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Can orthomolecular medicine help with schizophrenia?

Can orthomolecular medicine help with schizophrenia?

Yes: Functional medicine is similar to orthomed. Some people with schizophrenia have mutations with methylation (like mthfr gene mutation). These defects completely throw off balanced production and elimination of important neurochemicals. Supplementation with methylb12, activated folate (folic acid) (5mthf), b6... In the right person can produce dramatic results. Quest or labcorp can run mthfr for $110... ...Read more

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Dr. Kevin Passer
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Schizophrenia (Definition)

Mental disorder with positive, negative & cognitive sxs. A person with positive sxs loses touch with reality with hallucinations or delusions. Negative sxs: lack of pleasure; failing to take care of every day functions; losing motivation; inability to carry out plans & isolation. Cognitive symptoms could include problems focusing, memory problems or difficulty understanding ...Read more


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Can schizophrenia medicine really shortens life?

Depends: Some antipsychotic medications are better than others. Some can cause metabolic syndome (i.E diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol) , obesity, pancreatitis and low white blood cells. More research is needed. You must also consider other factors of a schizophrenia patient which negatively affects their life span including smoking, poor diet and substance abuse. ...Read more

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Are there any medicines or suppliments I can take for neagtive symptoms of schizophrenia?

Are there any medicines or suppliments I can take for neagtive symptoms of schizophrenia?

Quite a few.: There are many anti-psychotic medications combined with antidepressants that can help you. You should take vitamins and minerals as a dietary supplement with a healthy diet and regular exercise. Psychotherapy with your medications is also very beneficial. ...Read more

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I'm suffering from schizophrenia since 2 years and there's no improvement.... And i want to stop using medicine . So can you tell me how to treat it?

I'm suffering from schizophrenia since 2 years and there's no improvement....  And i want to stop using medicine . So can you tell me how to treat it?

Unfortunately: There is no known cure for schizophrenia. If proven to be effective, treatments such as medication are only beneficial when taken continuously. Individual response to treatment is difficult to predict but with persistence many experience relief. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about drugs used to treat schizophrenia?

Can you tell me about drugs used to treat schizophrenia?

Different ones: Antipsychotic medications are used to treat the hallucinations and delusions associated with schizophrenia. There are 20 different ones. Treatment for schizophrenia is best provided by a board certified psychiatrist. Antipsychotic medications require careful monitoring, especially as schizophrenia is a chronic condition. I like Invega sustenna (paliperidone palmitate) which is an injection that lasts one month. ...Read more

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Please recommend the best overall drug for schizophrenia?

No such thing: Each person can respond to different medication differently. Best drug for one person will not be the best drug for every person. ...Read more

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Are there any medicines for the deficits of schizophrenia?

Hm. deficits of...: Could you tell me know what is meant by "deficits"? As in, positive v negative symptoms; or social v occupational functioning difficulties that are problematic, for example. Different folks struggle with different problems with this illness, and the term could mean a variety of things, treated in various ways, depending upon the person. ...Read more

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Why I am diagnosed with schizophrenia but my thoughts never changed by the medicine i was given?

See below: If you believe that your medication is not doing anything for you, please contact your prescribing provider. The issue of the diagnosis also can be address with the provider who diagnosed you. If still not satisfied, seeking a second opinion is always an option. Good luck! ...Read more