Alleviate the Symptoms of Schizophrenia Naturally

Few things can be as frightening as a diagnosis of schizophrenia. Portrayals in film and media show those who suffer from this form of psychosis as unstable and dangerous crazy people who have multiple personalities and hear voices all the time. This is not entirely accurate, in fact, having split personalities is not even a symptom of schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is a psychosis that makes it difficult for patients to determine what is the real world and what is imaginary. It is the most chronic and disabling of the mental illnesses, but that doesn’t mean it is without hope. With proper psychiatric care, careful medication and proper diet, controlling your schizophrenia becomes easier.

 

How do I know if I have schizophrenia?

There are four groups of symptoms that a person with schizophrenia may suffer from.

Positive symptoms: Hearing voices, suspiciousness, paranoia, delusions, making up words and meanings.

Negative symptoms: Social withdrawal, difficulty expressing emotions, difficulty caring for oneself, inability to feel pleasure.

Cognitive symptoms: Difficulty paying attention, difficulty processing information, difficulty understanding the environment, difficulty remembering simple tasks

Affective/Mood symptoms: Depression, anxiety.

In general they may also experience these symptoms:

  • Social withdrawal
  • Depersonalization
  • Loss of appetite
  • Loss of hygiene
  • Delusions
  • Hallucinations
  • Feeling of being controlled by outside forces
  • Disorganized speech

 

How do I prevent schizophrenia?

Due to the combination of factors, including a genetic pre-disposition for the disorder, that come together to cause the disorder to manifest in a person, it is impossible to prevent yourself from becoming schizophrenic. However, with regular psychiatric care, medication, and natureo/homeopathy, symptoms can be controlled and normalcy attained in your daily life.

 

How can I control my schizophrenia?

  • Ginseng tea drunk twice a day can help to limit psychotic episodes.
  • Green cardamom helps to heal and works well with the nervous system. Make a tea with green cardamom powder and drink twice a day. Be sure you sweeten with a bit of honey.
  • Licorice powder helps to control and manage brain conditions, but be careful when using licorice, it can increase blood pressure.
  • Basil and sage tea can help to promote better brain function which may help to decrease episodes.
  • Increase you vitamin C intake. It can help to fight against episodes.
  • Antioxidants help the body in so many ways. Eat cold water fish such as salmon or tuna and up your intake of antioxidants and your omega-3’s.
  • Ginkgo¬† blob helps to improve brain circulation, memory and general function. It can also be used to treat positive schizophrenia symptoms, decreasing their frequency.
  • St. John’s Wort has long been used to mediate the symptoms of mental disorders. It helps to alleviate depression and stabilize mood swings.
  • Carrots are full of niacin which helps treat many different brain related disorders.
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