Jealousy is occured when a person either fears losing or has already lost an important relationship with another person to a rival or competitor. It can also be due to insecurity, betrayal or anger. Jealousy and envy have been commonly used as synonyms but they are distinct. Envy is typically experienced as feeling of inferiority, longing or ill will towards the envied person. It occurs when the person lacks a desired attribute enjoyed by another. Whereas jealousy is a reaction to the threat of losing something.
The thought of jealousy may arise between couples, parents, children, siblings, colleagues or even animals. It is a very common emotion experienced at some time or another. But, when the intensity of jealousy deepens and begins to consume them, the consequences can lead to the damage of the person mentally, physically or both.
- Romantic jealousy
- Friend jealousy
- Work jealousy
- Family jealousy
- Pathological jealousy
William Shakespeare described jealousy as ‘the green eyed monster’ in Othello (The Tragedy of Othello, The Moor of Venice); his most famous literary work where the hero succumbs to jealousy when lago convinces him that Desdemona has been an unfaithful wife. In the end, Othello murders his wife and then kills himself. Pathological jealousy is also known as Othello syndrome or delusional jealousy. This disorder occurs when a person typically makes repeated accusations that their spouse or sexual partner is being unfaithful based on insignificant, minimal or no evidence.
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- Anxiety, fear of heart diseaseHyoscyamus has a picture of jealousy associated with grief; there may or may not be reasonable grounds for either the jealousy or the grief, with this emotional disturbance there is a high redness of the face, rage, incoherent speech, sometimes delirium with a desire to run away from her emotional distress.
HOMOEOPATHIC TREATMENT FOR JEALOUSY
LACHESIS MUTUS : Jealousy in lachesis is intense and is mainly of sexual jealousy. Emotions are strong and thus the attachment is stronger between the individuals. Love can turn into hate due to jealousy. The other person becomes a pleasurable object and when he falls in love with this pleasurable object, jealousy is intense. It leads to extreme anger and they verbally hurt the other. When they have them at their mercy their anger is intense, as if they have a desire to put the knife in and give it a twist for extra pleasure. Jealousy leads to suspiciousness and then finally ends up being insane.
Ignatia : jealousy arising from a disappointed love. Hers is a silent grief and the many and varied symptoms arising from the secret sorrow often blind the physician to the source of the trouble.
Nux vomica : jealousy is often the jealousy of disappointed ambition. He has worked hard and sees another reach the place where would be. The low boiling point disposition of Nux cannot stand this pressure, and he unlike, Ignatia, vents his feelings in quarrelling, reproaches, scolding and insults. He will not be cautious in the language he uses, the more vulgar, the more it suits his mood in reaction he may howl and weep aloud. If the jealousy arises from conjugal relations, there will be no hesitancy in dragging up other storms and no former falling from grace will be forgotten in the scene that ensues. There is often a suicidal tendency but the Nux vomica patient is afraid to die unless a sudden impulse attacks him when happens to be a height and he suddenly throws himself off or unless by chance a gun happens to his hand, when he may shoot himself.
The injured party may manifest the psoric miasm in the desire to talk of the difficulty with any one he meets or the secretive influence may come in for sullen brooding.
Pulsatilla : there is mistrust, a dislike to people. There may be silent grief, but there is usually much weeping. She has suicidal thoughts, mostly strongly of drowning but also by shooting, but she is easily diverted. She does not lack the courage to do the deed, but her yielding disposition easily gives up the idea for the time being. The child longs for this or that is satisfied with nothing; the grown up is envious, avaricious, unsatisfied and greedy and wants everything for himself.
Gallic acid : jealousy that permits no diversion of attention from himself. This really arises from a fear of being left alone. He must be watched constantly. Anyone who has the temerity to divert the attention of his attendant will meet a storm of abusive language. He is exceedingly rude and abusive to everyone, even to his best friends. This is the personality who must take the center of the stage and will share it with no one; he is exceedingly jealousy of his prerogatives.