We have known almost forever that nutrition and emotional attitude are related. Have you ever tried having a rational conversation with a starving person? I can’t quite tell from the context, but the term “nutritional psychiatry” sounds really bizarre to me. I know that there must be a portion of psychiatry that hopes to someday redeem itself, and this may be some small attempt to move in that direction. The one thing you can say about vitamin therapy is that it doesn’t totally invalidate the mind-is-brain theory that has been used to justify drugs, psychosurgery and ECT to “treat” mental problems. But the fact is that most people who have been successfully using nutritional therapies have become much more interested in the gut biome as a source of numerous non-optimum conditions, “mental problems” being only one type. Anyone who tries to treat the mind by treating the brain, no matter what we call them, will get it wrong because that is not a workable model. Our main problem with psychiatry, of course, has not been their treatment model but the fact – supported now by long years of evidence – that they don’t really care if their patients get better or not.