Best Alternative and Complementary Treatments for Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder

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The International Guide to the World of Alternative Mental Health has compiled and publicly released “Codex Alternus: A Research Collection of Alternative and Complementary Treatments for Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder and Associated Drug-induced Side Effects.”

The document includes hundreds of pages citing research and providing summaries of non-phamacological treatments ranging from nutrient and herbal interventions to mind-body therapies and psychotherapeutic techniques.

International Guide to the World of Alternative Mental Health website

Codex Alternus: A Research Collection of Alternative and Complementary Treatments for Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder and Associated Drug-induced Side Effects

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2 COMMENTS

  1. I don’t have time right now to read this, but have spent ten years researching into the psycho/pharmaceutical industries and would like to point out to anyone who reads this that the neuroleptics are well known to cause the symptoms of schizophrenia and bipolar, or “psychosis.”

    Inappropriate drugging [with only neuroleptics] leads to” “drowsiness, blurred vision, dry mouth, heat intolerance, flushing, decreased sweating, difficulty urinating, abdominal cramping, constipation, rapid heart beats, confusion, and memory problems,” at a minimum. Or the central symptoms of anticholinergic intoxication, which are oddly almost identical to the schizophrenia symptoms, “memory loss, disorientation, incoherence, hallucinations, psychosis, delirium, hyperactivity, twitching or jerking movements, stereotypy, and seizures.”

    And when the doctors add more drugs to the mix, like the bipolar “mood stabilizers,” they can cause these moderate drug interaction warnings to the adverse side effect mix, “tremor, shuffling of your feet, drooling, a mask-like face, tongue stiffness, muscle spasms or rigidity, and involuntary movements.” Or worsen the central symptoms of anticholinergic intoxication syndrome because the, “central nervous system-depressant effects may be additively or synergistically increased in patients taking multiple drugs that cause these effects.”

    Alternatives are definitely needed, since the medical evidence has seemingly proven the current psych meds actually cause the symptoms of the serious DSM disorders.

  2. It is true that many cases of bipolar are being treated with so many drugs, it is a drug mix like a cocktail and many of them together actually also cause other problems. Others can not even take these drugs together because they have their side effects and inhibit the mind.

    For these reasons, natural and alternative meds should be tried too.

    One lady wrote of a better treatment for her bipolar condition.
    Her article
     http://mytreatment-bipolar.tripod.com/