Orthomolecular medicine can be effective in the treatment of schizophrenia, a mental disorder often treated with drugs. Deficiency often plays a major role in the onset of this condition. Thus, nutritional supplementation is integral to Dr. Hoffers approach to schizophrenia. This short, concise guide explains how the disorder is diagnosed, what causes it and how to effectively treat it without drugs.
New hope for the victims of schizophrenia and the friends of schizophrenics Dr. Abram Hoffer pioneered the use of Vitamin B-3 (niacin) as a treatment for various schizophrenias starting in 1952 and has proven over a long series of experiments and case studies that this treatment can double the natural or spontaneous recovery rate. Despite these conclusive findings, the American Psychiatric Association and international drug companies have shown no enthusiasm for such vitamin treatments, promoting instead the use of high-priced tranquilizers and antidepressants which can be patented (unlike vitamins) and sold at high cost. This is the story of Dr. Hoffer's quest to provide natural, effective treatment for schizophrenics; this is also the story of schizophrenic patients who have been healed by vitamin treatment.
Orthomolecular Treatment of Addictions: Easyread Super Large 24pt Edition
Author: Abram Hoffer
Category: Health & Fitness
This book can be a godsend for many persons--for those who suffer from alcohol addiction, for their friends and loved ones, and for those in the relevant helping professions. Its central message is that alcoholism is primarily a metabolic disease that should be treated with due consideration of its physiological roots. The old moralistic approach and the more recent behavioral and psychological treatment approaches have a dismal record of failure, largely because they pay little or no attention to the crucial physiological and nutritional needs of alcoholics.
Megavitamin Therapeutics for Families and Physicians: Easyread Comfort Edition
Category: Health & Fitness
Recently, interest in nutritional medicine and how to use it properly has increased enormously, and many people are already taking supplemental vitamins in larger than standard dietary doses. Orthomolecular medicine believes that the basis for health is good nutrition. It uses nutrients and normal (''ortho) constituents of the body in optimum amounts as the main treatment.
Megavitamin Therapeutics for Families and Physicians
Author: Abram Hoffer,Andrew W. Saul
Pubpsher: Basic Health Publications, Inc.
Category: Health & Fitness
Recently, interest in nutritional medicine, and how to use it properly, has increased enormously, and many people are already taking supplemental vitamins in larger than standard dietary doses. Orthomolecular medicine believes that the basis for health is good nutrition. It uses nutrients and normal (93;ortho94;) constituents of the body in optimum amounts as the main treatments.Decades of use demonstrates that megavitamin therapy works. This book written by two leading experts with over 80 yeas of experience between them, explains the basics of orthomolecular nutrition: simple rules for eating a healthier diet and effective nutritional supplementation. Vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients are explored in detail, including information on the clinical research as well as safe supplement doses.As you92;ll see, orthomolecular medicine has been used to treat a wide variety of conditions, including cardiovascular disease, gastrointestinal disorders, arthritis, psychoses and behavioral problems, autoimmune diseases, and even cancer. Whether you are exploring orthomolecular medicine for the first time or you are a practitioner wanting to deepen your knowledge, this book can enlighten and inform you.What you will discover is that nutritional treatment is effective, free of side effects, and inexpensive. Once you overcome the old assumption that anything cheap and safe cannot possible be effective, health awaits you.
A Psychiatric Hospital Guidebook for the Patient, by the Patient
Author: Evan Haarbauer
I have prepared a psychiatric hospital and patient guidebook for patients, communities, and healthcare providers. It is intended to offer helpful tips and support for patients who are admitted to psychiatric hospitals or live in an out-patient setting in the community. The guidebook covers all aspects of the experiences that a person may go through on their path to healing and recovery in a psychiatric hospital and as a medical patient. My goal is for the reader to be empowered and prepared for these particular, and often peculiar, experiences. The title is Tips for the Trip: A Psychiatric Hospital Guidebook for the Patient, by the Patient. There is a large information and resource section. It is told from a patient's perspective and gives valuable insight and direction to an often chaotic time.
When Ifirst read this manuscript, Iexclaimed to a colleague: "This is the most important and clinically relevant book on schizophrenia since Bleuler!" Time has not altered my initial enthusiastic evaluation. Drs. Strauss and Carpenter are among the most distinguished researchers in the field ofschizophrenia,butthey are also clinicians ofgreat experience, breadth, sensitivity, and flexibility. It is from this expertise, as well as theirwide familiarity with the world literature, thattheyhavebeenable to distill the essence of an exceedingly practical and comprehensive approach to the understanding, evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of schizophrenia. They begin by unequivocally stating the inadequacy and futility of approaching schizophrenia via a single model. Standingalone, neither a biomedical, a social, nor a psychological model can adequately account for the complexities of this illness with regard to etiology, phenomenol ogy, course, or optimum treatment. While the advent of psychophar macologicalinterventionhas made a profound impact on both individual treatment and the responsive support systems, and is an important aspect ofmosttreatmentplans, to view schizophrenia as a phenothiazine deficiency disease is not only bad science but bad therapeutics. Their conceptualization of an "interactive developmental systems model" provides a framework upon which to build a broad medical approach to schizophrenia. This model relates variables drawn from different systems, interactive with one another, and contributing to a pathogenetic process across time. Within this bio-social-psychological matrix, one can then organize information relative to vulnerability, the manifest illness per se, the course of the disorder, and the multiplicity of factors relative to treatment planning.