HOMOEOPATHIC REMEDIES FOR ANXIETY NEUROSIS
Anxiety neurosis is the psychological disorder most commonly referred to as generalized anxiety disorder, or GAD. Characterized by excessive, exaggerated worrying or fear about everyday issues such as money, family, work or health, the symptoms of GAD can be overwhelming, at times to the point of being completely debilitating.
Physical symptoms of generalized anxiety can be similar to or experienced as an anxiety or panic attack. Specifically, GAD symptoms felt in the body can include headaches and body aches, muscle tension, difficulty swallowing, trembling or twitching, sweating, gastrointestinal discomfort and nausea, diarrhea, feeling lightheaded or dizzy, feeling out of breath, hot flashes, and having to visit the bathroom often. In addition, sufferers of GAD can experiences sleep difficulties or insomnia, restlessness, fatigue or feeling tired for seemingly unknown reasons.
Excessive worrying -Behind GAD is worrying that is constant, chronic and unsubstantiated, experienced at a level of severity much more than the anxiety most people have from time to time. Sometimes just getting through the day can cause or increase feelings of anxiety. This tendency to ruminate can last all day, interfering with school, work or family, and causing sufferers to adopt a pessimistic attitude in which they always fear the worst.
In addition to worrying about everyday tasks and activities, people with GAD might worry about punctuality, conformity and perfectionism, the latter making them so unsure of themselves that they need to redo tasks in order to meet their perceived level of perfection.
Aside from the physical symptoms and worrying that define GAD, other symptoms that sufferers can experience include being easily distracted and having a hard time concentrating. When this affects their ability to complete tasks such as work duties or meeting deadlines, it can be a precursor to feeling even more anxious.
Operating at a heightened level of anxiety also makes those who suffer from GAD more prone to being on edge, and thus, more easily startled. When combined with fatigue or feeling exhausted from lack of quality sleep, it can increase the tendency to be moody or irritable.
There are many Homoeopathic remedies that can very effectively manage anxiety neurosis. Some important remedies are mentioned below
ARGENTUM NITRICUM 30- This is one of the most important medicines for anxiety related disorders
The patient is very nervous and impulsive by nature; extremely hurried in whatever he does. He dreads situations that may cause him anxiety and tries to avoid getting into such situations. Multiple phobias such as fear of darkness, evil, fear of heights, tall buildings, of passing certain places, etc. anticipatory anxiety which causes diarrhea before any important event or function. Intense apprehension and worry about trifling matters. All this anxiety causes much brain fag and the patient feels as if time passes too slowly. Physical symptoms of anxiety very marked such as trembling of hands and feet, palpitations in the chest, shortness of breath, dizziness and fainting, dryness of mouth, stammering, excessive sweating, etc.
ARSENICUM ABLB 200- Intense anxiety with great restlessness. Fears something terrible will happen.He is worse during night. Very chilly , exact and fault finding. He is meticulously tidy
CALCAREA CARB 200- It is another effective remedy. The patient thinks that he has done something wrong. He feels uneasy and anxious with palpitations . Fears loss of reason. Desperate of life. Fears insanity. Bores others by repeatedly describing his ailments
GELSEMIUM 200- Another important remedy for this condition. Anxiety due to fright, fear, emotions, exciting news , or forth coming examinations and interview .Stage fright
LYCOPODIUM CLAVATUM 200--Intense fear of going in public places and performing in public. The patient dreads public appearance even if his profession demands it. Intense fear of not being able to perform well and fear of negative evaluation by others. Anticipatory anxiety is marked and there is total loss of self confidence. Constant apprehension and fear of breaking down under stress. The patient is unable to sleep due to the happenings during the day. Anxiety about forth coming events
PHOSPHORUS 200- Very restless patients who are sensitive. They need security and constant reassurance. Anxious, restless and nervous due to the fear of darkness, thunder, alone or dying
PULSATILLA NIG. 30- Anxiety after bad news or an emotional upset. The patient is weepy , touchy and needs company
SEPIA 20- Anxious towards evening. Dreads to be alone. Indifferent to those loved best. Averse to occupation , to family. Very sad. Weeps when telling symptoms
SILICEA 200--It's frequently used for generalized anxiety disorders, social phobias and specific phobias. Generally very nervous and timid patients who are afraid of stressful situations like public performances and exams, etc. They startle from the slightest noise due to nervousness. Marked anticipatory anxiety is an important feature of this drug.
THUJA OCCIDENTALIS 200- Thuja is one of the very good remedies for generalized anxiety disorders and obsessive compulsive neurosis. The patient generally gets anxious over trifles and cannot concentrate on whatever he does. He has many fixed ideas and he finds it difficult to get rid of them. Social phobia is also commonly seen in these patients who begin to get nervous and get twitching on being approached by strangers. Overall a very good drug for controlling anxiety states.
SYPHILINUM 200-- An important feature of Syphilinum patients is that they repeatedly wash their hands and they feel compelled to do so in order to relieve their anxiety. Marked fear of night time, the patient dreads the approach of night. There is intense anxiety and a constant feeling that he may go insane
NATRUM MURIATICUM 200- It's a good drug for acute stress disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder that has been triggered by the sudden death of someone close. The patient, in such cases, repeatedly re-experiences the traumatic event in the mind and constantly broods over it. Sleep disturbances are a common occurrence have anxious dreams. Startling at slightest noise, spells of intense anxiety, trembling of extremities are other common occurrences