Does high doses of vitamin B3 treat or stop psychosis effectively?
The DOCTOR YOURSELF NEWSLETTER (Vol. 3, No 12) May 5, 2003
VITAMIN CURE FOR PSYCHOSIS
Simply put, it is niacin, and plenty of it.
In the film "Masks of Madness; Science of Healing," psychiatrist Abram Hoffer, MD, PhD says:
"Mental illness is usually biochemical illness. Mental illness is a disorder of brain dysfunction. Schizophrenia is vitamin B-3 (niacin) dependency. http://rawfoodinfo.com/articles/art_niacinforpsychosis.html
Somebody claiming it works for them:
Hi, I am 27 and have had been hearing voices off and on (but fairly consistently) for the past few years. I used to have bipolar symptoms starting at 19, but the symptoms began to become more like schizophrenia after a few years. I also recently stumbled upon the dr. hoffer niacin therapy. I slowly have been raising the niacin dose and am up to 1.5grams a day and the voices seem to have gone. I still get them a little, but they now seem to be more like thoughts than voices. I have been reducing the seroquel every two weeks to no detrimental effect. I now take around 50mg/day Why isn't this treatment given to everyone!? http://ehealthforum.com/health/niacin-treatment-for-schizophrenia-t314742.html