patient, apparently healthy, mentally and physically, came out with
a reaction pattern of an unusual type. Unusual in the sense that
the parents experienced such type of behavior for the first time
and it was difficult for them to digest this, given her past cheerfulness,
intelligence, precocity and school performance.
We will, at the outset, analyze the ‘ailments from.’
The patient’s close friend suddenly left the school and the
town. The friend and the patient were always together, were neighbors
and (delete “they”) shared the same bench in the class
and used to study and play together daily. Sudden disappearance
of this friend brought out some dispositional charactersistics onto
We will see her innate and deviated temperamental traits.
It is essential to study what made her develop these deviations.
The issue can be considered from grief and disappointment in love.
She sustained a sort of bereavement and separation which was intolerable.
We enquired about her family dynamics and we found that this girl
grew up in harmonious surroundings. There is nothing like the parental
over-discipline or control in her past. Yet the incidence of separation
considerably affected her mental state. This defines her innate
sensitivity and hence vulnerability. The onset of viral infection
after the boy left her is an evidence of her over-reactivity. The
issue of disappointment in love should not be limited to the concept
of romantic love only. Love is a basic, complex and multi-dimensional
emotion and it shouldn’t be looked upon only through romanticism.
The issue of the friend defines her degree of attachment and investment.
will categorize her mental state in TFA model i.e. Thinking-Feeling-Action.
? “Why did he leave
? “Why didn’t
he inform me?”
you remember him??
you can do this, why I can?t?
? Dwells on past, disagreeable
studying as before
in body language
We often prescribe on causation and make one remedy choice. Further,
we think that we are right as we have prescribed upon cause. We
often prescribe Ignatia for grief, Chamomilla for temper tantrum,
Natrum mur. for disappointed love, Aconite for sudden fright,
Staphysagria for indignation etc., without actually perceiving
the personality structure in toto. Remember, cause + effect together
make up the totality. Using only causal similarity may be inadequate
to give similimum for the case. When the sensitive personality of
this girl met with this incident, it is necessary to see how she
from grief, sorrow-?
from disappointed love
past events, about
on past disagreeable
intelligent, but very
14/7, Ign 17/7, Lachesis 12/6, Lycopodium 12/5, Nat-m 18/7, Phos 11/6, Plat
19/8, Puls 12/6 Sep 10/7,
14/6, Sulph 12/7, Verat 10/7
Differential Materia medica
The above remedies need to be differentiated with their core elements.
Ign. covers ailments from grief and disappointed love, but
Ign. is more for ego- atrophic response and it tries to maintain
its refined state through civilized manners. Hyos. on the
other hand, finds it difficult to control the uncivilized behavior.
Arrogance often takes an ugly form in Hyos. Lachesis
is too passionate and venomous and provoking incidencents bring
out strong negative emotions like jealousy and revengefulness. This
girl doesn?t take a vindictive stand against the boy who left her
even without informing her. Sepia does come in this case
due to grief and indifference. But the way the girl shows her attachment,
Sep. gets ruled out. Staph. ranks high due to ?haughty?
disposition and arrogance but Staph. doesn?t dwell so much
on the past. Phos. has to be thought of in this case due
to intelligence, precocity and cheerfulness as they are exhibited
more in innate characters, but it falls short in deviated characters.
The way in which the girl harbors the resentment is not the cup
of tea of Phos. The fields of interest motivate the Phos.
type to forget the grievances and strike the balance especially
in childhood. Verat. has the theme of extreme form of ego-hypertrophy
and it is manifested through delusion of grandeur and consequent
egotism; the behavior of Verat. is quarrelsomeness and ?out
of control? state of the mind.? Natrum mur. comes very prominently
due to grief, disappointed love and her state of brooding. The level
of attachment coupled with hurt feeling and a lingering response
at the emotive level typify Natrum mur.
The is a tussle between Nat-m. and Plat. in this
case. Comparative study between the two will help us to discriminate.
wringing the hands: Plat1, Nat-m0
but very intelligent: Plat 2, Nat-m0
sadness in: Plat 2, Nat-m0
addition to the above discrimination, I added five important points
to dress up nicely and wear ornaments
body language and refusal to talk with a physician?
The symptoms from Materia medica?
pride brings on mental symptoms,
everything is changed
in a corner, broods and says nothing.
and discontented mood, < being spoken to
events trouble her.
all symptoms point to Platina as the remedy of choice. Her
behavior changed from normalcy to ego-hypertrophy. She took the
incidence as an insult and identified it to her pride. Why didn?t
he tell me
Since this is a functional case, with sensitivity high and mental
generals marked, high potency and infrequent schedule was adopted.
a single dose of Platina 1M was given.
Performance in school
7. Body language
A single dose produced a remarkable change. She started improving
in all the above criteria. The girl came back to her natural emotions.
The subsequent videos showed her lively and cheerful nature. Her
relating with others improved a lot and she started enjoying her
life. The issue of the boy did erupt in the school within the group,
but she didn’t react in an angry way. Her performance in the
school also improved. The most important change was her positive
body language after the remedy.
(Body Language: Resting at the back.)
Dr. Tell me KP, how are you?
Patient: I am feeling nice. (laughing)
Dr. Nice means?
Patient: I am feeling better. (Arms
crossed in the legs and shyness with smile.)
Dr. Feeling better! How much do you play?
Patient: Very much. (Responding quickly
to physician?s Q.)
Dr. Are you going to school daily? Do
you talk with friends there?
Tell me about school.
Patient: I like my school. First prayer, then we study English
and Math. Then we take our lunch. Then again school classes. Then
we go on playground.
Dr. What else do you do?
Patient: Nothing else, we just chat with each other in the bus.
Dr. With whom you chat more?
Patient: Ankita is my best friend,
I chat with her. We go in a garden in evening.
Dr. Do you like the garden?
Patient: Very much.
Patient: Because there are many toys, there
are trees. Hence I like it.
Dr. How many times do you go to garden?
Patient: Many times. Cars are parked over
there. Fountains are there. Bhel (spicy fast food) is also
there. While eating I watch that. (Laughing ? covering her mouth).
Dr. Which song you like? Will you sing
Patient: (singing a Hindi song)
to patient?s mother:
Tell me how she feels after treatment.
Her anger is much less. It has decreased definitely. She wakes early
in morning to go to school. She does all morning activities quickly
and on her own. She studies nicely as before. She mixes with everybody
and makes new friends.
Dr. What other change you have come across?
There is a lot of change. Previously she was not eating properly.
Now she takes sufficient food. Now she listens if we explain to
her. Previously when she was out of station (to her relative), we
had to call her repeatedly and if we didn?t call her she used to
get very upset. Now one call is sufficient for her. This time she
stayed nicely for eight days with the relative.
girl was observed for 2 years and she needed no more repetition.