Creating Waves of Awareness
A Brief Study of
Analysis of Symptoms
In analysis of the case the value of symptoms must be taken in to consideration on several points. First the personality, the individuality of the patient must
stand out in the picture.
Secondly they should be categorized under subjective, objective, general, common & uncommon symptoms.
PURPOSE OF ANALYSIS
The purpose of analysis is to identify the prescribing symptoms in a given case.
In aphorism 153 Hahnemann described two groups of symptoms in a given case. They are more striking, singular, uncommon & peculiar (characteristics) symptoms and the" more general & undefined symptoms."
Kent divided the symptoms in to
In Boenninghausen's method the individual symptoms are not important but groups are more important. According to Boenninghausen the patients symptoms are to be
considered from the group aspect of
In Kent's method both symptoms & remedies are graded, while in Boenninghausen's method only remedies are graded and evaluated in therapeutic pocket book.
Dr. P. SANKARAN
Analyzed the symptoms in to
Divided the symptoms in to Basic & Determinative symptoms.
Basic or absolute symptoms are similar to Hahnemann's more general & undefined symptoms.
According to Boger analysis is assembling of symptoms in to those of the patient & those of the disease - means Pathognomic & non pathognomic symptoms.
"The final analysis of every case therefore resolves itself in to the assembling of the individualistic symptoms in to one group and collecting the disease manifestation in to another ". (Study of MM by Boger)
Dr. N. GHATAK
Divided the symptoms in to Subjective & Objective symptoms. The subjective symptoms again classified in to personal (relating to the patient as a whole) and local symptoms (relating to localities).
R.P.Patel: The art of case taking..
Sankaran: Analysis & Evaluation of symptom
Boger: Study of Materia medica
Castro: Logic of repertories