Schizophrenia typically comes from acute mania. Mania can somewhat be thought of as the opposite of depression or like a unipolar manic bipolar disorder. It should be noted early on, there seems to be quite a bit of disagreement over definition, causes, and treatment for schizophrenia.
About 1% of the would has it, and there's little evidence to suggest that different parts of the world are effected more than others.
People with schizophrenia usually have hallucinations; however, not all hallucinations come from schizophrenia.
The typical method of treatment is to see a psychiatrist, and they will usually prescribe some sort of toxi-molecular (toxi meaning foreign or not natural) medicine. This method doesn't seem to work very well. From the boot "Psychiatry Yesterday and Today" page 8, Abram Hoffer said, "At a hearing in King County, Washington, in 2000, a psychiatrist testified that of the 10,000 patients he had treated, none had recovered." (speaking about his schizophrenic patients) But, there is another method called orthomolecular (ortho meaning good or right). In this method, a doctor will run blood tests and prescribe the right kind of micro nutrients for the brain. It's generally more effective than the conventional method, and doctors will only rely on toxi-molecular drugs to the very minimum.
Generally, everybody who is diagnosed with schizophrenia gets outside help. Also, because of the severity of schizophrenia, most people are diagnosed. However, there are still some people who go undiagnosed or are diagnosed the wrong way.
There are some websites and some books on schizophrenia. There are also some research papers. However, most of these websites, books, and research paper aren't full of facts because there are a lot of misunderstandings about schizophrenia.
Response to Treatment, Improved or Recovered
- Shelter, Food, Civility - About 50%
- Drugs alone - Less than 10%
- Shelter, Food, Civility and Drugs - Not tested
- Orthomolecular and Shelter, Food, Civility
- early cases -About 90%
- late chronic cases - About 75%
- Prdromal i.e. pellagra - About 100%
- (Abram Hoffer - Psychiatry Yesterday (1950) and Today (2007) page 52)
Abram Hoffer - Psychiatry Yesterday (1950) and Today (2007)
Abram Hoffer - How to Live with Schizophrenia