Adjustment Disorders: A Repertorial Approach

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Adjustment disorders

Introduction

Adjustment disorder is a short-term condition that occurs when a person is unable to cope with, or adjust to, a particular source of stress, such as a major life change, loss, or event. A person with adjustment disorder develops emotional and/or behavioral symptoms as a reaction to a stressful event. These symptoms generally begin within three months of the event and rarely last for longer than six months after the event or situation. In an adjustment disorder, the reaction to the stressor is greater than what is typical or expected for the situation or event. In addition, the symptoms may cause problems with a person’s ability to function; for example, the person may be unable to sleep, work, or study.

Adjustment disorder is very common and can affect anyone, regardless of gender, age, race, or lifestyle. Although an adjustment disorder can occur at any age, it is more common at times in life when major transitions occur, such as adolescence, mid-life, and late-life. Most people with adjustment disorder recover completely.

Symptoms

Symptoms vary from person to person. But for everyone, symptoms of an adjustment disorder begin within three months of a stressful event in life.

Emotional symptoms of adjustment disorders :

  • Sadness
  • Hopelessness (Despair)
  • Lack of enjoyment
  • Crying spells
  • Nervousness
  • Thoughts of suicide
  • Anxiety
  • Worry
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Feeling overwhelmed
  • Headaches or stomachaches
  • Palpitations (an unpleasant sensation of irregular or forceful beating of the heart)
  • Changes in appetite, either loss of appetite, or overeating
  • Feeling tired or without energy (Prostration)
  • Increase in the use of alcohol or other drugs

Behavioral symptoms of adjustment disorders :

  • Fighting
  • Reckless driving
  • Ignoring bills
  • Avoiding family or friends
  • Performing poorly in school or at work
  • Withdrawal or isolation from people and social activities
  • Skipping school
  • Vandalizing property

Symptoms in children and teens tend to be more behavioral in nature, such as skipping school, fighting, or acting out. Adults, on the other hand, tend to experience more emotional symptoms, such as sadness and anxiety.

Causes:

Although the cause of adjustment disorders is unknown, some things make you more likely to have an adjustment disorder.

Stressful events
One or more stressful life events may put you at risk of developing an adjustment disorder. It may involve almost any type of stressful event in your life. Both positive and negative events can cause extreme stress. Some common examples include:

  • Being diagnosed with a serious illness (yourself or a loved one)
  • Problems in school
  • Divorce or relationship breakup
  • Financial problems
  • Physical assault
  • Death of a loved one
  • Losing or changing job
  • Being a victim of a crime
  • Having an accident
  • Undergoing a major life change (such as getting married, having a baby, or retiring from a job)
  • Living through a disaster, such as a fire, flood, or hurricane

Tests and diagnosis

Adjustment disorders are diagnosed based on signs and symptoms and a thorough psychological evaluation. To be diagnosed with adjustment disorder, someone must meet criteria spelled out in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM).

For an adjustment disorder to be diagnosed, several criteria must be met, including:

  • Having emotional or behavioral symptoms within three months of a specific stressor occurring in your life
  • Experiencing more stress than what would normally be expected in response to the stressor or having stress that causes significant problems in your relationships, at work or at school
  • An improvement of symptoms within six months of the stressful event coming to an end

Types of adjustment disorder are:

  1. Adjustment disorder with depressed mood. Symptoms mainly include feeling sad, tearful and hopeless, and experiencing a lack of pleasure in the things you used to enjoy.
  2. Adjustment disorder with anxiety. Symptoms mainly include nervousness, worry, difficulty concentrating or remembering things, and feeling overwhelmed. Children who have adjustment disorder with anxiety may strongly fear being separated from their parents and loved ones.
  3. Adjustment disorder with mixed anxiety and depressed mood. Symptoms include a mix of depression and anxiety.
  4. Adjustment disorder with disturbance of conduct. Symptoms mainly involve behavioral problems, such as fighting, reckless driving or ignoring your bills. Youths may skip school or vandalize property.
  5. Adjustment disorder with mixed disturbance of emotions and conduct. Symptoms include a mix of depression and anxiety as well as behavioral problems.
  6. Adjustment disorder unspecified. Symptoms don’t fit the other types of adjustment disorders, but often include physical problems, problems with family or friends, or work or school problems.

Treatments and drugs :

There are two main types of treatment for adjustment disorder — psychotherapy and medications.

Psychotherapy :
The main treatment for adjustment disorders is psychotherapy, also called counseling or talk therapy. You may attend individual therapy, group therapy or family therapy. Therapy can provide emotional support and help you get back to your normal routine.

Medications
In some cases, medications may help, too. Medications can help with such symptoms as depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts.  As with therapy, you may need medications only for a few months.

REPERTORIAL APPROACH TO ADJUSTMENT DISORDER : I have compiled useful rubrics with the remedies on adjustment disorder for easy reference. Hope you may find it useful.

SADNESS:

MIND – AFFECTIONATE – alternating with – sadness : plat.

MIND – ANGER – alternating with – sadness : ambr, coff, sumb, zinc,

MIND – ANGUISH – sadness; in : Arg-n, crot-h.

MIND – ANTICS; playing – alternating with – sadness : Op.

MIND – ANXIETY – thoughts, from – sad : alum, clem, cocc, rhus-t.

MIND – AVERSION – children, to – sadness; from : Con.

MIND – BUOYANCY – alternating with – sadness : carc, Nux-v.

MIND – CONTENT – alternating with – sadness : zinc.

MIND – COWARDICE – sadness, with : Sulph.

MIND – DELIRIUM – alternating with – sadness : plb, tub.

MIND – DELIRIUM – gay, cheerful – alternating with – sadness : agar.

MIND – DEMENTIA – sadness, with : tarent.

MIND – DRESS – aversion to – sadness; in : Con, Sulph.

MIND – ECCENTRICITY – alternating with – sadness : petr, Stram.

MIND – ECSTASY – alternating with – sadness : senec.

MIND – ELATED – alternating with – sadness : aids, caust, coff, senec, valer, visc.

MIND – EUPHORIA – alternating with – sadness : asar, aster, cortiso,mand, meph.jl nid.jl onop,  podo.

MIND – EXCITEMENT – alternating with – sadness : ambr, aster, colch, Con, cortiso, ferr-p, foll, ox-ac, petr, phenob, Plb, rauw, sul-ac, thyreotr,

MIND – EXCITEMENT – sadness, after : Cann-I,  spig.

MIND – EXHILARATION – alternating with – sadness : agn,  androc,  carc, croc,  ferr, ox-ac, petr, plat, Stram.

MIND – EXHILARATION – sadness, after : ziz.

MIND – FEAR – alternating with – sadness : zinc.

MIND – FEAR – death, of – sadness; with : cupr, Plat,  vinc.

MIND – FEAR – happen, something will – sad : aesc, Calc, Phos, STILL.

MIND – FEAR – sadness, with : am-m, cic, croc, Crot-h, Dig, hep, Kali-br, kali-c, KALI-I, lyc. Nat-m, plat, Plb, rhus-t, syph, vinc.

MIND – HOPEFUL – alternating with – sadness : acon, kali-c, raph,sulfon.

MIND – INDIFFERENCE, apathy – sadness; with : cimic, Kali-ar, Kali-br, nat-sil, ph-ac, Plat, psor, puls, sep.

MIND – INSANITY, madness – alternating with – sadness : tub.

MIND – IRRITABILITY – alternating with – sadness : ambr, asar, gink-b, ptel, puls, zinc.

MIND – IRRITABILITY – sadness, with : aids, ant-c, asar, aur, bov, cloth, dig, gink-b, kali-br, Kali-c, KALI-I, kola, lyc, Nat-m, nit-ac, plat, polyg-h, polyg-pe, ptel, puls, sal-ac, sep, sul-ac, Sulph, tarent-c, ziz.

MIND – JEALOUSY – sadness, with : Kali-ar, lob.

MIND – JESTING – sadness; during : limest-b.

MIND – JOY – followed by – sadness : olib-sac.

MIND – LAMENTING – sadness, in : Puls.

MIND – LAMENTING – world; about the sadness and suffering of the : ignis-alc.

MIND – LAUGHING – alternating with – sadness : androc, canth, caust, nat-c, nid, Phos, Sacch, stram, zinc.

MIND – LAUGHING – sad, when : lac-leo, limest-b, phos.

MIND – LAZINESS – sadness, from : Bamb-a, berb, bov, crot-t, dor, dros, laur, mez, prun, zinc.

MIND – LOQUACITY – alternating with – sadness : arg-met.

MIND – MALICIOUS – sadness, in : KALI-I.

MIND – MIRTH – alternating with – sadness : cann-I, caust, croc, ferr, hell, limest-b, nat-c, neon, nit-ac, petr, Phos, plat, sep, tarent, zinc.

MIND – PLAYFUL – alternating with – sadness : psor.

MIND – PRAYING – loud in sadness : Plat.

MIND – QUARRELSOME – alternating with – sadness : Con, sulfonam.

MIND – REFLECTING – sadness, in : Cocc, Plat.

MIND – RESTLESSNESS – alternating with – sadness : apis.

MIND – SADNESS – colors – white – desire for white but agg. Sadness : lach.

MIND – SADNESS – eating – hasty eating from sadness : sulph.

MIND – SADNESS – music – sad music amel. : mang.

MIND – SADNESS – sexual desire – suppressed sexual desire; sadness after :

Con.

MIND – SADNESS – stories, from sad : calc, CIC.

MIND – SADNESS – tongue – white discoloration of the tongue after sadness; with : Gels.

MIND – SADNESS – urination – followed by frequent urination; sadness : mand.

MIND – SUICIDAL disposition – sadness, from : alum, AUR, AUR-M, Aur-m-n, Aur-s, calc, caust, chin, cimic, con, graph, Hep,  hydrog, ign,  med, Merc-aur, morph, naja, Nat-m, Nat-s,  nat-sil, op, Psor, ran-b, rumx, sep, Spig, STAPH, sulph.

MIND – TACITURN – sadness, in : ARG-N, Ars, bar-c, Cact, clem, cloth, gink-b, ign,  mag-c, nit-ac, ph-ac, Puls, stann, verat.

MIND – TRANQUILLITY, serenity, calmness – alternating with – sadness : aids, cann-s.j chin-b.hr1,kr1 croc.j graph.j m-arct.j nit-ac.j petr.j plat.j sep, zinc.

MIND – VIOLENT – alternating with – sadness : ambr, cadm-met.

MIND – VIVACIOUS – alternating with – sadness : caust, Nux-v, psor, sep, tarent.

MIND – WEEPING – cannot weep, though sad : adam, aeth, am-m, apis, arizon-l, Aur-m-n, carc, crot-c, Gels, germ-met, granit-m, haliae-lc, IGN, kali-fcy, limest-b, marb-w, NAT-M, nat-sil, Nux-v, op, positr, puls, sacch, Sep, staph, tere-la.

MIND – WEEPING – joyful or sad things, at : PULS.

VERTIGO – SADNESS, from : positr.

HEAD – PAIN – excitement – depressing or sad news, after : cocc, ign, nux-v, op,  staph.

HEAD – PAIN – Forehead, in – accompanied by – sadness : luf-op.

VISION – DIM – sadness, during : cassia-s, Petr.

EAR – TREMBLING in – sad news; after : kali-c, sabin.

MOUTH – SALIVATION – sadness; during :kola.

THROAT – LUMP; sensation of a – sadness; during : kola.

STOMACH – APPETITE – easy satiety – sadness, from : plat.

STOMACH – APPETITE – wanting – sadness, from : plat.

STOMACH – VOMITING – accompanied by – sadness : carc.

MALE GENITALIA/SEX – POLLUTIONS – sadness, with : agar, Calad, Con, Nat-m, PH-AC, sars, sulph.

SLEEP – SLEEPINESS – sad news; after : ign.

SLEEP – SLEEPLESSNESS – sad events; from : ign, Nat-m.

SLEEP – SLEEPLESSNESS – sadness : Thuj.

SLEEP – WAKING – dreams, by – sad : calc-f, gink-b.

SLEEP – YAWNING – sadness, in : merc-sul.

CHILL – SAD NEWS, from : calc, cic, ign, teucr.

PERSPIRATION – SADNESS, from : calc-p.

GENERALS – CONVULSIONS – epileptic – aura – sadness : art-v, zinc,  zinc-val.

HOPELESSNESS (DESPAIR)

MIND – ANGER – despair; with : tarent.

MIND – ANXIETY – despair; with : ars.

MIND – DEATH – desires – despair, from : Kreos.

MIND – DESPAIR – shrieks of despair; paroxysmal : lyss.

MIND – HATRED – alternating with – despair : ars.

MIND – HOPEFUL – alternating with – despair : acon, aids, bov, carc, falco-pe, kali-c.

MIND – INSANITY, madness – despair; with : calc, ign, puls, rhus-t, staph, sulph, verat.

MIND – IRRITABILITY – alternating with – despair : ars.

MIND – RESTLESSNESS – despair; with : ars.

MIND – SADNESS – despair; with : Agn, HELL, Plat, Sars.

MIND – SUICIDAL disposition – despair, from : ambr, ant-c, carb-v, hyos, positr.

MIND – SUICIDAL disposition – thoughts – mental power; from despair about loss of : hell.

MIND – WEARY OF LIFE – despair about trifles, with : act-sp.

MIND – WEEPING – despair, from : adam, aids, arg-n, chel, Cupr-act, germ-met, hell, lac-loxod-a, nat-sil, sal-fr, sil, staphycoc.

SLEEP – SLEEPLESSNESS – despair; from : carc, lyss, psor.

SKIN – ITCHING – despair from itching : Dol.mrr1 ham.fd3.de olib-sac.wmh1 PSOR.k

ANXIETY:

MIND – AILMENTS FROM – anxiety : aur, calc, calc-p, carc, cimic, cocc, hyos, ign.tl1 kali-p.k13,k2 lyc.a1,c1 nit-ac.a1 ph-ac, samb, SIL, staph.

MIND – ANXIETY – congestion – chest; anxiety from congestion to : kali-n, sep.

MIND – ANXIETY – faintness – after faintness; anxiety : ars-s-f.

MIND – ANXIETY – laughing and crying from anxiety ending in profuse perspiration : Cupr.

MIND – ANXIETY – touched; anxiety from being : ant-c, arn, cina, hep.

MIND – ANXIETY – work – inclination to work; anxiety with : calc.

MIND – ANXIETY – work – preventing work; anxiety : mosch.

MIND – CAUTIOUS – anxious : am-c, bar-c, carc, caust, LYC, PULS, sil, sulph.

MIND – DEATH – desires – anxiety, from : bell, caust.

MIND – DISCOURAGED – anxiety, with : Acon, bar-c, canth,Cham,Graph, M-arct, puls.

MIND – ESCAPE, attempts to – anxiety at night, with : bell, hyos, Merc.

MIND – INDIFFERENCE, apathy – anxiety, after : Acon, phos.

MIND – INSANITY, madness – anxiety, with : ars, bell, cupr, kali-c, nat-c, Stram, verat.

MIND – IRRITABILITY – anxiety, with : acon, aspar, carc, NUX-V,phos.

MIND – MOANING – anxious : ACON, alum, Ars, calad, plb.

MIND – PROSTRATION of mind – anxiety, after : calc.

MIND – RAGE, fury – alternating with – anxiety : bell.

MIND – REASSURED – easily – anxious; when : arg-n.

MIND – SHRIEKING – anxiety, from : calc, chinin-s, cocc, Hyos, Lyc, mosch.j plat, ran-s, stann.

MIND – SPEECH – anxious, in sleep : alum, graph, nux-v, Sulph.

MIND – STUPEFACTION – anxiety, with : anac.

MIND – SUICIDAL disposition – anxiety, from : aur, nux-v, puls.

MIND – WEEPING – anxiety, after : acon, aids, am-c, am-m, asaf, asar, bell, calc, camph, canth, carb-an.j carb-v, castm, dig, GRAPH, ign, Kali-c, KALI-I, lyc, nat-m, Phos, puls. Spong, sul-ac, sulph, zinc.

VERTIGO – ANXIETY, during : acon, aloe, alum, arn, asar, bamb-a, bell, borx, Cact, caps, Caust, coff, Dig, ign, kola, lyc, merc, nux-m, nux-v, Op, rhod, rhus-t, Sulph, Zinc.

HEAD – CONGESTION – anxiety, with : Acon, Aur, carb-v, Cupr, cycl, Ign, puls.

HEAD – HEAT – anxiety, with : Canth, carb-v, coff, Cupr, laur, Mag-c, phos, sil, stront-c. sulph, thuj.

HEAD – PERSPIRATION of scalp – Forehead – cold – trembling anxiety, with :

sep.

VISION – DIM – anxiety, during : chel.

EAR – NOISES in – anxiety agg. : act-sp.

EAR – NOISES in – humming – anxiety agg.; mental : act-sp.

FACE – HEAT – anxiety, during : Acon, arg-n, bell, CARB-V, graph, merc, puls.

FACE – PERSPIRATION – anxiety, with : iber, nat-c.

TEETH – PAIN – anxiety, with : acon, clem, Coff, mag-c, Merc-c, olnd,Puls.

THROAT – ANXIETY and apprehension in throat : cann-s, plut-n, stram, urol-h.

STOMACH – EMPTINESS – morning – anxiety with : lyc, nat-m.

STOMACH – INDIGESTION – anxiety; from : phos.

STOMACH – PAIN – pressing – anxiety; with : bar-m.

ABDOMEN – RESTLESSNESS, uneasiness, etc. – anxious : alum.

RECTUM – CONSTIPATION – stool – remains long in the rectum with no urging – anxiety; with awful : TARENT.

RECTUM – DIARRHEA – anxiety, after : arg-n, Ars, camph, phos, raph.hr1 sil.hr1,k tab, verat.

BLADDER – SPASM – Neck – anxiety; from : bell.

BLADDER – URINATION – frequent – anxiety; from : hydrog.

BLADDER – URINATION – involuntary – anxiety; from : calc-p, sep.

FEMALE GENITALIA/SEX – MENSES – late, too – anxiety, with : Graph, Sulph.

RESPIRATION – ACCELERATED – anxiety, during : ars, nux-v, seneg.

RESPIRATION – DIFFICULT – morning – chest, from anxiety in : puls.

RESPIRATION – DIFFICULT – anxiety; from : dys, ger-I, LOB, phos, thiam.

RESPIRATION – DIFFICULT – perspiration – anxious face and sleeplessness :

eup-per.

RESPIRATION – IMPEDED, obstructed – anxiety, with : acon, ant-t, Arn, ars, croc, lyc, Nux-v, puls, rhus-t, Ruta, Stann, valer, verat, viol-o, viol-t.

RESPIRATION – IMPEDED, obstructed – dreams; from anxious : graph.

CHEST – PAIN – aching – anxiety, with : thuj.

EXTREMITIES – ANXIETY felt in : puls, sep, tarent.

EXTREMITIES – COLDNESS – Foot – anxiety, during : cupr, graph, puls, sulph.

EXTREMITIES – HEAT – Hand – anxiety, with : carb-v, lyc, phos.

EXTREMITIES – PERSPIRATION – Hand – anxiety; with : cloth.

EXTREMITIES – TREMBLING – anxious : ars, merc, Puls.

EXTREMITIES – TREMBLING – Hand – anxiety; with : am-c, bov, calc-f, cic, granit-m, Plat, puls, symph.

EXTREMITIES – TREMBLING – Lower limbs – anxiety : borx, rhus-t, sars.

SLEEP – DISTURBED – perspiration, by – anxiety, from : graph, Nat-m. nicc, sil.

SLEEP – DISTURBED – visions, by – anxious : calc, phos, sep.

SLEEP – RESTLESS – anxiety, with : cham.

SLEEP – SLEEPINESS – daytime – anxious at night : haliae-lc.

SLEEP – SLEEPINESS – anxiety, with : Ars, asaf, bell, borx, bov, led,  merc, nux-v, rhus-t.

SLEEP – WAKING – frequent – anxiety, with : Dig, lyc.

SLEEP – YAWNING – anxiety, during : Plb.

CHILL – ANXIETY, caused by : acon, ars, gels, Tub.

PERSPIRATION – COLD – anxiety; from : hydrog.

GENERALS – CHOREA – anxiety, from : stram.

GENERALS – CONVULSIONS – anxiety, from : nux-v, stram.

GENERALS – FAINTNESS – anxiety, after : cench.

GENERALS – ORGASM of BLOOD – anxiety with : Acon, aloe, am-m, Bar-c, chel.

GENERALS – STRETCHING – anxiety, from : nat-c.

SUICIDE:

MIND – SADNESS – suicidal disposition, with : alum, anac, Ars, AUR, AUR-M, Aur-m-n, calc, carc, caust, chin, cimic, con, gamb, graph, Hep, hydrog, ign, med, Merc-aur, morph, naja, Nat-m, Nat-s, op, orni, Psor, ran-b, rumx, sep, Spig, STAPH, sulph, symph, zinc.

MIND – SADNESS – thinking – suicide; of : aur, ph-ac.

MIND – SUICIDAL disposition – sadness, from : alum, AUR, AUR-M, Aur-m-n, Aur-s, calc, caust, chin, cimic, con, graph, Hep, hydrog, ign, med, Merc-aur, morph, naja, Nat-m, Nat-s, nat-sil, op, Psor, ran-b, rumx, sep, Spig, STAPH, sulph.

WORRY:

MIND – AILMENTS FROM – cares, worries : Ambr, arg-n, ars, Calc, carc, Caust, COCC, con, germ-met,  ign, kali-br, kali-p, lyc, mag-c, nat-m, nit-ac, NUX-V, Ph-ac, Phos, pic-ac, sanic, Staph.

CHEST – ORGASM of blood – worries; from : phos.

EXTREMITIES – TREMBLING – Hand – worry agg. : plb.

CRYING SPELLS / WEEPING:

MIND – ANGER – alternating with – weeping : arn, bell, cann-s, lac-c. plat.

MIND – ANGER – laughing; anger with – alternating with – weeping : Plat, rhus-g.

MIND – ANGUISH – weeping, with : bell.

MIND – ANXIETY – weeping amel. : aster, dig, graph, phos, Tab.

MIND – CHEERFUL – alternating with – weeping : Acon, alum, arg-met, bell, borx, cann-s, carb-ac, carb-an, croc, graph, ign, iod. nux-m, nux-v, phos, plat, plb, podo,  psor, sep, spong, Stram, sumb.

MIND – COMPANY – aversion to – weep – with weeping : podo, Rhus-t,

MIND – DANCING – alternating with – weeping : bell.

MIND – DELIRIUM – gay, cheerful – alternating with – weeping : plat, spig-m, stram.

MIND – DISCOURAGED – weeping, with : bar-c, Carb-v, chinin-s, laur, Lyc, nux-v, samb.

MIND – EXCITEMENT – dancing, singing and weeping; with : tarent.

MIND – EXCITEMENT – weeping, till : carc, Con, Lach.

MIND – FEAR – death, of – laughing alternating with weeping; with : Plat.

MIND – FEAR – weeping amel. : Aster, dig, GRAPH, phos, tab.

MIND – FRIGHTENED easily – weeping amel. : phos, puls.

MIND – HOPEFUL – alternating with – weeping : aids, raph.

MIND – HYPOCHONDRIASIS – weeping, with : am-c, calc, kali-c, mez, plat, Puls, stram, viol-o.

MIND – INCONSOLABLE – weeping from consolation; continuous : nat-c.

MIND – INDIFFERENCE, apathy – weeping, with : caust, ign, Plat.

MIND – INSANITY, madness – weeping, with : ars, cann-s, canth, merc. Puls, stram.

MIND – IRRITABILITY – alternating with – weeping : acon, alum, aur, bell, graph, kali-I, phos, plat, puls.

MIND – IRRITABILITY – crying and weeping : bamb-a, cortiso, nux-v,  plat.

MIND – JEALOUSY – weeping, with : caust, nux-v, petr.

MIND – JESTING – alternating with – weeping : Ign.

MIND – LAUGHING – weeping – all occasions; weeping or laughing on : calc-sil, Caust, PULS, sep, Staph.

MIND – LAUGHING – weeping – same time; weeping and laughing at the

agath-a, aur, camph, cann-i, cann-s, granit-m, lyc, sumb.

MIND – MIRTH – alternating with – weeping : arg-met, carb-an, iod, plb, psor, sep, spong, sumb.

MIND – MOANING – weeping, with : Hell.

MIND – MOROSE – alternating with – weeping : bell.

MIND – MOROSE – weeping amel. : nit-ac, Plat.

MIND – RAGE, fury – alternating with – weeping : acon, cann-s.

MIND – RAGE, fury – weeping, with : cann-I, cann-s, irid-met.

MIND – SADNESS – day and night – weeping; with : Caust.

MIND – SADNESS – weeping – desire to weep : Fum, hydroph.

MIND – SIGHING – weeping; continues long after : Ign.

MIND – SINGING – alternating with – weeping : Acon, bell, der, stram.

MIND – SITTING – inclination to sit – weeping : Ambr, calc-sil, cycl, puls, sul-ac, verat.

MIND – SUICIDAL disposition – weeping amel. : merc, phos.

MIND – WEEPING – night – weeps all night, laughs all day : stram.

MIND – WEEPING – as if she had been weeping all night; on waking feels :

haliae-lc.

MIND – WEEPING – cannot weep, though sad : adam, aeth, am-m, apis, arizon-l,  Aur-m-n, carc, crot-c, Gels, germ-met, granit-m, haliae-lc, IGN, kali-fcy, limest-b, marb-w, NAT-M, nat-sil, Nux-v, op, positr,  puls, sacch, Sep, staph, tere-la.

MIND – WEEPING – desire to weep : am-m, aster, Cact, cassia-s, chin-b, fum, haliae-lc, ham, hydrog, nat-sil, plut-n, podo, symph.

MIND – WEEPING – goes off alone and weeps as if she had no friends : bar-c.

MIND – WEEPING – sobbing; weeping with : Acon, agar, alum, atro, carb-an, carbn-h, cham, cic, Cocc, coff, con, crot-c, cupr, galv, hell, Hep, hyos, Ign, kali-c, lach, lob, LYC, lyss, Mag-p, merc, nat-c, nat-m, nux-v, Op, phos, plat, plb, plect, puls, sabin, sal-fr, Sep, staph, Stram, sulph.

MIND – WEEPING – trifles, at – laughing or weeping on every occasion : Caust, PULS, sep, Staph.

HEAD – PAIN – weeping; from : aur-m-n.

EYE – PAIN – weeping, after : berb, positr, tab.

NOSE – EPISTAXIS – weeping, while : Nit-ac.

FACE – DISCOLORATION – red – Eyes – Around – weeping; when : borx.

STOMACH – APPETITE – wanting – weeping; from : cocc, hydrog.

EXTREMITIES – WEAKNESS – weeping, after : con.

SLEEP – SLEEPINESS – weep, with inclination to : cham.

SLEEP – SLEEPLESSNESS – children, in – weeping; with : carc.

SLEEP – WAKING – weeping; on : aids, cic, positr.

SLEEP – YAWNING – weeping, while : staph.

PROSTRATION:

MIND – ACTIVITY; desires – alternating with – prostration; mental : Aloe, limest-b

MIND – AILMENTS FROM – prostration of mind : arn, Kali-p.

MIND – CHEERFUL – followed by – prostration : clem, spong.

MIND – EXCITEMENT – alternating with – prostration of mind : kali-c.

MIND – PROSTRATION of mind – diarrhea – suppression of; prostration of mind from : ph-ac.

MIND – SIGHING – prostration; from mental, psychological : olib-sac.

STOMACH – DISORDERED – prostration of mind; during : aeth.

BLADDER – URINATION – involuntary – prostration; in nervous : kali-p.

SLEEP – SLEEPINESS – prostration, with : acon, ant-t, calc-p, cann-s, canth, chel, con, croc, crot-t, kali-bi, lach, mur-ac.

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Dr Nahida M Mulla is MD (HOM), MACH (Masters in Child Psychology & Child Mental Health). She is Professor & PG Guide, A M Shaikh Homoeopathic Medical College, Nehru Nagar, BELGAUM - 590010

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