Megavitamin Therapy for Childhood Psychoses and Learning Disabilities

  title={Megavitamin Therapy for Childhood Psychoses and Learning Disabilities},
  author={Lewis A. Barness and Alvin M. Mauer and A. Sherwood Anderson and Peter R. Dallman and Gilbert B. Forbes and James C. Haworth and Mary Jane Jesse and Charles R. Scriver and Myron Winick and William C. Heird and O. L. Kline and Donough O'brien and Rudolph Michael Tomarelli and Duane A. Benton and Ivy M. Celender and George A. Purvis and Sidney Saperstein and Robert E. Smith and Betty E. Anderson and Myrtle L. Brown and Margaret Cheney and Joginder Chopra and William J. Darby and Mary C. Egan and Joseph Michael Lane and Harold T. McLean and Merrill S. Read and Herbert P. Sarett and Libor Tepl{\'y} and Philip Louis White},
Vitamins have long been recognized for their unique role in human nutrition. Most of these low-molecular weight, organic substances are precursors of coenzymes, and adequate amounts to meet the known nutritional needs of healthy persons of all ages have been defined by the Food and Nutrition Board of the National Academy of Sciences as the "Recommended Dietary Allowances" (RDA). The consistent opinion of the Committee on Nutrition of the American Academy of Pediatrics has been that normal… 

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A physician’s open critique of the popular medical treatments of learning disabilities recommended by some other physicians represents a point of view widely held by pediatricians but rarely expressed in the lay press.

The Controversial Therapies Proposed for Treatment of the Child with Learning Disabilities and/or Attention Deficit Disorder

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Hepatic toxicity from large doses of vitamin B3 (nicotinamide).

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