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 ChrisPalmerMD.com. 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.
Articles by Chris Palmer, MD
Rauch, AL. Palmer CM. Ketogenic Therapy for Brain and Mental Health. Charlie Foundation for Ketogenic Therapies.
From Dr. Palmer’s column, Advancing Psychiatry, in Psychology Today.
- “Don’t Waste These Difficult Days” Finding your sense of meaning and purpose is essential in getting through the chaos and stress of this pandemic.
- The Mental Health Survival Guide to the Pandemic: Threats In Part 2 of this series, we review the near-term threats to mental health—mindless activity, losing a sense of meaning and purpose, substance use, loneliness, and depression.
- The Mental Health Survival Guide to the Pandemic Worried about the coronavirus and the economy? You’re not alone. Read more about the mental health risks of this pandemic, social distancing, and the economy.
- 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.
Zoltán Sarnyai, Christopher M Palmer, Ketogenic Therapy in Serious Mental Illness: Emerging Evidence, International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology, , pyaa036, https://doi.org/10.1093/ijnp/pyaa036
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.
Gilbert-Jaramillo J, Vargas-Pico D, Espinosa-Mendoza T, Falk S, Llanos-Fernández K, Guerrero-Haro J, Orellana-Román C, Poveda-Loor C, Valdevila-Figueira J, Palmer CM. The effects of the ketogenic diet on psychiatric symptomatology, weight and metabolic dysfunction in schizophrenia patients. Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism. July 31, 2018. Volume 1(1): 1-5. doi: 10.15761/CNM.100010
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.
Articles about Dr. Palmer’s work
Can You Eat to Beat Depression? By Debbie Koenig in WebMD’s Health News. December 2, 2019.
The Ketogenic Diet for Schizophrenia. By Raphael Sirtoli, PhD on Keto Nutrition from Science to Application. January 21, 2019.
A mental health crisis is unfolding in the workplace. COVID-19 and racial injustice are to blame. By Jonathan Vanian, June 6, 2020.
The Sugar High Might Be a Myth: That afternoon treat might not improve your mood, and could make you more tired within the first hour of eating it. on Vice: Health. April 12, 2019. Retrieved from website January 26, 2020.
Low-Carbohydrate Diet Superior to Antipsychotic Medications: Two remarkable personal stories as told by their Harvard psychiatrist. Published in Dr. Georgia Ede’s Psychology Today column. September 29, 2017.
My Strict Keto Diet Is Helping Me Through This Read about Alexandra Samuel’s experience with the ketogenic diet, weight loss, and improvement in her mental health.