(Course registration fee subsidized by the International Society for Orthomolecular Medicine)
Schizophrenia is a variable and multifactorial mental disorder producing a spectrum of symptoms ranging from odd but harmless behavioral abnormalities to full psychosis. Such dynamic symptomatic presentations, in tandem with research supporting a biological model of schizophrenia pathogenesis and pathophysiology, invite functional medicine treatment approaches that emphasize biochemical individuality and the mitigation of etiologic risk factors.
This five-module course incorporates the classical theories of orthomolecular medicine into modern nutritional psychiatry, presenting decades of research evidence supporting the utility and efficacy of integrated approaches to the treatment of schizophrenia. Micronutrient deficiencies, toxic neurochemical aggregations, systemic inflammation, and other etiologic factors will be elucidated in regard to the mechanisms through which they precipitate neurologic dysfunction, and addressed through comprehensive functional medicine protocols for use in clinical practice.