Children’s Homoeopathy for Mental Illness | HOMOEOPATHY FOR MENTAL ILLNESS IN CHILDREN
Understanding the warning signs of mental illness in children and how you can help your child cope is important because it can be difficult for parents to recognize in children. As a result, many children who could benefit from treatment don’t receive it.
Unfortunately, many adults are unaware of the signs and symptoms of mental illness in children, making it difficult for them to determine whether a child in their care has a mental health issue.
You might assume that all children exhibit some of these signs at some point, and children frequently lack the vocabulary or developmental ability to express their concerns, so it can be challenging to tell the difference between signs of a problem and normal childhood behavior even if you are aware of the red flags.
Parents may hesitate to seek care for a child who exhibits signs of a suspected mental illness due to worries about the stigma surrounding mental illness, the use of specific medications, the cost of care, or practical difficulties in arranging it.
The same mental health issues that affect adults can also affect children, but they may manifest in different ways at times. For instance, depressed children frequently display more irritability than depressed adults, who more frequently display sadness.
A variety of mental health issues can affect children, including:
Anxiety disorders.Children who suffer from anxiety disorders, such as obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, social phobia, and generalized anxiety disorder, contend with anxiety as a recurring issue that interferes with their daily lives.
An anxiety disorder should be taken into consideration when a child’s worry or stress interferes with their ability to function normally. Some worry is a normal part of every child’s experience, frequently varying from one developmental stage to the next.
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).Some children with ADHD may have symptoms in all three categories, while others may only have symptoms in one of the following: difficulty paying attention, hyperactivity, and impulsive behavior.
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD).The serious developmental disorder known as autism spectrum disorder (ASD), which typically manifests before the age of three, affects a child’s capacity for communication and social interaction.
Eating disorders.Children can become so preoccupied with food and weight that they are unable to focus on anything else, which is a serious, even life-threatening condition known as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge-eating disorder.
Mood disorders.Children who suffer from mood disorders like depression or bipolar disorder may experience extreme mood swings that are much more severe than the typical mood swings experienced by many people.
Schizophrenia.Schizophrenia is a persistent mental illness that most frequently manifests in late adolescence to early adulthood and causes a child to lose touch with reality (psychosis).
Mood changes.Watch out for prolonged depressive or withdrawal symptoms, as well as abrupt mood swings that interfere with relationships at work or at home.
Intense feelings.Be mindful of any overwhelming fears or worries that interfere with daily activities, such as those that cause your heart to race or your breathing to quicken.
Behavior changes.Fighting frequently, using weapons, and expressing a desire to severely injure others are also warning signs. These include abrupt changes in behavior or personality as well as risky or out-of-control behavior.
Difficulty concentrating.Keep an eye out for symptoms of attention deficit disorder or difficulty staying still, both of which can result in subpar academic performance.
Unexplained weight loss.An eating disorder may be indicated by a sudden loss of appetite, frequent vomiting, or laxative use.
Physical symptoms.Children with mental health issues may experience stomachaches and headaches as opposed to sadness or anxiety, as compared to adults.
Physical harm.Children with mental health conditions may also have suicidal thoughts or actually attempt suicide, as well as self-injury, also known as self-harm, which is the act of purposefully causing bodily harm, such as cutting or burning oneself.
Substance abuse.To deal with their emotions, some children turn to drugs or alcohol.
ANTIM. CRUDE 200Antim crud may be prescribed in children who are incredibly short-tempered without any relevant cause. Antim crud is a very well-indicated medication in children who are unusually abusive, excessively irritable and crossed, anything to please the child doesn’t seem to satisfy him, there is much brooding and the child doesn’t want to speak.
ARSENICUM ABLB 200-He is extremely tense and restless, and his anxiety is worse at night. He is also very cold, exact, and troubleshooting, and he keeps everything meticulously clean.
CHAMOMILLA 200-Chamomilla is an excellent medicine in cases of severe child abuse. The child may be extremely restless and may cry nonstop. The child keeps demanding one thing after another and refuses when given. There may be temper tantrums on every little thing. The child cannot tolerate if anyone tries to speak to him. The child may be extremely abusive and complaining. The child cannot take no for an answer and may keep moaning continuously because he is being ignored.
ARGENTUM NITRICUM 30One of the most crucial medications for disorders associated with anxiety is this one.
The patient experiences multiple phobias, such as fear of darkness, evil, heights, tall buildings, passing certain places, etc., anticipatory anxiety, which causes diarrhea before any important event or function, intense apprehension and worry about trivial matters, and is very hurried in everything he does. All of this anxiety causes much brain activity, which can lead to anxiety disorders.
**CINA 200-**Cina is another suggested remedy in children who are abusive, the child may be very cross and irritable and hates when touched, children who don’t want to be carried, talked to, or touched, children who may turn away from strangers, the child bores his face in his mother’s lap and cries nonstop, and children who have worm infestations.
**HYOSCYAMUS 200–**Hyoscyamus is a very well-indicated remedy in child abuse. The child may be very argumentative and abusive, hurling verbal insults at everyone around him. There may be constant grumbling and muttering out of irritation. The child may be incredibly impatient and talkative. Hyocyamus may be prescribed when the child makes fun of other children and is extremely insulting. There may be an unusual tendency to find fault
The child is typically well behaved and may be suppressed for a long time; however, due to prolonged suppression, there may be piling up of the emotions, which can then suddenly manifest as angry bouts. The child prefers to be left alone to cry, and there is much awkwardness and hasty behavior. Natrum Mur is useful in cases of abusive children who are extremely weepy and cross, refusing to be consoled and weeping more on consolation.
CALCAREA CARB 200-The patient believes he has done something wrong, feels uneasy and anxious, experiences palpitations, fears losing his sense of reason, is desperate for life, fears going insane, and repeatedly describes his ailments to others, which bores them. This is another successful remedy.
GELSEMIUM 200-Anxiety related to stage fright, stage fright, emotions, exciting news, upcoming exams and interviews, or stage fright is another important treatment for this condition.
LYCOPODIUM CLAVATUM 200–Extreme fear of performing in public and going to places where people are present. The patient dreads public appearances despite the fact that it is required by his profession. Anticipatory anxiety is noticeable, and there is a complete loss of self-confidence.
PHOSPHORUS 200-Patients who are extremely sensitive, restless, and anxious due to fears of the dark, thunder, being alone, or dying need security and constant reassurance.
PULSATILLA NIG. 30– Anxiety following negative news or an emotional upheaval; the patient is emotional, weepy, and in need of company.
SEPIA 20-Very sad. Cries when describing symptoms. Worries about the evening. Hates being by themselves. Ignores those they love the most.
A key characteristic of this medication is marked anticipatory anxiety, which is used to treat generalized anxiety disorders, social phobias, and specific phobias in patients who are typically extremely anxious and timid and who fear stressful situations like public performances and exams.
TUBERCULINUM 200-As it helps to lessen destructive behavior, irritability, and feelings of dissatisfaction, tuberculinum is appropriate for restless children who seek constant stimulation or change.
THUJA OCCIDENTALIS 200-Thuja is a very effective treatment for generalized anxiety disorders and obsessive compulsive neurosis. These patients frequently experience social phobia, which causes them to become anxious and twitch when approached by strangers.
SYPHILINUM 200–Marked fear of the night, the patient dreads the approach of night, there is intense anxiety and a constant feeling that he may go insane, and one important feature of Syphilinum patients is that they feel compelled to wash their hands repeatedly in order to relieve their anxiety.
**VERATRUM ALBUM 200-**Veratrum Album is a recommended treatment for kids who have tantrums, have extreme mood swings, alternate between being grumpy and being submissive, scream and curse, and become physically violent when angry. The child may also sit awkwardly and become completely unresponsive.