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Metabolic Psychiatry

Metabolic interventions have the potential to radically transform our understanding and treatment of mental health conditions. We seek to build the evidence base for existing and emerging ketogenic and other metabolic interventions for those suffering from neuropsychiatric disorders. We fund high quality research with the goal of rapidly translating results into therapies delivered at scale.
Attendees at 2022 Met Psy Roadmap Retreat in Santa Barbara


Baszucki Group hosted the first ever Metabolic Psychiatry Roadmap Retreat in Santa Barbara in May 2022 to begin building a movement focused on metabolic psychiatry.


Hear David Baszucki and Jan Ellison Baszucki share their family’s story at the first Metabolic Psychiatry Roadmap Retreat.

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Highlighted grants

We invest in mechanistic clinical trials focused on adapting evidence-based metabolic interventions to bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and major depressive disorder. We hope to expand our work to respond to new signals that metabolic therapies can also effectively treat anorexia, binge eating disorder, alcohol use disorder, migraine, ADHD, anxiety, autism spectrum disorder, dementia and more.

Dr. Dominic D’Agostino University of South Florida Improving Cognitive-Behavioral and Cardio-Metabolic Health with Continuous Glucose Monitoring Read more
Dr. Harry Campbell, Dr. Iain Campbell and Dr. Daniel Smith University of Edinburgh Phase 2 Clinical Trial and Mechanistic Study of Ketogenic Diet in Bipolar Disorder Read more
Dr. Shebani Sethi Stanford University Impact of a Ketogenic Diet on Metabolic and Psychiatric Health in Patients With Schizophrenia or Bipolar Illness Read more
Dr. Judith Ford University of California, San Francisco Can Neural Network Instability in Schizophrenia be Improved with a Very Low Carbohydrate Ketogenic Diet? Read more
Dr. Zoltan Sarnyai and Dr. Carlo Longitano James Cook University, Australia Pilot Trial of Ketogenic Diet in Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia Read more
Dr. Jeff Volek Ohio State University; Virta Health Ketogenic Intervention in Depression (KIND) Study in a college population Read more