Monday, May 31, 2010

Bipolar Disorder: Outcome with Nutritional Biotype Therapy


Among psychiatric patients who fit into these biotypes, corresponding nutritional therapies,  tailored to individual patient requirements, produced a high rate of great improvement or recovery-- substantially beyond what is commonly reported by mainstream psychiatry -- as per the 20,000 patient database of Dr. Carl C. Pfeiffer and colleagues, as well as the 20,000 patient database of Dr. William J. Walsh, et al.

The emphasis in Pfeiffer's group for a long time was schizophrenia; but over time grew to include mood disorders and other major psychiatric disorders. Generally, for most patients eligible for, and pursuing biotype treatment, 75-85% recovered or improved greatly; less, if ill for decades. Improvement corresponded with normalizing of biotype parameters.

Walsh's group first emphasized behavior disorders and criminality (with substantial results mainly in those given biotype treatment when young); then expanded to include learning disorders, autism, schizophrenia, mood disorders, etc. Patients received at least 90 lab assays each.

Results of Walsh's outcome study (Walsh, 2007, 2008) on over 1800 bipolars:
Approximately 80% of bipolars showed biotype imbalances.
For the 70% of these who stuck with the nutrient program (always an issue for bipolars), 50% eventually recovered to the extent that their physicians weaned them off medication. Results were best when biotype treatment was begun early in the illness..
So of the 1800, 20% did not show biotype imbalances, 24% did not stick with the nutrient program.
But 50% of the 1100 plus who kept up with biotype nutrients recovered or were greatly improved; many of the rest also benefitted.
This may represent the best well-substantiated bipolar outcome thus far, whatever the treatment, nutritional or pharmaceutical.

Note: Recovery is not cure.  Nutrients are in almost all cases indicated throughout one's life. One common side effect: a healthier, longer life.

For more info on biotypes, see Edelman's books at:

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