Creating Waves of Awareness
• The remedy seems to abolish the ability to feel natural love, to be affectionate.
• In the language of the mother: "I know I ought to love my children and my husband, I used to love them, but now I have no feeling on the subject."
• The love does not go forth into affection, there is a lack of realization, a lack of ability to register such affections; the love does not manifest itself..
• The affections are stilled; all things seem strange; she does not realize; she may even be estranged and turned aside from those she loves.
• Brought out in a woman during confinement, after uterine and other haemorrhages, after prolonged indigestion; high living with disturbance in the circulation, pallor, enfeeblement of body and mind.
• Comes on when nursing a child, from nursing an over-vigorous child or twins who require much lacteal fluid and drag her down.
• She who has been excitable, nervous, and fidgety becomes the opposite, cold, takes on a stoical state of mind.
• Excitability aggravated by noises, excitement, company, extreme irritability of tissue and mind; an excitable suicidal patient; melancholy, sits and says nothing; taciturn; answers questions in monosyllables when pressed to answer.
• Absence of all joy, inability to realize that things are real; all things seem strange; no affection for the delightful things of life; no joy; life has nothing in it for her.
• She is worse in company yet dreads to be alone; and when she is in company she is spiteful, in the midst of her dullness of mind she is spiteful; she vents her spite on those she loves best.
• No opposition to her opinions.
• Stupid and dull, thinks slowly and is forgetful; the mind is anything but active and we see it in the face.
• Dullness of intellect is the most striking feature and it reflects itself upon the face.
JOHN HENRY CLARKE (1853-1931)
• Excitable temperament.
• Sensitive to all impressions.
• Anxiety: with fear, flushes of heat over face and head, about real or imaginary evils, towards evening.
• Great sadness and weeping, dread of being alone, of men, of meeting friends, with uterine troubles.
• Indifferent: even to one's family, one's occupation, to one's nearest and dearest.
• Greedy, miserly.
• Weeps when asked about her symptoms.
• She is very sensitive, and must not be found fault with.
• Sadness and dejection, with tears.
• Melancholy and moroseness.
• Anguish and inquietude, sometimes with flushes of heat, generally in evening (when walking in open air), and sometimes in bed.
• Restlessness, fidgety.
• Dread of being alone.
• Excessively nervous, sensitive to least noise.
• Great uneasiness respecting the health, and about her domestic affairs.
• Timorous disposition.
• Discouragement, often to such an extend as to be disgusted with life.
• Indifference to everything (to all surroundings), even to relations.
• Repugnance to customary business.
• Great disturbance caused by vexation.
• Great excitability in company.
• Susceptibility and peevishness, with great irascibility.
• Quarrelsome and caustic disposition.
• Weakness of memory.
• Aptness to make mistakes in speaking and writing.
• Unfitness for intellectual labour.
• Slowness of conception.
• Comprehension difficult, heavy flow of ideas.
DR EARNEST ALBERT FARRINGTON (1847-1885)
• Low spirit, sad, cries easily.
• Sadness associated with irritability.
• Manifests a condition of perfect indifference.
• She does not care for her household affairs or even for her family.
• A/F: anger or vexation.
• Weak and irritable nerves.
• Disturbed feelings induce congestion in head and chest.
• Language coming slowly.
MARGARET LUCY TYLER
• Very irritable.
• Very indifferent towards everything and apathetic.
• Aversion to one’s occupation and family – to those they love the best.
• Indolent mood.
• Uneasiness in the presence of strangers.
• Propensity to suicide from despair about his miserable existence.
• “one dose takes away my ambition, I simply do not want to do anything, either work or play, an exertion even to think.”
• So nervous that I felt unless I held on to something, I should scream.