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Sepia - Mental (inc. personality) symptoms - T.F. Allen

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HPUS indication of Sepia: Indifference

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

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So excited from anger that she fears an apoplectic fit; everything becomes black before the eyes,

Violent ebullitions of passion, with trembling (particularly of the hands); can be brought on by a mere trifle,

Attacks of anger over past times come on involuntarily, through which he becomes so excited that he does not know what to do, accompanied by anxiety, palpitation of the heart, and sweat of the whole body (after fifteen days),

Inclination to passion,

He becomes angry over every trifle,

Great inclination to become angry,

Inclined to be angry, in the morning,

Very nervous (fourth and following days),

Nervous irritability, compelling me to be quiet (twelfth to twenty-third day),

Tried to study, but became nervous and confused; could not keep my mind on the subject; at 10 A.M. (fifth day),

Much affected by piano playing,

Nerves very sensitive to the least noise,

Great internal restlessness for many days, with hastiness; when he has scarcely began a work he would it were done,

Greatly inclined to sing, and feel more cheerful than usual (for ten weeks),

If he shuts his eyes while awake at night, he has immediately many fanciful pictures in the imagination, passing off again when opening the eyes,

Every few minutes inclined to cry, without knowing the cause (after seven days),

Great sadness and frequent attacks of weeping, which she can scarcely suppress,

Very sad, with unusual lassitude,

Sad and gloomy mood, mostly when walking in the open air,

Sad, particularly in the evening,

Downcast, sad,

Sadness about her health,

Sad and discontented with everything,

*Feel very low-spirited, and don't care what becomes of me (third day),

Aversion to company,

Feeling somewhat gloomy, but battling against it, with the pelvic distress (second day),

So gloomy, she felt as if she could weep over everything, without cause,

Gloominess; she feels unfortunate, without cause,

Dark forebodings about his disease in regard to the future,

All her troubles appear to her mind in a very gloomy light, so that she is fearful,

With the headache great mental depression; I usually feel better after a day's rest, but to-day the reverse; I cannot collect my thoughts; I cannot recall things which I know very well; the thoughts will not come (third day); the mental symptoms passed off towards noon (fourth day); mental dulness in the afternoon (sixth day),

Depressed in spirits; loss of ambition (first day),

Received news of the slight illness of a friend, which caused great mental depression (at another time it would not have made the slightest impression); this condition grew on me until I became so nervous that I felt that, unless I held on to something, I should scream (after one hour, second day),

Feel much depressed (fifty-fourth day),

The greatest loathing of life; it seemed to him as if he could not endure so miserable an existence any longer, and as if he would pine away if he did not kill himself (after twenty-four hours),

Despondent and easily vexed,

He feels oppressed in sultry weather, but becomes more cheerful when it thunders and lightens,

She wishes to be alone and lie with closed eyes,

Melancholy, particularly in the morning,

During the menses very melancholic, particularly in the morning,

Depression on awaking, in the morning,

Anxiety, in the morning after waking, which passes off after rising,

While eating, such anguish and heat that the face became quite red and bloated; the eyes, ears, and nose were also affected, and sweat stood in drops on the tips of the fingers,

Restlessness and want of cheerfulness for many days; busy with gloomy recollections; anxious; has not patience to remain long at one place,

Anxious and fearful, with irritability,

Attacks of anguish,

Great anguish, as if in the blood,

Anxiety toward evening,

After coition, anxious and restless the entire day,

Anxiety, in the evening; she becomes quite red in the face; these flushes come and go from time to time,

She is filled with concern about her health; thinks she will have consumption and soon die,

Concerned about her health, anxious, irritated, and very weak,


He dare not be alone for a moment,

Very easily frightened and fearful,

Afraid to speak or be spoken to,

Fearfulness when riding in a carriage,

Fearfulness, anxiety, at intervals,

Total loss of courage (after some hours),

Passionate, irritable,

Very fretful and vehement,

Fretful and out of humor for all business,

The greatest irritability from slight causes; an attack of desperately furious gestures, with sobbing; she throws herself on the bed, where she remains the whole day, without eating, just before the menses,

Vexed and disposed to scold,

She finds fault and desires nothing which others want, accompanied by weeping and heat of face,

Nothing suits her; she finds fault with everything,

Angry irritability,


Irritable tearfulness,

Very easily offended,

I feel very cross, and only lack a reasonable cause to vent my ill-humor (fourth day),

Feel much annoyed by those around me (fifth day),

Very irritable (thirty-fourth and thirty-fifth days),

Impatience when sitting, like an uneasiness in the bones,

Peevish mood, as after suppressed anger,

Ill-humor, particularly in the morning,


Involuntary laughing and crying alternately, without a corresponding change of mood,

Alternately lively and sad,

Very indifferent toward everything and apathetic (after six, seven, and eight days),

Great indifference toward everything; no proper sense of life,


I felt all day as if I did not care what happened (sixth day),

Unusual clearness of intellect; ability to give close consecutive thought and greater quickness of memory,

A clearing of the mental powers; head clearer,

Mind clear but soon fatigued,

No desire to work, inattentive, absent-minded (after six and seven days),

Indisposition for mental labor, which aggravates the headache,

Indolence of mind and despondency (after twenty-three days),

Indolent mood (after six days),

One dose of the medicine takes away my ambition; I simply do not want to do anything, either work or play; it is even an exertion to think,

Heavy flow of ideas,

Inclination of the mind to wonder over future events (third and fourth days),

The recollection of past unpleasant circumstances puts him in an extreme ill-humor,

He thinks of things which he does not wish to think of, uses expressions which he knows are incorrect, undertakes those things which are opposed to his intentions, and finds such contradictions with himself that it puts him in a very uncomfortable and uneasy mood (after twenty-four hours),

He was absent-minded, spoke incorrectly, and misplaced the words (after nine days),

Language comes very slowly; I have to drag out the words to express ideas; forget the chief points, etc. (twelfth to twenty-third day),

Could not keep my mind on my books nor follow the lectures; attention wandering; constant change of my thoughts; moody feeling (eighth and thirteenth days); my mind wandered very much, and I felt moody, depressed (fourteenth day),

Dulness of comprehension; inability to collect or express his thoughts; constantly building air-castles or running on future events (fifth day),

It is a great exertion for me to work or apply myself in any way (third day),

I notice through this day that I cannot recall as quickly as usual facts which I am certain I know (thirteenth day),

Cannot with my usual quickness recall well-known facts (twenty-first day),

It seems that I cannot spring to an answer as quickly as usual, but must slowly recall ideas by association (twenty-sixth day),

He makes frequent mistakes in writing,

When spoken to, every idea flies from me, but returns clearly enough if another person is addressed (even the same question), and I could follow the idea clearly (after three hours, second day),

Began to write a letter; ideas came quite naturally; after finishing the letter, on reading it over, I found everything wrong; I had used wrong words and wrong expressions, and so I gave it up in disgust; at 3.30 P.M. (sixth day),

Obscuration and inability to think, the entire forenoon and many afternoons in succession,

Forgetful and thoughtless, yet with desire for work,

Cannot collect my thoughts, and am unable to answer the simplest question, which made me feel very unhappy, and I indulged in a good cry and felt better afterwards, at 9.30 A.M. (tenth day),

Memory so poor I cannot remember the least thing, and it makes me feel very miserable (thirty-fourth and thirty-fifth days),

Forgot that she had her children to dress and provide for until nearly 10 o'clock (third day),

Weak memory (after twenty and forty-eight hours),

Sensation of stupidity in paroxysms, with shuddering and momentary arrest of breathing; she must then take a deep breath,

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