Re: Alternative Treatment for Schizophrenia?
Unfortunately, both the illness itself and the medications can cause the lack of emotion, but the newer medications are less likely to cause that problem.
For alternative treatment of schizophrenia, look up orthomolecular treatment on your web browser. It involves vitamins and dietary changes. Also some people have allergies to something else they may be exposed to, for instance, some people become psychotic when they are exposed to exhaust fumes. About 5% of people with schizophrenia can become well by avoiding some food item that they are allergic to; gluten and milk products are the two most common, but it can be anything. The symptoms go away after 4 or 5 days of avoiding the food item completely. Sometimes it is more than one food item. Niacin or niacinamide and vitamin C are the two most important vitamins but there are others. Sometimes people using orthomolecular methods can be well without meds, and sometimes they use meds along with the vitamins to acheive a higher level of wellness than they can find on meds alone. You can get a lot of information about it online. Some sites will tell you that orthomolecular treatment does not work, but I know a woman who's 16 year old son, who began to have symptoms (hearing voices) as a very young child, and he does well with the orthomolecular treatment with no meds most of the time, so I know it does work for some people.