Is BEAM Procedure a Cure for Schizophrenia?

Dr. Jose R. Mackliff, patented owner of BEAM Procedure

The BEAM Procedure, developed by Dr. Jose R. Mackliff, Ecuadorian psychiatrist and researcher, is a surgery done on the adrenal medulla glands which has been successfully done on 140 people with schizophrenia from one to 22 years since 2006.

BEAM or bi-lateral electro-coagulation of adrenal medulla eliminates the symptoms of schizophrenia by balancing the hormones in the Hypothalamus-Pituitary-Thyroid-Adrenal (HPTA) axis in the brain stem, causing the brain to regulate cerebral dopamine. Schizophrenia is a disease caused by a disruption in the gluco-regulatory system, resulting in unregulated cerebral dopamine.

Dr. Mackliff developed BEAM over 30 years of self-funded research. He was the schizophrenic ward director at Sala San Jose at Lorenzo Ponce Hospital from 1973 to 1986. It was there that he watched his patients for 13 years who never improved and became more apathetic and stressed with additional chronic diseases with each year. The notorious failure of antipsychotic drugs to relieve, even temporarily, the symptoms of schizophrenia motivated him to study the various autonomic questions that arose about the metabolism behind this disease.

Why isn’t BEAM Procedure Known Throughout the World?

BEAM has been presented at three international neuroscience conferences, World Congress of BITs Neurotalk, in 2011, 2015 and again in May 2018. Although recognized as a radically new and promising treatment for schizophrenia, it has not yet been recommended for formalized research funded by international health agencies.

Because the need for antipsychotic drugs is reduced and eventually eliminated after BEAM surgery, BEAM will never be recommended for further research by psychiatric associations around the world, nor by the drug companies that exploit and profit from the vulnerability of people with schizophrenia.

Patients and their families come to BEAM after hearing the testimonials of those who have been cured of schizophrenia after having the BEAM surgery.

It is only the patients and families who have been cured of schizophrenia from the BEAM surgery who can organize and gain force to make the BEAM Procedure known to their medical communities.

It seems it is not Dr. Mackliff’s role to make his treatment known and accepted by the scientific communities around the world in his lifetime.

Blog’s Author

The author of this blog is Suzanne Ayer Patterson, the mother of a 20-year-old boy who was diagnosed with schizo-affective disorder in 2013 and took his life in 2014 after being put on a high dosage of Seroquel, an antipsychotic, for one year by a respected psychiatrist in Marin County. Later, Suzanne would find out that this doctor had been receiving payments for prescribing Seroquel from the drug manufacturer for more than ten years. This is common practice in psychiatry in the United States.

As a way to direct the anguish and suffering from her son’s tragic death, Suzanne began to research schizophrenia, its treatment and the BEAM Procedure for schizophrenia which she had heard about while her son was still alive. She worked actively to make this information and the BEAM surgery known to families around the world with children with schizophrenia. A book co-authored by Dr. Mackliff, a blog and website, and a documentary film resulted from three and 1/2 years of diligent efforts.

This worthwhile work directly resulted in two young American men, age 17 and 28, having the BEAM surgery in Ecuador in January of 2018. They both are now cured of schizophrenia, just three months later, and take no antipsychotic medication. Testimonials from the mothers and a video two days after surgery for one of the boys, can be viewed on

People seeking an understanding of BEAM and how it works should read my book, A Life Worth Living – Schizophrenia Alternative Treatment and watch my documentary film,
A Life Worth Living – Solution to Schizophrenia.  Additional scientific knowledge and case studies can be read in Dr. Mackliff’s medical book in English, Schizophrenia and Parkinson Surgery available on Amazon. Visit the BEAM Procedure website:

You may also contact Dr. Mackliff in English directly by email



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!!!!


Antipsychotic Drug Treatment: Difference Between Fact and Fiction

I feel like a CNN News reporter introduction.

Fact: The drug industry brings in $33 billion annually, since 2015,  from a combination of antipsychotic and anti-depressant drugs sold in their generic forms. Americans represent only 5% of the world’s population, yet consume 66% of the world’s psycho-pharmaceutical medicines. Psycho pharmaceuticals are the most profitable sector of the drug industry. The global market for mental health drugs was $80.5b in 2010.

Fiction: There is no cure for schizophrenia: the only treatment is antipsychotic drugs for life.

Fact: The BEAM surgery procedure patented by Dr. Jose R. Mackliff has eliminated the symptoms of schizophrenia in over 110 patients with up to 22 years history of schizophrenia since 2006. The elimination of symptoms can be seen two days after the surgery and only increases over time.

Fiction: Antipsychotic drugs are necessary for life for the schizophrenic person.

Fact: Although antipsychotic drugs are continued in reduced dosages over a year’s time after BEAM surgery, they are only necessary during the adjustment period of the brain adapting to normal amounts of cerebral dopamine. Once this homeostasis has been achieved, many patients can be safely removed from all antipsychotic drugs.

Fact: The method of treatment for schizophrenia specified in the DSMV manual (the billing bible used by the American Association of Psychiatry) is medication management only.

Fiction: Talk therapy has not been found to be effective in the treatment of patients with schizophrenia. Medication management alone is the prescribed treatment in the DSM5 manual (billing bible) used by psychiatrists.


Talk therapy benefits schizophrenia patients and reduces their need for heavy use of antipsychotic drugs, a large study finds.

Currently, treatment for many of the two million Americans with schizophrenia involves strong doses of antipsychotics, which can cause severe side effects such as significant weight gain or debilitating tremors, The New York Times reported.

A study conducted by the National Institute of Mental Health found that schizophrenia patients whose treatment involved more one-on-one talk therapy and family support and smaller doses of antipsychotic drugs showed greater recovery over the first two years of treatment than those who received the standard drug-centered care. National Institute of Mental Health, 2009.

Fiction: Antipsychotic drugs have been tested by the FDA and drug industry at the dosages and length of time for which they are prescribed.

Fact: Drug company’s efficacy studies for antipsychotic drugs are for as little as six weeks and in the case of Seroquel, only tested at dosages as high as 600mg daily. According to the International Consensus of Safe Dosages of Antipsychotics, the mean dosage world-wide for Seroquel is 1,000 mg daily; their recommended safe dosage is 800 mg daily.

Fiction: Psychiatrists receiving payments from drug companies for prescribing their drugs are not influenced in their clinical decision making by these payments.

Fact: My son’s psychiatrist, a recognized expert in schizophrenia in Marin County, received payments for years for prescribing Seroquel under its patented name. This doctor prescribed as high as 2,000 mg daily to a patient with paranoid schizophrenia, and told me that he does just fine. This is 1400mg higher than the highest dosage tested by the drug company, and 1200mg higher than the International consensus for safe dosage.

It wasn’t until 2015 that a suicide ideation or suicide warning was put on the label. This occurred after I sent to the psychiatrist a 2009 MedWatch report of suicides that occurred under Seroquel. My son committed suicide in 2014, seven months after being put on 1000mg daily dosage of Seroquel.

Fiction: Antipsychotic drug treatment can improve the life of schizophrenics over time; they just need to stay on the medicine.

Facts: 75% of people newly diagnosed with schizophrenia stop taking their medicine within the first year and a half; specifically because of the terrible side effects that they are not educated about by their psychiatrists. (New York Mental Health Department, 2010) These side effects include: movement indifference (lay in bed all day), Akathisia, inner restlessness, tardive dyskinesia, parkinson type movements, cognitive confusion and lack of concentration, sexual impotence, flattened emotions, and a feeling of being “dead” (described by young people with schizophrenia).

Opinion: I believe that it was this experience that caused my son to take his life at the age of 21. The standard DSM treatment for schizophrenia is medication management; that is the doctor manages the symptoms of the antipsychotics, not the disease itself. The doctor doesn’t talk with the patient about their concerns, their quality of life, the dismal side effects.  It’s strictly a “hands off” approach, particularly designed to avoid liability or legal suits.

Fiction: There is a low risk of suicide in those taking antipsychotic drug medication.

Fact: The statistics for suicide amongst people with schizophrenia is 10 to 15%. The rate for males is 60% higher than for females.

Fiction: If treatments such as BEAM Procedure for schizophrenia were real treatments, people in the United States would know about them and be lining up for the treatment.

Fact: The drug industry with its powerful lobby groups in the United States would never allow any study or evaluation of treatments outside of the United States that don’t explicitly rely on antipsychotic drug treatment. A powerful business interest is behind the drugs they approve and treatment models they control through the DSMV diagnosis manual, the billing bible for psychiatry.

Fact: The drug companies don’t talk about the long-term cerebral neural damage which occurs in those who take antipsychotic drugs over a lifetime. These damages are very real and irreversible. They can even lead to increased psychosis.



Antipsychotic Drugs: How they Work and why they don’t Work


“The precise mechanism by which the medicine works is unknown.” This is what is written in the drug information for Seroquel, the second antipsychotic my son was put on. They say, “This is a major area of research. One belief is that psychotic symptoms are related to over activity in the brain of the neurotransmitter dopamine. It is thought that antipsychotic medications reduce the activity of dopamine in the synaptic cleft. They do this by blocking the dopamine receptors—that is, preventing dopamine from attaching to the receptors. These medicines may also affect several other neurotransmitters in the brain, such as serotonin, norepinephrine, and glutamate. The overall purpose of anti-psychotic treatment is to restore the disturbed chemical balance of the brain.”

In fact, the atypical antipsychotics block several other neurotransmitters, blocking transmission of neurons from other governing centers in the brain, such as from the limbic region, which provides the emotional color in life; the movement center of the brain, which governs movement; and the cerebellum, the cognitive center of the brain, which governs thinking.

These adverse effects result from antipsychotics: flattened or dead emotions, movement disorders such as akinesia or movement indifference, akathisia or inner restlessness, and tachycardia or Parkinson’s-like tremors. This is why the side effect medicine benztropine is prescribed with risperidone to take when tachycardia side effects occur. Cognitive disorders result in disconnected thoughts and slow thinking.

The hypothalamus-pituitary-thyroid axis is affected, and blocks the release of vital hormones, causing adverse effects such as amenorrhea, the stopping of menstrual cycles in young women and sexual impotence in men (Mackliff, 2012).

The hypothesis about the schizophrenic brain containing an excessive number of dopaminergics receptors explains some of the effects of the antipsychotics. It explains that when the dopaminergics receptors get blocked, the symptoms improve. It also explains how the antipsychotic drugs control behaviors but don’t cure schizophrenia. As soon as they are eliminated from the body, the receptors become free, and an excessive number of them start producing the schizophrenic pathology again (Mackliff, 2012).

Since 75 percent of young people diagnosed with schizophrenia stop taking the medicine during the first year and half of treatment because the side effects are so intolerable, the schizophrenic pathology begins again and again (New York State Mental Health, 2015).

The antipsychotic effect on schizophrenic patients hospitalized for a long time implies a permanent action on the cerebral synapses. The antipsychotic drug alters the capacity of the cell to respond to the synaptic impulse and furthermore alters its capacity to transmit information to other nervous cells (Mackliff, Schizophrenia and Parkinson: A New and Efficient Regulation of Dopaminergic Synapses after BEAM (Bilateral Electro-Coagulation of Adrenal Medulla), 2016).

Antipsychotics do not eradicate symptoms but create a state of detachment from them. And the actions of antipsychotics in the conditioned-avoidance-response model, one of the best-established animal models for identifying antipsychotic action, are consistent with the idea that they dampen aberrant as well as normal motivational behavior.

My son was a highly motivated, intelligent, and sexual young man. The antipsychotic drug treatment made him feel completely unmotivated, incapacitated, and dead. My son chose suicide (an adverse effect called the final episode) rather than to live a life not worth living.

Antipsychotics and BEAM

It is very important that the schizophrenic patient, after the BEAM operation, should take antipsychotic medication for a year and a half, gradually decreasing the dosage.

The benefits of BEAM in Parkinson’s patients are immediate in schizophrenic patients after two to three days. In both cases, the role of the family is very important. It is also important to understand that BEAM is a surgery that produces synaptic changes, signal transmission rate change, and genetic change, and so it should help to avoid antipsychotic increases in dopamine receptors in the limbic area because, after the operation, biochemical changes in the brains of schizophrenics occur immediately. The patient and his or her family need to work with the psychological effects of the patient’s recovery, and this takes time for their adaptability.

BEAM produces a change that antipsychotic drugs cannot perform, but antipsychotics in the indicated doses work perfectly on a schizophrenic patient who maintains a different synaptic plasticity, which he or she did not have before the BEAM operation.

Suicide Rate in Males with Schizophrenia and Open Payment Database

Males with schizophrenia attempt suicide at a much higher rate than females; approximately 60% of them will make at least one attempt. The result of these attempts is that between 10% and 15% of people with schizophrenia have historically committed suicide. (NIMH)

Psychiatrists should counsel parents with children with schizophrenia to be aware of this. My son committed suicide after one year of having schizoaffective disorder and being put on a high dose of Seroquel. It was only two years after his suicide that a suicide warning was put on the medicine label (2016). My son’s psychiatrist (Dr. Edward Oklan, San Rafael, CA) received payments from the pharmaceutical industry for prescribing Seroquel. He prescribed dosages as high as 2000 mg per day. This dosage is 1400 mg higher than the highest tested dosage (600 mg) by the pharmaceutical manufacturer. There are no checks on the dosages that psychiatrists can prescribe. When we told our psychiatrist that we thought the dosages were too high, he simply told us to look for another psychiatrist if we didn’t trust his judgement.

Parents should check the Open Payments database to check if the psychiatrist they are considering receives payments for prescribing a certain type of antipsychotic.

Doctors and hospitals having financial relationships with health care manufacturing companies stimulated the creation of Open Payments, a federally run transparency program begun in 2014 that collects information about these financial relationships and makes it available to the public. These relationships can involve money for research activities, gifts, speaking fees, meals, or travel. One of the ways Open Payments provides this data to the public is through a search tool, which allows an individual to search for a doctor or teaching hospital that has received payments or a company that has made payments. Exploring this information and discussing the results found with your healthcare provider can help to make more informed healthcare decisions.

More information about the program can be found on the Open Payments website There you can get an overview of the data that’s been collected and displayed and learn more about the context around the data. For questions about the data, contact the Open Payments team at

Confessions of a Rx Drug Pusher

This is a video podcast by Gwen Owen, former pharmaceutical representative, who left the industry in 2000, and now exposes the pharmaceutical industry’s agenda of Deceive, Drug Maintenance (for life) and Symptoms Management. In this broadcast, she addresses specifically their approach with anti-depressants and anti-psychotic drugs which are designed to make patients customers for life, and do indeed make it almost impossible for patients to withdraw, titrate and stop using the drugs.

Confessions of a RX Drug Pusher

Gwen Olsen spent 15 years as a sales rep in the pharmaceutical industry working for health care giants. When her niece committed suicide after being put on a changing regimen of anti-depressants and antipsychotics, and from her own experience of anti-depressants, she began re-evaluating the drugs she was promoting and pushing.

The FDA has stated that the adverse effects reported on Medwatch are actually 1 to 10 times that of those reported. Suicidal ideation was not listed as a risk factor on the drug information sheet for Seroquel in 2013 and 2014. After my son’s suicide in 2014, I sent a Medwatch report from 2008 showing statistics for suicide attempts and suicides while on Seroquel and its generic form to the psychiatrist who prescribed it. In 2015, risk of suicide ideation and suicide was put on the drug label. This is how the drug industry works to protect its interests only.

When a psychiatrist tells you that your loved one with schizophrenia must be on anti-psychotic drugs for life, they are representing what they have been told by the drug industry whose only agenda is medicine maintenance – profit maintenance.