Mental exertion is a person experience of extreme mental and physical fatigue caused by excessive mental and physical stress.
- Symptoms of depression, such as hopelessness and suicidal or self- harm thoughts.
- Symptoms of anxiety, such as high blood pressure, tense muscles, clammy hands, dizziness, upset stomach and trembling of body.
- Extreme mood swings or unexplained anger.
- Symptoms of panic attack, such as chest pain, getting detached from self and reality, intense fear and breathlessness.
- Paranoia with belief of being watched or stalked by someone.
- Memory of a traumatic event, which suggests undiagnosed post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
- Withdrawal from family, friends and co-workers, which manifests as avoidance of social functions and engagements, eating and sleeping poorly, maintaining poor hygiene, avoiding going to work and isolating oneself in the home.
- Persistent work stress
- A recent painful event such as the death of a close family member
- Serious financial issues
- Significant life change such as divorce
- Poor sleep and inability to relax
- Chronic medical condition
- Personal history of anxiety disorders
- Family history of anxiety disorders
- Injury or illness that makes daily life problems challenging to handle
Homeopathy is one of the most popular holistic systems of medicine. The selection of remedy is based upon the theory of individualization and symptoms similarity by using holistic approach. This is the only way through which a state of complete health can be regained by removing all the sign and symptoms from which the patient is suffering. The aim of homeopathy is not only to treat brain-fag but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility. As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several remedies are available to treat mental exertion that can be selected on the basis of cause, sensations and modalities of the complaints. For individualized remedy selection and treatment, the patient should consult a qualified homeopathic doctor in person.
Acts as a nerve nutrient for mental and physical despair from excitement, overwork or worry. Headache, weakness and exhaustion in students worn out by fatigue. They tend to be oversensitive and easily startled by ordinary sounds. Hearing or thinking about unpleasant events aggravates their anxiety. Eating, warmth and rest bring relief to them.
It is indicated for people who tend to suffer from mental stress and have lacking of self-confidence Taking any responsibility creates anxiety due to fear of failure, although usually, once they start a task, they often do it well. They are self-conscious and feel uncomfortable in the presence of people they perceive as powerful and, on the other hand, maybe domineering towards those they feel less powerful than them. At the physical plane, people requiring this remedy tend to suffer from flatulence that aggravates around 4-8 pm. They also have a craving for sweet and warm things in general.
People requiring this remedy are easily startled by thinking of almost anything. They are extroverts and need company. They are better by conversation or a back rub. They are very sympathetic to the sufferings of others to the point that they overextend themselves and may feel exhausted, spaced out, or even get ill. A strong desire for cold food and drink, even in winters, is another indication for this remedy.
People requiring this medicine have a morbid concern for their health, order and security. They are obsessive about neatness, small details and have a desperate need to be in control of everything. They tend to have panic attacks around midday or midnight, which are often accompanied by digestive or asthmatic complaints. They are also seen to desire water frequently but in sips only. Also, they may feel exhausted but are still restless and are found pacing, fidgeting and anxiously moving from place to place.
Picric Acid is the Homeopathic remedy that is prescribed when mental debility with extremely weak memory advancing to complete loss. The person is not capable of thinking of or indulging in any kind of mental exertion. Studying or reading a little result in extreme fatigue. Headache also accompanies mental fatigue. Along with mental fatigue, muscle weakness and heaviness in whole body may also be present.
Phosphoric Acid is a Homeopathic remedy of great help when mental and physical weakness with dullness and impaired memory are marked symptoms. The person seems confused and has difficulty in comprehending. Memory weakness is extreme and a person is unable to find the exact words while writing or talking.
People requiring this remedy are emotionally dependent personalities. They tend to be clingy and have a constant need for support and comforting. They tend to be tearful, moody and whiny. They feel good in the fresh air and are better by gentle exercise. Getting warm or being in a stuffy room increases their anxiety. In females requiring this remedy, there is an aggravation of anxiety around the time of hormonal changes i.e., puberty, menstrual periods, or menopause.
It is indicated to anticipatory anxiety with an accompanying feeling of weakness, sleepiness, headache, trembling and difficulty to concentrate or recall.
It is indicated when worry or overwork. Patients requiring this medicine have low stamina and come down with illnesses after working hard or under stress. They are very responsible, hardworking and give attention to tiny details, which makes their worries more challenging to handle.