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Abram Hoffer


Who is Abram Hoffer?

Abram Hoffer was a Canadian biochemist, physician and psychiatrist known for his "adrenochrome hypothesis" of schizoaffective disorders. According to Hoffer, megavitamin therapy and other nutritional interventions are potentially effective treatments for schizophrenia and other diseases. Hoffer was also involved in studies of LSD as an experimental therapy for alcoholism and the discovery that high dose niacin can be used to treat high cholesterol and other dyslipidemias.

  • born on (98 years ago) in Saskatchewan
  • nationality: Canada
  • education:
  • died on (6 years ago)
  • written works: "Common questions on schizophrenia and their answers", "Nutrients to age without senility", "A program for treating schizophrenia and other conditions using megavitamin therapy", "Basic health publications user's guide to natural therapies for cancer prevention and control", "Hoffer's Laws of Natural Nutrition", "Healing Schizophrenia", "Smart nutrients", "Nutrition for the General Practitioner", "Vitamin B3", "Niacin therapy in psychiatry", "The chemical basis of clinical psychiatry", "Putting it all together", "Healing Children's Attention & Behavior Disorders", "How to live with schizophrenia", "Beautiful Minds", "Dr. Hoffer's ABC of Natural Nutrition for Children", "Orthomolecular medicine for physicians", "New Hope for Alcoholics", "The hallucinogens"

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Google previewThe Illustrated Encyclopedia of Body-mind Disciplines (1999)

by Nancy Allison

vitamins, it would leave huge numbers of people needing 10, 100, or 1,000 times as much," contends orthomolecular physician Abram Hoffer. "With sick people the range of need is many times greater." The perspective of pioneers like Hoffer ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Asylum Therapeutics, 1750-1950s (2015)

by Mary De Young

Abram Hoffer, a Canadian physician with no specialized training in psychiatry, had been appointed by the Saskatchewan provincial government in the mid– 1950s to bring its two asylums into the mainstream of twentieth century psychiatry .

Google previewThe Complete Encyclopedia of Natural Healing (2005)

by Gary Null

Abram Hoffer stresses that nutrient deficiencies add to the problem. People do not eat healthfully ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Cancer and Society (2007)

by Graham A. Colditz

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