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About Schizophernia

By Anonymous June 4, 2014 - 11:08pm
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Its about a old case of schizophernia. My sister has been struggling with the same for almost 20 years. The girl is mostly normal, but sometimes behaves weird, by saying things which we don't understand... mainly to protect herself from criticism and defeats. She has been on medication for a long time.... almost 10-15 years, but has been of no help.

I wanted to know apart from medicines .....is there any natural alternatives in terms of medicines and things which we can do so that she is free from it. She is from India


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Hi Anon

Thank you for your question and we're sorry to hear about your sister's troubles. 

Schizophrenia is a very serious mental disease so if she is doing well in general, then the medications probably are working. Encourage her to always take them. Schizophrenics who go off their medications can end up with psychotic episodes and are sometimes a danger to themselves (and occasionally, others.)

There are some more natural ways to help with schizophrenia like a very healthy diet high in omega 3 acids (from fish or plants) and antioxidants. 

Your sister can also partake in therapy (talk therapy) to see if that can help her - it very well may. 

Certain treatments like electro-convulsive therapy has been known to help. This is something that she should talk to her doctor about - you can read more about it here:


All the above may help (especially the electro therapy) but should not be substituted for medication. I think it's a good idea to attend a meeting with her doctors with her so you can support her and work with her doctors (and her) to ensure she makes the right decisions for her. 

Has this help you, Anon?


June 5, 2014 - 11:31am
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