Oxidative stress, MAOIs and OCD.

Cure of severe obsessional thinking by monoamine oxidase inhibitor* gave rise to “side” effects, meriting investigation as repeatedly linked to cure-points. Phenol-rich foods, particularly robusta coffees, release serotonin from gut enterochromaffin cells by phenol-generated free radicals. (Phen...

By JOHN STEWART

OCD, ST JOHN'S WORT AND IRON.

MAOI and St John's Wort treatments for OCD may have a similar radical-based mechanism. Six years' unrelieved total compulsive thinking was cured by the MAOI Phenelzine, with also a role for radical-releasing phenols which enter the CNS very little .1. (Journal of Brief Ideas article "Oxidative s...

By JOHN STEWART