I am pleased to be here because I think this meeting is one evidence of the increased level of interest in the relationship of nutrition to mental health and to other aspects of health. I think it has been long overdue. I should perhaps say why I am here. T am neither a nutritionist nor a basic biochemist; I have not studied directly the role of vitamins in mental health. I am here because the Center for Studies of Schizophrenia has been involved for several years in the controversy about the usefulness of various vitamins in the treatment of schizophrenia. This is part of our role in coordinating the program of NIMH on schizophrenia. The Center disseminates information and conducts program evaluation and development. In a sense, we attempt to keep abreast of what is going on, what is reliable information and what is in need of further work. Based on our evaluations, we stimulate research in certain areas.
KeywordsMental Health Mental Illness Social Movement Natural Substance Basic Biochemist
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