Mary wants a friend by Shahin Afnan Dip.Hom, CCT, MARH.

Mary was diagnosed with pervasive developmental delay. She longed for a friend and to be accepted by her peer group at school.

Mary’s parents said she was doing quite well academically but they were particularly concerned about her social development.  In particular she was obsessed with a girl in her class, wanting to be like her in every way and would not leave her alone. She drove her mum to distraction wanting to have everything exactly as the girl in in her class. She did not understand how to relate appropriately. I decided on giving homeopathic phosphorus.  

Homeopathic Phosphorus is a very interesting remedy to use for autism. It covers the situation of a person in a society that they don’t know or understand. They can either withdraw or they can try to become integrated into this strange society. We can see both states in autism. In order to fit in, they have to become one of group, they have to learn to think, feel and act like others do in order to feel safe and secure. This can lead to social anxiety with a great yearning to fit in.

Homeopathic phosphorus improved her social interactions, enabled her to individuate from her peers and develop her own preferences. She was then invited to a birthday party which she was so happy about!

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