The Orthomolecular Psychiatry Clinic
The Orthomolecular Psychiatry Clinic, under the directorship of Dr. Uri Heresco-Levy, specializes in a seminal approach in Israel to treating mental disorders. He supplements naturally occurring nutrients which are essential to the brain, in combination with conventional medication. At the clinic, each patient is diagnosed and undergoes an extensive medical evaluation including the establishment of the baseline level of the nutritional elements in his or her body. Subsequently, an individual regime of a combination of conventional pharmaceutical treatment, orthomolecular treatment and biopsychosocial treatment is prescribed. This approach aims at reducing the patient’s exposure to conventional antipsychotic drugs while still treating his illness, and in the long run, avoiding chronic deterioration and hospitalization. There is no other program like this in Israel.