doctor with arms folded around chest( — Hallucinations and delusions are two
telltale signs of schizophrenia. According to research or other evidence, the
following self-care steps may be helpful in managing this serious mental

What You Need To Know:

  • Go for the glycine
    With a healthcare professional’s
    supervision, help improve symptoms such as depression with daily use of this
    nutritional supplement; take 0.8 grams for every 2.2 pounds (1 kg) of body
  • Rest easy with melatonin
    Improve sleep quality and
    duration with this natural hormone; take 2 mg of a controlled-release
    preparation before bedtime
  • Try megadose vitamin therapy
    Work with a healthcare
    professional knowledgeable in nutritional treatment of schizophrenia to find out
    whether large amounts of vitamin B3, B6, or C improves symptoms
  • Find a fix for low folic acid levels
    Visit your
    healthcare provider to determine if your blood is low in folic acid, and if 10
    to 20 mg a day of this vitamin might help improve symptoms
  • Uncover food sensitivities
    Work with a nutritionist to
    follow a gluten-free, dairy-free diet that may help improve responses to

These recommendations are not comprehensive and are not intended to replace
the advice of your doctor or pharmacist. Continue reading the full schizophrenia
article for more in-depth, fully-referenced information on medicines, vitamins,
herbs, and dietary and lifestyle changes that may be helpful.