Editorial – Mental Causes Of Diseases


Asthma is of frequent occurrences following suppressions of skin eruptions. Many chronic diseases arise from suppression of grief and are not easily amenable to treatment. Grief melts into tears and eases the burden of the mind and thus saves lives. But when this does not occur mind is overwhelmed with grief and death or disease of pernicious character makes its appearance.


Some diseases appear as a result of mental causes. Emotional disturbances such as anger, fear, grief, anxiety, worry, etc. cause many diseases of chronic nature. When children are chastised, rebuked, terrified or punished, they often go into convulsions or fall ill with fever, diarrhoea, etc. Irritation and anger in mother causes physical disorders in her children who suck her breast. Mental overexertion causes or re-excites several maladies.

Disappointed love is a source of grave forms of maladies. Sudden excitement of mind from joy or unexpected happy or unhappy news creates physical or mental disturbances of great intensity. Sudden realization of financial loss causes mental or bodily affections which usually run a chronic course. Numerous diseases originate from effects of anger, bad news, disappointments, vexation, fright, fear, grief, sorrow, jealousy, excessive joy, shame, mortification, reserved displeasure, etc. Diseases arising from mental sources are usually very obstinate and are of incurable nature. Phthisis, insanity, paralysis, impotency etc. follow mental causes and they in most instances refuse to heal even when efficient treatment is directed against them.

Suppressions as a source of disease. Suppressions of habitual secretions or eruptions induce grave maladies which as a rule refuse to disappear without their re-establishment. Meningitis, heart diseases, lung diseases, insanity, stomach disorders often occur as a result of such suppressions. Suppressions of measles small-pox eczema, etc. generally induce disease which often cause death.

Asthma is of frequent occurrences following suppressions of skin eruptions. Many chronic diseases arise from suppression of grief and are not easily amenable to treatment. Grief melts into tears and eases the burden of the mind and thus saves lives. But when this does not occur mind is overwhelmed with grief and death or disease of pernicious character makes its appearance. Suppressed sexual instinct is the mother of most obstinate types of diseases which defy even well selected remedies and follow a long drawn course causing disabilities of mind and body.

N C Das