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Jurriaan Plesman, Nutritional Psychotherapist


Have worked as a psychotherapist for overv twenty years, dealing with many personality disorders

Experience in the area

I have a degree in Psychology from the Sydney University and a Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Nutrition. I am also the author of “GETTING OFF THE HOOK” which deals with the nutritional and psychological treatment of personality disorders. It is freely available on the internet at Google Book Search. I am interested in the relationship between nutrition and behaviour, and as a Probation ans Parole Officer facilitated groups for offenders, many of whom were alcoholics and drug addicts, sex offenders or compulsive gamblers, as well as the whole gamut of “personality disorders”. I am also the ex-editor of the Hypoglycemic Health Association of Australia Newsletter, a quarterly publication dealing with hypoglycemia and related health problems. Its web site, together with a shortened course of PSYCHOTHERAPY can be visited at:


Editor of the Hypoglycemic Health Association of Australia. Its web site is at:


Author of the book "Getting off the Hook", It is freely available on the internet at Google Book Search. My articles can be found at:


BA (Psych) (University of Sydney), Post Gad Dip Clin Nutr (International Academy of Nutrition)

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

I hope to reform the health professions by informing them about the nutritional aspects of mood disorders.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

The symptoms of Bipolar Disorder can be improved by nutritional means.

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

It is not well-known that mood disorders are primarily due to metabolic disorders that can be treated without recourse to drug by nutritional therapy..

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Recent Answers from Jurriaan Plesman, Nutritional Psychotherapist

2016-02-06 What's wrong with me:

Hello anonymous,    Yes these are clearly signs of depression. Luckily this can be treated without recourse to drugs. There is nothing wrong with your mind but with your body. Your body is not producing

2015-11-18 bipolar:

Hi Krista,    I am less concerned about diagnosis, than the fact that you have a mood disorder.  Most people with mood disorders are hypoglycemic (

2015-11-13 bipolar disorder medication:

Hi ao,    You need to know what medication you are on. For side effect of various medications go to:    and look up the name of the drug via

2015-11-12 bipolar disorder medication:

Hello ao,    Your psychiatrist is right in saying that many bipolar people are brilliant people, with a lot of talent. I had a bipolar brother and he was very successful in his life, although he had many

2015-10-12 I don't know what is wrong with me.:

Hi Elena,    Your depression and anxiety is not caused in the mind, but in the body. You wanting to be attractive to men is simply due to your low self-esteem. This in turn is due to overproduction of


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