In the spirit of objective journalism, I wish to share a site that has some negative experiences of the BEAM surgery. The reader should consider that each person with schizophrenia who has had the BEAM surgery has a unique story and situation. Dr. Mackliff has shared with me that many of his patients who experienced successful surgeries were drug users, and returned to drug use after the surgery. This contradicted the benefits from the surgery.
It is important to realize what Dr. Mackliff said at the beginning; ‘All of a person’s education, talents, abilities, and habits that they had before manifesting schizophrenia, will be restored after the surgery. Sometimes, if a patient has had schizophrenia for a long time, a normal life may take longer to be restored and require additional support such as psychological therapy and help with addictions. Family support is always needed especially during the first year following the surgery.
Dr. Mackliff invites psychiatrists and researchers from around the world to continue his valuable research, train in the BEAM procedure, and create more case studies to substantiate his theories and procedure.
This is a new science combining psychiatry and surgery and needs to be embraced by doctors and researchers who have proven to themselves that there is no future in antipsychotic drug treatment except to temporarily calm a person until they can receive another treatment such as BEAM. In fact, BEAM is the only treatment available today that can successfully eliminate the symptoms of schizophrenia and restore normal lives.
Persons who are seriously interested in exploring this treatment should read Dr. Mackliff’s medical book, ‘Schizophrenia and Parkinson Surgery’ on Amazon.com that presents 12 case studies from patients he has treated and answers common questions that both doctors and families have about BEAM surgery.
Another book written by me, Suzanne Ayer Patterson, and co-authored by Dr. Mackliff is also available on Amazon.com, and presents BEAM more in layman’s terms along with a lot of other useful information about schizophrenia, stress and antipsychotic drugs.