Schizophrenia as a Functional Disorder

Schizophrenia is a disease located in “the hypothalamus-pituitary-thyroid axis (HPTA) located in the brain stem. The HPTA axis is formed by three hormones: glucagon, cortisol and adrenaline, but in the schizophrenic patient this hormonal axis is failing to arrive, and this develops metabolic problems, and energy problems inside the neuron. In other words, a series of factors causing intra-cerebral communication disorders between the thalamus and the cortex occur, and that is the schizophrenic process.

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The BEAM team of doctors saw that the only hormone that could be eliminated without damaging the suprarenal gland was adrenaline, and this could be done by opening the Adrenal Medulla gland and electro-coagulating the tissue that produces the adrenaline and 20% of the noradrenalin and some of the dopamine.

adrenal medulla surgery

In the brain, dopamine functions as a neurotransmitter—a chemical released by nerve cells to send signals to other nerve cells. The brain includes several distinct dopamine systems, one of which plays a major role in reward-motivated behavior. Most types of reward increase the level of dopamine in the brain, and a variety of addictive drugs increase dopamine neuronal activity. Other brain dopamine systems are involved in motor control and in controlling the release of several other important hormones. Schizophrenia is a result of an imbalance of dopamine in the brain.

Schizophrenics are under a great deal of stress: they feel hopeless, and therefore, they always have high amounts of adrenaline and noradrenaline. Excess of noradrenaline may destabilize or even destroy an enzyme called adenilciclasa, and this causes dopamine communications disorder and an imbalance of glutamate, serotonin, and other neurotransmitters.

After the BEAM surgery, noradrenaline decreases 20 percent, adrenaline disappears 100 percent, and there is no problem with the enzyme adenilciclasa. Then there is not dopamine communications disorder, and GABA and glutamate are balanced. Glutamate and GABA are the most abundant neurotransmitters in the central nervous system and especially in the cerebral cortex where thinking takes place.

For this reason, the schizophrenic symptoms disappear. This is a case of neurons doing the job of communicating information more than the quality or level of adrenaline in the blood. When the right amount of dopamine reaches a receptor, it sends biochemical messages such as behavior, feelings, or thoughts that are appropriate.

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