A top health website invited me to subscribe to other blog feeds on their site that share my interests. My interests are really only singular (schizophrenia) but I am willing to stretch myself so I included bipolar as a second interest.
The site then suggested some treatment options that might further interest me in both these categories.
Aside from a long list of nearly identical meds in each category, beginning with Abilify and ending with Zyprexa, the other “help” targeted to these pharmaceutically very similar conditions was interesting, or rather “telling.”
In the complementary/alternative medicine category, bipolars apparently benefit from crying, holistic health, marijuana, meditation, music, pets, running and yoga while their identical twin, the schizophrenic, can only take advantage of music and pets!
Under the treatment program category, bipolars may benefit from not only psychotherapy, but cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy and group therapy, while their “twin” only is thought to benefit from mere psychotherapy.
Apparently this website doesn’t think that people with schizophrenia will benefit from diet and vitamin support, because they get zilch here, while their bipolar twin is thought to benefit from taking fish oil. Wow, fish oil!
Music and pets while ignoring everything else except drugs? Sounds like this website sees schizophrenia as hopeless and chronic.