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Arsenicum Album - Mind symptoms (inc. personality)

Arsenious Acid, Arsenic, Arsenicum, Ars. Alb, Ars Alb

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HPUS indication of Arsenicum Album: Vomiting

Homeopathic remedies are prescribed on the basis that in a tiny dilution like cures like, so while very dilute Arsenicum Album may help, unprocessed Arsenicum Album may be best avoided.

Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Arsenicum Album in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.

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Great anguish and restlessness

changes place continually

fears, of death, of being left alone

Great fear, with cold sweat

Thinks it useless to take medicine


Hallucinations of smell and sight

Despair drives him from place to place

Miserly, malicious, selfish, lacks courage

General sensibility increased (Hep Sulph Calc Hep.) Sensitive to disorder and confusion.

Aversions, dislikes; business

company; meeting friends, whom he imagines he has offended

company; while perspiring


to those around

indolence, aversion to work

being touched

to being spoken to


Bed; shuns bed

Behaviour; begging, entreating

biting; spoons, etc.

biting; drinking glasses

attempts to escape

change beds

wants to visit daughter


foolish behaviour

makes gestures

of hands; grasping or reaching at something

of hands; involuntary movements

of hands; involuntary movements; lifting up hands

of hands; involuntary movements; over head

picks at bedclothes

of usual work


jumping; out of bed

jumping; from window (see suicide)


kneeling and praying


runs about (see escape)

searching; at night for thieves


brain cry

with the pain

inclination to sit

spits; in faces of people

striking; own head

striking; himself

striking; knocking head against wall

tears things; himself

throws things away

Conscientious about things of little importance

cannot rest, when things are not in proper place




afternoon; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

when walking

open air

Death; presentiment of death

sensation of death

thoughts of death



during chill

during convulsions

during headache

after haemorrhage


before period


in sleep

nonsense, with eyes open

raging, raving

during sleep


says is well when not

Delusions, imaginations, hallucinations, illusions

believes is doing something; is doing work

ordinary job

about bed; someone under bed

calls someone; on waking

creatures and animals

beetles, worms, etc.



rats; running across the room

vermin; sees crawl about

vermin; bed is covered with

about criminals

visions of phantoms, figures, people; sees thieves


visions of phantoms, figures, people; thieves in house

visions of phantoms, figures, people; that house and space under bed are full of thieves

death; time has come to die

death; sees dead persons

death; corpse on a bier; absent acquaintance dead on sofa and has dread

devils; sees devils

environment and surroundings; house is full of people

environment and surroundings; will never be happy in own house

illusions of fantasy

fire; visions of fire

murder; has to murder someone

paranoia; is about to be arrested

paranoia; are conspiring to murder him

paranoia; thought was pursued

by enemies

delusions about other people; friends; friend has met with an accident

delusions about other people; friends; has offended friends

about self; body; health, hypochondria; imagines himself to be sick

about self; body; injury; is about to receive an injury

about self; body; surreal happenings to body; has a threefold body

about self; body; will rot

about self; circumstances; thought they were pursuing ordinary business

about self; circumstances; contaminates everything touched

about self; circumstances; that has offended people

about self; circumstances; starve; family will starve (see fear; poverty)

about self; circumstances; being watched

about self; circumstances; thinks is well

about self; circumstances; wrong; fancies has done wrong

visions; on closing the eyes

visions; fantastic

visions or presence of phantoms, figures, people



faces; on closing eyes

sees persons hanging


man does all the things he does

saw man who hung himself

sees people

sees people; on closing eyes

people are beside

people are beside; doing as he does

spectres, ghosts, spirits

spectres, ghosts, spirits; day and night

spectres, ghosts, spirits; black forms when dreaming

thieves; sees

thieves; night

thieves; in house

thieves; in house; that house and space under bed are full of thieves

desire for open air

Desires, wants; craving for alcohol

to be carried



while alone

more than necessary


on account of fear

impulses; sudden impulse to kill

to kill

barber wants to kill his customer

sudden impulse to kill

on waking

to be killed

As if in a dream


Symptoms follow intense emotions; anger



ailments from grief

Estranged, separated; from family

from spouse



during chill

Mental exertion

Fantasies; of exaltation

of exaltation; night

of exaltation; periodically returning

Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; anguish

anguish; forcing from place to place

anger (see irritability and quarrelsome)

with anxiety

with silent grief

when consoled

from contradiction

at unfairness (indignation)

at unfairness (indignation); morning


boredom, dissatisfaction (see loathing of life); weary of life (see boredom, dissatisfaction, loathing, etc.)


cautious; carefulness

cheerful, happy

while perspiring

contemptuous (see scorn)



with heat

impetuous; perspiration





indifference, apathy, etc.

to loved ones

while perspiring

to pleasure


morning; on waking

alternating with cheerfulness

in children

during chill

after eating

during headache

during heat

from noise

when spoken to

on waking



joy at the misfortune of others (schadenfreude)


at things of little importance

cannot bear to be looked at

loathing; disgust

loathing; life (see desires, death)



mirth, hilarity, liveliness, etc.

mood; alternating mood

mood; changeable, variable mood

mood; repulsive, bad mood

quarrelsome, argumentative

in sleep


reproaches; himself

reproaches; others

rage, fury (see insanity, mania, delirium)




with headache

violent, intense feeling


excessively religious (see anxiety, despair, fear)

in children



sensitive, oversensitive

to light

to noise

to noise; voices

easily offended

to sensual impressions




unhappy; despair

during chill


during heat

with the pains


while perspiring

of recovery

religious (of salvation etc.)

unhappy; discontent, displeased, dissatisfied, etc.


with everything

with himself

unhappy; grief

unhappy; inconsolable

unhappy; wants to injure self; fears to be left alone, from fear of injuring self (see suicide)

unhappy; wants to injure self; self - mutilation

unhappy; wants to injure self; suicidal disposition

at night

after midnight

with suicidal fright, often

by hanging

during heat

during intermittent disease

with knife

while perspiring

throwing himself from a height

throwing himself from a height; from windows

unhappy; lamenting, regretting

complaining (see lamenting)

during convulsions

moaning, groaning

moaning, groaning; evening

moaning, groaning; evening; during sleep

moaning, groaning; night

moaning, groaning; during period

moaning, groaning; during sleep

unhappy; sadness, mental depression

morning; on waking


evening; in bed

evening; in twilight


night; in bed

when alone

after anger


during chill

after dinner

after eating

after exertion

girls, before puberty

during the heat

when period is suppressed


while perspiring

weeping, crying, tearful mood (lamenting)


causeless, groundless, with no reason

during the chill

during coughing

during period

in sleep


in movements



Uncooperative; refuses to eat

Intellectual faculties; bright, intelligent, clear; abundant ideas, clearness of mind

impaired thinking; absent-minded (see forgetful)

impaired thinking; chaotic

impaired thinking; difficulty concentrating

impaired thinking; confusion


on waking


open air

after sleeping

washing the face

impaired thinking; dull, sluggish


late morning

while perspiring

impaired thinking; imbecility

impaired thinking; weakness of mind

ideas; abundant ideas, clearness of mind


in alcoholics

mania, madness

wants to be held

from drinking (delirium tremors)

Insecure, uncertain, scared; anxiety

anxiety; morning

anxiety; evening

in bed

in the twilight

anxiety; night

on waking

before midnight

after midnight

after midnight; 3 a.m.

after midnight; after 3 a.m.

anxiety; when alone

anxiety; in bed

anxiety; before chill

anxiety; during chill

anxiety; of conscience (as if guilty of a crime)

anxiety; before cough

anxiety; on waking from nightmares (see dreams)

anxiety; when anything is expected of him

anxiety; with fear

anxiety; during fever

during early signs of approaching fever

anxiety; with headache

anxiety; about health

anxiety; in house

anxiety; hypochondriac - worrying about imagined illness

anxiety; while lying down

anxiety; mental exertion

anxiety; from movement

anxiety; for others

anxiety; from the pains

anxiety; periodical

anxiety; before train journey, relieved when in train

anxiety; about salvation

anxiety; from job where most time is spent sitting

anxiety; during sleep (see dreams)

anxiety; before stool

anxiety; during stool

anxiety; about things of little importance

anxiety; on waking



evening; in bed


of being alone (see company)

of being alone (see company); from fear of death

of being alone (see company); from fear of injuring self

of the bed

in a crowd

of death

of death; when alone

of death; when alone; evening in bed

of death; of sudden death

of death; after stress

of death; vomiting

of disease

of evil

that a friend has met with accident

of ghosts

of ghosts; night

something will happen

during heat

imaginary things

of insanity

jumps out of bed from fears

jumps out of the window from fears

of killing someone

of killing someone; with a knife

during labour

of people

of robbers

of suffocation; night


things of little importance


of undertaking anything

hydrophobia (fear of water)

frightened easily

night; wakens at 3 a.m.

starting, startled

starting, startled; evening; on falling asleep

starting, startled; convulsive

starting, startled; like electric shocks; shocks through the body while wide awake; during sleep

starting, startled; as if coming from the feet; on being woken

starting, startled; from noise

starting, startled; comes on suddenly

starting, startled; on falling asleep

starting, startled; during sleep

starting, startled; during sleep; starting from sleep

on waking


about going to bed

Memory; active memory


weakness of memory

Perception; senses; acute

senses; dull

senses; vanishing

Preoccupied; talks of one subject; talks of business


Quiet, peace (or lack of); during chill

feeling of tranquillity

Restlessness, nervousness



after midnight

alternating with sleepiness and fever when dazed

anxious, etc.

forcing rapid walking

forcing out of bed

wants to go from one bed to another

tossing about in bed

in children; being carried about

during chill

during headache

during heat


during period


Mental symptoms from sexual excesses

Sighing (see respiration); during heat

during period

while perspiring


Talking, conversation; answers abruptly, shortly, curtly

aversion to answering

answers not lucid; foolish

answers not lucid; hastily

answers not lucid; refuses to answer

answers not lucid; slowly

intolerant of contradiction

contrary (see obstinate, irritable)




during convulsions

dislike of talking, desire to be silent, taciturn

while perspiring

of others


muttering (see delirium)

in sleep

tendency to slander

in sleep

reveals secrets in sleep

reveals secrets; in sleep

speech; hasty

speech; incoherent

speech; loud

speech; monosyllabic

speech; slow

speech; unintelligible

speech; wandering


while perspiring

talks of one subject; talks of business

says is well, when very sick

Thinking of complaints

Thoughts (see preoccupied); disease

intrude and crowd around each other

persistent (see delusions)

when alone

tormenting (see anxiety, remorse)

worries; about things of little importance



alternating with restlessness during fever

before chill

during chill

in a crowded room

after diarrhoea

after exertion

with fixed eyes

frequent spells


on least movement

before stool

during vertigo, dizziness

Wearisome, tired

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