In this Grand Rounds presentation, delivered to the Dept. of Psychiatry of the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Cady reviews the multiplicity of potential causes, as well as the multiplicity of pharmacological, psychological, and holistic interventions.
Among the topics covered are the following:
- the multidimensional matrix of causality posited to be relevant for schizophrenia
- the deficiency of the "dopamine hypothesis of schizophrenia and the overly simplistic mental model that has been programmed into at least two generations of practitioners
- the rationale for looking at other things besides "drugs" or "psych meds"
- an admonition to the practitioner to not forsake the origins of our profession where the dyadic relationship is honored; further, to be aware of how therapeutic impasses with schizophrenic patients may be frustrating to the practitioner and interfere with treatment;
- the relevant exploration and use of Vitamin D, omega e fatty acids, N-acetyl cysteine, gluten & casein free diets, *elemental* lithium, antifungals.