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How to Live With Schizophrenia
How to Live With Schizophrenia
by Abram Hoffer
Edition: Paperback
Price: $12.63
54 used & new from $2.04

15 of 53 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Vitamins Don't Cure Schizophrenia - Disproven Book, January 21, 2004
If vitamins cured schizophrenia do you honestly think that we'd have 50 million people suffering from this horrible disease in the world today?? If something is too good to be true - it probably is - and this is true for this theory too.
This book covers an approach which Dr. Abram Hoffer and others developed in the 1950s, but which by the 1970s was proven to be fruitless. The work of Dr. Hoffer and others is discussed in detail in the American Psychiatric Association Task Force Report, July 1973, which points out methodological flaws in the early work and reviews later studies which failed to show any benefit for such treatments.
In recent years, new medicines, with improved side-effect profiles and techniques to overcome problems with social and occupational functioning, have been well proven advances for the treatment of schizophrenia. Early intervention programs should prevent some of the serious dysfunction of the disease.
Serious illnesses like schizophrenia require proven treatments. Vitamin treatments as "alternative" therapy for schizophrenia should not be recommended.
Comment Comments (8) | Permalink | Most recent comment: Apr 27, 2014 2:11 PM PDT


Orthomolecular Psychiatry: Treatment of Schizophrenia
Orthomolecular Psychiatry: Treatment of Schizophrenia
by David R. Hawkins
Edition: Hardcover
23 used & new from $80.48

14 of 69 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Mis-information and disproven theories on Schizophrenia, January 21, 2004
Avoid this old book on long-disproven "vitamin cures Schizophrenia" theories - and buy a book by Nancy Andreasen or Irving Gottesman on the new genetics and genomics of schizoprhenia.
This book covers an approach which Dr. Abram Hoffer and others developed in the 1950s, but which by the 1970s was proven to be fruitless. The work of Dr. Hoffer and others is discussed in detail in the American Psychiatric Association Task Force Report, July 1973, which points out methodological flaws in the early work and reviews later studies which failed to show any benefit for such treatments.
In recent years, new medicines, with improved side-effect profiles and techniques to overcome problems with social and occupational functioning, have been well proven advances for the treatment of schizophrenia. Early intervention programs should prevent some of the serious dysfunction of the disease.
Serious illnesses like schizophrenia require proven treatments. Vitamin treatments as "alternative" therapy for schizophrenia should not be recommended.
Comment Comments (5) | Permalink | Most recent comment: Feb 26, 2012 12:38 PM PST


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