Creating Waves of Awareness
The Brain Fag Syndrome (BFS) and Homoeopathy
© Dr. Rajneesh Kumar Sharma M.D. (Homoeopathy)
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The Brain Fag Syndrome (BFS) is defined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) as a culture bound syndrome, having a tetrad of somatic complaints, cognitive impairments, sleep related complaints and other somatic impairments.
Prince was first to describe this psychiatric illness associated with study among African students in 1960.
The Brain Fag syndrome is considered to be a culture-bound syndrome. Culture-specific syndrome or Culture-bound syndrome is a combination of psychiatric and somatic symptoms that are considered to be a recognizable disease only within a specific society or culture.
Pain, burning, crawling sensations, vacancy feelings
Dimness of vision, pain in the eyes and tearing
Inability to grasp the meaning of written and sometimes spoken words, inability to concentrate, poor retention) and
Weakness, dizziness, writer's cramp and bodily sensations of crawling, burning or migratory pains
Brain fag syndrome can be classified into five groups-
Guinness found that there were three categories of symptoms. These were-
Headaches, stomach and chest pains, palpitations, dizziness. fatigue, vision problems
Difficulty understanding and remembering, P90r concentration
Beliefs that confusion was imposed from outside or textbooks were being bewitched
The 59 points questionnaire is used to evaluate the brain fag syndrome. This includes-
Do you experience any of the following in the head or neck area-?
Do you experience any of the following to do with your eyes-?
Do you experience any of the following in your body-?
Do you feel any of the following-?
By these questions, the BFS can be diagnosed and plan of treatment be made.
The first step in treatment of brain fag syndrome (BFS) is counselling. A physician must have a few sittings with the patients for proper counselling so that the anxiety and other symptoms may be removed without medication.
Second step is Homoeopathic remedies. As per universal law of cure, the constitutional and most similar remedy at that time are the key to cure. A well-mannered case taking, evaluation of the symptoms and proper repertorization to find out the similimum remedy is the only way to cure. The most common remedies to cure BFS are-
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RESPIRATORY SYSTEM - Chest - Affections - after brain fag ph-ac.
STOMACH - INDIGESTION - brain fag, from aeth. calc-f.
STOMACH - Indigestion dyspepsia - Cause - Fatigue, brain fag, in children calc-f.
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