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Some varieties of food intolerance in psychiatric patients: an overview.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6443583     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Foods may cause mental and behavioural symptoms by means of a variety of mechanisms. Food allergy is only one of many of these. The paper presents a brief overview of evidence, as of early 1982, concerning cerebral allergy, food addiction, the hypoglycaemias, caffeinism, hypersensitivity to chemical food additives, reactions to vasoactive amines in foods, and reactions attributed to neuropeptides formed from foods as causes of mental symptoms, with particular reference to psychiatric patients. It is concluded that although much work in this field remains to be done, enough is already known to benefit patients now if available knowledge is applied. An individual-centred environmental approach, extending beyond dietary factors if necessary, is recommended as more likely to help than a group-centred paradigm-based approach to treatment.
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nutrition and health     Volume:  3     ISSN:  0260-1060     ISO Abbreviation:  Nutr Health     Publication Date:  1984  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-12-30     Completed Date:  1985-12-30     Revised Date:  2012-02-23    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8306569     Medline TA:  Nutr Health     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  125-36     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Amines / adverse effects
Brain Diseases / etiology,  therapy
Caffeine / adverse effects
Food Additives / adverse effects
Food Hypersensitivity / complications*
Hypoglycemia / complications
Mental Disorders / etiology*
Nerve Tissue Proteins / adverse effects
Substance-Related Disorders
Vasodilator Agents / adverse effects
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Amines; 0/Food Additives; 0/Nerve Tissue Proteins; 0/Vasodilator Agents; 58-08-2/Caffeine

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