Nutrition and Mental Illness
An Orthomolecular Approach to Balancing Body Chemistry
ISBN10: 0892812265 ISBN13: 9780892812264 Publisher: Healing Arts Pr Published: Apr 1 1988 Weight: 0.40lbs. Height: 8.50" Width: 5.50" Depth: 0.50" Language: English
Believing that drugs and psychoanalysis were not always the best course of treatment for a variety of mental illnesses, Dr. Carl Pfeiffer began an extensive program of research into the causes and treatment of mental illness, and in 1973 opened the Brain Bio Center in Princeton, New Jersey. Here, with a team of scientists, he found that many psychological problems can be traced to biochemical imbalances in the body. With these patients, he achieved unprecedented success in treating a wide range of mental problems by adjusting diet and providing specific nutritional supplements for those conditions where deficiences exist. This book documents his approach.
Each year, thousands of people are diagnosed as schizophrenic; many more suffer from depression, anxiety, and phobias.