Homeopathy in Mental Health


Homeopathy gives great importance to mental health both in the treatment of physical and mental illnesses. The homeopathic understanding of health is intimately connected to its understanding of the mind in general. They generally assume that body and mind are dynamically interconnected and that both directly influence each other. This acknowledgement of the interconnectedness of body and mind is not simply a vague, impractical concept. Our prescription is based on the physical and psychological symptoms of the sick person. Psychological symptoms often play a primary role in the selection of the correct medicine.

There are more than 200 classified forms of mental illness. Some of the more common disorders are depression, bipolar disorder, dementia, schizophrenia and anxiety disorders. Symptoms may include changes in mood, personality, personal habits and/or social withdrawal.

Mental health problems may be related to excessive stress due to a particular situation or series of events. As with cancer, diabetes and heart disease, mental illnesses are often physical as well as emotional and psychological. Mental illnesses may be caused by a reaction to environmental stresses, genetic factors, biochemical imbalances, or a combination of these. With proper care and treatment many individuals learn to cope or recover from a mental illness or emotional disorder.

It is especially important to pay attention to sudden changes in thoughts and behaviors. Also keep in mind that the onset of several of the symptoms below, and not just any one change, indicates a problem that should be assessed. The symptoms below should not be due to recent substance use or another medical condition.


In Adults, Young Adults And Adolescents:

·    Confused thinking    

·    Prolonged depression (sadness or irritability)

·    Feelings of extreme highs and lows    

·    Excessive fears, worries and anxieties            

·    Social withdrawal    

·    Dramatic changes in eating or sleeping habits

·    Strong feelings of anger

·    Strange thoughts (delusions)

·    Seeing or hearing things that aren't there (hallucinations)

·    Growing inability to cope with daily problems and activities

·    Suicidal thoughts


In Older Children And Pre-Adolescents:

·    Inability to cope with problems and daily activities

·    Changes in sleeping and/or eating habits

·    Excessive complaints of physical ailments      

·    Changes in ability to manage responsibilities - at home and/or at school

·    Defiance of authority, truancy, theft, and/or vandalism

·    Intense fear

·    Prolonged negative mood, often accompanied by poor appetite or thoughts of death

·    Frequent outbursts of anger


In Younger Children :

·    Changes in school performance

·    Poor grades despite strong efforts

·    Changes in sleeping and/or eating habits      

·    Excessive worry or anxiety (i.e. refusing to go to bed or school)

·    Hyperactivity

·    Persistent nightmares

·    Persistent disobedience or aggression

·    Frequent temper tantrums


Accept Your Feelings

Despite the different symptoms and types of mental illnesses, many families who have a loved one with mental illness, share similar experiences. You may find yourself denying the warning signs, worrying what other people will think because of the stigma, or wondering what caused your loved one to become ill. Accept that these feelings are normal and common among families going through similar situations. Find out all you can about your loved one’s conditionby reading and talking with doctors. Share what you have learned with others.

Handling Unusual Behavior

The outward signs of a mental illness are often behavioral. A person may be extremely quiet or withdrawn. Conversely, they may burst into tears, have great anxiety or have outbursts of anger.

Even after treatment has started, some individuals with a mental illness can exhibit anti-social behaviors. When in public, these behaviors can be disruptive and difficult to accept. The next time you and your family member visit your doctor discuss these behaviors and develop a strategy for coping.

The individual's behavior may be as dismaying to them as it is to you. Ask questions, listen with an open mind and be there to support them.


It is important to remember that there is hope for recovery and that with treatment many people with mental illness return to a productive and fulfilling life.

Homeopathy is based on the philosophy of treating the whole person based on mind, body and life force relationship. In this concept, health is considered a perfect state of harmony of functions in mind –body –life force and illness is often the result of disharmony .The disharmony can come from a dysfunction in any one. Divine Homeopathic Clinic believes that a dysfunction in one affects the whole person and not just that one part of the body. We promotes that a human being must be treated together to achieve ‘healing,’ rather than simply treating a person for a specific illness. We at DHC looks into the need of the sick and provides customized care. Understanding the patient is the cornerstone in Divine Homeopathic Clinic.


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