Posted by bleauberry on June 18, 2012, at 6:13:26
In reply to How do i find a doc who will treat psychosis?, posted by novelagent on June 15, 2012, at 11:14:10
GPs do this all the time. You don't need any kind of specialist. Not all, but many regular family doctors are pretty well versed on psych meds and antipsychotics and they prescribe them like candy. Forget the specialists....you don't need one and you won't get as good care that way either. Not to mention the money thing.
One of my herbs is Berberine. I was just doing more research on it yesterday because I just like to know everything possible about stuff I take. I was surprised to learn that it has shown antipsychotic activity. I've been on it for a few months now, and I would agree it does have some mechanisms in the depression/anxiety/psychosis arenas.
For quick knockdown of any psychotic stuff, Lemon Balm has a long history of doing that. Sometimes maybe it isn't psychosis, but instead a form of panic/anxiety that feels "crazy", in which the calming herbs could do wonders.
Anyway, just some thoughts, hope something is helpful. Many people with schizo symptoms or mild psychosis chose to live without meds, because they feel the condition is actually a better choice than how the meds feel, I guess it all depends on how severe it is. Those same people can find very significant benefit and support from the plant medicines God gave us. The difference is....it'a a lot cheaper, much more health benefits, no doctor needed, requires being somewhat ok with directing one's own care. Which I think is important. Patients in this day and age need to be....required....pro-active in their own care because doctors are generally too busy to do that as well as you want them to. You have time, they don't.