Abstract for 2018 World Congress BITs Neurotalk Presentation on BEAM Procedure

Congress Neurotalk Participants

2015 World Congress BITs Neurotalk Conference

Abstract-Neurotalk May 16-18- 2018. Bangkok, Thailand

Name-Jose Romeo Mackliff. Title. Dr of medicine and surgery 1967


A NEW AND EFFICIENT REGULATION OF DOPAMINERGIC SYNAPSES AFTER B.E.A.M (bilateral electrocoagulation of adrenal medulla). Organization- Hospital Clinica Panamericana 

Dr. Mackliff obtained a Psychiatry Specialist degree in 1975. He was appointed head of the San Jose ward at the Lorenzo Ponce Psychiatry hospital from 1970 to 1986, where he started his research in hormonal gluco-regulation; which resulted in the surgical elimination of adrenaline to restore the HPA axis fatigue in schizophrenia. Dr Mackliff is also a professional member of the New York Academy of Sciences.

In 1989 he applied the BEAM surgery on dogs, after stimulating amphetamine psychosis in order to develop an aggressiveness syndrome in the animals. By Bilateral Electro-coagulation of the Adrenal Medulla (BEAM), he eliminated aggressiveness and the symptomatology resulting from hypersensitivity by the agonistic action of amphetamines over the dopamine receptors.  Since 2006, he has successfully restored functionality to more than 140 schizophrenic patients, therefore growing evidence for BEAM as a new pioneer surgery for schizophrenia  and other diseases related with adrenaline and dopamine.


Bilateral Electrocoagulation of the adrenal medulla (B.E.A.M) allowed absence of adrenalin, and a 20% less Noradrenaline in the human body.  This surgery is able to regulate dopaminergic projection in schizophrenic patients.

BEAM eliminates the HPA axis fatigue, aggressiveness and gluco-regulation disorder in Schizophrenia. It Changes the CRH, ACTH and cortisol rhythm; at brain level it changes the tyrosine chain modal system. It eliminates the continuous action of stress when the symptoms like hallucinations, delusions and social deterioration disappear. BEAM improves connections between the thalamus and limbic cortex. After BEAM surgery, there won’t be any more hypoglycemic periods and brain circulation is improved.

Only with hypothalamus stimulation and functional changes as described above, is it possible to eradicate schizophrenic symptoms like aggressiveness, apathy and hallucinations a few weeks after surgery and withdraw psychiatric medications in one year without side effects.

This is the third presentation on BEAM surgery that Dr. Mackliff has given to the World Congress BITs Neurotalk Conference, and he has requested that the World Congress endorse the formalizing of his research at this 2018 conference.

Bi-polar Disorder Vs Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is commonly mis-diagnosed as bi-polar disorder. The closest most accurate diagnosis is schizo-affective disorder, described as an irregular type of schizophrenia by psychiatrists. In this disorder, characteristics of schizophrenia are combined with the mood swings of bi-polar. Patients with this disease should be advised to watch for depressive episodes and the risk of suicide. We were not advised. The famous Amen Clinic prides itself on its accurate diagnoses, but fails to give any practical advice on how this diagnosis differs from regular schizophrenia. Antipsychotic drug treatment is the first line of treatment given for both diseases.

Schizoaffective Disorder

Like other psychotic disorders, schizoaffective disorder can be a difficult diagnosis to determine. The patient must meet all the criteria for schizophrenia and have significant mood symptoms. It must then be determined that the mood symptoms are not causing the psychotic symptoms. To do this the doctor takes a careful history to know whether there have been psychotic symptoms even when there have been no mood symptoms.

Bi-Polar Disorder Misunderstood as Schizophrenia

Bipolar disorder is often confused with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder, but it is not the same illness. It is a mood disorder characterized by manic, depressed, or mixed mood states. Symptoms of mania include an elevated or irritable mood, grandiosity, decreased need for sleep, racing thoughts, distractibility, agitation, poor impulse control, and pressured speech. Depressive symptoms include a sad mood, guilty feelings, poor appetite, and weight change. A mixed state has characteristics of both manic and depressed states at the same time.

The difference between bipolar disorder and schizoaffective disorder is that in bipolar disorder the mood is the predominant symptom, and it is cyclical in nature. When the mood symptoms remit, the patient returns to normal functioning. In schizoaffective disorder, the mood symptoms may clear, but other symptoms persist.


The symptoms used to diagnose schizophrenia were described to me by Dr. Jose Mackliff, an Ecuadorian psychiatrist and scientist who was the Director of the Schizophrenia Ward at Luis Vernaza Hospital for thirteen years and developed BEAM Procedure for schizophrenia. For thirteen years, he observed the suffering of his patients, knowing that the antipsychotics couldn’t help them and only kept them sedated. Instead of becoming depressed, he became excited about the metabolism behind schizophrenia.

At the beginning of the disease, there is isolation, loss of student activity, deterioration of personal hygiene, and strange ideas that manifest in the person. In the middle of the process, strange, delusional ideas; ideas of greatness; religious ideas without content of persecution; persecutory ideas; auditory hallucinations of more than two words not related to depression; loss of thought association and poverty of content; magic thoughts; clairvoyance; telepathy; inappropriate emotions; and disorganized behavior. If a patient has any of these symptoms during the stages of the disease, it is schizophrenia.

Schizophrenia as a Functional Disorder

This description came from interviews with Dr. Mackliff and is based on observations he made in his patients before and after they had the BEAM (bilateral electro-coagulation of adrenal medulla) surgery. He describes schizophrenia as beginning in the hypothalamus-pituitary-thyroid axis:

The axis is formed by three hormones: glucagon, cortisol and adrenaline, but in the schizophrenic patient adrenaline is failing to arrive in the axis, and this develops metabolic problems, energy problems inside the neuron. In other words, a series of factors causing intra-cerebral communication disorders between the thalamus and the cortex, and this is the schizophrenic process. Dr. Mackliff hypothesized that too much adrenaline is produced in schizophrenics. The brain therefore blocks the entry of blood adrenaline into the HPTA axis. Dr. Mackliff saw that by eliminating the hormone adrenaline from its source, the adrenal medulla glands, the brain would compensate by producing nor-adrenaline. This source of adrenaline goes directly into the HPTA axis, restoring the right amount of cerebral dopamine in the limbic region of the brain.

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 excessive amount of dopamine in the limbic region of the brain.

Seeking Evidence Supporting BEAM Procedure for Schizophrenia

For people who have contacted me asking for evidence supporting Dr. Mackliff’s BEAM Procedure for schizophrenia, I offer this advice.

Please go to Dr. Mackliff’s book Schizophrenia and Parkinson Surgery and my book, co-authored by Dr. Mackliff, A Life Worth Living – Schizophrenia Alternative Treatment, Suzanne Ayer Patterson and Dr. Jose R. Mackliff, both available on  His book has 12 case studies with lengths of schizophrenia from one to 22 years. Outside evidence endorsing Dr. Mackliff’s work is not available; his surgery serves no profit interest either for psychiatrists, many of whom receive payments from the drug industry, or for the drug industry. One only has to look at the case of, Dr. Burzynski who found a cure for malignant brain cancer and other cancers, who has a legal clinic in Texas, and who was persecuted for 20 years by the FDA for not submitting his treatment for FDA approval. His patients and their family members presented the success from his treatments to senate sub-committees four times. Now the FDA allows clinical trials in cases where chemotherapy and radiation therapy are not recommended (case of children). This is only after they could find no fault with Dr. Burzinski and his treatment. They are still trying to take his medical license from him, and the legal expenses have cost him millions of dollars.

People who go to Dr. Mackliff for the BEAM surgery, do it based on the testimonies of people who have had the treatment and their faith in the doctor.

It is curious that nobody asks for evidence supporting antipsychotic drug treatments approved by the FDA and which are the only allowed treatment for schizophrenia in the United States.

One does not need to research far to see that the drugs are approved after six weeks trials (Seroquel). Few of the drugs have been tested at the doses prescribed nor for duration of time for which they are prescribed.

Side effects from antipsychotics including suicide have been minimized in studies supported by the pharmaceutical industry. There have been a multitude of legal suits against the pharmaceutical companies for false marketing and dangerous side effects.

Anointed with names like Abilify and Geodon, the drugs were given to a broad swath of patients, from preschoolers to octogenarians. Today, more than a half-million youths take antipsychotic drugs, and fully one-quarter of nursing-home residents have used them. Yet recent government warnings say the drugs may be fatal to some older patients and have unknown effects on children.

The new generation of antipsychotics has also become the single biggest target of the False Claims Act, a federal law once largely aimed at fraud among military contractors. Every major company selling the drugs — Bristol-Myers SquibbEli LillyPfizerAstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson — has either settled recent government cases for hundreds of millions of dollars or is currently under investigation for possible health care fraud.

Two of the settlements, involving charges of illegal marketing, set records last year for the largest criminal fines ever imposed on corporations. One involved Eli Lilly’s antipsychotic, Zyprexa; the other involved a guilty plea for Pfizer’s marketing of a pain pill, Bextra. In the Bextra case, the government also charged Pfizer with illegally marketing another antipsychotic, Geodon; Pfizer settled that part of the claim for $301 million, without admitting any wrongdoing.


Violent crimes Committed while on Psychotropic Drugs

Schizophrenia is a disease characterized by aggressiveness, anger, hallucinations, paranoia and anxiety. Certain antipsychotic drugs also create psychotic states and aggressiveness. Here is a video on Facebook which shows School murders committed under the influence of antidepressants, antipsychotics, meth amphetamine and tranquilizers.

Murders Committed under the Influence of Psychotropic Drugs

Valentine’s Day Message for those Struggling with Schizophrenia


My Dear Friend,

Whoever you are and wherever you are in the process of dealing with the disease schizophrenia, you are doing the best you can. You must forgive yourself for everything, and always begin anew. 

This morning I woke up with a sense of failure, because I had failed in a work task I had been given to complete. I then realized the need to drop this negative, futile emotion, and move on. This happened to me when my son took his life from schizophrenia 3 1/2 years ago. It has taken me this period of time to resolve all of the issues with schizophrenia that I had experienced, and to find a solution that could help others.

Wherever you are in the process of working through the difficulties of living with someone with schizophrenia or trying to help a loved one with this disease, you must focus on the immediate issues on hand. From my experience now of visiting NAMI Family Support meetings and hearing people’s stories, this can be homelessness, drug addiction, poor hygiene, lack of good support and information from the medical doctors and psychiatrists, the unsafe dosages and over-prescribing of poor choices of medicines, non-compliance with taking these medicines, etc. NAMI offers resources for coping with schizophrenia.

As a parallel and complementary effort, educate yourself about the BEAM surgery offered in Ecuador and contact Dr. Jose R. Mackliff to hear his recommendations about antipsychotic medicines to help stabilize your person’s condition and actions for reducing stress in their lives. All of the recommendations given to us by Dr. Mackliff, when my son was newly diagnosed with schizo-affective disorder, proved to be correct and would have saved his life if we had followed them. You can contact Dr. Mackliff in English by email at

Finding a solution to schizophrenia is a step-by-step process. You must open your hearts to trusting that help which comes from a true and scientifically established place, as well as pure motive based on the love of his patients and faith in God.  Clearly see the contrast with treatments based mostly on profits, and the promotion of non-tested drugs at the dosages and time duration for which they are prescribed. Many psychiatrists receive payments from the pharmaceutical companies for prescribing these untested drugs. (Open Payments database). You must open your hearts to truly listening and responding to the anguish of your loved ones, and search for a better solution.

BEAM Procedure is a proven solution and the only solution that can eliminate the symptoms of schizophrenia and restore lives worth living. This message only sounds extreme because of our conditioning to believe that schizophrenia is an incurable disease, and that antipsychotic drugs for life are our only option. Read my book, a Life Worth Living – Schizophrenia Alternative Treatment , co-authored by Dr. Mackliff for practical information on all aspects of schizophrenia and its treatment. One thing that is clear is that the current methods of treatment are not working!!!!


Miguel, two-days after BEAM surgery, January 12, 2018

Watch Miguel, two-days after BEAM surgery, with English subtitles. Miguel is a 28-year-old man with eight years of paranoid schizophrenia before being operated on in January 2018. This is his reduction of symptoms documented only two-days post-surgery.


Two American mothers who took sons for BEAM surgery in January, 2018: to contact as references

These two brave American mothers took their sons for the BEAM surgery in January of 2018 with immediate and excellent results, 24-hours after the surgery. They are happy to share their stories with parents with children with schizophrenia who are considering the BEAM surgery for schizophrenia.

Erica, American mother of 18-year-old boy who had BEAM surgery in January, 2018. 

 Zuly, American mother of 28-year-old boy with eight years of paranoid schizophrenia who had BEAM surgery in January, 2018,


Family Schizophrenia Support

This is a blog that offers real support to families with a member with schizophrenia. It informs parents and people with this disease of a simple treatment for schizophrenia called BEAM, bi-lateral electro-coagulation of adrenal medulla, which is a simple surgery on the adrenal medulla glands that begins eliminating the symptoms of schizophrenia within 24 hours, reduces the amount of antipsychotic drugs taken and restores normal lives within one to three years. It is the only national site not funded and administered by the pharmaceutical industry (, and that offers real options to a lifetime regime of antipsychotic drugs.

This simple surgery developed and patented by Dr. Jose Mackliff in Ecuador, eradicates adrenaline production in the Adrenal Medulla glands, and stimulates the brain to compensate and produce nor-adrenaline which goes into the Hypothalamus Pituitary Thyroid (HPTA) arc in the brain stem allowing the distribution of the right amount of cerebral dopamine into the brain. This surgery immediately stops aggressiveness, anger and hallucinations which occurred before dopamine was regulated.

There are no side effects from this surgery developed over 30 years of self-funded scientific research by Dr. Mackliff and his associates.

This blog site explains the BEAM surgery; hosts a documentary film with three case study videos; and provides contact information for American parents who have had the surgery done on their sons in January of 2018. It provides live-coverage of BEAM Procedure for Schizophrenia as it becomes known internationally across the globe, at the World Congress of Neuroscience BIT’s Neurotalk in Bangkok, Thailand in May of 2018, and more case study post-surgery videos are posted on .

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Completion of a Work of Love


Suzanne Patterson with son Marco, 2012

Tuesday, January 23rd, was the premier film showing of A Life Worth Living – Solution to Schizophrenia, in the community where I live. Twenty people attended; both well-educated and medical professionals, and friends. The film was very well received and the evening, a real celebration.

In my presentation before the film, I spoke about how three and one half years ago when my son died from schizophrenia and antipsychotic drug treatment, an aim crystalized in my being, and two months after his burial I began researching schizophrenia, antipsychotic drug treatment and a treatment called BEAM Procedure which was done in Ecuador and had successfully eliminated the symptoms of schizophrenia in 56 patients at that time.

This began an incredible journey which led to writing a book co-authored by Dr. Mackliff; founding a non-profit named Only the Difficult Productions Foundation; traveling to Ecuador and meeting Dr. Mackliff and surgeon, Dr. Oscar Sanchez and several of their patients who had had the BEAM surgery four years prior to the meeting, and had recovered from schizophrenia. The journey has gone full circle, with two new American patients, Miguel and another, who had the surgery in January of 2018, and who are already experiencing a liberation from the symptoms of schizophrenia along with a great reduction in the antipsychotic medication they are taking.

Dr. Oscar Sanchez passed away on January 7th, 2018. I wish to honor his great contribution of almost 100 BEAM surgeries,as well as a lifetime of surgeries on patients throughout South America where he was considered one of the best urology surgeons available. He was a great surgeon and man. Before leaving, he trained his two sons, both urology surgeons, in the BEAM surgery. Dr. Frank Sanchez with Dr. Mackiff, now does most of the BEAM surgeries.

I ended my presentation by saying, “This was a work of Love, and I felt my son’s presence with me for most of the time. At that moment, I truly felt my son’s presence in the room and began to cry. I will be forever grateful for that moment, and my son’s life who was the real reason for this film being created. I dedicate this film to my son, Marco Joshua Alfonso and Dr. Oscar Sanchez.

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Dr. Oscar Sanchez and Dr. Jose Mackliff

The film completed, but the work of promoting Dr. Mackliff’s work continues with the aim of reaching many more families with a message of real hope, through film media, cable TV and radio.