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Schizophrenia Treatment: Some personal reflections

I just thought I’d share some information I have noticed over the years that I hope helps people experiencing Schizophrenia. I would appreciate any feedback on this post.

Whenever things in life get complicated generally, it always helps to simplify. If you look at history, when problems were overwhelming and persistent, it was an intelligent idea to rethink the situation and change the current approach. There is a quote I like: “Want better answers? Ask bigger questions.”

When you ask bigger questions and feed your curiosity you become like an explorer going into unknown territory. But that may be exactly what’s needed even though it tests the inner self or the way things are. A healthy change in our understanding of a paralyzing problem may actually be the start of the solution. Picture a hamster on a hamster wheel running in circular madness but not achieving anything. Until it shifts it’s consciousness it’s like staying in a prison. Being in the same situation for too long can get toxic.

Human beings are creatures of movement. I mean that generally. If we don’t brush our teeth, we get tooth decay. Not exercising can cause our muscles to atrophy. If you are dehydrated, you need to get water. Each of these cases have an element of movement or a form a movement I can say. Taking us out of a state of disturbance into nourishment.

Movement is an incredibly deep principle of health. I can’t think of an example where it doesn’t apply. But the basic general idea in regard to health is that you want to distance yourself from negativity.

The reason I said all the above is to highlight how simplification is a natural response to complication and in the case of schizophrenia it can help incredibly. The way this ailment is looked at needs a good new refreshing outlook.

I have stated in another post that it is very, very common for symptoms of schizophrenia namely audible and visual hallucinations to manifest in the human senses when the sufferer is simply in a weakened state. Regardless of whether they have schizophrenia or not. The fact that these symptoms occur not only in schizophrenia should be an eye opener for the observant eye. Another eye opener should be the fact that people do report of it’s intermittent nature. In my opinion then, this ailment does not hold true power over the sufferer. It should be a motivation of hope.

By simplifying then, and in my own experience I suggest the following:

Positivity!

In whatever form it may be. Whether it be dietary, social connection, sleep hygiene, clearing out the impact of negative caloric energy through fasting, making sure adequate blood flow goes to the brain and I’m sure you can name millions more. Is there proof that positive decisions offer relief either symptomatic, permanent or as part of maintaining this condition to not overwhelm someone? Yes!

People can have hallucinations through sleep deprivation so whats the natural remedy? Sleep hygiene.

People can have hallucinations through isolation so whats the natural remedy? having a healthy social life.

People can have hallucinations through neurosyphilis so what’s the natural remedy? Prevention. (It results from an STI)

People with dementia can have hallucinations and guess what? they get better by responding through social connection and stimulating their brains (neuroplastic movement and social movement)

LIVING THINGS NEED TO MOVE

This brings me to what I believe is be the reality of this condition. That there is a classification crisis which is over-complicated and bringing sufferers further away from being free from this condition. Things need to be simplified and each patient case needs to be looked at with a very careful, loving eye. You cannot rush with patients, they are human beings.

Hallucinations can manifest to anyone. I think we are all predisposed to it. The way it is activated can vary though.

If I want to keep things really simple i’ll just say, be healthy. Love yourself and prevent things that cause this condition. Respond to it through positive movement in whatever form it may be.

Who knows, maybe the cure to schizophrenia is staring everyone in the face but behind a veil of complication and noise. You need to look at each persons case. But that requires time. Patients know themselves best. In business, the customer comes first and they are valued as if the customers concerns are those of the business owners personally. Although the patients aren’t customers, it’s still something to think about.

Remember problem solving is multi dimensional. If you treat patients in an isolative way it can be counterintuitive. Treat someone as a whole, holistically. The human essence is a complex creature with interdependent systems.

Simplify, simplify simplify.