ERIC Number: ED123858
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-May
Reference Count: N/A
Orthomolecular Approach to the Treatment of Schizophrenia, Childhood Psychoses, and Allied Disorders Such as: Hyperactivity, Autism, Hypoglycemia, and Sub Clinical Pellagra.
Lall, Geeta Rani
Presented is research to support the orthomolecular rather than the psychodynamic approach to treating schizophrenia, psychoses, and allied disorders in children. The orthomolecular approach, also known as orthomolecular psychiatry, is reported to involve the administration of megavitamins (following a study to determine biochemical needs), appropriate diet, exercise, psychotherapy, and other drugs. Advantages of the orthomolecular approach are noted to include better treatment results; less expensive and time-consuming treatment; less guilt feelings and alienation of families; removal of much of the stigma and fear of the medical problem because of good prognosis; and more objective, accurate, and easily obtained diagnosis. (SB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Andrews Univ., Berrien Springs, MI. Dept. of Education.