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My name is Patience P. and I have been trained in alternative medicine and holistic health as well as mental health.
I have responded to your question below, and I hope it helps set your boyfriend on a path of healing. Please be sure to rate my response using the star system so that I can be credited for my time. After that, I will I will be happy to help if you need any additional information.
A person’s food and exercise can affect mood, behavior, and brain functioning. Vitamins and minerals are involved in one or more biochemical pathways which influence the function of the human brain. Therefore, vitamin and mineral deficiencies result in mental disorder symptoms in a significant number of people. The most common nutritional deficiencies seen in mental disorders are of omega-3 fatty acids, B vitamins, minerals, and the amino acids that are precursors to neurotransmitters.
Additionally, there is widespread evidence for the psychological benefits of exercise and mental health. Studies have shown positive effects in people with alcohol problems, schizophrenia
, and those with clinical depression.
I would suggest that your boyfriend contact a naturopath or other alternative medicine practitioner to help him coordinate his use of nutrition and exercise. You can try the practitioners below:
In the meantime, I am including articles and books that you and your boyfriend can reasd to start to get a handle on using alternative thrapies for mental health issues.
“Nutrition and the Brain” http://www.minddisorders.com/Kau-Nu/Nutrition-and-mental-health.html
“The Role of Minerals and Vitamins in Mental Health” http://www.nutritional-healing.com.au/content/articles-content.php?heading=The%20Role%20of%20Minerals%20and%20Vitamins%20in%20Mental%20Health
“Exercise Therapy and Mental Health. . .” http://apt.rcpsych.org/content/8/4/262.full
Mental Health Regained - by Dr. Abram Hoffer
-18 orthomolecular recovery stories - bipolars
and schizophrenics, compiled
Healing Depression & Bipolar Disorder Without Drugs - by Gracelyn Guyol
- inspiring storiesof Restoring Mental Health Through Natural Therapies
What Your Doctors May NOT Tell You About Depression: The Breakthrough Integrative Approach for Effective Treatment - by Michael Schachter, MD
Living Well with Depression and Bipolar Disorder: What Your Doctor Doesn't Tell you That You Need to Know - by John McManamy
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