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Antioxidants and amino acids could play role in the treatment of psychosis

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NEWS

A scientific paper has revealed that some nutrients found in food may help reduce the symptoms of psychotic illness.

COMMENT

There is growing evidence that nutritional approaches are effective in the control of psychosis. In the case of schizophrenia, for example, a scientific review of worldwide studies has shown that add-on therapy with high-dose B vitamins can significantly reduce symptoms of schizophrenia more than standard antipsychotic drug treatments used alone. Published in Psychological Medicine, one of the world’s leading psychology journals, B-vitamin interventions utilizing higher dosages or combining several vitamins were consistently found to be effective in reducing psychiatric symptoms. Lower doses, in contrast, were ineffective.

With studies increasingly indicating such approaches are the future of mental health treatment, it is time for medical schools to begin teaching doctors and psychiatrists alike about the proven power of nutritional and Cellular Medicine.

Read article at medicalxpress.com

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