Elaine is a woman in her 30's with two young children, all of whom I had been treating off and on for a number of years. Prone to headaches, menstrual irregularities and appetite dysregulation, she generally responded to homeopathic treatment positively. Lean and tall, Elaine always had a pleasant, gentle manner about her, agreeable, quick to smile and laugh.
A patient we'll call David came for a consultation seeking help regarding a mood disorder. Variously diagnosed as depression or anxiety - or both, it had plagued him for most of his adult life. Most of his emotions seemed tied up with his working. As a middle aged professional who ran his own small firm, he placed a great deal of pressure on himself to perform up to his own high standards and easily fell into despair about what he perceived as his professional inadequacies.