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Mood Recovery From Schzophrenia

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Hey :) My name's Andrew. I believe it is possible to recover from the sad/scary moods that psychosis is in. I am a have fully trained musical ear and mind. .. Before my first episode I struggled with my moods, so much to the point where I couldnt think the same anymore. .. I guess you could call that the impact of stress on the brain. Well I started having symptoms, like I thought people could read my thoughts through electrical outlets or something like that.
At the point that I was struggling I slept for about 2 weeks or so.. I felt by doing so I could stabilize my moods enough, to the point where my mind wasnt drowning in two sad/scary worlds or set of moods. So I could kinda change my view into a happy/sad or like mixed emotions about it, that didnt really bother me too much and eventually continue to fully hear the sound of the birds again. (dreamy/happy) ..without any mental stress.
However they never let me do that on my own they put me on some mood stabilizer.

My question is, are we not capable of letting things slide by without to much caring about it, happy/sad moods, or.. in other words, exactly what a mood stabilizer would do. I know we may sorta be exploited to a cold world, like by being forced into stressful things and being around people that stress us out, school was the thing for me, .. but you cant just let someone go through the mental process of stabilizing out their moods and regaining mental thinking and control and eventually living in a dreamy/happy place ex. - birds , just like they were without the illness?
- And did this happen to anyone else?
 
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Hello,

Welcome to this forum. :welcome:

I focus on medication free recovery.

I have done this since my first and most sever psychotic episode.

I refused to take medication but was determined to recover. It took a long time but i achieved it to a certain degree.

I also experience mood fluctuations which last a long time (months of feeling depressed and months of feeling high)

The things i currently use to keep me well is mainly work. I understand that many people who are experiencing severe mental health problems can't work but they might still be able to do "work activities" such as volunteering. Even if they can't go out to do volunteering, they could still do work at home such as gardening, cleaning and maintenance.

The reason work keeps me well is that it keeps my mind occupied. It keeps me so busy that I don't have time to think about things. If my mood is a certain way i often feel a lot more stabilized after a day of working.

I knew one person who said they used to have depression but now they were so busy they didn't have time to be depressed.

When i first became ill, I used running, yoga and gardening to help me to recover. Running helped me to breathe well. Yoga helped me to have a little bit of time where i could stop thinking. Gardening gave me the space to be alone in a safe environment and work at my own pace.

Other activities that work for different people are music therapy, art therapy, meditation, mindfulness.

Sometimes if i have a high mood, i will just listen to music over and over again., i would go on Youtube or Spotify and just listen to which ever songs I felt like listening to and as loud as i wanted. This is an acceptable way of dealing with excess energy.

I have always enjoyed walking. the longer the walk the better. if you could go for a walk with someone that is even better.
 
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did they actually diagnose you with schizophrenia?

They usually give mood stabilizers to people with bipolar or schizoaffective disorder.

People with bipolar have psychosis too.
 
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Yea, they diagnosed me with schizophrenia and put me on risperdal.
 
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risperidal is an antipsychotic not a mood stabilizer
 
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no anitpsychotics work for me

I have thoughts as well that they are being broadcasted and everyone can hear them. I am trying some kundalini yoga excercises. They seem to help as far as delusional thinking and keeping me at peace inside. Some of my symptoms seem to be going away because of my mediation and also I am eating a lot healthier. I am cutting dairy, and meat out for the most part. I am reading this book called ultra mind solution. It talks alot about the mind gut connection. It shows a glaring gap in what we know about how our gut affects our mental health. If you are interested its a great book I would recommend it to anyone who is dealing with depression, anxiety, autism, schizophrenia, or any auto-immune disorder. This is becoming a very popular topic because western style meds arent helping enough people. There was also a newspaper article in the new york times stating the mind gut connection as well. We basically have a second brain in our stomach. They communicate constantly. I highly recommend reading both.

title of book is the ultramind solution

eye opening stuff!!! :)
 
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