Do schizophrenics seriously need medication?!

Question: Do schizophrenics seriously need medication!?
I have seen people on here that say you do not need medication for ADD, ADHD, Depression and other illness'!. They say they must learn to control their minds!.

I was just wondering if it is possible to "control your mind" if you have paranoid schizophrenia!?

No, medication is needed!. Schizophrenia is a brain disorder, related to an imbalance of neurotransmitters in certain areas of the brain!. Medications help to fix this imbalance, resulting in a decrease in symptoms!.

Schizophrenics can no more "control" or "choose" whether they experience symptoms than a diabetic person can "choose" to make their body produce insulin!. In both cases it is about learning to live with the condition and working with a treatment team to control symptoms!. Www@Answer-Health@Com

See section 40, on schizophrenia, at http://www!.ezy-build!.net!.nz/~shaneris It requires expert diagnosis by a mental health professional, not doctors, who don't encounter such mental disorders often enough to develop any real expertise!. Antipsychotic medication may be prescribed, but you may wish to first try the alternative treatments in section 40, for 6 months, to see if they are sufficient for you!. Even if not, they may reduce the amount of medication you need, with its attendant risks, and side effects!.

Closely examine the http://www!.1-800-therapist!.org/ & http://www!.metanoia!.org/choose/ websites, in section 1, and use the locators, and phone book, to find a suitable therapist nearby, (I would select a clinical psychologist, because they don't prescribe, so are less likely to be influenced by the powerful, and highly manipulative drug companies; check out section 1, in ezy build) or ask your doctor for a referral, or contact your county/local mental health agency!. There is a quiz, via page E, in section 1, at ezy-build: print the results, and take it along with you, for a definitive diagnosis!.


All I know is that when I don't have medication I hallucinate and have delusions so bad that I can't live in peace!. I used to set up video cameras in my windows to tape people who I thought were government agents watching me!. Without medication my life was unlivable and I would have definitely shot myself in the head if I had access to a gun during those times!. This moron clay doesn't know his butthole from a hole in the ground!.He no doubt has never had to live with schizophrenia and I hope he never does, because it is sheer torture!.Www@Answer-Health@Com

The medical professionals are drug pushers!. The prescription drug epidemic is more serious than the illegal drug problem!. Half of the country is living on prescription drugs!. Only in the most extreme cases would medication be necessary!.

Pick a Winner: I made exception for extreme cases like yours!.Www@Answer-Health@Com

Please rely on the opinion of your psychiatrist and psychologist -- people with more than 5 years each of higher education to answer that question as opposed to the general community on Yahoo Answers!.

All the best!.Www@Answer-Health@Com

ya know - only in my own experience- have I come across several people with schizophrenics!. Again - in my own experience/opinion - hell yes they need medication!!Www@Answer-Health@Com

Good question

Absolutely not!. They NEED medication if they want to live somewhat normally

And people who say otherwise obviously have no idea what life is like for schizophrenics and their loved onesWww@Answer-Health@Com

The meds used for emotional disorders are addictive and have many undesirable side effects!. I would make every effort to find a more natural solution if possible!.Www@Answer-Health@Com

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