I'm starting to explore more research into the reasons people experience what psychiatry labels as psychosis. The main problem is that there is an approach that says optimal function is good, but that it can be mostly acheived through taking medications, and the psychology has been almost eliminated from standard recovery models. It can be used with psychiatry, but it's not explored enough anymore there.
I'm reading through various theories on DNA and genetic reasons for the predisposition to psychosis. The main one I focused on was schizophrenia. I'm not sure if I'm diagnosed as schizophrenic or bipolar or a combination, but it's not really helpful because it's not accounting for how I've recovered from most of their assumptions. I am considered by them to be a high functioner, and schizophrenia is looking like an umbrella term for a combination of factors and symptoms.
But one thing I'm researching is the correlation between birth during winter-time which also points to babies learning to fight certain exposures through a boosted immune system. So awhile back I started pondering how my symptoms started after exposure to high stress hiking, cold, and a strict diet of vegetarian/fatigue. I had a sort of energy crash, but it started much earlier with hypersensitivity to loud sounds and stress.
I wonder how much an over-active immune system or some kinda glucose problem could affect the outcomes of someone in different circumstances...because not only was I a straight A student and very intellectual, but a bit non-mainstream and anti-establishment. I told my psychiatrist about the hiking trip, then one day I came in and found "paranoid schizophrenia" written on the billing paper. I was a bit freaked out and so would most people be.
But I don't think they're calling it that. Still, I also can't seem to quite pin down what's wrong with me. Anyways, I am thinking of trying to withdraw from Abilify and start taking supplements like niacin and b12, and eat healthier.
The other thing is I started wondering if I had some kinda mutation, not a bad one but one with more problems if not realized. I read that mitochondiria is low occuring in most people today, could that be some kind of weird anomoly seen in people with the disorder? I haven't done enough research to say.
There is also a lot pointing to people with schizophrenia not getting cancer, or being able to fight it better. I've read various articles pointing to this from an array of sources, even my therapist suggested it and pointed out she didn't know many patients with schizophrenia who got sick or had cancer. I don't get the flu either. I still believe in vaccines though and modern medicine is ok. But for instance, my dad is going to try and fight cancer through alternative means and by adjusting his health.
I've also read things on the internet that point to vitamins helping with cancer and oxygen therapy etc. There are a number of alternative theories about cancer treatments, and that many are being suppressed.
Is that true? Can anyone debunk this myth? I'd like to know from someone more educated on this disease if the alternative cures can help.
I've always had an fast metabolism, and I'm not allergic to anything either. Overall I'm very healthy, even when I take the abilify I feel ok...sometimes it makes me zonk out though. I'll take it and recently I've been accidentally sleeping in until like 5 pm which freaks me out and partly why I'm thinking of adjusting it or going off, or finding something else...
I think some aspects of psychosis are evolution. And when I'm really thinking, I can see how people should understand that there must be a conscious force behind evolution, because...people are not autonomous machines and we do have free will. It's hard to explain, but everything on earth has a different way of saying "I want to survive" and how can that not be a willful motivation?
This is a newer forum I've been on related to psychological healing and psychosis: http://healingsanctuary.proboards.com/index.cgi