Subject: Video Documentary of Orthomolecular Treatment for Schizophrenia & Other Types of (so called) "Mental Illness"
From: John Hammell
Date: Tue, 29 Feb 2000 00:23:01 -0500

IAHF LIST: I just stumbled across this message while on the website of the International Society of Orthomolecular Medicine, and because this suppressed alternative treatment approach enabled me to recover after mainstream methods almost killed me, I decided to pass it on because it could really save lives. For more info see the orthomolecular section of the IAHF website at and follow the links...

Now Available:

Masks of Madness: Science of Healing

A new documentary on the orthomolecular treatment of schizophrenia.

Produced by Sisyphus Communications in conjunction with the Canadian Schizophrenia Foundation. 49 minutes, 1998

For the past year the CSF has been hard at work producing a documentary on the orthomolecular approach to mental illness, and the finished film is now ready for prime time. This documentary will be aired on television and is also available to the general public as a video. Masks of Madness: Science of Healing chronicles the experiences of patients and health care professionals who went beyond the inadequacies of conventional psychiatry

Hosted by actor Margot Kidder who herself suffered from manic depression, we hear how she finally recovered using orthomolecular medicine. Other former patients participate in a roundtable discussion of their individual descents into mental illness, their extraordinary difficulties in getting answers from conventional psychiatry, and their final recoveries using diet, vitamins and a minimum of pharmacological intervention.

Doctors and other health professionals recount their experiences as well. Abram Hoffer, Patrick Holford, Hugh Riordan, Hyla Cass, Bradford Weeks, Michael Janson and others recount for us their therapeutic methods, their professional satisfaction at seeing patients actually recover from the "incurable," as well as the political dangers they faced when incorporating orthomolecular medicine into their psychiatric practices.

The major orthomolecular building blocks to optimal mental health are introduced in an understandable way with the goal being to demonstrate that yes, orthomolecular medicine is a real answer for people suffering mental illness and physicians who long to make real changes in the lives of their patients. This is a documentary which everyone, including health professionals, will benefit from watching.

Available from the Canadian Schizophrenia Foundation for $39.95 which includes GST, Shipping and Handling tel. 416 733-2117 fax 416 733 2352 e-mail