Author

Robert Bray

Date of Award

1968

Document Type

Thesis

Department

Psychology

Abstract

Dr. Abram Hoffer and Dr. Humphrey Osmond have formulated a biochemical theory of schizophrenia based on a defective adrenal metabolism which results in the production of neurotoxins in the schizophrenic's body. They have also developed a therapy for schizophrenia consisting of massive daily does of Vitamin B-3 (nicotinic acid) and other supplements. They detect schizophrenia by means of a chemical test (paper chromatography) and a psychological test (the Hoffer-Osmond Diagnostic test).

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