Masks of Madness: Science of Healing
A Documentary about Orthomolecular Treatment for Schizophrenia 49 minutes, 1998.
This documentary explores the orthomolecular approach to treating mental illness and chronicles the experiences of patients and physicians who have had to go beyond conventional psychiatry to find hope and mental health. Hosted by actor Margot Kidder, who also suffered from bipolar disorder, the film recounts her own break down and recovery using orthomolecular medicine.
Joining Margot, other patients participate in a candid roundtable discussion sharing their individual experiences with mental illness, their difficulties with conventional psychiatry, and their recoveries using a collaborative approach incorporating dietary modifications, nutritient supplementation, and a minimal use/dose of pharmaceutical medications.
Doctors and health professionals Abram Hoffer, Hugh Riordan, Hyla Cass, Bradford Weeks, Michael Janson, and Patrick Holford describe the therapeutic approach, their experiences seeing patients recover from the “incurable,” as well as the professional resistance they faced when incorporating orthomolecular treatment into their medical and psychiatric practices.