A 20 Years Chronic Case of Schizophrenia Found Excellent Results at Life Force
Schizophrenia is a serious mental condition that impacts one’s quality of life as it affects how one thinks, senses, and behaves. Hallucinations and delusions are common symptoms. In this condition, the patient experiences some form of disconnection from reality.
Symptoms include unusual or extremely slowed movement, incoherent or disorganized speech, hallucinations related to hearing voices, delusion or false beliefs, a lack of motivation, change in body language and emotions, suspicion, paranoia, least concern for appearance and cleanliness, depression, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts. Here’s a case of schizophrenia treated with homeopathy effectively.
A 42-year-old male patient (PIN: 48030) visited Life Force Homeopathy, Jayanagar Branch on 3rd May 2022 for the treatment of his complaint of schizophrenia that was diagnosed 20 years back. The patient had taken multiple treatments with no results. The main presenting symptoms of schizophrenia were hearing the voices of a crowd conspiring to harm him and his family. Also, he heard a different voice trying to guide him on what to do and what not to do. The patient did not trust people, so, he preferred social isolation. He remembered things that has happened long back compared to the present, and he felt that memory was becoming weak. He had trouble sleeping due to the constant voice in his ears and the crowding of thoughts in his mind. The patient was always in a confusion whom to trust whether the voices that he hears or his family members. The patient also spoke to those voices. The patient always felt drowsy throughout the day and would wake up unrefreshed every day. He also used to get angry and extremely irritable with the slightest noise.
A detailed case history was taken by considering both his mental and physical generals.
The patient was a pure vegetarian and had an average appetite. He liked spicy food. He had an average thirst and drank 2 liters of water daily. He was experiencing average perspiration. He was intolerant to the cold weather. His bowel movements were satisfactory, and he had no urinary symptoms.
His childhood and family history were asked about and noted. He had a happy childhood with a well-supportive family. The patient was mild, gentle, and shy. He was also nervous throughout the consultation.
He used to get angry and irritated, particularly when someone would talk against him.
He would never forget if someone hurt him and would always keep that in mind. He was very sensitive and used to get hurt easily. He was indecisive and would always get confused about to take decisions.
He was reserved and did not like socializing. The patient did not trust anyone and felt that they may harm him.
His intellectual sphere was also considered. His memory was weak, perception, logic, intelligence, and analysis all were good.
Self and Family’s Medical History:
His history of ailments, treatment history, and family history were all asked about and updated. His systemic and general examination was done and details were updated in the case file.
After going through the entire case file and after doing a proper analysis of the case, Dr. Shah prescribed medicines to the patient.
At the first follow-up on 4th July 2022, the patient’s sleep had improved, fear was reduced, and talking to imaginary noises had reduced. His auditory hallucinations persisted but the relief from them was better. His fatigue sensation also persisted.
Further improvement was observed in the next follow-ups.
By the follow-up on 29th October 2022, the patient was better by 50%. Only fatigue and drowsiness sensations persisted.
By 12th April 2023, the patient was better by 90% in his relief from all the symptoms. The patient was very happy and thanked Dr. Shah and the entire Life Force team for the wonderful results that he received in 1-year treatment and that too without any side effects.
This case highlights that homeopathy works very well in treating early and mild cases of schizophrenia. Homeopathic medicines are selected after understanding the patient’s mindset, stress-coping system, and genetic tendencies. Homeopathy is devoid of side effects and is not habit-forming.