Psychiatric illnesses and epilepsy are often treated with the same anticonvulsant medications.
Psychiatry and neurology both treat brain disorders even though they are differently labeled as “neurological” or “mental” disorders.
The ketogenic diet has profound effects on the brain
Ketogenic diet as a medical intervention
The ketogenic diet has a long history as a powerful medical intervention.
I strongly recommend you consult with a licensed healthcare professional if you are considering using the ketogenic diet as a treatment. Why? Because mental and medical disorders are serious – and sometimes dangerous – and you should have help, and medical supervision to implement any treatment in a safe and effective way.
Christie is an Advanced Practice Nurse with over 35 years experience working with people in mental health care. She currently has a private, outpatient psychotherapy practice in Millburn, NJ. You can follow her on Instagram at keto.nj