristic.

What are the mental symptoms of Lycopodium?

The patient is impatient and irritable, gets angered easily and is apt to be domineering; at other times there is sadness and tearfulness; the memory is weak; they make mistakes in speech and forget words or syllables; afraid to be let alone.

What other drugs have the symptom that the patient has to think how words are spelled?

Sulphur and Lachesis.

What are the mental symptoms of Sulphur?

The patient has in insane ideas; thinks she is wealthy, tears up her clothes and plays with old rags with pleasure, thinking that they are objects of beauty; thee is also melancholy and restlessness there is also a religious mania; patient fears she will not be saved;there is anxiety about her own soul, but perfectly indifferent anxiety about her own soul, but perfectly indifferent about the souls of others; children are apt to be irritable and peevish,

What are the mental symptoms of Hepar Sulph?

The patient is low-spirited, and at time there is a tendency to suicide; the patient feels discouraged and cross, and annoyed by the recollection of past unpleasantness in his life; the memory is weakened he forgets words or localities;l he is over- sensitive, and speech is hasty; he is especially sad in the evening, and does not wish to seed members of his own family.

What are the mental symptoms of Hepar sulph?

The patient is low-spirited, and at times there is a tendency to suicide, the patient feels discouraged and cross, and annoyed by the recollection of past unpleasantnesses in his life; the memory is weakened; he forgets words or localities; he is over- sensitive, and speech is hasty; he is especially sad in the evening, and does not wish to see members of his own family.

What are the mental symptoms of calcarea carbonica? There is one peculiar symptom; the patients see persons and objects on closing the eyes;these disappear as soon as the eyes are open; there is an apprehensive state of the mind and fear that the patient will go crazy.

What other drugs have the fist of these symptoms?

Belladonna and Cinchona.

What drugs have the symptom that the patient fears that he will go crazy?

Alumina and Iodine.

What are some of other symptoms of Alumina?

The patient is low-spirited and inclined to weep and there is suicidal tendency when the patient sees blood or a knife. Then there is hypochondriasis and indefinites to work time passes slowly.

What mental symptoms call for Cannabis Indica?

There is great delusions as to time and distances. Time and space seem greatly extended. Objects a few feet off appear many yards away and seconds seem like a century.

What are the mental conditions of Apis?

The patient feels strange, as if about to die, but there is no fear of death. There is delirium and the mind is weak, but especially is there awkwardness. Patients let fall what they are carrying and run against furniture, etc., in a clumsy, awkward way.,

What are the mental symptoms of Arsenic?

Here we have great fear of death also There is great restlessness and desire to change position. They do not want to be left alone for fear they will die. the patient has fear of ghosts and fanciful figures.

How does the restlessness of Rhus tox. differ?

It is to relieve pain, not an anxious restlessness.

What are the mental symptoms of Natrum muriaticum?

The patient is sad and tearful. There is a low, depressed condition of the mind. The patient is worse from consolation. There is an intense degree of Hypochondriasis. then, too, the patient is irritable; every little trifle angers him, and unpleasant events trouble his mind and keep him awake. This melancholic condition is apt to follow excitement.

How does Natrum muriaticum differ from Pulsatilla in this tearful disposition?

Consolation under Natrum mur. aggravates, while under Pulsatilla the patient seeks consolation.

What drugs are useful from the bad effects of fright?

Opium, Gelsemium, Pulsatilla and Veratrum album.

What drugs are useful for chronic effects of fright?

Natrum mur., Silicea and Phosphoric acid.

Give the mental symptoms of Palladium.

The patient is easily put out of humor. Imagines herself neglected. Is proud, but the pride is easily wounded. She suffers from mental excitement, especially in company. Her symptoms are worse after an evenings excitement.

What are the mental symptoms of Antimonium crudum?

The children are cross and peevish will not allow an tone to look at them. Adults are sulky and sad. In children is crossness is increased by washing them in water.

What are the mental symptoms of Gelsemium?

There is a tremor of the body and a great desire to be held still, and it is also a useful remedy for children after a fright. The patient is apathetic; does not seem to care ‘whether school keeps or not.” Ailments from emotional excitement, such as bad news, fright, grief, etc.

Give the mental symptoms of Graphites.

The patient is full of grief, anxious and apprehensive, and this apprehensiveness compels her to move about from place to place. Has foreboding of accidents or mishaps which are about to take place. This makes her anxious and restless and she cannot keep still.

What is Graphites temperament in General?

Sad, fat, fair and constipated.

What is the peculiar mental symptom of Argentum nitricum?

There is sensation as if parts of the body were enormously large. the patient is impulsive, always busy yet accomplishes nothing. He makes mistake sin estimating distances. He is full of apprehension that he has some disease of the brain.

What are the peculiar mental symptoms of Baptisia?

There is a fear of being poisoned. The patient imagines that his body is scattered about in different places and that he has to move himself to get them together. There is a sensation as if the body are double or triple or scattered about in the bed; an indicative symptoms to be found in typhoid fever.

What drug has the symptoms that that the patient imagines herself double or that she is glass and is in constant fear of being touched least she be broken?

Thuja.

What drugs have the sensation as through something were alive in the abdomen?

Thuja and Cross sativa.

What others drugs have the symptoms besides Baptisia that the body is scattered about and the patient tries to get the pieces together?

What other drugs have the symptoms besides Baptisia that the body is scattered about and the patient tries get the pieces together?

Petroleum and Thuja.

What are the mental symptoms of Phosphorus? the patient is susceptible to external impressions; can neither bear light, sounds nor odors; he is easily angered; has fanciful notions;sees faces in every part of the room; and all symptoms are aggravated by mental exertion; thoughts rush through his mind or else he has inability to think and remember.

What are the mental symptoms of Causticum?

The patient is low-spirited, nervous and anxious and fanciful;feels as though something were going to happen or as if he were going to commit a crime; it is also a remedy for the remote effects of anger; there is sadness, especially before the menses;she dreads the possibility of accidents to herself and others; afraid to go to bed in the dark.

What are the mental symptoms of Coffea?

It produces an ecstatic state of mind; unusual activity of mind and body; full of fancies acuteness of all senses; great flow of thought.

What drug has the symptom that children wake at night unnaturally bright and playful, evening no desire to go to sleep again?

Cypripedium.

What are the mental conditions of Glonoine?

There is forgetfulness the patient loses her way in well-0known streets; confusion of place.

What are the mental symptoms of Iodine?

There is a great dread of people; he shuns every one the patient is excitable and restless, moves about from place to place.

What are the mental symptoms of Kali bromatum?

There is strange imaginations; the patient imagines that he will be poisoned that he is hated by everybody. He will often imagine that he is pursued by some demon and will try to commit suicide to avert danger; there is also fear of being poisoned.

What are the mental symptoms of Kali carb?

The patient is peevish and nervous and easily startled; imagines that someone is in the room; this anxiety is excited by any noise, such as shutting of a door or a window, and it sends the into a violent fit of trembling; there is great indifference; the patient does not know what she wants, and this condition is associated with great bodily exhaustion.

What are the mental symptoms of Lilium tigrinum?

There is a depressed mood; fears she will go crazy,. and the patient feels relieved by diverting he mind or busying herself.

Mention two important drugs in home-sickness.

Pulsatilla and Mercurius.

What are the mental symptoms of Nux moschata?

There is a changeful mood;l the patient laughs and jests about serious subjects and then she changes to sadness, weeping and low crying; objects seem to grow smaller as s she looks at them; there are errors in perception bewilderment; there is a fanciful condition of the mind.

What are the mental conditions of Rhus tox?

There is delirium and restlessness; patient is indifferent; he fears that he will be poisoned and will not take the medicine on that account; the may be a desire to jump out of bed and try to escape, but it is not common.

What drug has a great deal of depression referable to be chest, is tearful and discouraged, and fear that he will go into decline

Stannum.

What drug has the symptom that he soul feels as though it were free from the body?

Anacardium.

What drug has the symptom that patient fears that he will be run over in the street?

Phosphorus.

What are the mental conditions calling for the use of Kali phos.

There is a gloomy, depressed irritable mental state; trifles annoy; the patient looks on the dark side of everything; the is a loss of memory, crossness and fretfulness in children.

What mental disease is Kali phos. useful in?

Melancholia and mania; somnambulistic states, or any state where there is mental aberration; hallucinations and illusions, puerperal mania and delirium tremens.

What are the mental symptoms of Natrum carbonicum?

Depressed and irritable, especially after a meal; this hypochondrias decreases the food gets out of the stomach into the bowels.

Give mental symptoms of Cimicifuga.

Mental depression delirium tremens; visions of rats, mice, etc. A sensation as if there were a pall or gloom, or a horrible sadness settling over her-a feeling as if she were going crazy.

What are the mental symptoms of Cina?

The child wakes in a fright, screams, trembles and cannot be quieted; the are proof against all caresses; they are cross, irritable, nervous and peevish they want to be rocked.

What is the mental condition of the digitalis patient in heart affections calling for that remedy?

Anxious, low-spirited gloomy and apprehensive, and a desire to be alone.

What are the mental symptoms of Conium?

Mental depression, Hypochondriasis and hysteria, dread of society and of being alone.

What are the mental symptoms of Ambra?

Forgetfulness and and hurry; the patient does everything in hurry; times passes slowly.

What mental conditions has Colocynth?

Disturbances caused by mental emotions, violent anger or fright, vexation or mortified feelings.

What is the mental condition of e Pulsatilla patient?

A chargeable disposition; fist mild, tearful nd yielding, a nd then irritable and peevish.

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.