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Mental health is the need of the hour. Life is moving at a pace faster than our imagination.The newage methods, devices, social media and above all the race for success has its own pros and cons. Onone hand ,progress graph is going up for individuals who are able to cope up with the pace, toachieve their goals. On the other hand, there are many amongst us who face a host of hardships inthis journey to outshine and grow in their lives. Depression, Anxiety, Loneliness, Envy are a fewculprits who are ruling our minds without seeking our permission.Count of patients with the abovesaid mental ailments is on the rise. They look for all sorts of help toacquire their best companion-Peace.Here is where Homoeopathy plays an important role. Carefully prescribed homoeopathic remedies,of course, with a generous session of counselling , surely help in bringing the deranged state ofmind, back to normal.Depression is the most sought after complaint in patients these days.In my clinical practice, I use the following remedies for treating Depression. A detailed case-taking isof course required.1.Aconite: Great fear, anxiety and worry accompany every ailment.Forebodings and fears.Predictsthat he will die soon. Fears failure. Restlessness. Music is unbearable.Impatience. Vexed at trifles.Great variation in mood.2.Aurum-met :Feeling of self-condemnation and utter worthlessness. Profound despondency. Athorough disgust for life and thoughts of suicide. Sees the dark side of everything. Tendency to prayconstantly.3.Ignatia : One of the chief remedies for hysteria.Suited to women who are sensitive,easilyexcitable,mild disposition. Effects of grief and worry. Melancholic,sad and tearful. Notcommunicative.Sighing and sobbing. After-shocks, recent grief, disappointment.Intolerance oftobacco. The patient is quarrelsome.4.Kali Phos : One of the greatest nerve remedies.Weak and tired.Neurasthenia. Mental and physicaldepression.Anxiety, nervous , lethargy.Indisposition to meet people. Extreme lassitude. BrainFag.Loss of memory.Shyness.Disinclined to work.Starts on being touched ever so lightly or at somesudden noise.5.Lycopodium : Melancholy.Afraid to be alone.Little things annoy.Extremely sensitive to externalimpressions.Averse to understanding new things.Loss of self-confidence. Constant fear of breakingdown under stress.Cannot read what he writes. Intellectually keen but physically weak. Faultfinding.Intolerance of contradiction.6.Natrum-Mur: Excessive irritability.Cries from slightest cause. Consolation aggravates.Nervous.Drops things and break down.Great loss of memory.Ill effects of grief, fright,anger.Tearswith laughter.Wants to be alone to cry.7.Pulsatilla: Mild, gentle and yielding disposition.Cries easily.Ever changingsymptoms.Timid.Irresolute .Easily discouraged. Dread of the opposite sex.Ailments following grief,mortification and sorrow.Broods for hours.All the symptoms are better in open air.8.Sepia : Very indifferent to those she loves most. Irritable.Fear of being alone.Weeps when tellingsymptoms. Weak memory.Constant fear of some impending calamity. Breaks into violent bursts ofanger.Discontented about past, present and futureI will conclude myself by highlighting the role of counselling along with most suited homoeopathicremedy, in patients struggling with mental issues.Soothing words and right advice go a long way ininfluencing a patient’s state of mind and bringing him out of his self-made web of problems. Aperson with deranged mental health appears normal outside but inside him, is a violent storm ofthoughts, disturbing his peace.Hence our prescription is complete when we give our 100% by infusing positivity into the patient andhelp him to control his thought process.REFERENCESBoericke’s Materia MedicaRepertory of the Materia Medica-J.T.KentA Study on Materia Medica-Dr N.M ChoudhuriCompiled byDr.Shalini BabbarB.H.M.S(Delhi)


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