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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 201-205

Influence of psychiatric comorbidity on patient with Switra (vitiligo)

1 Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences, Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Biochemistry and Forensic Science, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Amin Hetalben
Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences, Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India, New Delhi.
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/JISM.JISM_5_21

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Background: As per Ayurveda, Switra is the skin disorders of depigmentation of localized or whole body. The disease is somatic in nature which affects the psychology of the patient with chronicity. The patient with Switra experiences severe psychological and social problems. Sattvavajaya (psychological methods) is one among the three principal treatment modalities that is specially designed for treating psychological disorders. Aim: The current case will discuss the psychological aspect of Switra in the early remission of disease as per Ayurveda in terms of Sattavavajaya Chikitsa. Materials and Methods: Sattavavajaya Chikitsa combined with Yukti Vyapashraya Chikitsa (physicopharmacological) was used for four months of treatment. In present study, Avalgujadi lepa (as Yuktivyapashraya Chikitsa) and counseling (as Sattvavajaya Chikitsa) were administered. Result: The present case demonstrates clinical promising results in re-pigmentation without developing new areas of de-pigmentation. The case was not uncommon but it reflects the importance of the psychological problem in Switra. The present case supports the psychological aspect concern with Switra and signifies that psychological management can also give early management. Conclusion: Satvavajaya Chikitsa shows remarkable improvement in the immediate recovery of Switra along with Yukti Vyapashraya Chikitsa.

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