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Schizophrenia

Also indexed as:Dementia Precox
Hallucinations and delusions are two telltale signs of schizophrenia. According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may be helpful.
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Hallucinations and delusions are two telltale signs of schizophrenia. According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may be helpful.
  • Go for the glycine

    With a healthcare professional's supervision, help improve symptoms such as depression with daily use of this nutritional supplement; take 0.8 grams for every 2.2 pounds (1 kg) of body weight

  • Rest easy with melatonin

    Improve sleep quality and duration with this natural hormone; take 2 mg of a controlled-release preparation before bedtime

  • Try megadose vitamin therapy

    Work with a healthcare professional knowledgeable in nutritional treatment of schizophrenia to find out whether large amounts of vitamin B3, B6, or C improves symptoms

  • Find a fix for low folic acid levels

    Visit your doctor to determine if your blood is low in folic acid, and if 10 to 20 mg a day of this vitamin might help improve symptoms

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