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International Journal of Homoeopathic Sciences

International Journal of Homoeopathic Sciences

2022, Vol. 6 Issue 4, Part H
Managing post traumatic stress disorder with homoeopathy: A case report
Author(s): Dr. Priya Singh, Ankit Banerjee and Dr. Kathika Chattopadhyay
Abstract:
The reporting of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) cases is less as the diagnosis is usually missed and considered under other diagnostic nomenclatures like depression, anxiety than actual PTSD, unless carefully interrogated. Such cases should be dealt with utmost care and with homoeopathy being the most gentle and rapid healing art, effective cures can be done. The present case was initially taken up as a case of depression, but after counselling and vigorous interrogation with the patient in successive follow-ups, it was diagnosed as a PTSD case. This highlights the importance of history taking and building a rapport with the patient. It is one-of-a-kind case where the patient’s entire personality was altered after the trauma and homoeopathy helped her in retrieving her self-confidence and improving interpersonal and social relationships. The following case report presents a case of 32 years old female suffering from gradual weight loss and general weakness from the past 1 year. On detailed case history, it was found that the cause of her presenting complaints and disinterest in the husband and family was due to the past event of trauma which she suffered 4 years ago, before marriage. Following homoeopathic psycho-somatic disease treatment approach (HPDTA) along with supportive psychotherapy, the below mentioned case of PTSD was retrieved to health completely. Individualized homoeopathic medicine Sepia officinalis was prescribed based on the totality of symptoms and reportorial analysis. The clinical outcome was assessed by Hamilton depression rating scale (HDRS) and PTSD Scale-Self Report for DSM-5 (PSS-SR5). The case is a perfect demonstration of the usefulness of homoeopathy in cases predominantly presenting with symptoms of mind and disposition, even years after the actual event of trauma.
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How to cite this article:
Dr. Priya Singh, Ankit Banerjee, Dr. Kathika Chattopadhyay. Managing post traumatic stress disorder with homoeopathy: A case report. Int J Hom Sci 2022;6(4):524-531. DOI: 10.33545/26164485.2022.v6.i4h.706
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