orthomolecular psychiatry


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orthomolecular psychiatry

The use of large doses of vitamins to improve mental health.
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Biochemical individuality is a core concept of integrative and orthomolecular psychiatry. A comprehensive evaluation of the physical, genetic, biochemical, psychological, and environmental variables unique to each patient highlight specific imbalances throughout the brain and body that can be targeted with nutrition and dietary supplements in virtually all psychiatric conditions.
Pauling defined orthomolecular psychiatry as the treatment of mental conditions with the use of the optimum molecular environment for the mind, which could be brought about by regulating the concentrations of substances normally in the body.
Pink-in particular, a shade close to bubble gum-has calming effects, according to research published in the Journal of Orthomolecular Psychiatry.