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“Orthomolecular Psychiatry: Treatment of Schizophrenia” (1973) by Hawkins and Pauling (tbc) — 2 Comments

    • Hi Laura,

      I don’t know if that 1973 book has been translated into Spanish (it includes at least one chapter by Abram Hoffer, Canadian psychiatrist). It is a very technical book.

      Hoffer also wrote books for the public. On the topic of orthomolecular medicine, this Wikipedia article says that Abram Hoffer’s co-author Andrew Saul’s books have been translated into Spanish: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Saul_(nutrition) so I’m pretty sure you can find information on Orthomolecular treatments in Spanish.

      Bookfinder.com has a list of the English titles: https://www.bookfinder.com/search/?keywords=Orthomolecular&currency=CAD&lang=en&st=sh&ac=qr&submit=

      There is a journal in English, maybe you can ask them if their material is translated: http://orthomolecular.org/library/jom/

      Based on reading Abram Hoffer’s own words in his books, there is a good side and a bad side to him, because he was also engaged (as with other psychiatrists and institutions in Canada and the States) with LSD research. I’m sorry to have to say this, if anyone wants specifics, just ask me or read his books.

      On the other hand, the idea of mega-dosing Niacin / B3 for treatment appears reasonable to me (pellagra was treated by adding niacin to flour) and is a matter of readers evaluating the evidence and trying out the use of B vitamins (found in green leafy vegetables) (especially mega doses of niacin/niacinamide/B3) with the help of naturopathic doctors possibly. Linus Pauling is famous for advocating mega-dosing Vitamin C, which would apply to other illnesses according to their research. An example of one of Andrew Saul’s/Abram Hoffer’s books is: “Orthomolecular Medicine for Everyone” which I’ve read and there are others specifically about schizophrenia. As Wikipedia indicates, some of Saul’s books are in Spanish.


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