Schizophrenia

Definition of Schizophrenia:

Any of a group of psychotic disorders usually characterized by withdrawal from reality, illogical patterns of thinking, delusions, and hallucinations, and accompanied in varying degrees by other emotional, behavioral, or intellectual disturbances.  Schizophrenia is associated with dopamine imbalances in the brain and defects of the frontal lobe and is caused by genetic, other biological, and psychosocial factors.

Also: Schizophrenic, Schizophrenics

Topics Related to Schizophrenia

Amantadine

...as a treatment
“...CNS side-effects, including nervousness, anxiety, agitation, insomnia, difficulty in concentrating, and exacerbations of pre-existing seizure disorders and psychiatric symptoms in patients with Schizophrenia or Parkinson's disease...”

Anxiety

...recommendation GHB (Gamma-Hydroxybutyrate)
“GHB's efficacy for treating anxiety has been positively demonstrated in tests involving schizophrenic subjects [Laborit, 1964]...”
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Depression

...recommendation against Melatonin
“On the basis of theoretical ideas about how melatonin works, some authorities specifically recommend against using it for depression, schizophrenia, autoimmune diseases and other serious illnesses, and in pregnant or nursing women...”

European Skullcap

...as a treatment
“...They recognized that it has a "deeper" action on the nervous system than any other herb and used it for hysteria, epilepsy, convulsions, and rabies, as well as for serious, mental illnesses such as schizophrenia...”

Excessive Yawning

...the condition
“...Studies have shown that people with brain lesions, tumors and certain kinds of epilepsy often yawn excessively, while schizophrenics yawn very little...”

Fish Oils

...as a treatment
“...Preliminary double-blind trials suggest that EPA, but not DHA, might be helpful for schizophrenia...”

Glutamine

...as a treatment
“...intestinal disorders (such as Crohn's disease, irritable bowel disease, ulcerative colitis), lupus, connective tissue disease and tissue damage from radiation treatments, fatigue, impotence, schizophrenia and senility...”

Gluten Sensitivity / Celiac Disease

...the condition
“.../ heartburn; Indigestion; Constipation; Diarrhea; Frequent nausea and or vomiting; Difficulty gaining weight; Iron deficiency anemia; Head, Brain and Nervous System Symptoms ... Symptoms resembling schizophrenia and other mental disorders...”

Grain-free Diet

...as a treatment
“...Why it is Recommended: Some believe that grains in general are addicting and that eliminating them will result in weight loss, less allergies, sharper thinking and improvements in some schizophrenic patients...”

Histapenia (Histamine Low)

...the condition
“...The patient is usually classified as having chronic or process schizophrenia...”

Huntington's Disease

...the condition
“...It is often mistakenly labeled as "schizophrenia" because of its progression of mental decline...”

Inositol

...as a treatment
“...It can gradually lower blood pressure, and can be helpful in cases of schizophrenia, hypoglycemia, and those with high serum copper and low serum zinc levels...”

IP6 - Inositol Hexaphosphate

...as a treatment
“...In preliminary studies, IP6 prevents depression and may work adjunctively in schizophrenia...”

Kelp

...as a treatment
“...Schizophrenia: Kelp ( 5 tablets daily) contains balanced essential minerals...”

Low Melatonin Level

...the condition
“...Schizophrenics also tend to have low melatonin levels, perhaps caused by their medications...”

Manganese

...as a treatment
“...Manganese is used in the following conditions ... schizophrenia...”

Manganese Requirement

...the condition
“...It is useful in the treatment of many nervous system disorders including Alzheimer's disease, and schizophrenia...”

Melatonin

...as a treatment
“...On the basis of theoretical ideas about how melatonin works, some authorities specifically recommend against using it for depression, schizophrenia, autoimmune diseases and other serious illnesses, or by pregnant or nursing women...”

Motherhood Issues

...recommendation against Melatonin
“On the basis of theoretical ideas about how melatonin works, some authorities specifically recommend against using it for depression, schizophrenia, autoimmune diseases and other serious illnesses, and in pregnant or nursing women...”

Nervous Breakdown Tendency

...the condition
“...Today, nervous breakdowns may be "acute psychotic breaks" or "schizophrenic episodes", as when people suddenly become convinced that aliens have planted listening devices in their teeth, or "manic breaks"...”

Paranoia/Paranoid Personality Disorder

...the condition
“...Incidence appears increased in families with a schizophrenic member...”
...our question about Schizophrenia in family members
“The incidence of paranoid personality disorder appears increased in families with a schizophrenic member...”

Pregnancy-Related Issues

...recommendation against Melatonin
“On the basis of theoretical ideas about how melatonin works, some authorities specifically recommend against using it for depression, schizophrenia, autoimmune diseases and other serious illnesses, and in pregnant or nursing women...”

Psychosis

...the condition
“...Types of psychosis include ... Schizophrenia...”

Pyroluria

...the condition
“...Pyroluria may occur along with other imbalances as seen in some subtypes of schizophrenia such as histapenia (low histamine), histadelia (high histamine), high copper levels or cerebral allergies...”
...related topic
“...Most pyroluric individuals never develop schizophrenia symptoms...”
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Schizophrenia

...the condition
“Those suffering from schizophrenia find it difficult to distinguish between what is real and unreal, think clearly, manage emotions, relate to others, or function normally...”
...our question about Decreased ability to smell
“..."Olfactory functions and volumetric measures of orbitofrontal and limbic regions in schizophrenia"...”
...relationship to Wilson's Disease
“A wide array of symptoms occur, fitting a number of psychiatric diagnoses, including "major depression," "schizophrenia," and "hysteria...”
...relationship to Gluten Sensitivity / Celiac Disease
“Studies have shown celiac disease to be inordinately high in "schizophrenic" populations...”
...relationship to Allergy to Foods (Hidden)
“...A study of "schizophrenics" by Dr...”
...relationship to Histadelia (Histamine High)
“Some 15-20% of "schizophrenic" patients are in fact suffering from histadelia, which shares similar symptoms and can be misdiagnosed...”
...relationship to Histapenia (Histamine Low)
“It has been found that 50% of patients classified as "schizophrenic" have low histamine levels in the blood and it rises to normal as they improve...”
...relationship to Huntington's Disease
“Commonly labeled as "schizophrenia" because of its progression of mental decline...”
...relationship to Hypoglycemia
“Numerous patients given psychiatric diagnoses have actually turned out to have hypoglycemia, including those classified with depression, manic-depressive disorder, and schizophrenia...”
...relationship to Hypothyroidism
“The book Natural Healing for Schizophrenia reports that 10% of patients diagnosed with "schizophrenia" have been found to have thyroid imbalances...”
...relationship to Pyroluria
“...Approximately 15-30% of "schizophrenics" have pyroluria...”
...relationship to Seizure Disorder
“...People with psychomotor epilepsy have been given schizophrenia, manic depressive, depression, attention-deficit disorder, and other diagnoses...”
...relationship to Vitamin B3 Requirement
“The mental disturbances brought about by pellagra, a vitamin B3 (niacin) deficiency may be mistaken for schizophrenia, or vice versa...”
...recommendation Vitamin B3 (Niacin)
“Since pellagra can mimic the symptoms of schizophrenia, the use of niacin to treat schizophrenia and depression is controversial...”
...recommendation GHB (Gamma-Hydroxybutyrate)
“GHB has been reported to reduce schizophrenia symptoms, but must not be used with some psychotropic drugs, such as Valium, Thorazine, Dilantin or Phenobarbital...”
...recommendation against Caffeine/Coffee Avoidance
“According to some, no caffeinated beverages – or even decaffeinated ones – should ever be taken, as these deteriorate into homogentisic acid which is known to be excreted in larger quantities in schizophrenics than in others...”

STD Syphilis

...relationship to Alzheimer's Disease
“See the link between syphilis and schizophrenia...”

Tendency Toward Postpartum Depression

...recommendation against Melatonin
“On the basis of theoretical ideas about how melatonin works, some authorities specifically recommend against using it for depression, schizophrenia, autoimmune diseases and other serious illnesses, and in pregnant or nursing women...”

Test for Urine Kryptopyrroles

...as a treatment
“...clinical trials, the following percentages were determined for frequency of elevated pyrrole in a range of test subjects: Autism – 50% [Audha] Alcoholism – 40% [Mathews-Larson] ADHD – 30% [Walsh] Schizophrenia & Depression – 70% [Hoffer] Pyroluria is a feature of many behavioral and emotional disorders...”

Tryptophan / 5HTP

...as a treatment
“...Other possible uses for L-tryptophan include parkinsonism, epilepsy, and schizophrenia, and with further research, we may find this important amino acid may provide help in other medical conditions...”

Tryptophan Need

...the condition
“...Complications: A deficiency of tryptophan may lead to depression, insomnia, schizophrenia, and carbohydrate craving...”

Vitamin B3 (Niacin)

...as a treatment
“...amounts, well over 100mg per day and often over 1,000mg per day (up to 6,000mg), to treat a wide variety of psychological symptoms, including senility, alcoholism, drug problems, depression, and schizophrenia...”

Vitamin B3 Requirement

...the condition
“...It is helpful against schizophrenia and other mental illnesses, and is also a memory enhancer...”

Vitamin B-Complex Requirement

...the condition
“...It is helpful against schizophrenia and other mental illnesses, and is also a memory enhancer...”

Wilson's Disease

...the condition
“...Sometimes, copper toxicity to the brain is first noted as grossly inappropriate behavior, sudden deterioration of schoolwork, or, rarely, psychosis indistinguishable from schizophrenia or manic-depressive illness...”
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