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Complementary, alternative, and dietary or nutritional treatments are popular because they suggest the possibility of cure illness without the side effects (or stigma) that might come from customary treatments. Despite their popularity, the effectiveness of such treatments for mental illness has not been well-studied in the medical literature. Lots of people would be willing to try such treatments (and many are doing it on their own) but we don’t have a lot of scientific data to inform these practices.

This lecture will talk about why these treatments are important to study and will review some of the evidence to support the following treatments: Omega-3 fatty acids; N-acetylcysteine; Melatonin; Cannabidiol (CBD oil); and grain-free or ketogenic diets.

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July 18th, 2019

Can antidepressant medications cause antipsychotic side effects?

Is such a thing even possible? A question came up recently: A psychiatrist had prescribed Zoloft (sertraline) to a patient […]

April 20th, 2019

Cannabis Probably Does Cause Schizophrenia

Psychosis is one of the oldest and best-documented risks of cannabis use.  Associations between cannabis use and psychosis appeared in […]

April 16th, 2019

Paucity of studies showing an ability of CBD to reduce biomarkers of inflammation in man

Below is a complete list of titles from a search of the medical literature for studies looking at the ability […]

April 15th, 2019

Paucity of studies documenting the anti-inflammatory effects of cannabis in man

There is a lot of talk about how cannabis can reduce inflammation. I decided to see how many studies have […]

April 1st, 2019

Cannabis and Anxiety

Free Download: Printable Infographic In this post, I offer you a free, downloadable infographic that you may freely share, print, […]

April 1st, 2019

An Over-The-Counter Solution For Self-Injurious Behavior?

N-acetylcysteine shows promise in the treatment of recurrent self-injury, according to initial clinical reports An over-the-counter pharmaceutical Clinical reports suggest […]

March 13th, 2019

Recovery From Schizophrenia

What does recovery from schizophrenia look like? How about graduating from college and running a nonprofit organization? That’s what recovery […]

March 8th, 2019

Medical Marijuana: 19th Century-Style

Everyone knew that cannabis was medicinal in 1880. They also knew that all medicines have side effects Cannabis feels like the […]

March 6th, 2019

Eskatamine is approved for depression, but this psychiatrist is sad

Depression is a serious illness… and lethal. About 10% of people with depression will commit suicide. The FDA just approved […]

November 8th, 2018

Natural cures for schizophrenia?

Complementary, alternative, and dietary or nutritional treatments are popular because they suggest the possibility of cure illness without the side […]