Ziprasidone Alternatives

Ziprasidone Alternatives

At Alternatives to Med Center, we apply holistic therapy and a range of techniques to identify the roots causes of neurochemical imbalance, specific to each individual.

When is Ziprasidone prescribed?

Ziprasidone is an atypical antipsychotic. More specifically, it is a second-generation, atypical antipsychotic prescribed to treat and aid symptoms of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Those suffering from these conditions often turn to antipsychotics, such as Ziprasidone, when other medications have been ineffective, when side effects are unbearable, or after experiencing a psychotic break. When a patient is on Ziprasidone and does not experience desired symptom relief, other, similar antipsychotics may be prescribed as an alternative. However, patients using Ziprasidone or other antipsychotic medications will find the same drawbacks of side effects, ineffectiveness, adverse effects, or paradoxical effects. Individuals will often experience additional problems beyond those for which the drug has been originally prescribed.

Why is Ziprasidone not recommended as a solution for symptoms of schizophrenia?

For individuals seeking to manage symptoms and unbearable side effects, of schizophrenia, alternatives to antipsychotic treatment, such as Ziprasidone, are crucially important. While antipsychotic medications treat symptoms of schizophrenia, these treatments do not treat the underlying causes, distress in the body. While symptoms may be relieved during the early stages of treatment from Ziprasidone and similar mood stabilizers, long-term effectiveness tends to drop off over time. In addition, added complications of dependency and severe withdrawal are also present. The root causes of mental symptoms are unique to each individual and, therefore, alternatives to Ziprasidone should be uniquely assigned. Medications are not the only solutions to mental health problems.

What are the root causes of mental health symptoms?

Those prescribed Ziprasidone and similar medicines have difficulty in setting and achieving life goals by way of accurately perceiving and seeking reward. While each person is different, the reason for this difficulty is often an imbalance of dopamine. Because dopamine is the brain’s reward neurochemical, increased levels of dopamine result in feelings of over stimulation and mania.

Antipsychotics like Ziprasidone block dopamine, relieving the over stimulation and mania but preventing perception of reward. Before antipsychotic medication, individuals with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder experience too much stimulation, but after medication, these individuals do not experience enough. As such, the causes of dopamine imbalance can be modified in order to bring the healthy levels of reward perception. Causes of dopamine imbalance may include nutrient deficiency (lack of Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Zinc, or Niacin), exposure to toxins, preservatives, low blood sugar, or genetic dispositions.

What is the alternative to medication?

We apply holistic therapy and a range of techniques to identify the roots causes of neurochemical imbalance, specific to each individual. We have found that toxicity is typically the cause of imbalances, so our medical professional conduct lab tests to identify toxins that are present and subsequent detoxification plans. Individuals previously taking antipsychotics and other mood stabilizers will often have increased toxicity levels as a result of taking these drugs. We apply carefully selected tapering methods to help individuals reduce and eventually end medications.

Natural substances, specific supplements, and IV amino acid therapies are introduced that stabilize the neurochemistry and aid in the removal of damaging toxins. As part of this process, we engage individuals in a program of reduced sugar, caffeine, alcohol, and all processed foods.  In addition to these detoxification and nutritional therapies, we employ programs that include physical activity (such as yoga and personal training), massage, and peer support to creative a holistic alternative to Ziprasidone type medicine.   We welcome you to call our center and learn more about these life-changing therapies as alternatives to medication. 

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