A medical doctor and psychiatrist, Trevor Smith shows how homeopathy can be used effectively to treat a wide range of emotional and mental problems. Citing the unique demands of our modern society with its widespread tensions, pressures, and uncertainties, he asserts that one medical patient in three requests help for a problem that is psychological in origin. This number is on the increase as the necessity for change and modification in our lives exceeds our capacity to adapt.
Homeopathic medicine bases its diagnosis and treatment on the concept of the person as a totality, giving as much attention to the psyche as to the body. Tranquilizers and sedatives, commonly used in conventional allopathic medicine to treat psychological problems, sedate not only the symptoms but also the person affected by them. Opposed to the suppression of symptoms, the purpose of homeopathic remedies is to liberate vital energies inherent in the body so that a healthier self is experienced.
The author shows how homeopathy can be used to treat anxiety; depression and withdrawal; in security, shyness, and immaturity; psy-chosexual problems; fears and phobias; schizophrenia; and obsessional states. In sections devoted to infants, adolescents, adults and the elderly, the author deals specifically with mental health concerns common to these age groups. He also pays particular attention to the problems of personality adjustment as they affect relationships and the family.
This insightful book offers highly sensitive and expert advise on alleviating mental and emotional distress. The recommended homeopathic treatments will facilitate the natural healing process and lead to greater self-awareness and a feeling of calm, happiness, and well-being in the mental and emotional spheres.