Homoeopathy: A promising treatment for generalized anxiety disorder
Author(s): Dr. Ritu Ajitkumar Lalwani
Abstract: An anxiety disorder characterized by excessive worry about a wide range of events is broadly termed as Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD). This excessive worry hinders physiology, and these individuals are unduly preoccupied in issues of health, financial, family, intimate relations, social connection problems, death, or work challenges. Amygdala of brain is responsible for carrying out the events of GAD. These events are manifested at psychic and somatic level and is differently manifested in various individuals. DSM – V is helpful in the diagnosis and management of GAD. In the treatment of GAD, homoeopathy provides an integrated approach. Dr. Hahnemann recommends a full understanding of an individual by history taking, followed by a thorough investigation and selection of the appropriate remedy for significant cure. Also Psychotherapy and the use of an anti-psoric medicine to complete the healing are required. Various Reportorial rubrics are mentioned from Repertory along with the Homoeopathic Remedies showing their therapeutic cleavage in the cases of GAD.