Ketogenic Diet for Schizophrenia: Nutritional Approach to Antipsychotic Treatment

Ketogenic Diet for Schizophrenia: Nutritional Approach to Antipsychotic Treatment

Schizophrenia is a mental disorder that mostly appears in the second or third decade of life with no consistent appearance. The first-line pharmacological treatment is antipsychotic drugs, which mainly act by suppressing the activity of dopamine. Unfortunately, many schizophrenic patients suffer from persistent positive or negative symptoms that cannot be fully treated with available medication. With exploration on the possible causes of the disease, there is evidence on dopaminergic transmission defects, there is a need to find a more holistic way in treating the disease and a diet regimen could be one of them. The ketogenic diet, which is a...

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