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SCHOPHRENZIA

Posted by
SANDIE on January 06, 2003 at 12:05:23:

My step son was diagnoised with schophrenzia 6 years ago. He is also midly retarded and has high blood pressure and weighs 365lbs and 6'0". He was in the state hospital for 5 years having just been released this past october. He was so overmedicated for the first 4 years in the hospital that they didn't realize (even though we told them) that he could talk! He still has violent outbursts and hears and sees things constantly. He wants to be characters out of the movies and tv shows instead of himself. Daily, he takes 1000mg of depakote, 500mg seroquel, 10mg haloperidol, 4mg ativan, 2mg cogentin, 100mg labetalol, 10mg ambien, 5mg accupril. It is obvious the medicines are not working. Yet the doctor is reluntant to change anything--since he is doing better than he was. Over the years, he has been on everything, all the popular drugs for his problems have been tried. Is there a good hospital which specializes in schophrenzia? We will take him anywhere to get help.

He is 29yoa. He was approved for state wavier and is presently living in a mobile home with round the clock personnel. An LPN comes twice a day to gives him his medicine. thanks



Re: SCHIZOPHRENIA

Posted by R. on January 06, 2003 at 12:51:03:

In Reply to: SCHOPHRENZIA posted by SANDIE on January 06, 2003 at 12:05:23:

Depakote is what likely made your son morbidly obese.

Townsend Letter for Doctors & Patients published a couple of years ago a series of articles about treating mental problems with mega doses of vitamins. Some vitamin B was used effectively for schizophrenia. That is an area of orthomolecular medicine. You might want to contact them for more information.

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Re: SCHOPHRENZIA

Posted by Happygal on January 06, 2003 at 19:44:33:

In Reply to: SCHOPHRENZIA posted by SANDIE on January 06, 2003 at 12:05:23:

Hi Sandie,

A dear family member of mine was schizophrenic.

I believe that wheat allergies, and perhaps other food allergies, plays a part in it.

Best wishes,
Happygal

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Re: SCHOPHRENZIA (Archive in brain chemistry.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on January 07, 2003 at 10:19:59:

In Reply to: SCHOPHRENZIA posted by SANDIE on January 06, 2003 at 12:05:23:

Hi, Sandie.

This is one of the scandals of the medical profession! The correct approach to this condition was discovered by Abram Hoffer, MD, PhD, nearly 50 years ago and was rejected by the PTB just so they could continue treating with prescription drugs.

Start by contacting healthcomm.com [(800) 843-9660] and asking them to send you a sample tape and printed matter for July 2002 and offer them at least $30 for it as a donation.

Let us know what you learn.

Listen to Happygal and R.

By supressing this informaion for 50 years (and still suppressing it) the APA (American Psychiatric Association) has committed a "crime against humanity". It is really too bad that they will likely never have to pay for their crimes!

Walt



Doctor Stoll Re: SCHOPHRENZIA (Archive in brain chemistry.)

Posted by Drew on January 07, 2003 at 18:14:56:

In Reply to: Re: SCHOPHRENZIA (Archive in brain chemistry.) posted by Walt Stoll on January 07, 2003 at 10:19:59:

What about bipolar disorder---is there a truly effective alternative medicine treatment for that that would work as well as psychiatric drugs?



Re: Doctor Stoll Re: SCHOPHRENZIA (Archive in brain chemistry.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on January 08, 2003 at 09:09:05:

In Reply to: Doctor Stoll Re: SCHOPHRENZIA (Archive in brain chemistry.) posted by Drew on January 07, 2003 at 18:14:56:

Drew,

Get the info I have suggested (the world's foremost living expert in brain chemistry) and let me know what you have learned.

Walt

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Re: SCHOPHRENZIA (Archive in brain chemistry.)

Posted by AH on January 08, 2003 at 12:38:49:

In Reply to: Re: SCHOPHRENZIA (Archive in brain chemistry.) posted by Walt Stoll on January 07, 2003 at 10:19:59:

Read here for some info on Hoffer



Re: SCHOPHRENZIA (Archive in brain chemistry.)

Posted by Happygal on January 08, 2003 at 17:42:06:

In Reply to: Re: SCHOPHRENZIA (Archive in brain chemistry.) posted by AH on January 08, 2003 at 12:38:49:

Hi AH,

Thanks for posting the article.

I would like to put in my two cents here about schizophrenia and other mental illnesses. I grew up in a family with both schizophrenia and alcoholism.

Personally, I don't think schizophrenia is EITHER caused by environmental factors such as "bad mothering" OR biochemical factors. That's far too black and white for me. I think there are very many shades of gray. In other words, I think that mental illness is both a particle and a wave -- more particle for some and more wave for others.

I read someone else's work on schizophrenia, and the Dr. said that if they wanted the schizophrenia to really heal (and he had success at this), they couldn't send them back home to the family environment, or they simply wouldn't get well. Part of the cure was to take them out of the unhealthy environment.

Of course, the ideal thing would be for the family to get treatment and become well at the same time as the member who manifests the symptoms of the family's illness. Unfortunately, in many families like this, there is denial that anyone has a problem except for the schizophrenic member.

I think it is like Walt says, chronic conditions are multifactorial in their causation.

Thanks for listening. I am still grieving the loss of my brother and I needed to say that. Although he was schizophrenic, he was the most loving, genuine and sincere member of my family.

Best wishes,
Happygal



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Re: Doctor Stoll Re: SCHOPHRENZIA (Archive in brain chemistry.)

Posted by Jan S. on January 08, 2003 at 18:05:21:

In Reply to: Doctor Stoll Re: SCHOPHRENZIA (Archive in brain chemistry.) posted by Drew on January 07, 2003 at 18:14:56:

Hi Drew. Here is a useful website on the subject of non-drug approaches to mental health. You will find references to bipolar sydrome. best wishes

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Re: SCHIZOPHRENIA (Archive in brain chemistry.) HOFFER

Posted by Walt Stoll on January 09, 2003 at 09:29:49:

In Reply to: Re: SCHOPHRENZIA (Archive in brain chemistry.) posted by AH on January 08, 2003 at 12:38:49:

Thanks, AH!

Namaste`

Walt

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