Can the ketogenic diet treat serious mental illness?

The ketogenic diet is an evidence-based treatment for epilepsy. Epilepsy treatments, such as Valium, Klonopin, Xanax, Ativan, Neurontin, Depakote, Lamictal, Tegretol, and Topamax are used routinely in the treatment of psychiatric disorders in millions of people every day. Could this evidence-based diet also play a role? Learn more in this quick video.

Dr. Chris Palmer

Psychiatrist with a clinical practice at McLean Hospital in Belmont, Massachusetts. Director of Department of Postgraduate and Continuing Education, and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.  He has been using the ketogenic diet to treat his patients for more than 15 years.

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