Course Description

Developed with support from the International Society for Orthomolecular Medicine (ISOM). Portion of course registration fee subsidized by ISOM.

This course incorporates classical theories of orthomolecular medicine, including Lingus Pauling, Carl Pfeiffer, and Abram Hoffer’s groundbreaking contributions, in the context of modern psychiatry. We address, in particular, the micronutrient deficiencies, toxic neurochemical aggregations, systemic inflammation, and other etiologic factors in the treatment of schizophrenia and psychosis.

Course Curriculum

  • 1

    MODULE 1

    • Schizophrenia in Perspective

    • Schizophrenia Course Manual 1

    • Schizophrenia Course Module 1 - In Perspective

  • 2

    MODULE 2

    • Orthomolecular History

    • Schizophrenia Course Manual 2

    • Schizophrenia Course Module 2 - Orthomolecular History

  • 3

    MODULE 3

    • Vitamin Deficiencies – Dependencies

    • Schizophrenia Course Manual 3

    • Schizophrenia Course Module 3 - Vitamin Deficiencies

  • 4

    MODULE 4

    • Inflammation, Gluten and Dairy

    • Schizophrenia Course Manual 4

    • Schizophrenia Course Module 4 - Inflammation

  • 5

    MODULE 5

    • Orthomolecular Treatment

    • Schizophrenia Course Manual 5

    • Schizophrenia Course Module 5 - Orthomolecular Treatment

  • 6

    Recommended Readings

    • Firth.18. Adjunctive nutrients in first-episode psychosis_a systematic review of efficacy, tolerability and neurobiological mechanisms

    • Goff.17. The Long-Term Effects of Antipsychotic Medication on Clinical Course in Schizophrenia

    • Leucht.17. Sixty Years of Placebo-Controlled Antipsychotic Drug Trials in Acute Schizophrenia

    • Greenblatt.19. A functional perspective on gluten, psychosis, and schizophrenia

    • Hoffer.75. Nutrition and schizophrenia

James Greenblatt, MD

Chief Medical Officer

A pioneer in the field of integrative medicine, James M. Greenblatt, MD, has treated patients since 1988. After receiving his medical degree and completing his psychiatry residency at George Washington University, Dr. Greenblatt completed a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Medical School. Dr. Greenblatt currently serves as the Chief Medical Officer at Walden Behavioral Care in Waltham, MA and serves as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Tufts University School of Medicine and Dartmouth College Geisel School of Medicine. An acknowledged integrative medicine expert, educator, and author, Dr. Greenblatt has lectured internationally on the scientific evidence for nutritional interventions in psychiatry and mental illness. Through three decades of practice and research, Dr. Greenblatt has been a leading contributor to the revolution of patients and families seeking individualized care and offers evidence-based approaches toward nuanced and integrative recovery. In April of 2017, Dr. Greenblatt was inducted into the Orthomolecular Medicine Hall of Fame by the International Society of Orthomolecular Medicine, which has recognized significant contributors to science and medicine who operate from the perspective of biochemical individuality and nutrition-based therapies since 2004. Dr. Greenblatt shares this honor with recognized founders in the field of integrative medicine, beginning with the pioneers of nutritional psychiatry Abram Hoffer, Linus Pauling, and Roger Williams. His book series, Psychiatry Redefined, draws on his many years of experience and expertise in integrative medicine for psychiatry. Dr. Greenblatt’s knowledge in the areas of biology, genetics, psychology, and nutrition as they interact in the treatment of mental illness has made him a highly sought-after speaker at national and international conferences and workshops. He currently offers online courses for professionals as well as specialized fellowship programs in the functional medicine approaches to integrative psychiatry.