Sometimes eating a healthy diet is not enough. In their search to answer why supplementing with folate helps some people with the brain symptoms of schizophrenia, NARSAD-funded research scientists are studying some people with schizophrenia who may have genetic defects that lower the amount of folate (vitamin B9) available in their bodies for their cells to use. This was found to be true in my daughter's case, as well (see book).
Children whose brain is affected by medical/biomedical, neurobiological, metabolic, functional problems, although not of a psychological/emotional origin, may still be diagnosed as what society euphemistically refers to as "mental illness." Isn't it time to start calling those illnesses what they really are--ILLNESS--same as any other? (Español)
Friday, June 6, 2008
Thursday, June 5, 2008
New Doctor Visit: The Medical History
How much should be in a medical history? What details are relevant? What aren’t? Should it be done by age? Or by symptom? There are many ways to create a medical history. Here are some ideas.
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