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Discovery! An Effective Natural Schizophrenia Treatment

Schizophrenia is one of the least understood mental illnesses today. There are dozens of different treatment methods, many of which involve the use of highly detrimental drugs that cause depression, suicidal tendencies, dizziness, nausea, heart failure, delirium and even comas. Needless to say, such treatments are far from optimal.

Fortunately, effective and natural methods of curing schizophrenia have recently surfaced. These treatment methods tackled the root cause of schizophrenia and have many successful case studies to back it up.

The Root Cause of Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia drug manufacturers have spread the belief that we dont know what causes schizophrenia. It may be something in the genes, something youre born with. It may be chemical imbalances, or it might just be some psychological switch that gets switched on at some point in someones life.

In reality, were much closer to finding the cause than drug companies will have you believe. Although there are still many mystery cases, most cases studies have found that nutritional deficiency is by and large the most common cause of Schizophrenia.

Natural Schizophrenia Treatment

Studies have found the schizophrenia is often caused by brain nutrition deficiencies. A lack of Vitamin C, manganese, folic acid, zinc, B6, B12 and especially niacin can all contribute to brain deficiencies that result in schizophrenia.

Schizophrenia studies have found that in most cases, patients have had a long history of nutritionally deficient diets.

Sugar consumption can quickly make the problem worst. White flour and sugar both have no vitamins and actually require vitamins to digest and turn into useable energy. If someone whos already nutritionally deficient continues to eat high sugar foods or foods high in white flour, their nutritional reserves will be depleted very quickly.

Case Studies Which Prove These Treatments

At the beginning of the last century, one hundred thousand patients were treated and cured in various mental institutions in the south when doctors discovered that their patients main issue was that they were lacking in niacin.

In the 1950s, two researchers named Abram Hoffer and Humphrey Osmond found that 82% of schizophrenia patients improved their conditions by taking niacin supplements. Over 50% of the study population were cured and stayed cured for over 5 years. When the study ended, there were many patients that were cured for 3 years or 4 years that would have likely had continued success if the study was continued.

The Root-Cause Based Schizophrenia Treatment

A treatment that addresses the root cause of schizophrenia is often far more effective and far healthier than drug based treatments. These treatments start by conducting a series of detailed tests to uncover what nutritional deficiencies the brain has. Then a tailored nutritional program is used to gradually build up the nutritional reserves until the brain can rebalance itself.

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What Is Guided Discovery In Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

Commonly asked questions by people learning about Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) are –

What is guided discovery?
Is it about the therapist directing the client?
Is Socratic dialogue the same thing as guided discovery?
How do I offer guided discovery?

One thing for sure, is that the concept often feels overwhelming when we first try this type of approach.

My view point is that, guided discovery, can be one of the most beneficial interventions used within CBT. In a nut-shell, guided discovery is a process that a therapist uses to help his or her client reflect on the way that they process information. Through the processes of answering questions or reflecting on thinking processes, a range of alternative thinking is opened up for each client. This alternative thinking forms the blueprint for changing perceptions and behaviours.

Essentially, it could be suggested that a client approaching a CBT therapist is initially functioning at a mindless level. This is not to say that a client is ignorant or not able to think. Rather, that the client has a range of automatic cognitive processes that are being allowed to run without intervention. Some of these thinking processes may have been developed in childhood, while others may directly result from an immediate mood state.

A useful analogy for guided discovery is to think about going to an opticians for an eye test. The optician may initially put a contraption on their clients head with a range of lenses on it. Initially, their clients cannot see through this contraption very well (i.e., what they perceive is a blur). The optician then sets about gradually removing or replacing lenses, and after a while, through a process of trial and error (and feedback from the client) each individual begins to see more clearly.

Guided discovery works in exactly the same way as the above example. Except, instead of using optical lenses, the CBT therapist helps the client use lenses of perception. Perceiving information is a different way allows each client to access a range of choices in their life, ostensibly, to see their life through different lenses. When we view life in a different way our emotional reaction to events also shifts. These types of continued conscious re-evaluations in CBT are very important because they lay the foundations of future automatic thinking and make relapse less likely.

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