Megavitamin and Orthomolecular Therapy in Psychiatry

  title={Megavitamin and Orthomolecular Therapy in Psychiatry},
  author={Eli Robins},
  journal={American Journal of Public Health},
  • E. Robins
  • Published 1 April 1974
  • Medicine
  • American Journal of Public Health
Experiencing the Mind when the Brain is Fed Correctly : Analysis of Two Patient Cases Comparing the Therapeutic Effects of Risperdal to Orthomolecular Treatments for Schizophrenia
Interview data from individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia combined with those of observers and healthcare providers who knew the individuals throughout the course of diagnosis and treatments revealed: Risperdal devastated participants’ energy, motivation, concentration, memory, social functioning, and capacities for reading and writing.
Fad, Pseudoscientific, and Controversial Interventions
Mere tolerance of untested, disproven, and pseudoscientific interventions has too often created significant setbacks, immeasurable difficulties, and countless obstacles for children with autism and
Megavitamin and Dietary Treatment in Schizophrenia: A Randomised, Controlled Trial
This study does not provide evidence supporting a positive relationship between regulation of levels of serum vitamins and clinical outcome in schizophrenia over 5 months and no consistent self-reported symptomatic or behavioural differences between groups.
Evidence-based medicine
The conclusion is that hierarchies in general embed untenable philosophical assumptions: principally that information about average treatment effects backed by high-quality evidence can justify strong recommendations, and that the impact of evidence from individual studies can and should be appraised in isolation.
A preliminary trial of ascorbic acid as supplemental therapy for autism
Organic and biophysical theories of behavior
The history and assumptions of the “medical” model are presented, and theories of abnormal behavior, based on the physiology of the organism, are reviewed. Research and theory focusing on the
The Medical Treatment of Autistic People
From the biologist's perspective, autism is an impossible concept, one that embraces a wide range of individual deficits and individual patients who differ widely in clinical presentation (Wing, 1969), developmental level, etiology, associated disorders, and prognosis.
A Review of the Current Controversial Approaches for Treating Learning Disabilities
  • L. Silver
  • Education
    Journal of learning disabilities
  • 1987
The purpose of this paper is to review the significant literature in an effort to assist parents and professionals in assessing controversial approaches to treatment.
Controversial approaches to treating learning disabilities and attention deficit disorder.
  • L. Silver
  • Medicine, Psychology
    American journal of diseases of children
  • 1986
The significant literature is reviewed in an effort to assist the practicing physician in providing appropriate parental guidance and clinical interventions on learning disabled children.


Treatment of Schizophrenia
The research investigator should attempt to help the clinician by furnishing objective evidence as to the specific efficacies and limitations of methods of treatment in common use under the conditions that prevail where large numbers of patients are treated—in public mental hospitals.