schizophrenia

Mental health: the nutritional links

Researchers in The Netherlands have discovered a link between nutrient deficiencies and schizophrenia. In a study on 61 schizophrenia patients, those not taking a daily multivitamin had low vitamin B12 and high homocysteine (a marker for heart disease). The majority...

Schizophrenia Therapy: Omega-3s, antioxidants appear to help

Many studies confirm the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids for psychological disorders including depression, bipolar disorder and Alzheimer’s disease. Omega-3s are abundant in fish oils and flax seed oil. A new study suggests that supplementation with omega-3 fatty...

Drug side effect eased with vitamins

Many neurological disorders such as schizophrenia are treated with anti-psychotic medications. While these medications may help the symptoms of the disorder, long-term use has been known to cause tardive dyskinesia. Repeated involuntary movements throughout the body...