Supplements for negative symptomps of schizophrenia?

Sorry for my english, but my language isn’t good.

I have residual schizophrenia. I’m currently on fluoxetine 40mg and olanzapine 10mg.

My problem is that i have apathy, anhedonia, lack of motivation, poor emotional expression, and lack of speech.

I tried most neuroleptics which are avalaible in my country. Risperidone, Aripiprazole, Quetiapine, Amisulpride, Sertindole, Sulpiride, Ziprasidone, Flupentixol in all dosages.

And most of antidepressants - trazodone, paroxetine, sertraline, mianserine, tianeptine, agomelatine, escitalopram, duloxetine, clomipramine.

I noticed many times reduction of negative symptomps on first weeks on new antidepressants, but this effects leaves me after 2/3 weeks. I don’t know why.

I tried donepezil and memantine for cognitive functions, but effects was small.

So is there a herb or supplements which can help me? I remember when 4 y ago I tried panax ginseng. Panax cured my all negative symptomps for one month, but it caused serious insomnia.

Now I’m taking fluoxetine for anxiety and depression so, I can’t take panax ginseng…

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Omega 3. Take Nordic Naturals Ultimate Omega 3, it provides 650 mg DHA and 450 mg EPA in a single soft gel. Omega 3 activates mind and thus helps in cognition, alertness etc.

DMG 125 mg. It helps in motivation, energy, reduces day time fatigue etc.

Phosphatidylserine soy version. This has some potential to reduce emotional blunting, apathy, flat affect etc.

Welcome Kikiriki.

You have been around quite a few meds, but you haven’t tried an Mao-inhibitor? It helped me a quite a lot. But it’s a complicated drug.

The only supplement i take is a strong Vitamin B. I think it’s helping a bit.

And you’re writing a better english than i do!! (danish)

Caffeine helps a lot with my negative symptoms, but I have to be careful because it can increase my positive symptoms. What I recommend is theacrine, which is a supplement that boosts energy and I found it to be helpful without the increased positive symptoms.

Also, your English is excellent, and welcome to the forum.