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I created this blog for my journal. I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In this blog I keep many of the things I come across as a member of the church. I also share my experiences on the ACE Train and getting to work, my experiences in Manteca where we have lived for three years, and other things I think are noticeable.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Health As I See It: Schizophrenia: Drug Free Options?

Are there drug free treatments for schizophrenia, or drug free options.  Dr. Ed Zimney says no.
www.everydayhealth.com/schizophrenia/specialists/is-drug-free-schizophrenia-treatment-possible.aspx?pos=4&xid=nl_EverydayHealthHealthyLiving_20140324
He compares schizophrenia to insulin dependent diabetes, which can be very scary if someone neglects to take insulin, and so would it be scary if someone stops taking medications for schizophrenia.  The reason is that without medications, there is the likelihood that relapse will occur, if not in a week, it will in a month or two.  With each relapse, the base line functioning goes down, and Dr. Zimney points out that brain cells can be killed, which will never come back.
Medications, even with their side effects, is the only treatment for schizophrenia which has been shown to be effective.

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