PSYCHIC DISORDERS

• SUICIDE AND SUICIDAL BEHAVIOR


Suicide in Mediterranean countries, was low in the past decades, however recently increased mainly young and elderly men. As a leading cause of suicide is society’s disintegration of and loss of values. The suicide rate associated with unemployment. Unemployment is considered selfish when it concerns the separation of individuals from the social group as after bereavement, relocation of refugees, or people living alone, such as divorcees and singles. Another social factor that promotes suicide is weapons availability. So in a developed society is easy to acquire guns. Individuals with a history of suicide in the family are at greater suicide risk. However a large number of people who had made suicide have consulted their family doctor the week preceding suicide, which is related to the prevention need for identification of individuals at risk. Depression is the leading cause of suicide in the elderly and substance abuse among young. The suicidal behavior is more common in women over 35, for single and divorced and is associated with depression. Suicidal person is desperate, has decided to die and carefully planned his attempt, taking measures against his discovery. In these patients with emotional disorders psychiatry provide chemical drugs that suppress the spiritual qualities and the mental world. On the other hand these drugs should be taken for whole life.

Homeopathy offers these patients gradually improvement of psycho-intellectual condition to the point of complete mental and spiritual balance. Ideally, of course, the patient with suicidal disposition should start homeopathy treatment from the time that nearby people notice it. When the patient has begun to take psychotropic drugs, the disease’s resilience by homeopathy is reduced, because the drugs interfere with the chemical action of homeopathic remedies. Certainly the simultaneous treatment can coexist, but patient and his relatives must acquaint of treatment delay. On the other side patient who takes chemical drugs, develops a dependency relationship with them, and it is inconceivable to understand that treatment not only means freedom from the obsession of suicide but also from everyday pills taking.


• REACTION TO STRESS DISORDERS



Psychological stress related, threat or damage to a person or even loss of a loved one. The responses to a wide variety of stressors elements as accidents and natural disasters are similar and include fear, denial, and avoidance. The intense subjective anxiety accompanied by sweating, tachycardia, dry mouth. These people often feel embarrassed, bewildered, disoriented and may wander aimlessly. Unnecessary activity, insomnia and nightmares are also common. The main causes are job loss, a relocation or divorce. Symptoms last for at least a month. These are persistent annoying thoughts or revive the traumatic event in the form of dream. Persistent preoccupation developed by impaired sleep and concentration. Emotional numbness is loss of interest in daily activities or even for interpersonal relationships. The loss of a partner or close relative is universally considered the most intense stress. Grief reaction is initially shock without fear, perhaps only with tears. Feeling of anger and guilt follows because the person does not believe that he has done enough for the dead. The next stage is vivid dreams and hallucinations that the dead person is still alive. Grief and despair follows because of the acceptance that the dead person will not return. The abnormal grief is the delayed mourning onset. Psychiatricians suppress the normal manifestations of stress response by antidepressant drugs that the patient should take throughout his whole life. Even when patient think to stop chemical drugs, stress manifestations will return, when he is doubly convinced that he must live with them for the rest of his life.

Homeopathy offers relief from all these negative thoughts as such mental and emotional balance. The time depends each time on the severity of each case, without regarding the whole life as with chemical drugs happens.


• ANXIETY DISORDERS



Anxiety is an unpleasant emotional state, accompanied by an underlying experience of fear, which may be followed by a sense of imminent threat of death now or in the near future. Anxiety is usually a normal phenomenon, which is a reaction to stress and in favorable conditions is beneficial. The pathological anxiety manifested by panic attacks in the absence of external stimulus or phobias. Panic is characterized by recurrent attacks that occur without warning, with intense fear, discomfort, feeling of impending disaster, palpitations, sweating, feeling of choking, trembling, losing control, fear that she would go crazy or die. In most cases, the panic attack lasts only a few minutes. Expectance fear that accompanies a panic attack is a complication that makes a person reluctant to stay alone in the crowd, in public places and generally away from home. Fear does not go away with reasonable explanations and usually the person avoids situations in which they cause it. Agoraphobia occurs with anxiety when the person is in places or situations where escape might be difficult or where there may be no help if a panic attack occurs. Situations that cause panic are avoided or patient should be accompanied by an attendant. Psychiatry treats with chemical drugs those with anxiety disorders but permanent cure is never accomplished.

Homeopathy restores piece by piece all these anxiety disorders. This person enjoys life without anxiety, panic and mostly without chemical drugs.


• CHILD PSYCHIATRY DISORDERS (AUTISM)



Divided into conduct disorders, developmental disorders, disorders of the excretory organs, overactive disorders, abuse and sleep disorders.

Conduct disorders characterized by persistent antisocial behavior such as disobedience, falsehood, truancy, aggression, sexual promiscuity and property damage. The ratio of boys and girls are 3:1. In 20% of cases there is low self-esteem and poor relationship with peers. Conduct disorders are classified into social type when considered normal by their peers and family, and antisocial behavior when they are lonely and rejected by parents and peers. Conduct disorders are closely related to developmental school disabilities and specifically disorders of reading.
Developmental disorders are characterized by the inability of making relationships with other people and adaptation to changes in life. These children have great difficulty to process emotional signals they get from their environment. These children cling to some objects, have a limited range of interest, and show unexpected bursts of laughter and screams. If low intelligence coexists, they are called autistic children. These children are usually shy, stubborn and speech retarded, while their parents are often overprotective.

The excretory organs disorders include enuresis and encopresis. Enuresis is the bladder involuntary emptying after the age of 5 years, which is not due to organic reasons. Causative factors are a positive family history, dramatic family events, developmental delay, and other behavioral children’s problem. Encopresis is defecating in inappropriate place. Most children have gained control of defecation by the age of 4 years. Encopresis may be due to anger or a psychological mechanism that is activated when the child can not withstand the increasing independence expected of it. Parents should not punish the child.

The overactive disorders characterized by impaired attention, hyperactivity, impulsivity, clumsiness and delayed language development. It is more common in boys. Often this is accompanied with anxiety disorder and reading difficulty.

Sleep disorders occur with restless sleep, awakenings during the night and sleep chatter. At night terrors, the child sits terrified and crying, but can not wake up enough to be reassured. The night terrors occur during deep sleep and worse with stress. Nightmares can be terrifying and often related to stress.

The school avoidance begins with physical symptoms such as headache and abdominal pain. School avoidance is recognized as maternal child separation fear, specific aspect of school fear and low self-esteem. Parents are often overprotective and often with marital problems

Homeopathy cures gradually and permanently all these disorders child psychiatry disorders, balancing the child both physically mentally and emotionally. The most important of all is that the child gets homeopathic remedies without side effects, as is the case with chemical drugs. The aim of homeopathy is the conquest of health without taking a daily medicine.



PREGNANCY PSYCHIC DISORDERS 


Mild sorrow shows in 50-70% of women after childbirth and should not be considered unnatural phenomenon. Nevertheless, woman’s feelings are serious enough to require attention. The dominant emotional characteristics relate to emotional instability, irritability, sleep disturbances, and fear in their ability to deal with the baby needs. The etiology remains unknown. This situation is self-limiting and resolves itself.

Postpartum depression occurs in 10 -15% of new mothers starting within the first 6 weeks postpartum. The features are similar to those of depression. Unlike simple unhappiness, 50% of the cases have depression one year later. The causative factors are social and related to the existence of conflicts between spouses and mistrust.

Homeopathy strengthens the women soul and prevents the onset of depression in this sensitive period of their lives.


• DEPRESSION



Depression is an emotional disorder with the basic characteristic of mood worsening. Most depressed develop sense of pleasure reducing and negative ways of thinking. The results reflect depression in sleep, appetite and libido. Sleep in depressives is reduced and patients develop early awakening and maximum deterioration of mood during the morning hours. Appetite is reduced resulting in weight loss and in severe cases patients refuse even to take liquids. The content of thought is often dominated by negative pessimistic thoughts regarding self, the world and the future. Thoughts of death or suicide and feelings of guilt and personal worthlessness are dominated. Attention and concentration are reduced. The major factors involved in depression are undesirable life events such as bereavement, loss of parents, and abuse in childhood. Adverse social conditions especially as unemployment and lack of close interpersonal trust increase this vulnerability. The existence of serious physical illnesses especially cancer, associated with the onset of depression. Depression is treated with antidepressants psychiatric drugs that are addictive and they do not cure the disease but only reduces the intensity of symptoms.

Homeopathy cures depression permanently. The healing process is gradual over time. That is, a month after treatment beginning the patient feels about 10% better with symptoms, the second month 20% and so forth. What is certain is that the patient is cured without the need of antidepressants.


• ANOREXIA - BULIMIA



Anorexia is characterized by a morbid fear of weight gain. These individuals often make diet, vigorous exercise, have constipation, are socially isolated, and underestimate their physical image. Excess weight loss is often covered with makeup and baggy clothes. Their skin is usually pale and dry and their face covered by cloth. About 95% of cases concern women and 85% of cases the disease occurs between the 13th and 20th birthday. Triggers are puberty and stress. Another possible cause could be the inhibition desire of sexual maturation.

The main characteristic of bulimia is binge crises. Overeating is frequent during adolescence. The women prevail over men.

Homeopathy balances these two disorders balancing soul and body.