Masks of Madness: Science of Healing explores the orthomolecular approach to treating mental illness, chronicling the experiences of patients and physicians who have gone beyond the inadequacies of conventional psychiatry to find real hope in orthomolecular medicine.Hosted by actor Margot Kidder, who herself suffered from bipolar disorder, the film recounts her journey to recovery using orthomolecular medicine.
Joining Margot, other patients participate in a candid roundtable discussion of their individual descents into mental illness, their difficulties in getting answers from conventional psychiatry, and their final recoveries using alterations in diet, vitamin and mineral supplementation, and a minimum of pharmacological intervention.Well known doctors and health professionals also share their experiences.
Abram Hoffer, Hugh Riordan, Hyla Cass, Bradford Weeks, Michael Janson, Patrick Holford and others describe the elements of their therapeutic approach, their satisfaction at seeing patients recover from the “incurable,” as well as the professional resistance they faced when incorporating orthomolecular treatment into their medical and psychiatric practices.
The major orthomolecular building blocks for optimal mental health are introduced in a comprehensive way to demonstrate that orthomolecular medicine is a real answer for people suffering from mental illness and for physicians who long to make significant changes in the lives of their patients. Everyone will benefit from seeing this absorbing, informative and inspiring documentary.