Some mental states of children and their possible remedies
The fidgety / restless child – “Fidgety Philip”:
Nervous, restless, does not sit still, walks about, touches everything …
Aconitum: Physical and mental restlessness. Great agitation. Acute, sudden. Tossing about.
Agaricus: Jerking, twitching, trembling. Nervous excitement.
Argentum nitricum: Always hurried. Inco-ordination, trembling. Time passes too slowly. Impulsive.
Arsenicum album: Exhaustion & restlessness, irritable weakness.
Belladonna: Acutely alive. Great agitation. Tossing about, especially at night. Lamentation. “Desire to escape”.
Calcium bromatum: Nervous, irritable, flabby children.
Calcium phosphoricum: Nervous, irritable, bright. Displeased, and cranky, needs to move about. Fretful.
Chamomilla: Excessive inquietude & agitation. Unbearable acute yelling, particularly while teething, whining restlessness, wants something but then refuses it.
Coffea: Nervous agitation, nervous excitability. Unusual activity of body and mind. Irritability. Tossing about in anguish.
Cuprum: Restlessness with groaning & desire to escape.
Ferrum phosphoricum: Irritable, sensitive to noise. Unnatural excitement.
Kalium bromatum: Restlessness, mainly of the hands. Child needs to be kept occupied.
Phosphorus: Restless, fidgety.
Sanicula: Wants to be in constant motion, day and night. Restlessness not improved by moving.
Tarantula: Extreme restlessness.
Zincum: Nervous and exhausted at the same time. Restless arms and legs. Moving about ameliorates. Fidgety feet, twitching, trembling
The cheeky / naughty child – “Clown”:
Cheeky, alert, agile, naughty….
Abrotanum: Cross, irritable, anxious, annoyed and fearful, peevish. Exhausted and depressed.
Agaricus: Delayed mental development, tendency to have tics. Stubborn, morose. Indifference. Fearlessness
Belladonna: Lamenting, crying, yelling.
Bryonia: Irritable, giddiness. Desire to have things that are then rejected. Inclination to be angry. Irascibility.
Calcium bromatum: Restlessness when sleeping, chubby children.
Calcium hypophosphoricum: Delayed mental and physical development.
Calcium phosphoricum: Laddish / bossy, or shy & frightened.
Cannabis indica: Full of fun and mischief, vivid imagination.
Chamomilla: Impatient, intolerant, spiteful, snappish. Mischievous. Moans when he cannot have something he wants. Grumpy, mischievous, irritable.
Cina: Ill-humored. Wants things, but rejects them.
Hyoscyamus: Unseemly, immodest, hilarity.
Ignatia: Nervous temperament, erratic. Impatience. Morose.
Lycopodium: Grumpy, cannot have opposition. Sensitive to reprimand and criticism. Ambidextrous, cowardly. Headstrong.
Nux vomica: Out of tune, inharmonious actions. Irritable. Stubborn.
Tarantula: Ungrateful, discontented, guided by whims. Sly & malicious, aggressive and destructive.
The aggressive / violent child – “Bully”:
May hit out at others if he does not get his will, disobedient….
Abrotanum: Annoyed, would like to do something cruel.
Aconitum: Raving, violent. Vexed at trifles.
Agaricus: Furious, raging, screaming, raving.
Alumina: Variable mood. Morose. Disposition to anger, obstinate.
Argentum nitricum: Easily angered. Anger brings on physical symptoms.
Anacardium: Fixed ideas, easily offended. Malicious, wicked. Flies into rage. Screams, is furious. Manners are awkward, silly.
Arsenicum album: Malicious, selfish. Inclination to be angry. Anger with anxiety & restlessness.
Aurum: Great despondency. Peevish. The least contradiction excites his wrath. Grumbling, quarrelsome.
Belladonna: Furious, rages, bites, strikes, groans.
Bufo: Propensity to bite, howling, impatient, nervous.
Calcium carbonicum: Obstinacy. Low spirited. Vexatious. Easily offended.
Causticum: Vexatious. Quarrelsome.
Chamomilla: Impatience, complaining, wants to get his way. Peevishness. Quarrelsome. Disposition to anger.
Cuprum: Malicious, morose. Attacks of rage, wants to bite bystanders.
Cina: Irritable temper, cross.
Ferrum metallicum: Excited from slightest opposition. Sanguine temperament. Peevish, disputative.
Hepar sulphuricum: Angry, quickly becomes enraged. Furious.
Ignatia: Least contradiction excites fury and rage.
Lycopodium: Dislike of new things, annoyed by little things. Haughty. Frenzy. Reproach, overbearing conduct.
Nitricum acidum: Ambidextrous, malicious, perfidious, abusive, and hot-tempered. Vexed at trifles. Attacks / fits of rage, cursing.
Nux vomica: Malicious. Sullen. Spiteful. Peevish. Scolding. Quarrels, insults. Fiery, excited temperament, breaking out in acts of violence.
Sanicula: Headstrong, obstinate, crying, kicking.
Staphisagria: Violent outbursts. Peevish. Desires things which are then rejected.
Sulphur: Very selfish. Vitiated. Peevish.
Stramonium: Brutal, quarrelsome, violent, bites, hits.
Tarantula: Hysteria. Destructive impulses.
The sad child:
Alumina: Tearful sadness, sorrowful.
Anacardium: Profound melancholy.
Argentum nitricum: Deep-seated melancholic.
Arsenicum album: Miserly, despair. Chagrin, Inconsolable.
Aurum: Feels that all are against him. Hopeless. Anguish. Despair.
Causticum: Least thing makes him cry.
Chamomilla: Disposition to weeping. Great sensitivity to offence. Crying.
Cuprum: Melancholy with anguish attacks.
Ignatia: Melancholic, tearful, silently brooding. Sobbing, sighing. Sorrow. Changeable disposition.
Lycopodium: Melancholic, sadness upon waking. Desponding, grieving mood.
Natrium muriaticum: Over-sensitive. Grief. Crying, depression. Consolation aggravates. Much weeping.
Phosphoricum acidum: Grief.
Pulsatilla: Emotional, melancholic, weeps easily.
Staphisagria: Very sensitive. Peevish.
Stramonium: Rapid changes from being joyous to saddened. Sadness with deadly anguish. Inconsolable disposition.
Tuberculinum: Sadness, melancholy, gloomy, whining.
Zincum: Melancholic lethargy.
The fearful / anxious child:
Scared, restless due to fear or fright, may cry and cannot be calmed….
Aconitum: Great fear, worry and anxiety. Anguish, restless, frightened. Tension. Tendency to start. Inconsolable anxiety. Fear of spectres, of dark. Disposition to run away from one’s bed. Ailments from fear & fright.
Alumina: Disposition to anger and fright. Anguish.
Anacardium: When walking, feels pursued.
Argentum nitricum: Nervous & fearful. Anxieties. Fears house-corners. Nightly nervousness.
Arsenicum album: Fright and worry. Anguish, cannot rest. Fear of being left alone. Fear with cold sweat. Fear of spectres, robbers. Despondency.
Belladonna: Easily frightened. Disposition to be fearful, suspicious, tendency to mistrust.
Calcium carbonicum: Easily frightened. Anxious agitation.
Chamomilla: Mental excitement with tendency to fright.
Gelsemium: Bad effects from fright and fear. Starting, screams.
Kalium bromatum: Nervous anxiety. Night terrors with screaming and trembling.
Kalium phosphoricum: Anxiety, Nervous dread, Irritable, night terrors.
Ignatia: Nervous, worry. Strong disposition to be frightened. Fear of robbers.
Lycopodium: Afraid to be alone. Fear of breaking down under stress.
Natrium muriaticum: Ill-effects from fright. Irritability. Anguish during storm, especially at night.
Nux vomica: Uneasiness, anguish. Anxiety and restlessness in the evening.
Phosphorus: Fearful, starting, hypo-sensitive.
Pulsatilla: In the evening, being alone, darkness, ghosts.
Silicea: Fainthearted, anxious, nervous.
Stramonium: Cannot be alone. Fear of darkness; must have light and company.
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