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Ferrum phos [Ferr-p]

      Consequences of anger. Indifference to ordinary matters, loss of courage and hope, trifles annoy.

Kali phos [Kali-p]

      Brain-fag from overwork, with loss of appetite, stupor, depressed spirits, irritability, or great impotence, loss of memory or sleeplessness. Crossness and irritability in children; ill temper often arising from nervous disturbances. Fear, fretfulness in children, crying and screaming. Somnambulism. Very nervous, starts at the slightest sound, talks while asleep, wants to be carried while awake from room to room. Wakes easily. Rambling talk while awake. Despondency about business and pecuniary affairs. Indisposition to mix the people. Low spirits, feeling of faintness. Dread of noise. Oversensitiveness to noise. Dulness, want of energy, timidity. Hallucinations, homesickness. Morbid activity of memory, haunted by visions of the past and longing after them. Hypochondriasis, melancholy, ill-humored from nervous exhaustion. Mental illusions (an abnormal condition of the gray nervous matter), false impressions and fancies. Lassitude, depressed state, want of energy. Madness, loss of correct reasoning faculty requires this remedy. Mania in its various stages and degrees. Melancholia accompanying exhausting drains affecting the nerve-centres of the spinal cord. Loss of memory. Melancholia from overstrain of the mind. In paresis it will brighten and stay for a time the incurable disease. Night terrors in children; they awake screaming and in fright. Restlessness and irritability. Too keen sensitiveness. Sighing and depression, with inclination to look at the dark side of everything. Sighing and moaning in sleep. Shyness, excessive blushing from emotional sensitiveness, lack of controlling force over the nerves of the coats of the vessels. Starts on being touched, or at sudden noises; whining disposition, makes “mountains out of mole-hills.” After effects of grief. It is an invaluable remedy in the convalescing stages of all forms of mental disease.

“When insanity is caused from masturbation, and the patient is not idiotic in his action, but is restless and morose and at times quarrelsome, even though it be very aggravated but not of too long standing, it yields more readily to Kali phos. than any other remedy we have used.” (W.E. Taylor, Supt. Western Asylum for the Insane).

Natrum sulph [Nat-s]

      Suicidal tendency, must exercise great restraint. Mental troubles arising from falls and injuries to head. Music unbearable. Makes him melancholic.

Magnesia phos [Mag-p]

      Illusions of senses. Very forgetful. Dulness and inability to think clearly. Indisposed to any mental effort.

Natrum mur [Nat-m]

      Great sadness, apprehension for the future, like to dwell on unpleasant occurrences, consolation only makes matters worse. Hypochondriasis, accompanied with dryness and irritable conditions of mucous membranes, and constipation with hard stool. Sadness with palpitation, avoids company, being too easily vexed.

Natrum phos [Nat-p]

      Nervous, irritable, vexed at trifles. Anxious and apprehensive. Imagines that pieces of furniture are persons; that he hears footsteps in the next room.

Silicea [Sil]

      Imagines he is in two places at the same time. Monomania about pins. Longing for home and relatives, pensive, obstinate, irascible. Prostration and nervous weakness, restlessness and heavy dreams accompany symptoms, which are also aggravated about the time of full moon, in change of weather and during a storm.

Calcarea fluor [Calc-f]

      Great depression, with groundless fear of financial ruin. Indecision.

MENTAL CASES [Mental Cases]

      IDIOCY – In January, 1891, a lady came to consult me about the mental condition of her youngest boy. Her boy, C.S., was then 26 years old, 5 feet 8 inches tall and although pretty strong physically, appetite good, etc., he was a perfect idiot, unable to answer any questions except by yes or no, and even these answers were stupid. His appearance and his manner of acting was that of a child only a few years old. I remarked that all his teeth were decayed, and that one side of his head, the left, was a great deal smaller than the right. He was very nervous in his demeanor, unable to remain quiet on the chair for five minutes, and when these spells of nervousness reached the paroxysm, he generally tore off all his clothing and flung it in every direction about the room, until he was completely naked. However, he seemed to have some fear or respect for his old mother, the only one, indeed, able to handle him. He was not addicted to masturbation, but absolutely nothing seemed to interest him.

William Boericke
William Boericke, M.D., was born in Austria, in 1849. He graduated from Hahnemann Medical College in 1880 and was later co-owner of the renowned homeopathic pharmaceutical firm of Boericke & Tafel, in Philadelphia. Dr. Boericke was one of the incorporators of the Hahnemann College of San Francisco, and served as professor of Materia Medica and Therapeutics. He was a member of the California State Homeopathic Society, and of the American Institute of Homeopathy. He was also the founder of the California Homeopath, which he established in 1882. Dr. Boericke was one of the board of trustees of Hahnemann Hospital College. He authored the well known Pocket Manual of Materia Medica.
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.