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[QUOTE=Concerned Male]I don't have have Schizophrenia, but I know some people that do. Prescription drugs such as Chlozaril has helped these people some. Though, it's a very strong drug and can have some bad side effects. Some of the people that take it are almost like zombies. They don't show much emotion or expression at all. I've heard alot about natural supplements, herbs, etc. for things such as depression and anxiety, but I have never heard about any natural supplements, herbs, etc. for Schizophrenia. Is there such a thing?

Older antipsychotics may have that zombifying effect but the newer atypical antipsychotics like Risperdal and Abilify are supposed to be better and you get to keep more of the original personality of the person still. I don't think there is any kind of alternative medicine for schizophrenia specificially but you can try high dose fish oil supplements.