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Behavioural disorders

Fighting off behavioural disorders with homoeopathy

Behavioural disorders are usually the logical consequence of a psychological shock to the affected person. This shock can be of emotional origin or simply be a mental disability that has resulted in a significant disruption of the subject’s means of expression. The affected person is then found to have severe personality disorders, which make him or her harder to bear to his or her circle of acquaintances. A person with these disorders suffers from a chronic ill-being due to his or her inability to manage personal relationships or reactions.

On the other hand, behavioural disorders can be mild or severe depending on the intensity of the shock suffered by the subject. For example, the emotional shock following the loss of a loved one can be more or less significant than the one experienced after a divorce. In case of severe behavioural disorders, the subject may need to consult a psychotherapist or resort to alternative methods to treat the main symptoms of his or her ill-being. Among these alternatives, one may include homoeopathy as a natural and less invasive method to fight off behavioural disorders.

Symptoms

People with behavioural disorders are most often obsessive and tend to become excessive in their actions. This obsession can manifest itself either by the untimely repetition of the same movement or by a pathological jealousy. This condition is better known as OCD, which stands for obsessive compulsive disorder.

Behavioural disorders may also include eating disorders that will cause the subject to adopt bad eating habits. Anorexia and bulimia are the main eating disorders. Anorexics eat very little, unlike bulimic subjects that eat excessively.

Among the characteristic symptoms of behavioural disorders, one may also include phobias, which may result in an irrational fear of certain animals, situations and persons. In addition, do not forget hyperactivity or pathologies that may be linked to attention deficit disorder. In cases of severe behavioural disorders, the patient may feel dizzy or suffer from feelings of discomfort when confronted with a situation that he or she cannot handle.

Other symptoms that may be related to the patient’s mood are anger, nervousness and irritability. Others yet are linked to emotions and feelings, as is the case of sadness, discouragement, frustration and, in some rare instances, unexplained joy. Thus, anxiety and depression may be symptoms that are linked to behavioural disorders.

Recommended dosage in case of depression and behavioural disorders

To fight off depression and treat mood disorders, it is recommended to take 5 granules of Actaea racemosa 15 CH every night before bed. This specific homoeopathic remedy is especially used to treat subjects that have a distorted view of reality due to a lack of self esteem stemming from a state of depression. It also enables patients to regain their capacity to exercise sound judgement and helps them make a firm decision. Depending on the intensity of the patient’s mood disorders, Actaea racemosa may be used as a substitute of Cina 9 CH.

Indications for the treatment of anxiety, eating disorders and ADD

Cina is a homoeopathic remedy that may be administered to simultaneously treat anxiety, eating disorders and ADD. A daily 3-granule dose of Cina 9 CH helps, among other things, to reduce nervousness and irritability that accompany chronic anxiety attacks in adults. This remedy is also used to treat night terrors in children, who wake up startled, in tears and cries. In paediatrics, a daily dose of Cina 15 CH is recommended to prevent or treat ADD-related disorders.

Indications for calming hot-tempered patients

A Nux vomica-based homoeopathic treatment is recommended for hot-tempered individuals that suffer from emotional disorders. In case of irritability and repeated angry outbursts, the patient should take 5 granules of Nux vomica 15 CH or 30 CH, once to several times a day, depending on the intensity of symptoms. At the beginning of treatment, the remedy intakes must be consecutive, before being progressively spaced out as improvement is noticed.

Indications for fighting off dizziness and motion sickness

If dizziness and deficiency of motor behaviour, it is recommended to take 3 granules of Petroleum 9 CH three times a day. Similarly, Petroleum 9 CH can also be used to treat patients who suffer from a lack of motor coordination and motion sickness. The recommended dosage consists of hourly 3-granule doses of the remedy that will need to be taken until the feeling of discomfort disappears.

When should you consult a doctor?

When bulimia or anorexia become recurrent, it is important to consult a doctor for a specialized follow-up. In addition to a Cina 9 CH-based treatment, the patient must undergo therapy that will enable him or her to regulate his or her eating habits. In addition it is imperative to consult a specialist if the behavioural disorders persist despite a homoeopathic treatment and if they have a detrimental impact on the patient’s mental and physical health.

Treatments and pathologies linked to “behavioural disorders”

Associated treatments

  • Lachesis Mutus
  • Nux Vomica
  • Staphysagria

Associated pathologies

  • Psychomotor agitation
  • Aggressiveness
  • Anxiety
  • Addictive behaviour
  • Lipothymia
  • Teething

Good to know: When each symptom of behavioural disorders is treated with the help of different homoeopathic remedies, the treatment proves to be much less invasive. Even though homoeopathy will not prevent all disorders from recurring, its remedies may be taken to treat patients over the long term, on top of which they are deprived of known side effects.

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Pathology and homeopathy are two fields of scientific research that go hand in hand. As a matter of fact, homeopathic research on a disease is always accompanied by a pathological study of that disease. Pathology is the scientific field that studies diseases, while homeopathy is a gentle method for treating diseases. Homeopathic treatment follows the principles of similarity (Similia similibus curentur or "likes are cured by likes") and comprehensiveness. There is no universal treatment for a given disease; it must be adapted to each patient.