Almost everybody is anxious
about something from time to time. Anxiety is normal
when there is a threat of some kind and proper cause.
The body also prepares to deal with this mild mental
derangement. There are some victims who cannot overcome
the situations, emotionally disturbed with "Anxiety
is "Anxiety neurosis"?
| Anxiety neurosis is a mild
deviation of mind with unpleasant, distressing
emotion usually to be distinguished from fear.
This is not to be linked up with an identifiable
fear. Fear is aroused by the perception of actual
or threatened danger. Anxiety arises when the
danger is imagined or cannot be identified or
clearly perceived. It is a normal response in
stressful situations, but frequently experienced
in many mental disorders.
Anxiety is experienced
as a feeling of suspense, helplessness or alternating
hope and despair together with excessive alertness.
The bodily changes such as:
" I have chest pain, I couldn't
sleep well and often disturbed with dreams."
" I couldn't concentrate on my work.
I cannot mingle with my colleagues and family."
" I feel inferior to everybody".
These victims palpitate with more sweating and eat
little or much. Anxiety makes them more irritable
which makes them roam here and there. They will be
with frowned face, gloomy look and confusion. They
feel inferior in every activity. Many patients suffer
from diarrhoea without the usual cause, which make
the practitioners to diagnose as IBS the irritable
bowel syndrome. Adolescents experience loss of sexual
derives such as impotence, premature ejaculation.
Elderly people experience Hypertension. Anxious children
| How does
Whenever the victim is anxious
the adrenaline and cortisone are released in
the blood stream. It quickens the heart with
palpitation, breathing becomes shallow; the
muscles becomes tense; the energy is wasted
with this abnormal situation which leads to
unbounded tiredness and headache.
In many a different anxiety neurosis is recognized
normally. Among them "Phobic Anxiety is
common where the irrational fear of certain
situations, confining places, particular things
and insects characterize this phobia. "Panic
attacks" are neurosis with no evidence
of reason for extreme fear or tension such as
fear for disease and future.
is obsessive-compulsive disorder?
are also a part of anxiety neurosis in which the patients
exhibit irrational thoughts and repetitive behaviour.
There are two features of this disorder : Obsession
and Compulsion. "Obsession" is recurrent
and persistent thoughts such as about violence, contamination,
or worry about a tragic event. "Compulsion"
is an act in the individual, they feel compelled to
take in response to an obsession, even though it is
senseless and tends to be repetitive.
An example of Obsessive-compulsive
Compulsion repetitive -- checking whether the doors
Washing habit in an individual with obsessions about
cleanliness or contamination.
Education and learning is made on the patient's conscious
mental processes in the belief that problems may be
due to faulty learning, wrong information, mistaken
influences, and so on.
The applications of behavioural principles are helpful
in phobias, obsessions, and sexual and interpersonal
problems. The symptoms of these disorders are regarded
as learned patterns of behaviour this therapy can
enable the patient to unlearn.
For example, in treating a phobia, the patient is
taken gradually into the feared situation in about
20 sessions until the fear noticeably reduces.
|What is the treatment?
is a psychosomatic disorder. It requires proper counseling,
mild meditation and self-realisation. Homoeopathy
treats the victim as a whole entity. We do not treat
a patient as a medicine is being prescribed on disease
name such as anti depressant, antipsychotic drugs.
We treat them by studying the peculiar mental symptoms,
physical symptoms and the disease symptoms. It is
something peculiar to a patient to ask for his temperament
and nature of sweat while taking a case study. These
are very vital parts of homoeopathic treatment, which
enable your body, react with medicinal force to get
rid of your problems.
I had treated such cases with good results. A student
was bold enough to write his exams; a Executive engineer
was able to command his peon; an abnormal phobic anxiety
about crowd, accident has been overcome. Even I have
gone through many obsessive-compulsive disorder cases
with very good success. The clinical cases are quite
Few months back I treated a 40-year-old lady with
obsessive-compulsive disorder. She was unusual at
cleaning as she used to keep on cleaning furniture,
dinning chairs, bedspreads and vessels. The problem
in her mind was a fear for leprosy. She happened to
see a leprosy patient in a bus. She exaggerated her
thoughts, as every person coming to her house will
spread infection to her and her family members. They
consulted a psychologist. No hope! The final move
This peculiar case made me to prescribe
one of the wonderful Homoeopathic Remedy. After three
months she is relieved of her problem!
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