Who is eligible?
Patients ages 18-30 years. To Enroll, please contact the clinic.
What are the symptoms of first-episode schizophrenia?
Symptoms can vary from person to person. Common symptoms include hallucinations, delusions, thought disorganization, and flat mood.
What is the purpose of the study?
The Naturopathic Medical Research Clinic in Toronto founded by Raymond Pataracchia ND, is conducting a case study to demonstrate the effectiveness of advanced early intervention orthomolecular (nutrient-correcting) treatment on first-episode schizophrenic patients.
Is nutrient therapy potent enough to treat schizophrenia?
Research shows a clear link between nutrient deficiencies and schizophrenia. Evidence-based orthomolecular approaches have shown a track record of positive results with first-episode schizophrenia. The nutrient therapy of choice involves the use of optimal doses of niacin (vitamin B3) and other nutrients. Nutrient-based treatment for schizophrenia is endorsed by the International Schizophrenia Foundation (ISF).
How does this case study work?
This six month case study involves a comprehensive patient history and symptom assessment as well as lab testing to identify metabolic and biochemical factors specific to the individual. Treatment is customized to each patient to address core deficiencies and patient progress monitored closely.
What is the importance of early detection-intervention?
Early in the course of schizophrenia, in the first-episode stage, brain structure is least affected and it is here that researchers consider there to exist the greatest potential to return brain chemistry to a state of normalcy.