NATURAL HEALING FOR SCHIZOPHRENIA and Other Common Mental Disorders by Eva Edelman Borage Books Eugene, Oregon $26.95/ softcover, 256 pages
Natural Healing for Schizophrenia and Other Common Mental Disorders is a guide to the role of nutrients, allergies, toxins and physical illness in mental and emotional health. It makes information on nutritional treatments of schizophrenia, as well as other mental disorders, accessible to the public. Families and patients then can use the information to demand that their psychiatrists do more than throw drugs at them.
The medical research on nutrients, herbs and other natural approaches for the treatment of mental disorders has spanned nearly half a century and involved tens of thousands of patients. Practitioners have found high rates of recovery or great improvement in schizophrenia and depression and good results in behavior disorders, autism, mania, etc. Moreover, they find that many patients with profound disorders, such as schizophrenia, ultimately experience a degree of healing unheard of in mainstream practice, while generally avoiding the bizarre and often permanent side effects associated with long-term drug treatments.
Natural Healing for Schizophrenia and Other Common Mental Disorders offers a compendium and guide to naturally-based therapies in the hope of educating the public, facilitating physician access to alternative approaches and stimulating further medical research.