Enduring dissatisfaction and an exaggerated self-image are essential themes of Kola nitida.
Kola patients have an addictive personality, in which feelings of inferiority and enduring dissatisfaction are linked with the desire for pleasure, sex, food, and stimulants. The result is an exaggerated opinion of themselves and an underdeveloped sense of danger. The case history discussed here also illustrates the relationship of Kola to other remedies.
KEY CONCEPTS: Kola, exaggerated self-image, addiction, stimulants, dissatisfaction