Antipsychotic Alternatives

Antipsychotic Alternatives

Antipsychotic alternatives provide clients at the Alternative to Meds Center the ability to find and utilize other solutions to treat mental health other than a lifetime of having to take antipsychotic medications.

Talk therapy provides one of the most effective backbones of effective antipsychotic alternatives treatment, such as:

  • counselling
  • psychotherapy
  • cognitive behavioral therapy
  • exposure therapy
  • behaviour therapy
  • and much more.

Over a period of 10-20 weeks, patients have achieved major progress from just talk therapies alone, as an effective alternative to antipsychotic drugs.

Doctors prescribe antipsychotics such as Depakote, Risperdal, Abilify, and Zyprexa to people with schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, mania and other psychoses. These drugs have many side effects that are unwelcome. Some antipsychotic side effects make mental conditions worse and sometimes the drug itself makes mental health worse. Prescribing these medications to children puts them at risk, as one of the common sideeffects that can occur especially in the first month or two of treatment with these drugs is suicidal thoughts or behavior.

For these reasons, Alternative to Meds Center provides antipsychotic alternative treatments. Many people are actively seeking to overcome the sideeffects of antipsychotic medications that pose dangerous risks to health. Antipsychotic medicines have proven to be ineffective in many cases, and many individuals just don’t want to be medicated. A growing body of research demonstrates that children and adults can overcome many mental disorders without drugs. Many holistic practitioners would rather try alternatives to psychiatric treatments before prescribing drugs. Unfortunately, however, it is often the other way around. People are usually first prescribed a psychiatric medication, and then they seek Depakote alternatives, Risperdal alternatives, Abilify alternatives, Zyprexa alternatives, or other antipsychotic drug replacement plans. No one has to suffer from side effects, dependence, and addiction, nor medication withdrawal syndrome. Alternative mental health options do provide nondrug based mental health treatment options.

An antipsychotic alternative medicine treatment plan usually contains more than just one treatment. Treatment plans can combine several or many different therapies. Through talk therapy of various kinds, patients can honestly express themselves, face their fears, better understand their illness, and identify triggers and learn how to prevent them. Cognitive behavioral therapy helps patients to undo negative or unhealthy thought and behavior patterns, as well as rationalize fears and anxieties, balance mood swings, and continuously and gradually work towards a complete internal peace.

Exposure therapy allows patients to face their fears, anxieties, phobias, and triggers within a safe, familiar and controlled environment. The opportunity to experience exposure therapy naturally results in more comfortable encounters for these patients when dealing with their fears in the outside world.

Talk therapy of this nature such as exposure therapy is just the start of available alternatives to antipsychotic drugs. When these therapies are used in conjunction with other healing, stabilizing therapies and treatments, effectiveness rates are even higher. Natural antipsychotic alternatives are good adjunctive treatments to consider. The Alternative to Meds Center provides these alternative treatments along with dietary changes, nutritional therapy, and other lifestyle changes. Other supplemental treatments such as exercise, yoga, massage, sauna therapy, aromatherapy, acupuncture, massage therapy and meditation support the person's overall progress. Herbs, vitamins, minerals, and supplements can also make substantial differences. Research shows that nutritional deficiencies are often an overlooked contributor to mental disorders. Identifying and fixing deficits produces amazing results.

Old, built up toxins can be gently but effectively detoxed (removed) providing many benefits within an antipsychotic addiction alternative help plan. Purging the toxic residue that antipsychotic drugs leave behind ensures a better state of health. Eliminating certain things from one's lifestyle can also contribute to overcoming mental disorders, such as:

  • alcohol
  • drugs
  • caffeine
  • sugar
  • food additives and preservatives
  • cleaning compounds which contain neurotoxic chemicals

Once you have found which alternative antipsychotic options work for you, stick with it every day. For some people, it may be counseling once a week, exercising 45 times a week, eating healthy clean foods every day, drinking plenty of water, taking a daily supplement or vitamin, getting enough sleep every night and participating in healing therapies such as counseling, yoga or massage.

Doctors usually prescribe psychiatric medication after the person has gone through a psychotic episode, or after other medications have not worked. These drugs may seem to work during the onset of symptoms. However, they are generally not well tolerated after prolonged use. Of course, the answers to why an individual has experienced psychosis are specific for each person. However, research shows there is a common denominator.

The common denominator is often excessive Dopamine. Dopamine is the neurochemical that controls reward. An excess of Dopamine causes everything in the environment to overstimulate the person, which results in mania. Neurotoxins stimulate the overproduction of Dopamine which causes mania or psychosis to occur. It is the exposure to neurotoxins that often results in mania or psychosis. Also, a genetic problem may present difficulties in clearing toxins from the body. For example, an insufficient methylator may be unable to get rid of toxic heavy metals, so stores them in brain and nerve tissue.

At Alternative to Meds Center, we do lab testing to discover the potential causes of the original symptoms. The testing identifies when toxicity is the culprit. We then focus on clearing these toxins out. We restrict sugar, processed food, and caffeine. Supplements are given to support the inhibitory function of healthy neurochemistry. Our program aims to use natural substances and orthomolecular medicine that will stabilize neurochemistry. Body detoxification will remove environmentally accumulated neurotoxins. The center provides safe and comfortable medication withdrawal methods, IV therapy with amino acids and other targeted nutritional treatments. Peer support, yoga, personal training, massage, and other alternative mental health therapies offer additional treatment options.

We invite your call, so you can talk to us and find out more about the treatment plans we provide if you or your loved one is seeking antipsychotic alternatives.

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