man with schizophrenia in crisis
I realize there can be crisis situations when relatives have schizophrenia. There are some very simple steps to stop disasters from occurring. The most dangerous symptoms of schizophrenia could be confusion and depression.
Cognitive symptoms is schizophrenia can be treated in schizophrenia by taking 200 micrograms of Se-methylselenocysteine once a day. There are two important considerations when taking Se-methylselenocysteine. Taking more than 200 micrograms of Se-methylselenocysteine a day is not better and there can be associated toxicities when taking more than 200 micrograms of Se-methylselenocysteine a day. Second, cognitive symptoms can be ameliorated and still one can be very ill.
Selenium-dependent enzymes are antioxidants. Zillions of bouncing around free radicals in the brain generate bouncing around thoughts. By neutralizng free radicals selenium-dependent enzymes stop thoughts from bouncing around in the brain whereby cognitive sypmtoms are ameliorated.
Of the various forms of selenium only Se-methylselenocysteine works. Selenomethionine, the food form of selenium, is metabolized via the transsulfuration pathway but the transsulfuration pathway is dysregulated in schizophrenia. See my paper Treatment resistant schizophrenia: focus on the transsulfuration pathway. Se-methylselenocysteine metabolism bypasses the transsulfuration pathway in the synthesis of selenium-dependent proteins. Taking 200 micrograms of Se-methylselenocysteine once a day is one simple thing one can do treat cognitive symptoms of schizophrenia but once again taking more than 200 micrograms of Se-methylselenocysteine a day is not better.
1500 micrograms of iodide from potassium iodide taken once a day can treat depression.No more than 1500 micrograms of iodide from potassium iodide should be taken a day. More than 1500 micrograms of iodide a day won’t be helpful. One can, of course, try lower doses of iodide. Get thyroid tests done.Iodide from potassium iodide must be taken on an empty stomach and away from coffee, tea and other antioxidants .
The SMVT transports iodide. Iodide from potassium iodine must by supplemented. With the SMVT dysregulated iodide must be transported by SLC5A5 which is strongly expressed in the stomach but not in the rest of the gut. Iodine from kelp would not be available in the stomach. Thyroid tests can be normal and still iodide from potassium iodide must still be supplemented.
1500 milligrams of L-tyrosine taken three times a day on an empty stomach is very helpful. Iodide binds to L-tyrosine in the synthesis of thyroid hormones. L-tyrosine in the context of iodide can decrease fatigue. L-tyrosine taken without iodide is not helpful.
200 micrograms of Se-methylselenocysteine taken once a day and 1500 micrograms of iodide from potassium iodide taken once a day, and L-tyrosine could make a huge difference. Neither Se-methylselenocysteine or iodide from potassium iodide will treat psychosis. The ill relative will in all likelihood like taking Se-methylselenocysteine,iodide from potassium iodide and L-tyrosine. That more is not better would have to be strongly underlined. See my page on A Treatment for Schizophrenia. Carbonyl iron treats psychosis but that would involve taking a lot of pills.
The steps suggested are not in lieu of other steps. Given relatives are a danger to themselves and others the authorities should still be called.