Articles by Dr. Palmer

Dr. Palmer’s research & articles on ketogenic therapies

There is a tremendous amount of information, and mis-information, about the ketogenic diet available on the Internet, in self-help books, and by self-proclaimed experts. When otherwise healthy people simply want to lose a few pounds, relying on this information is probably fine. The worst that usually happens is they don’t lose weight. However, when using the ketogenic diet to treat serious medical conditions, reliable and accurate medical information is essential. As a physician, Dr. Chris Palmer is looking to provide at least some of this information here on Our goal is to provide the most accurate and up-to-date information from trustworthy sources based on research and evidence. We welcome your ideas and recommendations for additional resources to share here.

Published research by Chris Palmer, MD

Sarnyai Z, Kraeuter AK, Palmer CM. Ketogenic diet for schizophrenia: clinical implication. Current Opinions in Psychiatry. 2019 Sep;32(5):394-401. doi: 10.1097/YCO.0000000000000535.

Palmer CM. Diets and Disorders: Can Foods or Fasting Be Considered Psychopharmacologic Therapies?  Journal Clinical Psychiatry. 2019 Jul 9;81(1). doi: 10.4088/JCP.19ac12727.

Palmer CM, Gilbert-Jaramillo J, Westman EC. The ketogenic diet and remission of psychotic symptoms in schizophrenia: Two case studies. Schizophrenia Research. 2019 Jun; 208:439-440. doi: 10.1016/j.schres.2019.03.019. Epub 2019 Apr 6.

Palmer CM. Ketogenic diet in the treatment of schizoaffective disorder: Two case studies. Schizophrenia Research 2017 Nov;189:208-209. doi: 10.1016/j.schres.2017.01.053. Epub 2017 Feb 3.

Rauch, AL. Palmer CM. Ketogenic Therapy for Brain and Mental Health. Charlie Foundation for Ketogenic Therapies.  

Articles by Chris Palmer, MD

From Chris’s column, Advancing Psychiatry, in Psychology Today.

Making Sense of Nutritional Psychiatry. Can nutrition and diet affect your brain? Making sense of the hype, the wild claims, and the misinformation, along with the science.

Are Americans Addicted to Screens—or Just Burned Out? New research shows Americans sitting even more of the day in front of screens.

Six Steps to Stop an Addiction to Sugar and Junk Food. A new summit on sugar addiction launches this week.

Chronic Schizophrenia Put Into Remission Off Medications. New research suggests ketogenic diet may play a role in treating schizophrenia.

The Ketogenic Diet May Help Stop Seizures. This dietary treatment based on ancient medicine is making a comeback.

Exercise and Fasting Linked to Brain Detox. New research paves the way for possible prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease.

Diabetes and Depression: Which Comes First. These two illnesses have more in common than you probably realize.

Is it Safe to Face Your Trauma? Are you terrified to face your trauma history? New research says you should.

Articles about Chris Palmer, MD by other authors

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