For over a decade Loren R Mosher, MD, held a central position in American psychiatric research.

He was the first Chief of the Center for Studies of Schizophrenia at the National Institute of Mental Health, 1969-1980. He founded the Schizophrenia Bulletin and for ten years he was its Editor-in-Chief. He led the Soteria Project.

The Soteria research demonstrated that there is a better way: A better way to treat schizophrenia and other psychoses that destroy the lives of so many young people. The Soteria research showed that the prevalent excessive destructive psychiatric drugging of all these young people is a huge and tragic mistake. The psychiatric establishment was offended. Prestige and Money won. Truth and Love lost.

Supplements and Schizophrenia

In recent years a select few of my patients have been researching dietary supplements to help with the symptoms of Schizophrenia, There are two different supplements which have helped them dramatically, one been Sarcosine and the other l-theanine. The positive effects are: l-theanine is effective in ameliorating positive symptoms and sleep quality and Sarcosine reduces the general symptoms of Schizophrenia. These supplements can be obtained from specialist nootropics and supplement suppliers like PowderCity.

Peptides and Schizophrenia

 Some Observations on the Opiate Peptides and Schizophrenia

Stanley J. Watson, MD, PhDHuda Akil, PhDPhilip A. Berger, MD; et al

The discovery of the opiate peptides, several major avenues of research became apparent. These peptides produced a great deal of focused attention on their anatomy, biochemistry, and physiology. In this article, we present an overview of some of the main research issues and recent findings in the field of opiate peptides. The possible relationship of the opiate peptide neuronal systems to schizophrenia is discussed in light of attempts to alter schizophrenic symptoms with opiate antagonists, β-endorphin, and dialysis. It is hypothesized that if the opiate peptides are involved in schizophrenia, then their involvement with dopamine systems and/or with stress responses may be critical.

The success (!) of Soteria was the reason that Dr Mosher was forced to leave his key position in American psychiatry.

When Dr Mosher died he was Director of Soteria Associates, San Diego, and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of California, San Diego.