Originally Posted by soulster
I have read a bit on this vitamin-- also called vitamin b3 I think-- and there is a lot of evidence supporting its use in the treatment of schizophrenia? Anyone have any experience with it?
I am the mother with a son with schizophrenia. I have read this too, that niacin absolutely clears up schizophrenia. In the USA, doctors in the AMA do not practice vitamin therapy or alternative treatments to diseases....as you know. The article I read said that after flour manufacturer's fortified flour with niacin, mental health hospital check ins declined significantly. If niacin was taken out of our diets, we would all go insane.
I recall it saying that niacin was to be given in large doses and that can be serious. You can not take too much of one thing and remain in the safe zone. It would need to be under a doctor's care. I would like to look into this for my son further. He is on his way to a group home after a 2.5 month stay in the hospital. He quit responding to his meds.