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52 ◄ Previous Page Home Next Page ► Chapter Index In their book, Diet and Disease , Doctors Cheraskin, Ringsdorf and Clark present convincing evidence of “known associations between nutrients, blood disorders and psychologic disorders.” Figure 8. presents a summary of just some of these associations. Diet and Disease Figure 8 Dietary or blood condition Psychologic disorder Dietary riboflavin deficiency Depression Dietary pyridoxine deficiency Extreme nervousness or confusion Dietary nicotinic acid deficiency Confusion, depression, psychosis Dietary thiamine deficiency Agitation, confusion, depression, anxiety Dietary pantothenic acid deficiency Depression, sullenness Dietary iodine deficiency Dullness, apathy in adults Elevated blood lactic and pyruvic acid Psychosis Increased serum arganine & glutamine Catatonia* Decreased glycine reserves Schizophrenia Reduced plasma glutamic acid Schizophrenia Elevated plasma ceruloplasmin Schizophrenia Raised blood cholesterol levels Manic depression Hypomagnesemia (low magnesium) Disorientated, delirious Hypermagnesemia (high magnesium) Psychotic depression, schizophrenia * Catatonia is a schizophrenic disorder characterized by plastic immobility of the limbs, stupor, negativism, and mutism. Diet and Disease, E. Cheraskin, M.D., D.M.D; W.M.Ringsdorff, Jr., D.M.D.; J.W.Clark, D.D.S., pp.186-207