The ketogenic diet may have mood-stabilizing properties.

  title={The ketogenic diet may have mood-stabilizing properties.},
  author={Rif S. El-Mallakh and M E Paskitti},
  journal={Medical hypotheses},
  volume={57 6},
The ketogenic diet, originally introduced in the 1920s, has been undergoing a recent resurgence as an adjunctive treatment for refractory epilepsy, particularly in children. In this difficult-to-treat population, the diet exhibits remarkable efficacy with two-thirds showing significant reduction in seizure frequency and one-third becoming nearly seizure-free. There are several reasons to suspect that the ketogenic diet may also have utility as a mood stabilizer in bipolar illness. These include… CONTINUE READING

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