PSYCHIATRIC COMPLAINTS – BAD EFFECTS OF CRY
In general, cry is treated as an expression of sorrows and grievances.
Eyes alone should be never blamed for crying, since those innocents are squeezed between brain and heart with one’s feelings and needs. Depending upon the cause, intensity and environment, expression of cry commonly differs. The tolerance or breaking point of cry also differs from person to person. Some cry even for trivial, some other won’t cry even for a major loss. Some persons control their tears and cry in their heart with inner feelings and some other would cry as they had ruptured out. The effects of cry too differ from person to person. For some, cry may act as a drain for sorrows and stress, to have clear thoughts and for some other, cry can create more and more clumsy thoughts to give an extreme emotional upset to derail the life train.
Anything excess often bring problems, cry is no way exception. Even though, by the time of birth good cry brings good respiration, intensified and aggressive cry may arrest respiration and can complicate one’s life with respiratory distress syndrome, syncope, panic and with brain damage too. Cry syncope not only occurs in infants, but can also happen in adults too (with extreme emotional upset or after violent cry). Getting fainting after hearing shocking news (i.e. even before starting to cry) is nothing but a series of cry syncope. Women and children are more susceptible to these bad effects and in fact sometimes, gains good claims too with this advantageous (?) cry.
In case of infants, cry is the only way to communicate concerning their need. No one can predict when they would start crying and what for. Parents or caretaker need to provide immediate attention to the violently crying baby to pacify and satisfy them at the earliest or otherwise complications may crop up by anytime. Some kids could not stop crying once they have started it. They may cry until they get tired or get into the sleep. In case of violent cry (in adult or child), commonly adrenaline hormone will be loaded into the blood to cause constriction of blood vessels or arteries to elevate the blood pressure for combating stress. Elevated pressure / constriction of blood vessels caused by adrenaline load can turn hazardous by anytime. So infants or kids should never be left alone. The common bad effects of nagging cry are
- Mental trauma with emotional upset
- Anxiety, tension, panic, etc
- Loss of self esteem (when not attended properly)
- Restless sleep / sleeplessness
- Arrest of breath / choking / respiratory distress
- Syncope with blueness of the body
- Cold like symptoms
- Cough and vomiting
- Buildup of habit like adamant character / cruelty / anger (when cry is often uncared or suppressed)
TIPS AND TRICKS TO AVOID / TACKLE AGGRESSIVE CRYING – Prevention is always better than cure, so never allow a trigger or otherwise one may find difficult to get them stop crying. Proper parental care is very much essential to keep infants / kids in enthusiastic and cheering mood. The parents should comprehend that the crying infants / kids need to be cared, served, distracted and educated in due course to accept the granted offers / offerings. To pacify or to keep calm and comfort babies, following things need to be followed.
- Feed baby at regular time and avoid over feeding
- Care for nature of diets
- Provide them with comfort clothing and bedding
- Give attention to them and play with them
- Care for every complaint then and there consulting a doctor
- Never self medicate them and go for investigations as early as possible in case of any complaints.
- Observe regular bowel emptying and bladder emptying
- Serve their needs with out denying – if it could not be offered, distract them with better offers or otherwise make them to understand.
- Avoid unnecessary travels which make them sleep deprived
- Avoid talking loudly, scolding, beating, pinching, punishing by any means since they often worsen the condition.
- Never tease them to cry or make them angry
TREATMENT FOR VIOLENT CRY – Cry as such cannot be treated with medicines, since it is not at all a disease. Any how, its bad effects like choking / respiratory distress / causing cold like symptoms / wheezing / headache can be well controlled / prevented with homeopathic medicines / treatment (analysing one’s psychology – in child or adult). On screening out crying children all the way (mentally and physically), ruling out the complication or emergency, homeopathy can provide good solution with its sweet medicines and constitutional approach. With proper treatment, complications can be significantly minimised. The breath taking violent cry can be avoided in future by enhancing tolerance, i.e., after treatment, even though if the child happened to cry violently, there won’t be any choking or fainting or wheezing or any other sufferings. Crying tendency / adamancy can also be altered / lowered with treatment, habit development & distraction / mind modulation in case of growing children.
In the deal of child, children’s friendly homeopathy is matchless. It treats everyone as a different individual and treats them according to their symptom presentations, constitution make up (mental and physical) and feelings. I.e., some babies cries all thro the night and sleep fine in the day, some other babies cries all thro the day and sleep fine all the night and some other cries often through out day and night. Some children may cry in night (in sleep) with brooding for the happenings in the day. Likewise, effects of cry, its intenstiy and needed care also differ from person to person. Some needs consolation, some other need to be left undisturbed. Some babies just wish to be cared in calm environments and some others want to be held, massaged and stroked in midst of music. Some other infant wants to be held constantly. Commemorating child’s nature, homeopathy stands high with its classical individualisation and treatment to rectify everything with remedy. Homeopathy is very safe and free from all sorts of harmful effects since it is given in very minute doses. One more advantage with homeopathic approach is children need not be forced to take medicines (as they love it for its sweet taste) which saves lot of weeping and inconvenience.
Homeopathic medicines commonly indicated for adamant crying character and cry syncope are Aconitum, Bacillinum, Belladonna, Calc carb, Chamomilla, Cina, Cypripedium, Graphites, Hepar sulph, Hyoscyamus, Ignatia, Merc sol, Pulsatilla, Silicea, Sulphur, syphilinum, Thuja, Tuberculinum, etc. These Medicines should be taken under the advice and diagnosis of a qualified Homeopath.
Dr. S. Chidambaranathan, BHMS, MD (Homeo)
24 E. New Mahalipatti Road
Tel: +91-452-233-8833 | +91-984-319-1011 (Mob)
(Disclaimer - The contents of this column are for informational purpose only. The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional healthcare advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of healthcare professional for any health problem or medical condition.)