Twenty-Nine Medical Causes of “Schizophrenia”

Twenty-Nine Medical Causes of “Schizophrenia”

Excerpted from Nutrition and Mental Illness

by the late Carl C. Pfeiffer, Ph.D., M.D.

Internationally renowned pioneer in the treatment of mental disturbances through nutrition.

(Our grateful acknowledgement to the Princeton Bio Brain Center for permission to reprint. Following Dr. Pfeiffer’s text are sections added by the editor to define and explain each disorder.)

The term “schizophrenia” is an inadequate and misleading diagnosis. “Disperceptions of unknown cause” is a better term.

If we include fevers, environmental pains, and drug reactions, there must be a hundred ways to go crazy and be diagnosed as schizophrenic.

A comprehensive list of possible causes for disperceptions that cause schizophrenia is shown in the table below.

Causes of Schizophrenia – well-known, less-known, and almost unknown

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