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Nootropics and schizophrenia
My brother is diagnosed schizophrenic, are there any good
or blends that anyone is aware of that helps with schizophrenia?
Piracetam is shown to reduce some side effects associated with most anti-psychotic medications, in addition niacin & choline supplementation may be beneficial. For more information about niacin's therapeutic potential look into work by Hoffer, it seems to also help with anxiety, depression and can increase post stroke plasticity
Sulbutiamine has shown anti psychotic properties but upregulates dopamine which is counterintuitive but very similar to anti psychotic meds because dopamine blockade would naturally increase the dopamine receptor population through the hardening/adaptive response. My personal experience with ap compounds and subsequent removal tell me that they reinforce psychosis but I keep seeing that apparently experience means nothing and I don't know squat because med school and a piece of paper trumps real life every time. ;)
Tread lightly, I'm not real sure what else to say about it.
High doses of niacin is a life saver for schizophrenics. B-complex in general should definitely be taken but high doses of niacin per day is key. I did a great deal of research on this and it changed the lives of 2 friends of mine both diagnosed years apart from each other. They live in a country that doesn't have proper mental healthcare systems in place and their families turned to me for advice and we created a regimen using niacin, I swear by it now, it counteracts the bad side affects of anti-psychotic medication and they both now use niacin as a replacement for the medication entirely. Improves mood, battles depression, prevents psychotic episodes, and so much more. They're now leading happy, healthy lives.
The B Vitamins have also been associated with improvement in schizophrenic symptoms.
Strong antioxidants can also help. Pycnogenol, CoQ10, resveratrol, turmeric.
Executive function is also a key area of impairment in schizophrenia and most other mental illnesses. So anything that improves works bf memory, which is strongly involved in executive function, would help. Dual n back is an effective method. Mindfulness based cognitive therapy has also shown good results, with medical supervision from a psychologist.
I would bin the Antipsychotics & consume Rauvolfia serpentina.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine:
Schizophrenia is treated with:
Xaio Chai Hu Tang Pian,
An Shen Bu Xin Wan,
Xaio Yao Wan.
Also of interest:
Chyawanprash with Milk & TMG Powder.
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