Author(s): Kumar Dileep*, Tripathi J.S, Gupta Sanjay, Murthy K.H.V.V.S.S.Narasimha
The disease Yoshaapasmara is commonly found in females, described in Madhava Nidana Parishista, Bhaishjya Ratnawali etc. In modern psychiatry it is known as hysterical neurosis (HN) which is now classified under “conversion and dissociative disorder.” In general there are two types of managements are available for psychiatric disorders, namely pharmacological and nonpharmacological (eg. Psychotherapy, ECT etc). Ayurveda has also described the drug therapy and Sattvavajaya Chiktsa which is more or less equal to psychotherapy, but Sattvavajaya is having spiritual approach. “Sarpagandha Churna Yoga” is a herbomineral formulation which is described for the management of Yshaapasmara. Total eleven patients of hysterical neurosis were selected and subjected to “Sarpagandha Churna Yoga” along with Sattvavajaya Chiktsa. Effect of overall treatment was assessed on the basis of symptomatic improvement in symptoms and psychometric assessment was done. After three month of treatment result was very encouraging and proven to very effective management for the Yshaapasmara vis –a-vis Hysterical Neurosis.