PARENTS ROLLED DOWN HAPPY TEARS! THANK YOU HOMEOPATHY!
Parents of an 18 years boy visited me by 12 February 2021.
Father said- Our son has some mental issues. We went to counselor. She suggested meeting a neurologist as she felt that our son needs some brain surgery. We did not understand why our son need surgery. He does not have any tumor or convulsions; there is no history of head injury. Hence, we did not want to follow her. My best friend referred me to you. We have lot of expectations from you mam, please do something for us, our life is like hell now!
Our son, Harshal, is an intelligent boy in study especially in Math. He is Gold medalist in Karate. He is aggressive and talks in rude tone.
We are middle class people, but Harshal wants everything rich, grand and expensive. He is demanding, wants luxurious life style.
He has good convincing power and sometimes makes me follow his wishes. We try to provide him the best possible facilities but he is discontented. He asked for 40000/ INR as his birthday gift and 35000/ INR for trip.My monthly income is just 20000/ INR. How could I provide him such big amount?
He is over confident and feels that parents are mad, having no knowledge and he is the only smart person in family. He wants me to run a Pub, Bar or Petrol Pump so that I can make big money.
He does not understand that we need to invest money to open such big ventures. He just gets fascinated with glamour and showcase.
Six months back we sold his mother’s gold chain and to purchase a mobile phone for 80000/ INR, as he wanted to make career in Pub G.
He anyhow wanted it as his friends are having expensive phones. Whatever he sees at his friends, he wants it.
He says I am not getting branded clothes and watches, as you could not afford it.
He wants hi-fi life style and fashionable accessories.
After phone, his next demand was computer.
He is using my brother’s old car now; he is not getting that I could not afford its fuel cost.
If we reject his wish, then the family has to face volcano!
He shouts and creates scene, does not let us to sleep or eat.
He knows if I will create drama, will definitely get something.
He always think about getting more and more money.
He told me that he wants to invest money in stock market, but without proper knowledge, how one could gamble the money.
He keeps on demanding one after one.
Once he demanded an expensive Bike.
I refused. He attempted suicide by hanging himself.
Me- Does he attempt suicide frequently?
Father- Yes. Once he cut his vein as I refused to purchase car for him (when he was 16 years old) and did the same 8 days back. He cannot tolerate slight contradiction and criticism.
Me- Was there profuse blood loss?
Father- Nothing at all.
Me-Did he hang himself in presence of family members?
Father- Yes. He informed his mother earlier as well messaged me too.
He says I got the worst parents in the world.
He keeps on threatening us all the time.
He said that, I should sale my gold chain and give money for his tour; otherwise, he would jump from the Mall.
Mother- His grandfather is extremely harsh person, used to behave like Harshal in past. His grandmother is a jealous woman.
Me-Tell me something about his childhood.
Mother- When he was in eighth standard, he stole 12000/ INR from his father’s bag to put petrol in his friend’s bike.
He was mocked and bullied in the school.
He feels that nobody is his well-wisher.
He wanted us to go for dinner together, to spend some quality time with family, but all his wishes suppressed.
He does not like to be guided as well counselled.
He does not like to study, gives excuses, left tuition classes after deposition of fees.
Life is too difficult for us. He is beyond tolerance. No desire to eat or brushing hairs; I lost enthusiasm in living.
I was tired with his mood swings and destructive habits.
When new demand is there, he behaves gently.
He quarrels with us only. He can share anything like money or computer with his friends.
He talks only about his favorite subject. Does not care whether the next person is interested in listening or not!
He does not get up until afternoon, avoids bath.
He has occasional headache.
His friends call him when they need any advice or help. He is good counselor.
He talks so well with everyone except family.
He says-I feel bounded here. If I will live here, I will never grow. You people are so pushing, compelling me to follow you. Stop pressurizing; I know what is good for me.
Mother said- He is stone hearted, does not care even if I fall sick. He only thinks about earning money as fast as possible.
He gets irritated with sister’s education expenses. He says, what will remain for us if we spend too much on her education.
I feel we are responsible for that. He was an affectionate child. We did not care his small wishes in his childhood.
H/O Mother during pregnancy-
She said- During pregnancy, I never got proper attention and care.
Excessive fetal movements in night did not allow me to sleep well.
I exerted a lot during gestation.
I could not relax even after his birth. He used to cry whole night until age of 3 months.
My diagnosis was Bipolar Schizoaffective Disorder. (2)
First, I considered it as Schizophrenia as he has delusion of grandeur, not accepting real financial status and lack of emotions towards family. (1)
There is a small line of difference between these two. Schizoaffective Disorder has false, fixed beliefs, despite evidence to the contrary, unusual behavior ,impaired communication with family, Periods of manic mood, with an increase in energy and a decreased need for sleep, impaired academic and social functioning, talk of suicide, mania and depressive mood.
Schizophrenia has lack of motivation but this boy was not lacking it. In fact he was all the time thinking about earning money and be a rich man.
Bipolar Schizoaffective Disorder has episodes of mania and sometimes-major depression/sadness.
Rubrics considered (4)
MIND – DELUSIONS – great person, is a
MIND – LUXURY, desire for
MIND – RUDENESS
MIND – QUARRELSOME – family, with her
MIND – AMBITION – increased – money; to make
MIND – GAMBLING – passion for gambling – make money; to
MIND – ANGER – contradiction; from
MIND – SENSITIVE – criticism; to
MIND – DELUSIONS – enemy – everyone is an
MIND – TALKING – one subject; of nothing but
MIND – BOASTER – squandering through ostentation
MIND – THREATENING
MIND – RICH; to be – desire
MIND – AILMENTS FROM – scorned; being
MIND – DICTATORIAL – talking with air of command
MIND – JEALOUSY – quarrelling, reproaches and scolding; with
MIND – WEEPING – children, in – night
MIND – PETULANT
MIND – DESTRUCTIVENESS (only in anger)
Many remedies like Lycopodium, Nux Vomica, Sulphur, Platina, Stramonium, Mercury Sol, Veratrum Album,Calcarea Carb, Carcinosin, Chamomilla and Lachesis came up.
Lycopodium 10 M one aqua dose given from the above totality on 12 February 2021.
Actually, no one remedy from the repertorisation covered all symptoms.
It was a clear indication to put nosode.
I was thinking about Carcinosin as it covered various symptoms and mother faced excessive fetal movements during pregnancy.
Nevertheless, Carsinosin does not have the delusion of being great and he does not crave luxury, which was the keynote symptom of the patient.
I decided to go with Lycopodium and to put up Carsinosin as an intercurrent to support main remedy.
However, Platina and Sulphur are egoistic/ haughty but Platina lacked jealousy and Sulphur lacked boasting.
Nux Vomica, known for sedentary life style, which he lives even without being rich.
Stramonium covers destructive behavior but it is not avarice, which is the keynote of the person.
Lachesis is jealous, rude with delusion of being superhuman but he does not boast it.
Full of desires, braggart, rudeness, imposing his choice and thoughts on others, talking on his favorite subject, love for power, desire for money and ready to take the risk by investing money in stock market; all these symptoms made me to select Lycopodium.
The following chart with different filters advocated Lycopodium. (4)
10 M selected, as ‘more the dynamic mental sphere- higher should be the potency.’
His parents came to visit me.
They said- he is little better.
Restless and impatient.
Rudeness is top of world.
Gets easily offended.
Blames others especially to father for spoiling his childhood, not fulfilling his desires.
Wants to be rich soon.
The only difference is that, he is not giving long speech about his favorite subject.
Prescription- What and why?
From the above report, I decided to repeat Lycopodium 10 M one aqua dose.
Sometimes we need to give time to the remedy to work thoroughly.
27th April 2021
Parents came to consult me.
They said- In these 3 months, our son is 20-25% better.
Homeopathy and you, made us confident that he will 100% recover soon.
He is able to distinguish between good and bad.
He is calm now. His destruction reduced more than 50%.
(If you see this rubric-you will not find Lycopodium here)
MIND – DESTRUCTIVENESS (4)
Agar. anan. androc. apis aur-m-n. bac. Bell. bufo calc. Camph. canth. carbn-s. carc. Chel. Cimx. Con. Cupr. cur. dulc. fl-ac. gal-ac. hep. hura Hyos. iod. kali-p. lach. laur. lil-t. med. merc-i-f. merc. moni. morph. mosch. Nux-v. oena. op. ozone phos. plat. plb. prot. sec. sep. sol-t-ae. spong. staph. STRAM. stront-c. sulph. Tarent. tritic-vg. Tub. vanil. verat-v. Verat.)
Well-selected remedy usually covers those symptoms which are not even mentioned it.
Homeopathy does not treat the disease; it treats the person in disease.
They further said-
He broke 80000/ Rs. Mobile phone few months back but now he is normal.
He used to feel himself chief of family, commanding person; now behaving well. Respecting us.
Now he calm down in just half an hour, previously this span was 2-3 days.
He is not demanding a single penny now. He talks about money only during anger but not asking for it. Before meeting you, he used to take 10000/ INR as pocket money by hook and crook.
Now the scenario is totally changed. Today he recharged my mobile by paying 2700/ for yearly package from his account!
Now he is matured enough.
However, his strong desire to be rich soon is not letting him rest. He is still thinking about stock market investment.
Prescription- What and why?
As Lycopodium worked well until now, I decided to repeat it in same potency.
However, somewhere, I had the inside hunch that I am missing something.
11th May 2021
He is 50% better than before.
He is eating well now, which he did not previously. We wish he should continue this eating schedule always.
His anger reduced.
He is following his duties well.
He is filling water in cooler. Previously he never did it.
He is sleeping well. Attending online classes but does not want us to pay for his sister’s class fees.
He feels to be a good place, wants to be a rich man and feels that he is lacking because of us. He says- You could not get me the branded clothes, which can go with my looks. I feel bounded here. If I will live here, I will never grow. Why do you not understand me? Stop pushing; I know what is good for me.
However, he is improving but his desire to be rich soon troubles us on and off.
He then become aggressive and blames us that he could not live a quality life because of our financial condition. What will remain there for his future if we keep on spending money on his sister’s education and our medical issues?
No doubt, his behavior is better than before but his desire to be a moneyed person is growing day by day.
Last week his friends went Goa without informing him. He felt bad, forsaken and cheated. He was very angry with them.
One of his friend called him from Goa, as he needed money transfer.
Harshal sent him money.
Me- why? You just said he was angry with them.
Mother said- He did so as he has the fear of losing them. He does not have any other friends.
Prescription- what and why?
I understood that Lycopodium comforted up to some extent but it could not touch the core of the patient.
I wanted a remedy, which can address his original core picture hence considered the rubric MIND – RICH; to be – desire, which was there in my repertorization.
The only remedy Marble White came up.
Sulph-Calc-Lyco ! These three remedies form the great anti-psoric trio of our Materia Medica. These polychrests (the first two from the mineral kingdom and Lyco from the plant kingdom) follow each other in a certain order, and one generally finds that if one of these is indicated in a patient, the other two will be required at some time or the other, to restore the patient to total or Harmonious Health.(3)
Marble, primarily Calcium carbonate is an example of a sedimentary rock that has changed into a metamorphic rock.
The pressure experienced by a rock during metamorphism is due to the weight of the overlying rocks.
This boy has strong sense of being pressurized. He was self-oriented, careless about others; felt himself bounded under shell of parents but still wanted to be decorated and to be Rich.
Marble is known for its decorative appearance and strength.
Else, I paid attention to the following rubrics from the same remedy- (4)
MIND – AMUSEMENT – desire for
MIND – ANGER – interruption; from
MIND – ANGER – misunderstood, when
MIND – AVARICE – squandering on oneself, but
MIND – CAPRICIOUSNESS
MIND – CARESSED; being – desire to be caressed
MIND – UNSYMPATHETIC
MIND – IRRITABILITY – trifles, from
MIND – INDIFFERENCE – welfare of others, to
MIND – INDIFFERENCE – others, toward
MIND – IMPULSIVE
MIND – HAUGHTY
MIND – DELUSIONS – great person, is a
MIND – DELUSIONS – noble; being
MIND – FANCIES – absorbed in
MIND – FLATTERED – desire to be
MIND – FORSAKEN feeling – isolation; sensation of
MIND – VANITY
MIND – SUICIDAL disposition – throwing – height; himself from a
MIND – SERVANTS; desire to have
MIND – SELFISHNESS
MIND – COMPLAINING
MIND – DELUSIONS – distinguished; he is
MIND – DELUSIONS – enemy – surrounded by enemies
MIND – DELUSIONS – neglected – he or she is neglected
MIND – ENVY
MIND – OFFENDED, easily
MIND – BATHING – aversion to bathe
MIND – REPROACHING others
MIND – QUARRELSOME
MIND – ORDER – desire for – life, in one’s
The marble proving, done by Nuala Eising, brought forth the following themes-(5)
- Feeling attractive
- Feeling pleasant
- Calm and clear
- Anxiety about future
- Emotional coldness
- Self -centered, selfish
- Indifference toward welfare of others
- Demanding, but in a quiet manner
- Dreams of escape, dreams being pursued
(Symptoms in bold font resemble to patient)
Prescription- Marble White 200 CH one dose.
Parents said- Harshal’s behavior is better in all sense but we still have the fear of his aggressive attacks and money demand.
Me- How many times did he demand money for stock market investment?
Father- Not once in this month.
Me-Then what this fear about?
Father- If he will ask for money, we again will have to face volcano in home.
Prescription – What and Why?
I did not get any complaint from parents.
We should wait if everything is going well as either the first dose is still working or immunity is aroused enough.
Harshal has very bad coryza and constant running nose. He wanted medicine but as you suggested we only preferred steam inhalation.
Me-Do any of you or his friends have cough and cold?
Me- Does he suffer from cold every year?
Mother- In childhood. Not now.
Me- How is his aggression?
Father- He is fine. Not demanding money or not taking objection on his sister’s expenses. He said share market does not give assured income without proper knowledge. He wants to go to Mumbai to learn from agencies.
Me- You must send him for this training.
Mother- Yesterday he said, ‘when I would be rich, I shall buy you a good house. Dad should start new business to earn fast. We should take credit card. It gives us a side of 48 days, we can buy anything now and can pay interest free amount later on.’
Father-He does not understand from where I would pay such huge amount.
Prescription – What and Why?
Marble White 1 M one dose.
I could observe that his cold is the outcome of the remedy.
In Homeopathy, we say- Nasal drain is cry of brain.
200C worked well at physical level but to cover mental level, I increased potency.
Parents said- he is 80% better as compared to six months back.
His father cried with happy tears!
Me- Glad to see you happy. You tolerated a lot!
Me- I can see in your eyes!
Mother-We could not eat well even for week, I used run out of home.
Now I am satisfied. Harshal decorated his room well, keeping clothes and computer at proper place. Behaving well.
Father- Previously he used to say’ me and mine’ now he says ‘ours.’
Me- Is he feeling himself as a part of family?
Me- How was his aggression previously?
Father- Extreme. We could not even talk to him.
I used to avoid going home out of the fear what new will I get to see now.
He made us to keep awake for whole night to listen his outburst.
Father- He is fine with us.
His says-Dad take retirement in 5 years, I will look after you.
Me- Taking responsibility!
He says-we can buy a good car after 2 years.
Me-You mean to say, he can be patient to buy a car for 2 years.
Me-Was it same in past when he was 15-16 years old?
Father-No, he wanted it immediately, next day.
For him, car was ‘The Must’ accessary.
He used to jealous with others but now he is satisfied, not comparing with others.
Prescription – What and Why?
Psora was already evolved in the form of coryza.
At mental level, he accepted the reality.
His delusion of grandeur; being a great person, broken with marble.
In his subsequent follow-ups, I did not get any harsh complaint.
Once or twice, I prescribed acute remedies for fever and sore throat.
Lately his parents informed me that he is going to Mumbai for Stock market training.
This case really put me to the test. With persistent effort, I was able to come to a collective understanding of Harshal’s case and choose a remedy that seems to be working well for him. This was a tremendous learning experience me.
1. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/schizophrenia/symptoms-causes/syc-20354443-7th January 2020
2. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/schizoaffective-disorder/symptoms-causes/syc-20354504- 9 November 2019
4. Radar 10-Treasure Edition Synthesis Repertory
5. Provings Vol. 2 Nuala Eising, 2013 by Emryss Publishers
About the Author:
Dr. Kavita Chandak
Authors autobiography- Dr Kavita chandak is a gold medalist scholar in Homeopathy. she is Practising since 2 decades in Nagpur. She is trained with Dr. Michael Frass in dealing the cancer cases with Homeopathy. She is attached with P.D. Jain Homeopathic medical college as professor of Repertory and a Guide for P.G. students from Nashik Health University. She is an International faculty,speaker and promoter of Homeopathy, invited by 20+ countries to deliver seminars about homeopathic contribution in Psychiatric disorders and Autism, Infertility and cancer.
Honoured by holding golden book world record for treating kidney disorder. She is an advisory board member at Turkiyeklinikleri Journal of Istanbul. *She is running a NGO, Padmaja welfare foundation,which is dedicated in the field of Health and rehabilitation.*
She is an Excellent speaker and a social activist: received many national-international awards for her generous socio Medical contribution towards society. Won the INSC research award for her paper on Autism. Authored 3 medical books about gynacology and psychiatry. Organised 800 free medicine distribution camps till now. To spread awareness, she writes health articles, delivers sessions on TV and Radio about Health. She is the board member at Afghanistan Homeopathic association. She is providing her services through her web clinic in 20+ countries. Her speciality area is Behavioural Psychiatric disorders like Autism and ADHD.