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Have you noticed, while suffering from your schizophrenia symptoms, that they tend to be cynical in nature? Studies have shown that schizophrenia patients have increased social cynicism. In my personal experience, my symptoms tend to make me extremely cynical. The feelings cynicism give can be a powerful drug. …


As I mentioned in a previous post, my number one tool for beating negative symptoms in schizophrenia, lack of motivation included, is lifting weights. Now, I know what you’re thinking:

“Ian, that’s all fine and dandy, but in order to get to the gym I need motivation in the first…


As I have mentioned in a previous post about using honesty as a self-diagnosis tool, one of the most insidious symptoms of the schizophrenia mental disorder is having the inability to recognize that you’re having symptoms. Schizophrenia is, among other things, being low-functioning, hallucinating, unmotivated, and overall in a persistent…


It can easily feel like you’re completely powerless in your schizophrenia treatment. The doctor prescribes you some pills or injections and then… what? You just sit around and wait for things to get better? Well, you can do that, I suppose. That’s certainly what I did in the first few…


One of the most powerful schizophrenia antipsychotic treatments I have found for negative symptoms is weight lifting. In the past, I have also talked about how a pragmatic low-carbohydrate diet is great for reducing symptoms naturally. In my experience, however, low-carbohydrate diets generally reduce positive symptoms, not negative symptoms. Over…


When suffering symptoms like being paranoid and delusional, schizophrenia can be a rather terrifying experience. In my experience, it feels like schizophrenia amplifies your fears in every waking moment of your life. Not only amplifies, but concocts new ones to help ruin your day. In my years of having this…


I feel that it’s appropriate with this post to say a few things upfront. First and foremost, medication is the best treatment for psychosis. If you are not taking your medication, you’re doing it wrong. This post is about what I know as the best supplementary treatment for psychosis. What…


Being diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia, you are endlessly suspicious of everyone and everything. Dog on the street? It’s going to bite me. Woman on the street? I bet she’s going to harass me. Man in a hoodie? He’s up to something. Man in a suit? Also up to something. I…


When I was 16, I was diagnosed with prodromal schizophrenia. In some ways, it was a very frightening time. I knew I could no longer trust reality as I perceive it. I began to question everything that I was perceiving. What is real? What isn’t real? How do I tell…


If you’re having a hard time with schizophrenia symptoms, the easiest and most effective therapy for schizophrenia is, and for decades has been, taking medication prescribed by your doctor or psychiatrist. The Mayo Clinic, a reputable organization that I trust the most about medical facts, makes this statement. Taking them…

Ian McKenzie

Schizophrenic entrepreneur. More @ my blog: https://ianrandmckenzie.com

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