In my research, I came across a wonderful scientific article that was published in Nutrition Journal and I found it very comprehensive and useful. It includes specific nutrients and dosages for treatment of OCD, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depression. I urge you to click on the link and read the full article here:
Here are some highlights from the conclusion section:
“Here we have shown just a few of the many documented nutritional therapies that can be utilized when treating mental disorders. Many of these studies were done in the 1970s and 1980s, but were soon discontinued because they were underfunded. Nutritional therapies have now become a long-forgotten method of treatment, because they were of no interest to pharmaceutical companies that could not patent or own them. Instead, the companies that funded most clinical research spent their dollars investigating synthetic drugs they could patent and sell; these drugs however usually caused adverse side effects.
There is tremendous resistance to using supplements as treatments from clinicians, mostly due to their lack of knowledge on the subject. Others rather use prescription drugs that the drug companies and the FDA researches, monitors and recalls if necessary. However, for some patients, prescription drugs do not have the efficacy of nutritional supplements and they sometimes have far more dangerous side effects. So for clinicians to avoid these supplement therapies because of a lack of knowledge and unwillingness to use treatments not backed by drug companies and the FDA, they are compromising their patients’ recovery due to their own laziness or selfishness.”
I include below a recent review from one of my clients who tried specific vitamins and nutrients for a month and experiences fantastic improvements.
If you wish to work with me to find out which nutrients might be best for your specific situation, I offer in person and Skype sessions. Further information about pricing can be found here.