Researchers eye N-acetylcysteine as a potential natural treatment for psychiatric conditions like depression and schizophrenia

N-acetylcysteine (NAC) is a supplement form of the amino acid cysteine. It plays an important role in your body’s detoxification process and helps mitigate the side effects of drugs and environmental toxins. In fact, it is commonly used to treat people who overdose on acetaminophen (Tylenol), which can cause acute liver toxicity when taken in large doses. … Continue reading Researchers eye N-acetylcysteine as a potential natural treatment for psychiatric conditions like depression and schizophrenia

Early stages of schizophrenia can be treated with nutrients found in Brussels sprouts, shellfish, and oranges

Around two million Americans suffer from schizophrenia, and it’s a frustrating chronic mental illness that is marked with disabling symptoms like delusions and hallucinations. Unfortunately, the antipsychotic medications that are often given to address these problems come with their own set of risks. Now, scientists have discovered that certain nutrients could help to fight the illness … Continue reading Early stages of schizophrenia can be treated with nutrients found in Brussels sprouts, shellfish, and oranges

Fewer meds work better for schizophrenia patients

An exciting, game-changing study, published in the American Journal of Psychiatry, calls for an entirely new approach to treating schizophrenia. The report shows massive evidence for reducing the use of anti-psychotic drugs in favor of more individualized, holistic therapies. Most schizophrenic patients despise the anti-psychotic drugs prescribed to them. In fact, studies show that schizophrenic patients are … Continue reading Fewer meds work better for schizophrenia patients

Folate and vitamin B12 treat schizophrenia symptoms

Schizophrenia is a disabling brain disorder characterized by the inability to tell reality from imagination, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Symptoms are broken down into two types called "positive symptoms," which include hallucinations and delusions, and "negative symptoms" which include social withdrawal, apathy, and a lack of emotional expressiveness. While drugs have been found … Continue reading Folate and vitamin B12 treat schizophrenia symptoms