Schizophrenia is a mental illness. A schizophrenic finds it difficult to differentiate between real and imagined experiences. Schizophrenia usually appears between the ages of 15 and 35. Some common signs and symptoms of schizophrenia are delusions, hallucination, bizarre behavior, and disorganized speech.
Schizophrenia treatments differ from person to person. Individual, group, and family therapy help with problems arising on a daily basis. Support groups can help teach coping strategies to the family and friends of a schizophrenic patient.
Paranoid schizophrenia is a subset of schizophrenia. The treatment for paranoid schizophrenia includes medications, psychotherapy, hospitalization, and electroconvulsive therapy. These treatment options can be used in combination with one another.
Alternative natural supplements are available for the treatment of schizophrenia. Top natural supplements include glycine, omega-3 fatty acids, and antioxidants. They are most effective when paired with antipsychotic drugs.
Vitamins rich in antioxidants (Alpha Lipoic acid, vitamin E, vitamin C) are used as schizophrenia supplements. Foods high in antioxidants include blueberries, dried plums, spinach, and strawberries.
Tyrodep is a drink rich in amino acids that reduces the symptoms of schizophrenia by moderating increased chemical levels in the brain.
Glycine is an amino acid sold as a dietary supplement. Its use has shown a significant reduction in the negative symptoms of schizophrenia.
Fish oil capsules are high in omega-3 fatty acids and may reduce the symptoms of schizophrenia.
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