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Anxiety, Apathy and Depression — a Comparative Materia Medica

Anxiety — Comparative Materia Medica

Points Ailments From Manifestations Modalities
Arsenicum Album
Grief; Fright;
Fits of passion
Anxiety about health; Fastidious and fussy; Panic attacks; Dependence; Careful; Fear of death; Fear of cancer and heart diseases; Despair of recovery; Fear when alone
< mid-day and mid-night
Calcarea 
Carbonica
Mental strain;
Fright
Needs security (will stay at home, which is more familiar than hospital); Overwhelmed; Seeks protection; Night terrors; Philosophise life after death; Needs support; Anxiety about health; Fear of disease; Despair of recovery; Overburdened; Duty and responsibility; Confused; Fear of cancer, infections and Tb; Despair of recovery; Anxiety about after life; Easily frightened
< after midnight, early morning, new and full moon, mental exertion
> rubbing
Carcinosinum
Prolonged history of suppression of:
Anger; Apprehension;  Irritability; Fear; Fright; Unhappiness
Guilt feeling (anxiety of conscience); Skip God (blame God);  Refuses to be controlled; Delusions self sacrifice; Sentimental; Sympathetic; Romantic; Domination aggravates; Desire to travel; Loves dancing; Loves animals; Destructive
< domination, while thinking of complaints, when alone and from consolation
> sea side, company and while occupied
Phosphorus Anger; Fear; Grief; Worry; Mental exertion; Strong emotions Loquacious; Amative; Apathetic; Unpleasant impressions quickly prostrates; Impressionable; Physician dependent; Re-assurable; Gullible; Disgust of life; Fears disease; Fears death; Fears something bad will happen; Fears calamity; Fears alone; Spacey; Apathetic
< physical or mental exertion, music
> rubbing and in the dark
Pulsatilla
Grief; Mortification;
Sorrow; Suppressed menses
Wants to please; Cannot refuse anything, but gives to receive; Places responsibility on others; Can be manipulative to get attention; Forsaken; Craves consolation; Fanatic; Rigid, religious ideas; Excessive praying; Calm but changeable; Demanding (can be manipulative to get attention); Timid; Malleable; Consolation ameliorates; Needs reassurance; Emotional; Tearful
< Evening and night, crying = sulky
> Consolation
Psorinum
Mental labour; Suppression of skin diseases; Anticipation; Emotional excitement; Mental etiologies;  Loss of wealth, property and relationship
Anxious while riding in a carriage; Nature: Anxious,  lachrymal, fearful,  suicidal; Disposition: Anxious,  hopeless, restless; Religioius melancholy; Hopelesslness; Fears he will die or fail in his business; Take sorriest view of every thing; Despair of salvation and recovery; Depression: Likes to be alone; Fears poverty; Fears not being loved; Fears failure; Fears cancer; Fears health; Lack of will power; Lack of positive thoughts (pessimistic); Lack of energy; Lack of life impulse; Lack of ambition; Lack of hope
< Emotions, before thunderstorm, during full moon, periodically
> Lying down
Apathy — Lesser Known Comparative Materia Medica
Points Ailments From Manifestations Modalities Associated Symptoms
Potency of
Choice
Anacardium Overexertion of mind; Involvement in stress;  Work for examination Nerve exhaustion from over-study and sexual excesses; Imparied emory; Depression; Diminution of senses; Lacks self-confidence; Aversion to work; Brain fag; Loss of memory
< Morning, 4 p.m.
Headache > by lying down (Ref. Clarke), eating and rubbing
Heart-shaped nut ->courage imparting properties -> examination funk; Paralytic weakness; Swollen fingers; Cramps 30C and 200C
Avena 
Sativa
Workaholics; Overexertion of body and mind; Involvement in business; Studies Exhaustion and debility; Nervous palpitations; Masturbation; Impotency; Sexual debility with mental restlessness; Physical debility after exhaustive diseases; Emotional; Memory weakness; Absent minded; Neurasthenic -> Nerve tremors -> Strength of hands diminished; Tired and exhausted, but cannot sleep; Sleeplessness especially of alcoholics; Neurasthenia of workaholics; Nerve weakness (+++) -> Nervous exhaustion  Absent mindedness
< Concentration
> Rest
Exhaustion and debility: Inability to keep mind calm -> nervous headache; Nervous tremors -> neurasthenia; Chorea; Numbness of extremities 30C and 200C
Kali Phosphoricum Excitement; Worry; Overwork; Sexual excitement (suppressed); Mechanical injuries Emotional debility; Forgetful; Absent minded; Depression; Neurasthenia; Lethargy -> indisposition to meet people; Numbness and tingling; Disinclined to converse
< Excitement, worry, mental and physical exertion, 3–5 A.M., noise
> Nourishment, rest, day light (nervousness >), lying down; warmth, eating (occipital headache >)
Debility: Muscles and Nerves               ->paralytic weakness; Craves ice cold water; Craves vinegar; Craves sweets; Sensitiveness (+++) to all impressions; Nervous and restless; Startles easily; Anxiety; Weak memory (brain fag); Suspiciousness; Home-sickness; Tearful; Fearful; Suited to pale sensitive and irritable persons 6x tablets (4 tablets  in ½ cup of luke warm water -> 8 hourly ->S.O.S. ->as and when required -> stop as soon as the improvement ensues)
Phosphoric Acid Loss of vital fluids; Ravages of acute diseases; Long succession of moral emotions; Disappointed affection; Grief;  Sorrow; Sexual excesses; Over indulgence; Over study; Over lifting; Bad nerve; Chagrin; Separation from home; Shock
Mental debility followed by physical debility; Trembling -> stumbles easily; Chest weak; Delirium -> stupor; Sexual debility ->lack of erection; Pale sickly complexion
< Music (Ref. Clarke), evening, mental affections, warm room, mental and physical
exertion, from being talked to,  sexual excess
> Short sleep,  from keeping warm
Though every discharge debilitate, but one drain that does not: non-debilitating diarrhoea; Sexual emission: most desire; Profound weakness, but short sleep > after; Haemorrhagic (passive, dark blood); Tall, slim and slender
1x liquid (8 drops in ½ cup of luke warm water ->8 hourly -> S.O.S. -> as and when required -> stop as soon as the improvement ensues)
Picric Acid Fatigue; Study; Mental exertion; Overstudy; Concentration Prostration: Mental: Lack of will power; Listless; Indifferent; Sits still without taking interest in anything; Mental exertion <; Least study = burning along spine and occipital headache; Brain fag; Muscular debility -> paralytic weariness (in ultimate stage); Prostration — Physical: Heavy tired feeling; Neurasthenia: Nerve -> Brain fag; Neurasthenia: Muscular  Heavy limbs
< Motion, walking, from study, mental exertion, after sleep, wet weather
All complaints
< in summer
> Binding head tightly (headache >), open air, cold room
Sexual ->hard erection (morbid excitement) ->as if the penis would burst -> profuse emission -> exhaustion and backache; Mental, muscular and sexual weakness; Backache; Headache 30 C
Zinc 
Valeriana
Grief; Anger;  Fright; Night watching; Suppression of eruptions and discharges
Features of Zincum:
Fag; Fidgety; Nervousness; Nerve affections
Features of Valeriana:
Hysteric manifestation; Hyperaesthesia; Spasms and cramps; Sleeplessness
< Rest, evening,  night, warm room (of Zincum)
< Before midnight (cannot sleep before midnight) [of Valeriana]
> Emissions (of Zincum)
> Rubbing (of Valeriana)
> After sleep (of Valeriana)
Spasm ->sleep -> insomnia; Sleepless and restless; fidgety; nerve -> neuralgia 6x triturations (¼ tea-spoon in ½ cup of luke warm water -> 8 hourly -> S.O.S. -> as and when required -> stop as soon as the improvement ensues)
Depression — Comparative Materia Medica
Points Ailments from Manifestations Modalities
Aurum Met Disappointed love; Reserved displeasure; Grief; Anger; Drug and alcohol abuse; Business humiliations Suicidal: constantly dwells (+++) -> brooding;  Speeding; Jumping from height;  Quarrelsome; Depressed;  Hasty (cannot do things fast enough); Sets high standards  when fails  devastated; Fears: height, heart would stop beating < Winter, music, silence, when plans or thinks or suicide
Carcinosin
Prolonged history of suppression of:
(a) Anger,
(b) Apprehension,
(c) Irritability,
(d) Fear and fright,
(e) Unhappiness
Sensitive and soft; Unfulfilled; Reckless; Rebellious; Destructive; Loves traveling and excitement
< Domination, while thinking of complaints, when alone, consolation
> Sea side, company and while occupied.
Natrum Mur Disappointed love; Grief; Rejection; Humiliation; Betrayal Closed and withdrawn;  Defensive and resentful (on the guard); Difficult to forgive; Loneliness and introverted; Sensitive < From consolation
Acid Phos.  Grief; Sorrow; Disappointment of love; Embarrassment and humiliation; Home sickness Mental debility: Indifference, listless, apathetic; Stupefied with grief; Difficult comprehension; Withdrawn socially — dislike to talk < From mental affections
Psorinum Emotional excitement and anticipation; Loss of wealth and relationship Anxious and quarrelsome;  Pessimistic; Suicidal; Depressed: Hopeless; Introvert; Takes sorriest view of everything; Forgetful < Full moon, periodic, before a storm
Pulsatilla Grief; Mortification; Sorrow; Suppressed menses
Changeability; Weepy; Closed; Emotional; Demanding; Tender; Stubborn; Forsaken; Emotional and tearful; Demanding;
Bashful; Taciturn
< Evening and night, from crying = sulky
> Consolation
About the Author
Dr Subrata Kumar Banerjea graduated in Homeopathy with five gold medals to his name, setting himself on a path to become an internationally acclaimed homeopathic clinician, lecturer and author. He is now acknowledged as the world’s leading authority on miasmatic prescribing. He is an Honored Fellow of several academies; Director of Bengal Allen Medical Institute and Principal and Chief Lecturer of Materia Medica and Clinical Therapeutics at the Allen College of Homoeopathy, Essex, England.

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