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Testimonial from Eduardo, 24 year old American Man

In 2010, I took Eduardo to his regular Dr to look at his depression. Eduardo told his Dr that he wished to die and they moved him to the a mental health hospital in Torrance, California; He was there for 72 hrs, they gave him risperidone, and they told me he had schizophrenia.

I could not believe that my son had that and did not know how cruel and dangerous was schizophrenia. In Del Amo Clinica they gave him risperidone and his symptoms of schizophrenia worsened day by day, he began not to sleep, to leave with little clothes or sometimes No clothes on the street. I had to call 911 to find him, Eduardo said that my family wanted to kill him and he also tried to kill me.

He talked to himself, hallucinated that the psychiatrists only experimented  with antipsychotics and no treatment served him and that he still had the same symptoms even taking pills, He did not leave his room very little and slept only 2 hrs and sometimes not at all, On April 2018, through Suzanne Patterson I heard from Dr Mackliff and called him, In June 2018 Eduardo jumped from a 3-story balcony of the apartment where we lived and is alive miraculously. After he was given a very high dose of zyprexa 45mg having the side effects of Dystonia Akathisia and tremors,

On September 19, he was able to travel to Ecuador for the surgery of Dr Mackliff and after the surgery he slept s all night his psychosis improved by  70%.

It will take time for full recovery and today he only takes 15mg of zyprexa..I’m grateful to God, Dr Mackliff and Suzanne for this miracle of such a successful surgery, my son looks different and I am very happy to see him better day after day. …

After 8 years I returned to see Eduardo smile and his face improved. I give my testimony as a mother who loves her son, and I really recommend people with schizophrenia to be brave and do this surgery … if they have tried so much antipsychotic why not treat this that will heal them forever. My name is Olga and any question to communicate to my email oizr03@hotmail.com

 


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Sharing testimony of recent patient who been submitted to BEAM

I want add one more reference for BEAM procedure, and I am quoting message that I received from patient’s father, whose son was operated  in September 2018:

“ I am very grateful to you for advising me to Dr. Mackliff, I tell him that on September 7th, my son was operated and now we see that the results are extraordinary, sincerely I went to Guayaquil with much hope and fear of failing, but now I feel  that I take the best decision of my life and the life of my son. Thank you very much , may God bless you.”

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This family found about the surgery from this website, they are fluent in English, and they want to share their experience with other people who consider this option.  They are from Bolivia, they left contact WattsUP number  +5-917-740-5298

American Olga’s son had surgery September 22nd, 2018 in Ecuador

I’ll be adding a photo the day after surgery and a video of this beautiful 24 year old American boy whose mom took him for BEAM surgery. She is so grateful to Dr. Mackliff and myself for introducing her to BEAM, her contact is: oizr03@hotmail.com

To everyone’s knowledge,  all of the American mothers so far who took their sons for BEAM surgery and from other countries, are more then great-full for the surgery.

We are very biased toward psychotropic medicines in the United States. This is programming based on huge profits for pharmaceuticals and not truth. You can contact each of these mothers for references and recommendations for BEAM.

My website has the most recent testimonials of American BEAM surgeries and the results. Stay tuned for an EXPLOSION OF BEAM SURGERIES.

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An Explosion of Lives Worth Living!

Suicide Prevention Month September

Here are some shots from a 600+ person walk ‘Out of the darkness for Suicide Prevention’. We walked for my son Marco who had schizophrenia and for myself who attempted suicide in August 2018. Fountain Valley, CA in Orange County.

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Marco was half Argentinean and loved soccer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Precioso, we love you forever.

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Suicide Prevention Month

September is Suicide Prevention month. Every 12 minutes there is a suicide in America.

It can be frightening and intimidating when a loved one reveals or shows signs of suicidal thoughts. However, not taking thoughts of suicide seriously can have a devastating outcome. If you think your friend or family member will hurt herself or someone else, call 911 immediately. There are a few ways to approach this situation.

  • Remove means such as guns, knives or stockpiled pills
  • Calmly ask simple and direct questions, such as “Can I help you call your psychiatrist?” rather than, “Would you rather I call your psychiatrist, your therapist or your case manager?”
  • Talk openly and honestly about suicide. Don’t be afraid to ask questions such as “Are you having thoughts of suicide?” or “Do you have a plan for how you would kill yourself?”
  • If there are multiple people, have one person speak at a time
  • Ask what you can do to help
  • Don’t argue, threaten or raise your voice
  • Don’t debate whether suicide is right or wrong
  • If your loved one asks for something, provide it, as long as the request is safe and reasonable
  • If you are nervous, try not to fidget or pace
  • If your loved one is having hallucinations or delusions, be gentle and sympathetic, but do not get in an argument about whether the delusions or hallucinations are real

If you are concerned about suicide and don’t know what to do, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255). They have trained counselors available 24/7 to speak with either you or your loved one.

Providing Support

Even if your loved one isn’t in a moment of crisis, you need to provide support. Let her know that she can talk with you about what she is going through. Make sure that you are actively and openly listening to the things she says. Instead of arguing with any negative statements that she makes, try providing positive reinforcement. Active listening techniques such as reflecting feelings and summarizing thoughts can help your loved one feel heard and validated. Furthermore, reassuring your loved one that you are concerned for her well-being will encourage her to lean on you for support.

Be Educated

One of the best things you can do if you know or suspect that your loved one is contemplating suicide is educate yourself. Learning about suicide, what the warning signs are, and how it can be prevented can help you understand what you need to do as a member of their support system.

If Possible, Be Prepared

If your friend or family member has had suicidal thoughts in the past, it’s a good idea to have a crisis plan just in case. This means that you’ll need to work together to develop the best course of action if a crisis situation should occur.

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How to contact Dr. Mackliff & Schedule BEAM Surgery

I receive a lot of emails from people with schizophrenia or parents with children with schizophrenia who want to know more about the BEAM surgery and how to contact Dr. Mackliff in Ecuador.

The BEAM surgery was developed by Dr. Jose R. Mackliff in Ecuador and patented as an investigative treatment for schizophrenia and Parkinson diseases in 2007. Since 2007, 200 patients with schizophrenia have had the BEAM surgery with successful elimination of the symptoms of schizophrenia, and reduction and elimination of antipsychotic drug treatment.

The BEAM surgery only costs $8,000 in cash and $2,000 for the hospital stay which can be paid with a credit card. The patient and his/her caretaker must stay in Guayaquil at a hotel near the hospital for a minimum of 10 days for followup care.  The patient will be seen by Dr. Mackliff regularly and prescribed an antipsychotic medicine at a safer type and lower dosage than they were on before. The patient should remain on this dosage of medicine for one year and may taper off the amount of medicine with recommendations from Dr. Mackliff. 

Patients and family members should contact Dr. Mackliff directly by writing in English to drmackliff@beamprocedure.com to answer questions about the patient and the surgery. You can also write to me with any questions or problems you experience while going through this process. suzanne@schizophrenia-solution.org. Surgeries can normally be scheduled within a month of request.

The best way to get a thorough understanding of the BEAM Procedure, how it works and its success in eliminating the symptoms of schizophrenia is to read the book, A Life Worth Living – Schizophrenia Alternative Treatment, which I wrote and was co-authored by Dr. Mackliff and to watch the documentary film with three case study videos filmed after BEAM surgery by Dr. Mackliff in Ecuador, A Life Worth Living – Solution to Schizophrenia. Dr. Mackliff’s website, beamprocedure.com has scientific information about his treatment and a link to his medical book in English, Schizophrenia and Parkinson Surgery.

On my website are blog posts with recent patient testimonials (January 2018) and case study videos. 

 

Why didn’t I take my son for the BEAM surgery?

This blogpost is my response to a question a parent asked me regarding my own experience with my son who committed suicide.

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We tried to convince our son to go to Ecuador for the procedure. He did not want to give up going to UCLA for which he had a scholarship. He completed one quarter at the university, received straight A’s, and then dropped out and was hospitalized. His father visited Dr. Mackliff and the clinic in Ecuador and tried to set things up for Marco to go. When he returned to CA where Marco was living with him, Marco refused to even speak with Dr. Mackliff on the phone. I believe he had an idea that the procedure would make him simple. The testimonials at that time, were from a boy who only had a high school education and others who were not academic. I believe his psychiatrist told him that, without knowing anything about BEAM. His father printed out all of the information on BEAM and gave it to him and also had met a boy who had gone through the procedure very recently. He told my son that the boy was fine, not 100% yet, but better than with schizophrenia.

My son had a very strong will and was very intelligent. He had decided after leaving the university to take his life after considering all of his options. He convinced us that he was taking an online course through UC Berkeley extension program. He stayed in his room and isolated himself; he refused to see a psychiatrist since starting the university in January of 2014. He took his life in July of 2014. We were too ignorant about the signs of depression and suicide; separate from the vegetable state considered normal while on antipsychotic drugs. 

This is the reason that I have spent the past four years writing a book, creating a film, and maintaining a blog, to educate parents, so that they don’t have to lose their children like I did.

Sincerely,

Suzanne

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Suzanne with Miguel, 28-year-old boy with 8 years of paranoid schizophrenia who had the BEAM surgery in January 2018 and is now living a normal life.

Update on Schizophrenia Solution Activity

I am working on the promotion of my book, co-authored by Dr. Mackliff, and my documentary film, A Life Worth Living – Solution to Schizophrenia.  I have submitted presentations to local PBS television stations to show my film, and to radio stations with mental health programs for interviews with me, and a mother and son from Los Angeles whose son had the BEAM surgery in January 2018 and is now able to work and communicate with others and is on minimum medication. Normal full recovery takes from one to three years. There is no recovery possible with antipsychotic drugs alone. The BEAM surgery works directly with the cause of schizophrenia. After BEAM surgery, the symptoms of schizophrenia are eliminated.

The success of the patients submitted for BEAM surgery is spectacular. Slowly, the word is getting out. Harvard University has invited Dr. Mackliff to demonstrate the BEAM surgery in July of 2018, at the university and to publish a paper on BEAM. This will be a big plus in making BEAM Procedure for schizophrenia known in America; a country obscenely controlled by the insatiable greed of the pharmaceutical industry that makes billions of dollars from mental illnesses such as schizophrenia and bi-polar depression. 

Dr. Mackliff’s work to develop a treatment that is a solution for schizophrenia has been entirely self-funded over 40 years. He is now 80 years old, and this is the time for BEAM surgery for schizophrenia to receive outside funding and for his research to become formalized.

Below is a link to a video of Miguel with English subtitles, taken two days after his surgery, on January 11, 2018. Please turn-on subtitles, if don’t show.

Video of Miguel with subtitles, two days after surgery

Bi-Polar vs Schizo-Affective Disorder

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.

Schizophrenia

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.