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Saturday, 14 January 2012

WHO - F60.1 Schizoid personality disorder

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

F60.1 Main points
Individuals with Schizoid Personality Disorder may have particular difficulty expressing anger, even in response to direct provocation, which contributes to the impression that they lack emotion. Their lives sometimes seem directionless. Such individuals often react passively to adverse circumstances. Because of their lack of social skills and lack of desire for sexual experiences, individuals with this disorder have few friendships, date infrequently, and often do not marry. Employment or work functioning may be impaired.

    * Neither desires nor enjoys close relationships, including being part of a family
    * Almost always chooses solitary activities
    * Has little, if any, interest in having sexual experiences with another person
    * Takes pleasure in few, if any, activities
    * Lacks close friends or confidants other than first-degree relatives
    * Appears indifferent to the praise or criticism of others
    * Shows emotional coldness, detachment, or flattened affectivity

Rubrics indicating Schizoid disorder ... 

    MIND - EMOTIONS - predominated by the intellect       8
     MIND - COMPANY - aversion to                                    249
     MIND - COMPANY - aversion to - desire for solitude   87
     MIND - ESTRANGED - family; from his                         27
     MIND - INDIFFERENCE - family, to his                         23
     MIND - INDIFFERENCE - joy of others; to                    32
     MIND - INDIFFERENCE - everything, to                    112
     MIND - UNFEELING                                                        51
     MIND - SENSITIVE - want of sensitiveness                 30

The rubrics indicate the following group may help in the treatment of F.60.1 disorders ....

positr. nat-m. sep. nat-sil. lyc. con. nux-v. staph. phos. plat. tritic-vg. op. sulph. sal-fr. bell. hep. nit-ac. plut-n. falco-pe. podo. ozone. anac.

Positron, at the top of the list feels heavy and isolated.  Some describe the state as serene, they are enchanted by perfection and irritated by disorder and entropy.  In this sate they do not wish  to be disturbed or to mix socially.

 MIND - DELUSIONS - invaded; one's space is being  
 MIND - ESCAPE, attempts to - family and children; attempts to escape from her  
 MIND - ESCAPE, attempts to - run away, to  
 MIND - ESTRANGED - family; from his 
 MIND - ESTRANGED - society, from  
 MIND - HATRED - humankind; of 
 IRRITABILITY - disturbed, when

The F60.1 core diagnostic points are present in the Positron proving, but F60.1 Schiziod category does not really tell us much about the essential nature of Postironium. It has no mass but it seems to produce a very heavy contemplative state. They dont want their contemplations to be disturbed by trivia. The theme of not caring is marked, but there is a more universal compassion.  The focus is on matters of more universal concern - as opposed to social interaction.

However, provings produce symptoms and states in healthy subjects - two postiron cases have been described by David Johnson (Hpathy).  Both were significantly withdrawn proir to the remedy.  They seem to feel ungrounded and insubstantial.  He described this withdrawal 'as having a sense of being physically present but not truly interacting with others'.  

Both did start to improve their interactions with others afterwards (

The heaviness invoked by the remedy seems to have provided some degree of social grounding in these cases. Although the F60.1 grouping does not describe the individual nature of the remedies very well it does give some indication of their clinical application.

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