No discussion of schizophrenia would be valid or close to complete without pointing to the remarkable research on this subject done by Abram Hoffer and other Orthomolecular practitioners. Hoffer’s research paved the way to treat the all too common instances of schizophrenia symptoms caused by all or a combination of such things as vitamin and mineral deficiencies, food allergies, hypoglycemia, drug abuse, heavy metal toxicity, sleep deprivation and others.
The results of mainstream drug treatment for schizophrenia are at best haphazard, and stem from an incomplete understanding of the underlying causes of the condition and symptoms known as schizophrenia. To be diagnosed with schizophrenia, one would over a certain period of time hear voices, have delusional thoughts, experience hallucination, and other debilitating symptoms. Without any further testing than whether these symptoms are present or absent, patients are routinely prescribed antipsychotic drugs as the front line schizophrenia treatment.
It is essential to note that schizophrenia can be addressed and even corrected without drugs.
Since there has been so much ongoing research and documentation on the success of orthomolecular methods of treatment for schizophrenia, it makes sense to look further into this line of treatment. If you are interested in finding out more about the orthomolecular approach to relieving the symptoms of schizophrenia, call 1 (800) 301-3753 and speak to one of our friendly and knowledgeable staff. We also offer tapering programs for Risperdal withdrawal and many other drugs. We may have some alternative testing and treatment options that have not yet been offered and which may open the door to improvements otherwise not attainable.
Dr. John Motl, M.D.
Dr. Motl is currently certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Psychiatry, and Board eligible in Neurology and licensed in the state of Arizona. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in biology and minors in chemistry and philosophy. He graduated from Creighton University School of Medicine with a Doctor of Medicine. Dr. Motl has studied Medical Acupuncture at the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine and at U.C.L.A.