Category: Vitamins

Folate Therapy for Depression & Schizophrenia

Folate such as methyl folate can be an effective stand-alone treatment or adjunctive treatment for depression and schizophrenia. Many practitioners including psychiatric clinics are able to do an MTHFR test for you and a folate test at the cellular level. If done correctly, and you find you have either of these going on with you, […]

Your Multivitamin and Your Best Mental Health

In this post, I am going over the dos and don’ts of multivitamins for your mental health. Many psychiatrists may accompany multivitamins with a patient’s medication routine. I might agree with them if the patient is only dealing with depression. Vitamins are important for the synthesis and recycling of certain neurotransmitters such as serotonin. When […]

A Promising Approach: Orthomolecular Psychiatry

Orthomolecular Psychiatry for Mental Illness Orthomolecular psychiatry was first introduced by Nobel Prize winner Linus Pauling. This word gives a treatment of disease with nutrients. Ortho means “right” and molecular means to give the body the right mix of nutrients. In Orthomolecular Psychiatry, it is known that the wrong balance of nutrients affects mental health. […]

How Nutrient Overload Can Make You Sick

Nutrient Overload Just like nutrient deficiencies, nutrient overload can cause an array of mental health problems as well. Some noticeable Symptoms include: VomitingNauseaAnxiety, Panic attacksHallucinationsMood swingsDepressionHyperactivityBlack stools It is important to get blood work done by your physician if you think you or a loved one may be suffering from a nutrient overload. Therefore, this […]

Nutrients: Too Little or Too Much of a Good Thing?

Nutrients Nutrients play a major role in mental health. They are what synthesize and produce neurotransmitters. Neurotransmitters such as serotonin, dopamine, and GABA are important in regulating one’s mood, anxiety levels, motivation, drive, sleep patterns, and more. It is known that nutrients are the primary raw materials for the synthesis of neurotransmitters. We all need […]