Massimo Mangialavori examines the vast topic of insecurity and its counterpart, self-assurance, through psychological and homeopathic perspectives. He clearly demonstrates the use of the repertory for study of such cases and for finding lesser-known remedies. The Alumina and Baryta salts are thoroughly investigated and a comprehensive comparative Materia Medica is presented on Gossypium, Saccharum album, Epiphegus, Tabacum, Daphne indica, Aconitum, Magnetic polus australis, and Thallium is presented, along with illustrative cases.

The publisher: Dr. Massimo Mangialavori examines this vast topic by acknowledging the complexity of human life and imploring us to recognize the depth and complexity of Homeopathic Medicine. He opens by presenting the psychological perspective of the dimensions and causations of poor self-confidence and its counterpart, self-assurance; he continues by exploring the interplay of these polarities in achieving narcissistic balance. To further clarify these aspects, representative homeopathic substances and their distinctive characteristics are introduced. Through out this book, Dr Mangialavori returns to the roots of Homeopathic Medicine in providing concrete examples of how to better to utilize the homeopathic repertory to study these broad topics as well as lesser-known remedies, and to refine the repertorial study of our patients. The Aluminum and Baryta substances are investigated in depth. Cases of several of the salts of each family are presented which provide the opportunity not only to distinguish the two families, but to become proficient in recognizing the attributes each particular salt contributes to its base substance. Chapters, each with illustrative cases, in depth discussion, as well as comparative Materia Medica are presented on Gossypium, Saccharum album, Epiphegus, Tabacum, Daphne Indica, Aconitum, Magnetis polus australis, and Thallium metallicum. In each case Dr. Mangialavori provides his unique contribution, sharing what he has learned through his meticulous observations of his patients.