Natural Cure For Schizophrenia Without Drugs

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Yes, many physicians have treated schizophrenia without using antipsychotics. They include:

--Dr. Abram Hoffer, who has treated over 30,000 patients at his Orthomolecular Vitamin Center. He primarily used niacin - that is vitamin B3.

--Dr. Carl Pfeiffer has also treated over 30,000 mental illness patients at his brain bio clinic.

There are many other alternative approaches to treating schizophrenia without antipsychotics. One of the famous ones is called Soteria. The Soteria Research Project was founded by psychiatrist Loren Mosher who opened the first Soteria House in 1971. It was sort of like a safe haven for schizophrenic patients -- quiet, calming environment that respected everyone's individuality. Soteria created mental health services based on a social, not a medical model. The staff members were treating patients as peers.

The Soteria project was admired by many professionals around the world. And it was heavily criticized as irresponsible or ineffective by the others.

Lately, there has been a growing interest in Soteria, and thus it became a subject of reviews that compared Soteria with conventional, medication-based approaches. Review found that Soteria was equally, and in some cases more effective in the treatment of people diagnosed with first- or second-episode schizophrenia than traditional medication-based approach.

So, to sum up, there are quite a few alternatives to psychotropic drugs for treating schizophrenia.

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