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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 136-142

Psychological implications during the outbreak of COVID-19 and its homoeopathic management

Department of Psychiatry, National Homoeopathy Research Institute in Mental Health, Kottayam, Kerala, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sanjeevi Karunakara Moorthi
National Homoeopathy Research Institute in Mental Health, Sachivothamapuram Post, Kurichy, Kottayam - 686 532, Kerala
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijrh.ijrh_30_20

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Background: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is rapidly spreading across the globe and is creating dread among all people irrespective of their socioeconomic status. To tackle the rapid spread of the disease, social distancing has been found to be the only measure. However, such distancing creates a lot of mental stress, as evident from previous studies. Objectives: The objective of the study was to assess the psychological implications during quarantine and isolation and to find the homoeopathic remedies that may be suitable. Methods: We have tried to collect the mental symptoms from the available literature and from the recent studies in China on COVID-19. Based on these, repertorisation outcome was analysed to evolve a group of medicines that can be used in the scenario. Results: Based upon the symptoms collected from the previous studies, repertorisation outcome [Figure 1] was analysed to evolve a group medicine which can be used in the scenario. The medicines Arsenic album, Calcarea carbonica, Lachesis, Ignatia andPulsatilla obtained the highest marks in the analysis. The symptoms of these medicines were collected after referring the Hering's Guiding Symptoms of Materia Medica[31] and Desktop Guide to Keynotes and Confirmatory Symptoms by Roger Morrison[32] and are presented in the paper. Conclusion: We hope that these medicines will prove to be beneficial for prescription to those suffering from the psychological impacts of COVID-19.

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