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I've -- to -- tableau is joining us now from our from our studios in Boston -- morning good to see you.
Hey -- good to see you okay so this is the headline and then we'll we'll pick it up from their low levels of vitamin.
Have been linked to teenage delusions.
And hallucinations this is a doctor Abdullah's peace you can find it on Fox News.
Dot com first of all where we get our vitamin.
They get it through a -- to get it through exposure to sunlight.
And many many people have low levels of vitamin.
Adolescents and teenagers admitted to the hospital.
And what it found is a fourfold increase you were four times more likely to have severe psychiatric symptoms of this.
Very severe variety literally psychotic symptoms if your level of vitamin.
Was sub therapeutic.
That's fairly stunning and it certainly indicates that we should be looking at whether you can potentially treat or prevent.
Severe psychiatric symptoms using nutritional remedies vitamins he's one of -- but there might be others.
What is the level what's the appropriate level of vitamin.
Enough -- I don't I don't doubt you'll see it on a lab slip.
It it'll be on the lab slip of -- and I'd leave it to the -- to do the measuring.
But the real take home message here is while.
We know for instance that low vitamin.
We know that fish oil.
Can mitigate some of the symptoms of major depression how many more nutrients.
Are there out there that could be helpful to people we know that fully -- it.
In a particular form that's now marketed called -- -- It goes right to the nervous system it doesn't get metabolize doesn't need to be metabolize by the body to reach the nervous system it in that form already.
It seems to be as effective.
As any other antidepressant in treating depression seems like these are things that we would want to -- since they have no side effects that's.
Great I mean and it ended and like you said and in a lot of times I teenage depression or depression in adults even.
It gets treated with medication and a lot of times those medicines have side effects if you could treated with the vitamin or something that that -- something natural natural supplement.
That would be more more preferable right.
It would now you know I'm one of these psychiatrist who does believe that.
Whether using with psychotherapy.
It which I would prefer to see.
Some of these traditional psychiatric medicines much maligned of late.
Still I think they can be tremendously effective when used wisely in the right people by expert psychiatrist.
So I'm not somebody says put away the prescription blank.
However I do think we're at a critical moment in psychiatry -- Nutritional remedies are coming to the four that together with some of the other.
Remedies like for instance trans cranial magnetic stimulation what's that we're magnetic waves are used its literally he would sit -- something that looks like a dental chair.
They now have offices around the country.
And it uses magnetic energy.
To treat depression and it's as effective as medications.
I think we're at a point now where someone can legitimately say hey.
We have non medicinal remedies that are equally effective.
To the traditional cycle pharmacological ones and they have fewer side effects it's a question knowing what they are.
And targeting them to the right treatment the right patient.
But don't we always hear about treatments that that sort of come in and out of fashion I mean I like electro -- Treatments which was used for for many many years I guess it probably still is in some cases.
To treat absolutely in psychiatric -- but that they mean there's such as stigma surrounding that kind of a treatment do you.
Foresee that in the end it may be some of the things that we're talking about today the electromagnetic treatment you're talking about you know maybe 51020 years from now.
Well you know there'll there'll be some negative feelings and negative thoughts about -- I'm telling you it's possible now first of all the ECT -- electro convulsive therapy.
It is quite effective.
And people probably fear it much more than they should.
Because did the thing to really fears major depression and -- CT is a tremendously effective treatment for it.
I agree Rick look.
If you look at things like prozac and Zoloft and the rest of the medicines that were embraced to such an extent that millions and millions of Americans are taking these things.
Most studies now show that there -- a boat is good is placebo.
Now that's a -- really stunning fact and I agree things can come into -- out of vogue.
But when you get data that suggests that man has some connection between vitamin.
You wanna look into that -- have your vitamin.
Good you found out something nutritionally you should bring it up bang out and if it impacts your mental wellbeing it's a two for.
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