Delusions refer to a pathology that can be caused by hyperthermia during a fever a state of drunkenness. A delusion can also have other causes and its symptoms are distinct.
A delusion can be defined as a temporary disruption of one’s mental faculties. In addition, affected individuals have a tendency to hold false beliefs that are in fact untrue. Erotomania is a type of delusion that leads a person to believe that another person is in love with him or her. This desire also manifests itself by an excessive sexual appetite. In women, the object of desire can be a person of higher social status, such as a hierarchical superior or a doctor. Acute delusions are a form of alienation and mental disorder. It is accompanied by extreme agitation and a rise in the body temperature. Chronic delusion is observed during episodes of chronic hallucinatory psychosis.
Cotard’s syndrome consists of all of the symptoms linked to delusions and that manifest themselves among the elderly. These persons tend to become melancholic, anxious and are constantly pessimistic. They feel unworthy, guilty and can have suicidal thoughts. They can also be in a state of depression and feel a need to withdraw from all social contacts. In certain cases, the subject complains from non-existent pain. Erotomania manifests itself by the affected person’s excessive attempts to come in contact with the person seen as the object of desire. This symptom can also be accompanied by hallucinations.
To treat fever accompanied by delusions, the sick person needs to take 5 granules of Belladonna 15 to 30 CH approximately every 15 minutes. If the individual suffering from delusions is subject to physical violence, administer him or her 3 granules of Belladonna 9 CH three times a day. If the patient behaves like a fanatic, screams and cries, it is necessary to calm him or her down by giving him or her 3 granules of Cantharsis 9 CH three times a day. If the patient shows symptoms of delusions linked to fear, taking 5 granules of Cuprum metallicum 15 CH daily can prove to be effective. A person suffering from delusions may also feel a presence in his or her bed when going to sleep. In that case, it is advisable to take 3 granules of Petroleum 9 CH every hour. In addition, the recommended remedy for patients who suffer from mild delusions is Phosphoricum acidum 9 CH, of which 3 granules need to be taken twice a day. The homoeopathic remedy Hyoscyamus niger 15 CH can also be used to treat delusions of which the symptoms include changing mood and paranoia. A weekly dose of this remedy, over a whole month, can be administered to improve the patient’s general state.
Medical attention is necessary for people suffering from melancholic delusions, as they are likely to put their life at risk. Indeed, the affected person may suffer from undernourishment or have suicidal tendencies. The physician can prescribe antidepressants or tranquilizers. In the case of erotomania, the condition can evolve towards a chronic hallucinatory psychosis.
Good to know: Resorting to homoeopathic remedies helps treat delusions accompanied by terrifying hallucinations. This pathology generally manifests itself in the evening when the affected person is in the dark.