A Life Worth Living Film is on the Launch Pad!

The film A Life Worth Living – Solution for Schizophrenia has been accepted for sponsorship by the International Documentary Association (IDA). This positions us (the film team) to apply for funds from film funding organizations. The letter of support is shown below: New filming is planned in Ecuador in June and a 10′ film sample has just been […]

Second Patient Interview in Documentary Film

Excerpts from A Life Worth Living – Schizophrenia Alternative Treatment: Part 3 – A Solution for Schizophrenia Narcissi, BEAM patient from Guayaquil, Ecuador The second patient interviewed was Narcissa, a forty-seven-year-old woman who was submitted to BEAM surgery six years ago after suffering with schizophrenia for twenty-five years. Her illness began at fifteen years old when she began […]

First Patient Interview

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 […]

Making a Documentary Film on BEAM

Excerpts from A Life Worth Living – Schizophrenia Alternative Treatment: Part 3 – A Solution for Schizophrenia Suzanne Ayer Patterson and Dr. Jose Mackliff at Grand Hotel de Guayaquil Chapter 4     Making a Documentary Film My research into the BEAM treatment and Dr. Mackliff ultimately led me to travel to Guayaquil, Ecuador, in May of 2016, with a […]

How BEAM Surgery Works

Excerpts from A Life Worth Living – Schizophrenia Alternative Treatment: Part 3 – A Solution for Schizophrenia Narcissi, 2012 BEAM Patient. “I feel like my life began again at 40.” Chapter 2     How BEAM Works BEAM or Bilateral Electrocoagulation of Adrenal Medulla is a surgery that has been practiced since 2006, that can eradicate the intake of antipsychotic […]

Part 3 – Solution for Schizophrenia

Excerpts from A Life Worth Living – Schizophrenia Alternative Treatment: Part 3 – Solution for Schizophrenia Chapter 1     Introduction to BEAM Shortly after my son’s first hospitalization for the disease of schizophrenia, his stepmother called his father and told him that she had found out about a treatment for schizophrenia while searching on the Internet for “a cure […]

Stress as it Relates to Schizophrenia

Excerpts from A Life Worth Living – Schizophrenia Alternative Treatment: Part 2 – Looking for Answers Chapter 7     Stress as It Relates to Schizophrenia The knowledge that stress brings on the symptoms of schizophrenia and also is behind the first psychotic episode of schizophrenia is simple information but not widely known. It is very likely that […]