Letter from Zuly, after son Miguel’s Surgery on January 10th, 2018


Hello Suzanne,

I wanted to let you know how happy we are after Miguel’s surgery, this is a miracle. My son is completely different right after the BEAM procedure  He told me he feels so different without anxiety and very calmed down. He mentioned he sees the world very different. He also told me he wants to return to the university and start a new life. Erika is so surprised by my son’s change, she saw him completely normal. I notice he talks normal not like before as a robot.
Dr. Jose Mackliff is an angel changing the future of many people who suffer schizophrenia and also their families affected by that. Thank you so much for  all your support.
Best regards,

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.


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.

Schizophrenia Solution and Patient Case Study films are saving Lives


Suzanne with Mom with Son with Schizophrenia

We no longer need to cringe when the subject of schizophrenia is brought up in a conversation. It is no longer a death sentence or worse, a life sentence to a regime of antipsychotic drugs. 112 people have freed themselves, after educating themselves about BEAM and the cause of schizophrenia, and after consulting with Dr. Mackliff in Ecuador , have scheduled the surgery for their loved ones.

This is not a result of blind faith, but rather a result of their education about a solution for schizophrenia and about the harmful effects of antipsychotic drug treatment, especially for life.

Dr. Mackliff recommended to me that we postpone my son’s entry into the university by one year and to bring him to Ecuador immediately for the surgery. He said, “Things change very quickly with schizophrenia, and what is possible today may not be possible later. He was right. We did not follow his recommendations, and my son committed suicide three months after leaving the university after attending for one quarter and receiving straight A’s.

You should know that BEAM Procedure for schizophrenia is the only solution for schizophrenia that eliminates the symptoms of schizophrenia and in many cases, restores normal lives. Visit schizophreniasolution.org and watch the BEAM Patient case study videos and documentary film to be released in January that will be  viewable on this site and my youtube channel Schizophrenia Solution.

Schizophrenia – Cause and Cure, Dr. Mackliff explains Results from BEAM Surgery

BEAM Explanation

Please watch my documentary film A Life Worth Living – Solution to Schizophrenia on this site that clearly explains the schizophrenia process and how the BEAM surgery works to eliminate the symptoms of schizophrenia and regulate cerebral dopamine. It is a scientific document of a miraculous cure for schizophrenia.

The biological cause of schizophrenia has never before been described. Please watch this impressive video and open your minds to a new understanding of mental illness and schizophrenia, and why there can now be a cure for this terrible disease. Film is narrated in English with English sub-titles where Spanish language is heard.

Growing Evidence of BEAM Surgery as a Cure for Schizophrenia

Carlos after surgery

Carlos – 72-hours after BEAM Surgery

Each Week, Dr. Jose R Mackliff, founder of BEAM Procedure, performs one to three surgeries on the adrenal medulla glands of patients with schizophrenia.  The patients experience an almost immediate elimination of the symptoms of schizophrenia and recover completely over a period of one to three years. Antipsychotic drugs are reduced and gradually eliminated in many of the cases over a year’s time. Dr. Mackliff doesn’t make the claim of a ‘Cure for schizophrenia’, but the families of those who had schizophrenia, do.

The latest case study video posted on schizophreniasolution.org is of Carlos, a 28-year-old Ecuadorian man, who had paranoid schizophrenia for eight years before having the BEAM procedure for schizophrenia in May of 2017. In the two videos, Dr. Jose Mackliff interviews Carlos and his parents both before, and 72-hours after the surgery. Mackliff demonstrates the miraculous improvement in Carlos’s cognitive abilities after just three days following the BEAM surgery.

Dr. Mackliff continues to film the BEAM surgeries of consenting patients, and they continue to be posted on this site. Please contact Dr. Mackliff in English or Spanish, directly at drmackliff@beamprocedure.com to discuss your case.

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 www.OpenPaymentsData.cms.gov. 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 opdata@cms.hhs.gov.

Antipsychotics’ Dangerous Side-Effects that the Drug Industry minimizes or doesn’t Disclose


Risperdal (risperidone). Risperdal was the first of the atypicals that could be used without weekly blood work. It works on both the dopamine and serotonin systems of neurotransmitters. Possible side effects include weight gain, sedation, tremors, muscle stiffness, low blood pressure, dizziness, insomnia, and anxiety. There have been some reports of tardive dyskinesia in patients taking risperidone. Usually the side effect medicine, Cogentin (benztropine), is prescribed to help with side effects of stiffness, restlessness, and muscle rigidity. Too much benztropine can cause a “spacey” feeing and trouble thinking. It is important to take the prescribed dose and only when symptoms of muscle rigidity appear. My son had two drug reactions to risperidone caused by self-dosing and not having the side effect medicine available while having muscle stiffness and tremors.

Adverse Reaction Reports Filed with the US FDA: There have been 12,883 adverse reactions reported to the US FDA in connection with Risperdal (risperidone). The FDA estimates that less than 1 percent of all serious events are ever reported to it, so the actual number of side effects occurring is most certainly higher.

635 cases of weight increase

532 cases of death

467 cases of diabetes mellitus

443 cases of attempted suicide

438 cases of somnolence

384 cases of drug being ineffective

370 cases of aggression

364 cases of neuroleptic malignant syndrome (a life-threatening neurological disorder)

343 cases of extrapyramidal disorder (movement syndromes)

Seroquel (quetiapine). Seroquel is another newer antipsychotic medication. Doctors originally recommended that patients taking it have special eye examinations, because an animal study showed that beagles taking high doses developed cataracts. At this time, there has been no report of any human developing cataracts from the drug. Possible side effects include sedation, memory problems, upset stomach, and agitation. I would add flattened emotions and akinesia to this list of side effects. Seroquel is used to control the mood swings in affective and schizoaffective disorders.

Seroquel Drug Warnings:

There have been multiple drug regulatory agency warnings from four countries (United States, Canada, Australia, and South Africa).

Three warnings on Seroquel causing death or increased risk of death

Three warnings on Seroquel causing withdrawal reactions

Three warnings on Seroquel causing blood disorders

Two warnings on Seroquel causing diabetes

Two warnings on Seroquel causing weight gain/ obesity

Two warnings on Seroquel causing suicidal behavior or ideation

Two warnings on Seroquel causing birth defects

Two warnings on Seroquel causing involuntary movements

Two warnings on Seroquel causing strokes

Two warnings on Seroquel causing heart problems


There are many other, newer atypical antipsychotic medicines coming out. A total of thirty or more exist on the drug market today. Many have short testing cycles (six to ten months) and are released before being thoroughly tested at different doses. There have been several recent studies done evaluating the effectiveness of antipsychotics weighed against the side effects of using them.

The antipsychotics my son was on created his state of malaise and apathy, and furthermore, they diminished his sex drive and ability to maintain a relationship with his girlfriend. My definite belief is that Marco should have been weaned off of the antipsychotics and had the BEAM intervention surgery done early in his illness. I believe that the psychiatrist that Marco was seeing deterred him from pursuing the BEAM treatment by telling him it would make him simple. The psychiatrist knew nothing about BEAM and the success of the people who have had the treatment.

The BEAM Procedure for schizophrenia works hand in hand with psychiatrist prescribed antipsychotics after the surgery at reduced dosages and gradually reduces their use altogether.


First BEAM Patient Filmed Interview, Guayaquil, Ecuador 2015

I am re-posting this post with the comment that Danny told me that it took three years to completely recover from schizophrenia. He did not experience any relapses. Other patients who had BEAM surgery had one or more relapses and had to resume higher doses of anti-psychotic drugs for periods of time. In my book I give a complete realistic story of the patients and their recoveries. Ultimately, this treatment has had highly successful results compared with any currently available treatments.

Danny Carchi

First Patient Interview

The day after arriving in Guayaquil, we met the first patient, Danny Carchi. Danny is a thirty-two-year-old man who lives with his mother and twin brother in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Before having the BEAM surgery, he studied electrical engineering at a university, but due to his illness, he had abandoned his studies eight years ago. He was submitted to BEAM in 2012, five years ago.

His disease began in 2005, when he was twenty-one years old, with an intense catatonic state. Two years later, he was diagnosed with schizophrenia. He experienced tactile hallucinations under the skin and audio hallucinations. His mother said that he was so rigid and had such tremors that she had to feed him with a spoon. She was completely desperate, and when Danny saw an article about Dr. Mackliff and the BEAM procedure in a college paper and showed it to her, she called immediately and made an appointment with Dr. Mackliff.

This is how the patients and Danny’s mother described their experience of living with schizophrenia.

DANNY: “I thought I was being chased, that people could read my mind—everybody was paying attention to me. I had a hyperactive mind—too many ideas.”

NARCISA: “I had perceptions. I thought that my family didn’t love me. I totally was out of focus. I couldn’t concentrate in my studies. I was a very good student, but after all this started, I couldn’t sleep, I had problems to establish relationships, and I stopped going out of the house. My siblings always have been there for me, but I was always rejecting them.”

ROBERTA (DANNY’S MOM): “He would become rigid—a lot of sweating. He couldn’t keep his balance. His food would fall from the spoon while eating. At this point, I was desperate. We reached a point in which I had to feed him, especially at dinner time, after I came back from work. At bed time, his feet became very cold, so I took him to the doctor; the doctors diagnosed him with depression.”

Results after BEAM

From the first day after surgery, Danny told his mother that the acoustic hallucinations had disappeared for the most part; he stopped believing that the car horns were directed at him. His attention, memory, willpower, and thought content were normal according to Dr. Mackliff.

A few months after the surgery, Danny told his mother that he felt normal and that the disease didn’t bother him anymore. He wanted to return to the university, and he did. He is now in his third year at the university studying Informatics.

Danny has the confidence and composure of someone who knows who he is and knows who he is not. He is a clear example of the maturity of someone who has recovered from a great trauma, schizophrenia. He looked directly at us while speaking, spoke deliberately and intentionally, and was warm and compassionate. It was such a pleasure to know him.

He stated that it took about three years to completely recover from his illness—that it was little by little. Danny is now on one-fourth of a tablet of antipsychotic medicine per day and has a completely normal life. He lives with his mother and twin brother who has just graduated from the same university in Guayaquil.

When asked what, his message would be for young people with schizophrenia in the United States, he said, “Have faith, believe in your healing, have the surgery, have hope, and never give up.” “Never Give Up” was written on a T-shirt a girl was wearing while I was running along the Malecón on the morning of the interview.

His mother’s message to other mothers was that “meeting Dr. Mackliff and knowing the BEAM surgery was a true blessing from God. My life and my son’s life have been restored, and I am so grateful.”

Roberta told us, “I would tell the families of patients with schizophrenia, not to hesitate, go for the surgery, with Dr. Mackliff or with whoever they like or can, because in our case, this gave us back our life, I was on the verge of madness.”

Danny’s message to others with schizophrenia was, “What I can tell anybody suffering from this disease is to keep the faith, keep going, fight, and with this doctor’s help, you are going to be better—your life is going to be normal again. I know this because Dr. Mackliff’s treatment has been successful for me, and after the surgery, I haven’t had any relapse; I have continued with the medications for a while but only one-fourth of a tablet daily. So, keep up. Trust in God. He will help you.”

Please share this post with others who like you are looking for a schizophrenia solution. It is the only treatment solution for schizophrenia, and it will never be found by the millions of dollars of pharmaceutical funded research in developed countries.


New BEAM Patient Testimonial from Mother in Chili

Dear Doctor,

You will not believe me, but yesterday we remembered you and I told my sister that I was going to write to tell you the positive evolution of my son Paulo.

With great joy I tell you that Paulo has evolved in an extraordinary way, especially in the last 3 months. Practically this normal, passed the fears, the insecurities, the constant depression that maintained, is totally autonomous, works, shares, talks, goes out with his friends and acts like a normal person. I dare say he has achieved a 95% recovery. His doctor has eliminated the Azymol, has lowered the Quetiapina and soon will begin to lower the Depurol. I hope in God that he continues to evolve further to continue to reduce the medications, but with all that he has recovered, I can have the peace of mind that he will be able to fend for himself when his parents are no longer with him.

Again express my deepest thanks to you and Dr. Sanchez and tell you that I receive emails from people who consult for the experience of this surgery, of course my recommendations are in favor of this method and the prestigious experience of doctors Who carry it out.

Finally I regret that Pablo Ucha did not have the same fate as my son in terms of recovery, but this is the procedure, not everyone favors them in the same way.

We send our most sincere affections from Chile

Flora Alvarado, Chili

Dr. Mackliff’s letter to Flora explaining about the case of Pablo.

Dear friend

Ing. Flora Alvarrado

I would like to know how you are there in Calbulco.

I am particularly interested in knowing how Paulo is and what his general state of health is.

I only knew for Pablo Ucha that you had talked with his mother, and we are lamenting that this case is particularly under obsessive symptoms that were not eliminated with the operation.

I say goodbye, I wish the best for your family and I look forward to your kind answer.

Dr Jose Mackliff