Nutrition for schizophrenia and psychosis
Date & Time:23rd March 2017, 6pm - 7pm
Location:18 Great Guildford St
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About one in a hundred people have schizophrenia and can have a variety of ‘positive’ symptoms,
such as hallucinations, delusions or disordered speech/behaviour, and ‘negative’ symptoms such as problems with fluency of language and thoughts or with expression of emotions. As is the case with most mental illness, the cause of schizophrenia is not known. The conventional treatment for schizophrenia is usually long-term treatment with antipsychotic medication.
There is growing evidence for the benefits of nutritional therapy for those with schizophrenia; it has been shown to have a positive impact on symptoms and may also help to attenuate the side-effects of medication. Deborah Colson, our speaker for the evening, is a specialist in nutrition for mental health and will be taking you through practical steps to address biochemical factors which may contribute to schizophrenia and side-effects of medications.
About the host
The Brain Bio Centre is a unique, not-for-profit, clinic that specialises in the optimum nutrition approach for mental health, neurological conditions and behavioural disorders. Our team of nutritionists and psychiatrists work together to offer an integrated service that is tailored to the individual's needs.
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