Orthomolecular treatment of physiological and psychological problems attempts to heal the patient by normalizing the body's natural balance of nutrients (and other essential molecules), especially the amino acids, vitamins, and minerals.
Nutritional specialist and chiropractic physician, Dr. Rodger H. Murphree advocates orthomolecular treatment for anxiety and depression after carefully weighing the odds of conventionally used anti-anxiety and antidepressant medications. In his book Treating and Beating Anxiety and Depression with Orthomolecular Medicine, he informs about the less-known but paralyzing harms of antidepressant and anti-anxiety drugs. By comparing these with the innocuous orthomolecular medicine, Dr. Murphree advises all sufferers of anxiety and depression to heal better and completely with natural medication.
The book has detailed information about the way our body and mind work, and the causes of anxiety and depression. It is an easy-to-read book, not demanding a background in medicine or biology. Dr. Murphree offers invaluable information on the required amount of essential nutrients, the sources of each nutrient, and a few self-testing methods for determining one's level of health in terms of glandular function. A checklist of various signs of nutrient imbalance is given at the end of the book to help readers make a rough assessment of their health.
To make the book more helpful for a worldwide audience, Dr. Murphree lists useful resources in various countries of the world at the book's end. Treating and Beating Anxiety and Depression with Orthomolecular Medicine is a must-read for all who want to prevent or minimize stress and its damaging health effects.
Armchair Interviews says: If this issues concerns you, check out this book.