Chronic Schizophrenia Put exemption Without Medication

Chronic Schizophrenia Put exemption Without Medication

Chronic Schizophrenia is usually a chronic, destructive disorder, that causes tremendous suffering. It can destruction lives. Even with the best treatments available, symptoms and suffering often continue. An article published April 6, 2019 in the medical journal Schizophrenia.

Research describes two patients with long standing schizophrenia who experienced complete exemption of symptoms with the ketogenic diet, a well-established, evidence-based treatment for epilepsy. I am the lead author of this paper. Of particular interest in our research, both patients were able to stop antipsychotic medications and have remained in exemption for years now.

Though more evidence is needed, this is extraordinarily hopeful news for those with this disorder and for the mental health professionals treating them.

The Psychotic Disorder Challenge:-
Schizophrenia affects 1% of the population. Its close cousin, bipolar disorder, affects 2-5 percent of the population. Tens of millions of people suffering. Symptoms include illusions, fantasy, and disorganized thought and speech patterns.
Illusions are when people see things or hear things that aren’t there. Delusions are thoughts that aren’t true, such as paranoid beliefs. Many people describe these psychotic symptoms as “being out of touch with reality.”

People diagnosed with schizophrenia may also ignore hygiene, avoid being around people, and lack motivation. The illness affects most areas of life and can severely impair people at school, work, and in relationships.

The Psychotic Disorder Challenge:-
Schizophrenia affects 1% of the population. Its close cousin, bipolar disorder, affects 2-5 percent of the population. Tens of millions of people suffering. Symptoms include illusions, fantasy, and disorganized thought and speech patterns.
Illusions are when people see things or hear things that aren’t there. Delusions are thoughts that aren’t true, such as paranoid beliefs. Many people describe these psychotic symptoms as “being out of touch with reality.” People diagnosed with schizophrenia may also ignore hygiene, avoid being around people, and lack motivation. The illness affects most areas of life and can severely impair people at school, work, and in relationships.

What Causes Schizophrenia?
No one knows for sure, what causes schizophrenia. Most clinicians and researchers think it involves a chemical imbalance. This refers to neurotransmitters in the brain—chemicals that send messages from one brain cell to another. This theory has largely focused on excess activity of a neurotransmitter called dopamine—primarily because all antipsychotic medications block dopamine receptors.

Other researchers think of schizophrenia as a neurodegenerative disorder. There is evidence that the brains of people with schizophrenia are different than other people’s brains, and can change over time. Some of the changes observed, include shrinking of some brain regions, and changes in the connections between different brain regions.

Why would the ketogenic diet help schizophrenia?
The medical version of the ketogenic diet is a high-fat, low-carbohydrate, moderate-protein diet proven to work for epilepsy.
In my article, The Ketogenic Diet May Help Stop Seizures, I explain the history and research demonstrating that the ketogenic diet is a powerful intervention in treating epilepsy.
While referred to as a “diet,” make no mistake: this is a powerful medical intervention. Studies show that over 50 percent of children with epilepsy who do not respond to medications experience significant reductions in the frequency and severity of their seizures, with some becoming completely seizure-free.

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