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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 previewEncyclopedia of Mind Enhancing Foods, Drugs and Nutritional Substances, 2d ed. (2015)

by David W. Group

Abram Hoffer,M.D., who conducted the first double blind, placebocontrolled clinical trialsofniacin. says, “Niacin isnot livertoxic. Niacintherapy increases liver functiontests. But this elevationmeansthatthe liveris active.

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. Joining him were Humphry Osmond and John Smythies who had collaborated in the ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Hallucinations (2009)

by Jan Dirk Blom

The term hallucinogen was introduced into the biomedical literature in 1953 by the British physician Christopher Johnson, who had in turn borrowed it from the psychiatrists Abram Hoffer (b.

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