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Suzanne Patterson and Dr. Jose R. Mackliff, Guayaquil Grand Hotel, Ecuador (May, 2016) One and 1/2 years ago I flew to Ecuador with a Mexican camerawoman to meet Dr. Mackliff and interview the doctors who do the BEAM surgery and three of his patients who had had the surgery. I needed to experience the doctor […]
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 […]
My book A Life Worth Living – Schizophrenia Alternative Treatment is now published and available on Amazon. In this month’s posts I will include excerpts from chapters of the book. My book is a must read for parents with children with schizophrenia and offers a real solution. Chapter 1: Launch into the Unknown A family with a […]
OnTrackNY I am encouraged find out about new treatment programs for schizophrenia that involve the patient in decision making in the medications they must take. A new treatment program for patients with a first time psychotic episode is OnTrackNY directed by Dr. Lisa Dixon of the New York Psychiatric Institute since 2013. The philosophy behind OnTrackNY […]
To endure life and love, one must transform suffering. Omar Khayyam, Persian poet, wrote ‘No day is more lost to you than the day which was passed without love.‘ Resist the Impulse to Blame I think it is essential for family members surviving a loved one’s suicide to resist the impulse to blame themselves or others, […]
“Any Family with a member or child with schizophrenia is forced to make a succession of rapid-fire decisions for which they have neither information nor experience. They turn to psychiatrists, and the doctors tell them nothing. Nothing, except to take the medicine and if there are any side effects, take another medicine. “What are the […]