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Document Type

Research

Abstract

Psychodietetics deals with the relationship between diet and mental behavior. A number of diseases now definitely attributed to dietary defects or deficiencies cause mental symptoms. An outstanding example of this is pernicious anemia. Mental symptoms were mentioned by Addison who first described the malady in 1855. However, its psychological aspects have frequently been overlooked, even by physicians. There are important legal implications, e.g. wills. Description of blood findings and mental disorders. Importance of the fact that the mental symptoms may precede the typical blood picture. Description of nervous involvement. Treatment by dietary methods, liver, hog's stomach, etc. Prognosis, particularly with reference to the mental symptoms. Bearing upon psychological theory. The need for certain precautions in psychotherapy.

Publication Date

1933

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

40

Issue

1

First Page

190

Last Page

190

Copyright

© Copyright 1933 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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