Homeopathic Medicine for Mental Health
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OverviewTrevor Smith, a homeopathic doctor and psychiatrist shows how homeopathy can be used to good effect in dealing with a wide range of emotional problems.
208 pp pb
DetailsThe author shows how homeopathy can be used to treat anxiety, depression and withdrawal; insecurity, shyness and immaturity; psychosexual problems; fears and phobias; schizophrenia; and obsessional states.
In sections devoted to infants, adolescents, adults and the elderly, the author deals specifically with mental health concerns common to these age groups.
From the BookA medical doctor and psychiatrist, Trevor Smith shows how homeopathy can be used effectively to treat a wide range of emotional and mental problems.
Citing the unique demands of our modern society with its widespread tensions, pressures and uncertainties, he asserts that one medical patient in three requests help for a problem that is psychological in origin.
This number is on the increase as the necessity for change and modification in our lives exceeds our capacity to adapt. Homeopathic medicine bases its diagnosis and treatment on the concept of the person as a totality, giving as much attention to the psyche as the body.
Tranquilizers and sedatives commonly used in conventional allopathic medicine to treat psychological problems, sedate not only the symptoms but also the person affected by them. Opposed to the suppression of symptoms, the purpose of homeopathic remedies is to liberate vital energies inherent in the body so that a healthier self is experienced.
The author shows how homeopathy can be used to treat anxiety, depression and withdrawal; insecurity, shyness and immaturity; psychosexual problems; fears and phobias; schizophrenia; and obsessional states.
In sections devoted to infants, adolescents, adults and the elderly, the author deals specifically with mental health concerns common to these age groups. He also pays particular attention to the problems of personality adjustment as they affect relationships and the family.
This insightful book offers highly sensitive and expert advice on alleviating mental and emotional distress. The recommended homeopathic treatments will facilitate the natural healing process and lead to greater self-awareness and a feeling of calm, happiness, and well-being in the mental and emotional spheres.
ContentsIntroduction -- 9
1. The Role of the Homoeopathic Doctor in Emotional Illness -- 21
2. Emotional Problems of the Infant -- 30
3. Emotional Problems of the Adolescent -- 40
4. Emotional Problems of the Adult -- 47
5. Emotional Problems of the Elderly -- 52
6. Anxiety -- 56
7. Depression and Withdrawal -- 71
8. Existential Malaise -- 100
9. Fears and Phobias -- 109
10. Grief and Loss -- 120
11. Hysteria and States of Unreality -- 127
12. Insecurity -- Shyness and Immaturity -- 135
13. Insomnia -- 143
14. Mood Swings and Manic-depressive Illness -- 147
15. Obsessional States and Hypochondriasis -- 158
16. Psychosexual Problems -- 169
17. Schizophrenia and the Break with Reality -- 187
18. Tension States and Irritability -- 200
List of Recommended Remedies -- 206
Index -- 207