I agree that there are other types of ways to treat schizophrenia that work on SOME people. OK, but you know why I think that medical treatments are best? Because when I first got diagnosed with this"disease that does not exist" I spent one solid year at a world famous home for schizophrenics. The founders did not believe in medication or hospitals to treat schizophrenics..I should say that even THEY would give medication to a client having a crisis. But yeah, I had full blown schizophrenia when I was 19 and 20 and I was living in this house. It did not help me at all. I suffered needlessly because I did not have medical intervention.Maybe if I had been put on medication right away I would be doing better now than I am.
OK. Many people would agree with that.I have heard leading researchers and psychiatrists who would agree with that. Does that mean they're right? Not necessarily because there are a million people who would disagree with that and show evidence and studies to back their claims up. Maybe both sides are a little wrong and a little right.
What brain diseases? I have heard VERY few people on this sight in 5 years say that they have a brain disease. And some like me, have been on medications for more than two decades. Brain disease? I just started my new class three days ago and I aced the first quiz. I need 5 classes for my degree. I have been on medications since 1981. For the sake of argument, I just turned in an 800 word essay (about six written pages) that my professor asked for my permission to use in all his future classes as an example of what a college essay should look like. Not bad for a brain diseased person with false recovery.
I will make this short. The universal conditin is positive symptoms and negative symptoms. I will concur that not everybody has the same combination of symptoms. But the major universal condition is delusions, and hallucinations. These things people have in common so it is called schizophrenia. Just like a cold has sneezing, runny noses and coughing.
I'm getting tired. Lets just say that the issue has already been debated by people who have the knowledge and resources to make informed decisions about results. Neither you nor I have run studies PERSONALLY to be able to prove are points. We are both relying on what we have been exposed to about schizophrenia. We just pick what we want to believe from what we have been exposed too. Neither you nor I have a monopoly on theories about schizophrenia. I would really like to address your last two points but like I said, I'm tired. Have a good evening. and nice debating with you!