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Saturday, 14 January 2012

WHO - F60.0 Paranoid personality disorder

Thesis: Homeopaths are reluctant to group remedies around any specific condition.   Is there any benefit in proposing this kind of grouping?

F60.0: Web Definition
A pervasive distrust and suspiciousness of others such that their motives are interpreted as malevolent, beginning by early adulthood and present in a variety of contexts, as indicated by four (or more) of the following:

* Suspects, without sufficient basis, that others are harming, or deceiving him
* Preoccupied with unjustified doubts about the loyalty of friends or associates
* Reluctant to confide in others for fear that it will be used  against him
* Reads hidden threatening meanings into benign remarks
* Persistently bears grudges, i.e., is unforgiving of insults, injuries, or slights
* Perceives attacks on his character and is quick to counterattack
* Has recurrent suspicions, without justification, regarding fidelity of  partner

Rubrics suggesting Paranoid Disorder -
MIND - DELUSIONS - accused, she is  2  
MIND - DELUSIONS - criticized, she is  36 
MIND - DELUSIONS - appreciated, she is not  25
MIND - DELUSIONS - persecuted - he is persecuted  63
MIND - FEAR - poisoned - being poisoned; fear of  31  
MIND - DELUSIONS - pursued; he was  36   
MIND - DELUSIONS - enemy - surrounded by enemies  10

Remedies in 4 or more rubrics - gives  the following paranoid disorder group

hyos. anac. lach. dros. verat. zinc. laur. positr. kali-br. rhus-t. ars. bell. merc. stram. aids. aur. carc. ign. staph. verat-v. ambr. hydrog. moni. plb. sulph. 

Hyoscamus, the top remedy in this group  is well known for its lack of trust, especailly in childhood.  These children may have a close bond with one parent, usually their mother that is difficult to break.  This bonding is often associated with fear and domestic violence.   They feel unwanted and that they themselves are to blame for all their parents neglect.

 In adults this insecurity manifests in the delusion that their spouse is unfaithful.  They become very jealous and the sense of betrayal  can result in violence. Eventually they become suspicious of everyone.  The feeling is that people are out to 'get you'.

Conclusion:  This group of remedies should arise in any  case of Paranoid personality disorder.  It follows that although  this kind of grouping is very broad, covering a wide range of possible presentations, it gives a rough and ready diagnostic tool, however individual differences and characteristics determine the final remedy selection.  This final differentiation only comes from a close understanding of each remedy.

A richer description of Hyos (and other plant remedies) can be found at my Plants Database Project: ; click on 'Solanales'.

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