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V(\Psi, \Psi^{\dagger}) = \lambda \Psi \Psi^{\dagger}

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then the lagrangian would be

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\mathcal{L} = \frac{1}{2}\partial \Psi^{\dagger} \partial \Psi + \frac{1}{2}m^2 \Psi^{\dagger}\Psi - \lambda \Psi^{\dagger} \Psi

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If you solve Lagrange's equations for [itex]\Psi[/itex] or [itex]\Psi^{\dagger}[/itex] you will not get what you have posted. If you want to get a vertex with three lines the potential needs to be cubic in field quantities. but with a complex field it will be asymmetrical too since you will write down a term like [itex]\Psi\Psi^{\dagger}\Psi[/itex] which is uneven in the two fields. For real fields it would be like [itex]\phi^{3}/3![/itex].