SCHIZOPHRENIA, THE BEGINNERís COURSE.

I am doing a one woman crash course on schizophrenia as my son, age 25, went mad. He thought the MOSSAD and DEUXIEME BUREAU and CIA were trying to murder him. He thought that assassins had boarded the plane he was on and sat around him, waiting for a chance, forcing him to jump off at the last minute before take-off, confounding stews as he'd left his luggage on board!

He heard voices when he was in public places, lined his bedroom windows with aluminum foil, then when a pretty lady didn't talk to him cut his wrists requiring ambulance and surgery. He got sort of well again, but then lit a gas soaked rag in his bossís shed, burning the shed down, thank God it didn't spread to the factory!

He is now being healed in the L.A. County jail while the state of California tries to get him competent to stand trial. This has taken a year. A year spent in the Twin Towers Jail and half in an assortment of city madhouses. For burning a wood shed.

As he's crazy, they haven't given him his right to a speedy trial. They don't try insane people. They wait until they are semi-sane and keep testing a dipstick. While the nut continues insentient, all civil rights are abrogated.

When he lived with me near the end, I saw that he was ABSOLUTELY imagining things, schizoid, having an alternate reality, out of the plane of existence we all agree on. When he was free, and running errands with me in the months before incarceration, he had delusions that people around him were telling him that he must kill himself or they'll come after me, his mother and kill me. Elaborate CIA/ spies from Europe, where he once had traveled followd him everywhere. He told me that they first noticed him and became 'interested ' in his politics, suspicious of him because of the Hemingway jacket, and Dunhill passport case. He was the wrong person to give those fashion acessories to. He turns out to be a degenerated narcissist in that he thought everyone was focused on him and the 007 fashion statement he made.

After he took a side trip to Spain, he realized that Ďthey had been following him.í A crash he saw in the newpapers killed a busload of French students who he believed were really French 'agents' after HIM, who were only there because of him and now France's spy network is 'mad at him.' Back home, in L.A weeks later, the Mossad followed him waiting for a chance to off him, so that he could no longer work. (His major messengering client had him driving freeways carrying photos, negatives, ad copy and even live models for shoots, Paris Photos being a major Studio/Photo developing, printing factory that serviced the ad trade.)

Try doing that when you also believe that both electric light and sunlight have huge negative vibrations on the brain so that all windows must be shut, all lights kept low, etc. I MEAN these are delusions. I have had netpals tell me in emails that my son wasnít crazy; that intense electric light is injurious to the sensitive, that some of his voices were real. That he was a sensitive. Even a psychic.

When I think back on his life, I remember that he made many accurate predictions about people around us, the things they would do, and spookily, things turned out exactly as he predicted. But any worst-case scenario or paranoid suspicion was bound to be correct, ocassionally! But he'd say 'aha, I was right. I KNOW!'

My darling son was messianic in other ways, praying over victims that he read about in the newspaper, lighting candles and saying prayers for the starving people in third world countries.

Dear Luis went crazy being a good worker, running his own lucrative messengering business, for the five years prior to losing his cookies. He was working long hours, drinking coffee all day to get steam sufficient to drive L.Aís sunbaked freeways then drinking beer all night to come down enough to sleep --- often unsuccessfully. Coffee made him an insomniac. Heineken's Beer made him a happy insomniac.

He began to have brain lapses. He'd remember to go to work and make money but he forgot to do the little things like sleep and eat.

Of course, a dormant genetic tendency toward madness resides in my family tree. Only recently did my Dad's sister mention my great Aunt Margit who pawned the family silver to get chocolate in prewar Budapest and emptied her chamber pots via the window. She was nuts, they said. A lady with a sweet tooth, others might argue.

My son had a very steady supply of chocolate when he lived with me. Unfortunately, coffee, too, as these are my two indespensable food groups for Mom. Well, I AM descended from my Aunt Margit, TOO!

My sonís adult onset paranoid schizophrenia started when he was around age 24 but I didn't recognize it for what it was. I thought he was a passive aggressive --- like most of the men I'd known.

So for a year his oddness was forgiven. Until the day he told me he was carrying a gun to nail the CIA when they tried to kill him. I made him sell the gun, and brought him home to live with me, but HOME, MOM and apple pie failed to cure him. He got worse until the police grabbed him. Since then, I've investigated a little and found out the following.

There's a rumor that low thyroid conditions can lead to a variety of neurological problems including delerium, SCHIZOPHRENIA, hallucinations, mania, seizures, and myxedema.

Why do Thyroids burn out? Think SMOG, think car exhaust. Thyroids always absorb the heavy metals from the air, or the radiation. They are little grab bags for toxins. Thiol compounds are poisoned by environmental toxins, alcohol and THIOL is needed to not only form thyroid hormone, it is also needed to activate thyroxin, the storage form of thyroid hormone, into triiodothyronine, the activated form.

The problem with diagnosing a problem thyroid is that when you go get someone's thryoid tested, you kill it the last few bits. Never LET THE DOCTORS PUMP the suspected thyroid FULL OF RADIOACTIVE IODINE TO MONITOR their THYROID STATUS!

There are other more specific blood assays for thyroid hormone function that use antibodies to detect T4 and probably even T3 that give a much better picture of what's happening. Kelp is an obviously good natural source of iodine. Go that route.

One thing that aggravated my son is an inability to sleep. Melatonin may seem to be the obvious holistic quick fix for lack of sleep but it makes one sleepy all day too, incurring more coffee use and that's no good. Melatonin is very persistent in the blood. I feel that herbal sleep remedies dissolved in water are better. They flash for a few hours then disappear.

So if you know a depressed insomniac friend, phlegmatic, moody, here's how to make them sleep longer so they can come uptone in mood. Simmer good spring water. Turn off. Drop passionflower leaves, valerian, skullcap, a poppy bolux, hops, vervaine into the almost boiling water. Cover, let steep. Strain. Drink a cup at bedtime, a half cup every time you wake. The chemicals in those vines are gone by morning, so it won't make you turn to coffee by day. Donít sweeten it as you canít brush your teeth while youíre in bed trying to sleep!

An underlying protein deficiency can lead to low melatonin levels, since melatonin is made from tryptophan, an amino acid in protein. My son was struggling to be vegetarian for years before this happened.

DEPRESSION is caused by a lack of B-vitamins. Beer is a very potent diuretic so it tends to make one urinate all one's B vitamins away. The alcohol is metabolized to acetyl-CoA which blocks pantothenate kinase activity needed to make more coenzyme A and the vitaletheine modulators, so loading up with the amino acid cystine (http://www.JoMarLabs.com) and pantothenic acid such as that from Bronson Pharmaceuticals (1-800-235-3200) can help.

All of the B vitamins and oxygen are needed for the monooxygenase receptor for the vitaletheine modulators, and vitalethine even appears to be on this monooxygenase that tends to shut down cholesterol biosynthesis and cancer oncogene expression. (this sentence needs work -- Help me out.)

Roasted soy beans are high on any list for their protein content, cystine being preserved by the roasting process, the antioxidants known as phytoestrogens, and other nutrients are present, too. They are a great snack, like peanuts without so much oil, and are even tasty in granola-like bars.

Try a hand-full with some semi-sweet chocolate chips if you need a transition from junk food. They can be hauled around in one's car or purse without refrigeration. The phytoestrogens may help suppress testosterone production that can be a contributing factor in testicular and prostate problems, not to mention the socialogical ramifications of too much testosterone in men.

The expert who told me this, Galen Knight, said that "Herbs are not my forte, but I do use a text called "Medical Botany" to ferret out herbal remedies. I have scientific reasons to believe that tinctures extract components that help support the monooxygenase's activities and I am in the process of determining what these substances might be. Antioxidants are strong candidates for these substances since they would protect vitaletheine and lower the signal-to-noise ratio so that signals from the monooxygenase can be seen by the immune, thyroid, cholesterol, oncogene, glycolysis, etc. systems.

Schizophreniza is not what the medical profession says it is... or at least not entirely, and it IS extremely controllable except it takes a drastically different approach to treatment. The two general modalities of treatment are:

1.) CLEAN THE BODY OF 'STUFF'. The body and brain must be fasted, herbed, purged, cleaned and allowed to heal. When the body is strong, it can balance itself. The first thing that must go is flukes and worms. Most of us have these. Rare meat, pets, milk give them and they lodge in the brain. A good holistic doctor can find out how bad we have them, AND offer a healing protocol. Once cleaned out, a very strict regimen must be followed for at least a year to not re-infect oneself. Refer to Hulda Clarks Book ' The Cure for all Diseases' for treatment modalities and specific info pertaining to this. They involve killing all parasites that may be located in body tissue with wormwood, black walnut extracted from the green hulls. I have a write up of her text on killing your parasites, free to any who want it.

Parasites cause a build up of toxins as all these bugs are using your body for a toilet. When there's an infestation of parasites in people who have unusual sensitivities you trigger erratic behaviour as well as many illnesses. In animals, parasites create the climate where 'distemper' viruses and bacteria can take hold with 'immunity.' As the body has no immunity.

2.) A series of non-invasive, non-toxic tools can be used to speed up recovery and to strongly purge symptoms like bizarre behavior and emotional, perceptual distortions occur, sometimes associated with odd physical mannerisms, actions. I.e. the person may laugh when sad or cry when happy (excessively and chronically). These disturbances shadow or mask one of the primary symptoms which is the loss or suppression of function of the 'pleasure / pain' control center in the brain. The ability to experience pleasure or sustained positive emotions is profoundly lowered or absent. Thus the person attempts to stimulate themselves through virtually any means possible just so that some sort of sensory input can be experienced. Even if it is negative sensory experience. They are so starved for sensory input that sometimes even beating their head against a wall seems to bring a brief a perceived sense of relief to them.... What this is telling us is that madhouses and jails make the mad worse. It is exactly the environment which sends them into madness.

Tools which can be used;

1.) Alpha Stim 100 or other effective CES devices, Cranial Electroneuro Stimulator (I believe other Alpha models may be used which are less expensive than the 100) see Michael Hutchison's report on schizophrenics use of this tool in his book, "Mega Brain" (original one, not the reprint or second version, find online at http://www.abebooks.com ), Amazing clinical results from this one!!!! Also, Beck's 'Brain Tuner' may be substituted for the Alpha Stim, may be slightly less effective... not sure on this one... Bare / Rife Generator or the Crane Rife generator

2.) Chlorine shower head filter, schizophrenics are extremely sensitive to any sort of environmental toxins, especially chlorine... the small amounts of gas from simply taking a shower can literally set them off.

3.) Dietary adjustments - See 'Eat Right for your Blood Type' by D'Adamo.
 
 

4.) Home Made or commercial Graham Potentializer (again see Mega Brain), VERY effective tool!!!

5.) Orgone Accumulator or blanket may help lessen the severity of some of the symptoms. You can make your own. The work of Wilhelm Reich explains this. Maybe my son was instinctively trying to do that with the aluminum foil encased room! (only kidding!)

6.) Keep the suspected schizoid away entirely from non-organic foods, tap water, electro-magnetic devices, power lines, t.v.'s, etc.... Working with their hands outdoors is really good for them but they need to be careful when working that they are not exposed to anything body may be sensitive to... i.e. landscaping involves pesticides, gasoline in mowers, oil fumes, etc or house cleaning would entail dirty carpets - dust, dirt, pollens, commerical cleaners, solvents, etc... (dust could be a real killer for it has airborne micro pests that could cause havoc on the body. Also, a hat must be work or sunlight has a funny effect on the brain.

My son was a health nut, made carrot juice daily, rolfed me when I was tired. He was great, could actually make a superb living just doing massage. He also helped me doing landscaping, trash cans, dishes, carpets. I created PC generated business cards. He would not hand out his landscaping ads and pick up clients in the residential area we inhabited. He turned shy, Shy for some reason I couldn't detect. It was the illness coming, which made him paranoid about people. He began to see their dark side first.

Friends asked, Had I considered or had he ever gone through real Reichian therapy? Rolfing. I donít agree with Reichian therapy entirely but it might be of some use... He doesn't trust people. Well in the USA its easy to understand why. Our enviornment has genearated a lot of miscreants!

Another thing one should investigate is placement. Read "FAMILY CONSTELLATIONS". My son was spoiled, adored in infancy, being the caboose of four, the favored one. That is a deadly situation. The older three tormented him out of sheer jealousy, doing it when my back was turned. I called him Lulu until he was ten. That was a play on his name. Luis. Louis. Lewis.

As I write this, my son is being held for trial. Can you imagine how hard it is, saying to a judge, not guilty for reason of insanity?

I corresponded with a man I found online, who also had been schizoid once. My netpal wrote me. "It is obvious to me that if low thyroid condition can result in the neurological disorders listed, then poisoning of the deiodination of thyroxin (T4) to T3 can result in an inability to use thyroid hormone (T4) in its activated state (T3). This is easily overlooked by conventional medical assays since doctors look at T4, TSH, and T3 with assays that now exist, but if each of these are within normal ranges they don't get excited. However, if the bound and/or free T4 is high and especially if the free T3, that not bound to a carrier protein, is low, then they may not appreciate the subtle neurological effects that can result from this hypothyroid condition.

For example, my sister was diagnosed as having a prelymphoma condition and they wanted to do chemo. In a panic she called me and described the nodules they had found in her chest. Her account reminded me of a study in which low thyroid conditions sometimes result in the growth of thryoid tissue down in the rib cage area so I asked her if they had checked her thyroid. To my dismay, the next call I got from her indicated that they had injected her full of radioactive iodide and that these nodules had lit up like Christmas trees. They had also knocked out so much of her thyroid with the radiation that she now has to take Synthyroid (TM).

The first day she took the DE, she reportedly lost eight pounds and the myxedema characteristic of low thyroid condition was greatly diminished. The fact that your son has a variable condition indicates that it should be controllable once one identifies the exact chemical imbalance that is causing it and takes steps to remedy the problem.

This deiodination from T4 to T3 requires thiol compounds that can be poisoned by things like the nickel in braces put on the teeth of children and young adults. (Oddly, my son had braces!) Consequently, we are very interested in strategies such as the DE that remove toxins that react chemically with thiol compounds like cysteine and the vitaletheine modulators.

Peanut butter also is a no-no because of likely contamination with aflatoxins that react with the sulfenic acid forms of the vitaletheine modulators. In fact, many drugs, like chlorpromazine, are agents that interfere with the vitaletheine modulators and their monooxygenase receptor. Read the book "Mental and Elemental Nutrients" by Carl C. Pfeiffer, MD, Ph.D. Its published by Keats Pubishing Company. Get it through http://amazon.com Join Well Mind Association of Greater Washington 301-949-8282. Find out from them who the closest orthomolecular physician is to you, and take your son to him for lab work. If there isn't one near you, get a blood sample from your son and a urine sample and send it to the Carl Pfeiffer Treatment Center in Naperville, Illinois and get their input. WMAGW can put you in touch with them.

Your son needs to be taking specific micronutrients on a basis of lab work. If he is too paranoid to participate in his own treatment and to cooperate as some people are, then I'm at a loss as to how to advise you. The complex syndrome of imbalances which the mainstream refers to collectively as "schizophrenia" is not, in fact, a single clinical entity, but a series of distinct biochemical problems. Researchers like Pfeiffer have begun a process of truly understanding while the mainstream remains hopelessly ignorant, unable through their allopathic orientation to even remotely understand.

Orthomolecular physicians don't eschew the use of psychiatric medication, but they do believe in minimizing its use in favor of non toxic nutrients, and minimizing its use as much as possible. They also favor the creative use of additional non invasive healing modes.

If you son smokes, drinks, uses street drugs, or caffeine and if he ingests a lot of sugar he is worsening his symptoms.

In addition to WMAGW, the Canadian Schizophrenia Foundation in Toronto also has a lot of useful information, and a magazine for lay readers as well as the Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine.

Paranoid delusions can really cause a person problems. I sympathize with your son. Voices can seem very real. It is not possible for your son to distinguish between his voices and people who talk with him in reality. It is a horrible thing to be caught in a paranoid delusional state. It is very painful. You won't be able to convince him on any logical basis that his delusions aren't real. To HIM they are VERY real. All you can do is try to get some labwork and get him to take the nutrients he needs. Getting sick people to cooperate in their own treatment is sometimes very difficult.

Some friends of mine are trying to build a model community called "New Hope" which would utilize orthomolecular treatment and other suppressed modalities. They're doing this to help their daughter and others like her. Many people need a type of treatment facility that doesn't currently exist anywhere. John and Daphne Stegmaier are trying to build New Hope. To learn more about their efforts, you can contact them in Maryland at 301-946-6395. They used to run the Well Mind Assoc. of Greater Washington, and are very knowledgable regarding orthomolecular medicine and clinical ecology. When I was sick I once had a delusion that I was the sole survivor of WW3. I thought everyone else was just a robot, and that I was the sole survivor of a nuclear war. I really believed this. I destroyed a police precinct in Hartford Connecticut while psychotic and am lucky they didn't kill me. I am also lucky they dropped all the charges against me. This happened years ago. It is possible to heal, and to recover from the sort of biochemical imbalances that cause this sort of delusional state. It was the hardest thing I've ever done, to come back and heal. Part of what made it difficult was the stigma which society so unfairly puts on people who suffer from these sorts of imbalances. But meanwhile, People even doctors, can be very cruel.

I feel a lot of compassion for your son. If you, or anyone in your family would like to discuss any aspect of this with me by phone, please don't hesitate to call me at 800-333-2553. It might not do any good for me to talk directly to your son, and I hesitate to encourage him to call me because one time I did this and I ended up getting a million annoying calls from someone's sick son and I couldn't spend the time on the phone. If your son is well enough to realize he's sick, and if he is well enough to actively participate in his own treatment, then I'd be glad to talk with him, otherwise, I just don't have the energy to spend with everything else I'm doing.

In 1972 the American Psychiatric Assn. published a once and for all hatchet job in an effort to try to discredit orthomolecular treatment for all time. Through their criminal action, they have kept people from having the chance to heal that I had, and they have condemned untold thousands of people to suffering the torment of the damned. May they rot in hell for what they have done. No one should have to suffer the way your son is. He could heal. I'm by no means the only person who has via orthomolecular medicine. If you talk with the Stegmaiers they can tell you of many people who have healed.

And another letter: My name is Eduardo, I'm from Montevideo - Uruguay. My brother has schizophrenia, he is taking neurolepthics (Amisulpride 100mg) but with no effect on his body movements,...., perhaps the cause are meds. Do you think is possible the cure ? What would you suggest us ? My parents tried homephatic medicine with no result (my mother dislike this method she didn't have faith on that). Eduardo Figoli Montevideo - Uruguay

Eduardo-

I know what your brother is going through, as I have been there. The word "orthomolecular" was coined by the last Dr.Linus Pauling to describe the pioneering work of Dr.s Hoffer and Osmond, two brilliant Canadian doctors who discovered that vitamins can be used to help people heal from schizophrenia, as well as many other illnesses. The word means "right molecule" and it refers to "bringing about a state of health by balancing the concentration of natural substances that are normally present in the human body, namely vitamins, minerals, amino acids, trace elements and hormones. These natural substances are not "drugs". They are present in our bodies all the time. Our cells are comprised of them, and they are extraordinarily non toxic when compared with drugs. They have a different mechanism of action than drugs- they can be used to bring about REAL healing, on a CELLULAR level. Your brother could have an "iatrogenic" (doctor caused) illness called Tardive Dyskinesia which is caused by neuroleptic medication. It causes uncontrollable muscle twitching, drooling, impaired motor control, and is very distressing to anyone who experiences it. It is caused by a manganese deficiency which can be caused by neuroleptic drugs. In order to recover from schizophrenia as I have, your brother needs to be taking vitamins and other micronutrients such as amino acids, trace elements, and hormones, also herbs, on a basis of lab work, under the supervision of an orthomolecular physician. I don't know if there is one or not in Uruguay, or if it would be feasible for him to travel to the United States or to Brazil. Check out the website of the Well Mind Association of Greater Washington at http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/wmind for more information.

I just called them and they gave me this address of an orthomolecular practitioner in Brazil: Rondo Wilson, Jr. Joaquim Floriana St., 72 15th Floor Andaritaim Bibi Sao Paolo 04534-000 Brazil

Phone: (check the country code from Uruguay, it would be different): 5511-820-4990 is what I'd dial from the USA, but you'd use a different country code.

Orthomolecular treatment is what helped me to heal from schizophrenia after mainstream drugs almost killed me (toxic side effects).

I recommend that you contact the Well Mind Association or Greater Washington (WMAGW) in the USA (Maryland) at 301-949-8282 if you need any more information. Also, get a book called "Mental and Elemental Nutrients" which was written by Carl C. Pfeiffer, MD, PhD, which was published by Keats Publishing Company in New Canaan, Connecticut, USA. They have a website. You can also purchase this book from WMAGW. Also check out the website of Dr.Matthias Rath in Holland at www.rath.nl for additional information about orthomolecular medicine. There you'll learn how its been massively suppressed by the drug companies.

Please let me know anything you can about the availability of vitamins and other natural healing substances in Uruguay. Access to these substances is being heavily suppressed all over the world.

Best of luck to your brother, and I hope this helps. It hurts a great deal to know how much needless suffering could be prevented if people only had access to this information.Sincerely, John

CIGARETTES USEFUL, FOR ONCE! Researchers say nicotine helps schizophrenics Schizophrenia traced to a gene [schizophrenia] CNN carried the story that for some reason, "When Ed Hollister smokes cigarettes it dampens the voices in his head that he says make him crazy. Hollister suffers from schizophrenia, the brain disorder which causes frightening hallucinations in an estimated four million Americans. "It was kind of like something inside was yelling about all the bad things that were in this world," says Hollister. Schizophrenics tend to be heavy smokers, and now doctors think they know why. Apparently, nicotine can imitate an important brain chemical that eases the effect of a defective gene linked to mental illness.

According to Dr. Robert Freedman of the Denver Veterans Administration Medical Center, when schizophrenics smoke, "the voices decrease and they feel much more oriented, and are able to attend to things." Traced to a gene. A new study of nine families with schizophrenic members shows that the [gene] difficulty many schizophrenics have in sorting out sounds has to do with the gene affected by nicotine. "We know that the defect is present in 90 percent of schizophrenics," says Dr. Freedman, "and when we trace the inheritance of this defect through the families, the inheritance of schizophrenia seems to follow the same pattern." It's the first time a schizophrenia symptom has been traced to a specific gene, researchers say. While scientists haven't found the exact defect yet, they know it's on the same chromosome where other genes are suspected of involvement in mental illness.

Based on the preliminary link to this so-called receptor gene, [Freedman] nicotine-like drugs could be used to treat schizophrenia. "We're hoping that now that we understand that this mechanism is involved," Freedman said, "that we can devise treatments that are better in terms of being safer and longer lasting than cigarettes." Now, I instantly suspected that the Virginia tobacco growers had figured out which minority group represented their next best bet for ciggies and found this one was a big, untapped market! But, it could be legit.

Next, we can go to http://www.schizophrenia.com and enter the chat room for people with schizophrenia. Read the first (telling some truths) just the first because the rest are responses. Then read telling some truths II, telling some truths II again, and Telepathy. They are very enlightening.

Also get the schizoid a (lecture recorder) not a head set. telling some truths II gives an excellent explanation of its use. Lecture recorders record conversation, the tapes should be blank to record his surroundings. They only play noise when you play them back. Radio Shack has them for $25-$150. Schizophrenic pals tell me they work. Now, what's odd is that he has had the WALKMAN glued to his head since he becme mentally 'sensitive' as you say. I won't call him mentally ILL anymore. Three years he's listened to tapes and worn out so many walkmans.

Another expert told me this: "I want to first explain something.There is no real paranoid schizophrenia.The voices that your son hears are his own and other real people. The body is electric and sends out what amounts to brain radio signals. They are picked up by anything that vibrates, trees, fans ,walls, etc., even water. Children and women hear better than men and old people, so a lot are able to hear the background conversations of what I'll call the "afterthought". There are people who are just like you and I that , through the generations, have been educated about this. Make no mistake your child is audibly picking up these scums conversation and his brain is counter storming and smearing and he also hears that. Buy him a lecture recorder at radio shack for $30 and cassette tapes and batteries and he'll notice the voices tone down. This poor boy is under siege by these dorks and they don't want recorded evidence. This has everything to do with the theory of relativity, where time and space(even sound) is pulled down around the Earth by its gravity. Here is more proof. Take your son to a large open bare field and ask him how the voices sound. One of two things will happen ,the voices will be barely audible, or they will sound as though they are being shouted from the edges of the field where solid objects are reflecting the brain sound waves back. His sensitive hearing and ability of good background noise consentration will enable him to pick this up. These scum that call him jerk and are storming him day and night will burn in GOD's torture someday. Tell him that the war is being fought and GOD's on his side.Call your local Legal Aide, it's in the phone book or call 555-1212 and ask for assistance to find the number,talk to their lawyers and ask about the code.In his circumstances he should have a defense, even though it is these scums fault for torturing him.They call it breaking. Talk to your son and ask him what they say (the audible voices). Breaking, storming, smearing, jerk. Theses are all words that these scum use to confuse people who are merely not knowledgable of this natural phenomena of afterthought.GOD is on his side, tell him Carol said don't break ,that is what these weakling scum want. Be strong Anita for your son.LOVE, Carol. The truth and GOD will win his and others battle. Remember GOD sees all and its Angels protect and defend. Also write to former President Jimmy Carter's wife Rosalyn she crusades for the rights of the mentally ill.

Read the book "Mental and Elemental Nutrients" by Carl C. Pfeiffer, MD, Ph.D. Its published by Keats Pubishing Company. Get it through http://amazon.com

If he is too paranoid to participate in his own treatment and to cooperate as some people are, then I'm at a loss as to how to advise you. The complex syndrome of imbalances which the mainstream refers to collectively as "schizophrenia" is not, in fact, a single clinical entity, but a series of distinct biochemical problems which people like Pfeiffer have begun a process of truly understanding while the mainstream remains hopelessly ignorant, unable through their allopathic orientation to even remotely understand.

Orthomolecular physicians don't eschew the use of psychiatric medication, but they do believe in minimizing its use in favor of non toxic nutrients, and minimizing its use as much as possible. They also favor the creative use of additional non invasive healing modes. If you son smokes, drinks, uses street drugs, or caffein and if he ingests a lot of sugar he is worsening his symptoms.

In addition to WMAGW, the Canadian Schizophrenia Foundation in Toronto also has a lot of useful information, and a magazine for lay readers as well as the Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine.

Paranoid delusions can really cause a person problems. I sympathize with your son. Voices can seem very real. It is not possible for your son to distinguish between his voices and people who talk with him in reality. It is a horrible thing to be caught in a paranoid delusional state. It is very painful. You won't be able to convince him on any logical basis that his delusions aren't real. To HIM they are VERY real. All you can do is try to get some labwork and get him to take the nutrients he needs. Getting sick people to cooperate in their own treatment is sometimes very difficult.

Some friends of mine are trying to build a model community called "New Hope" which would utilize orthomolecular treatment and other suppressed modalities. They're doing this to help their daughter and others like her. Many people need a type of treatment facility that doesn't currently exist anywhere.

 When I was sick I once had a delusion that I was the sole survivor of WWIII. I thought everyone else was just a robot, and that I was the sole survivor of a nuclear war. I really believed this. I destroyed a police precinct in Hartford Connecticut while psychotic and am lucky they didn't kill me. I am also lucky they dropped all the charges against me. This happened years ago. (What a movie that would make. I can see Stallone or Bruce Willis playing this guy!)

It is possible to heal, and to recover from the sort of biochemical imbalances that cause this sort of delusional state. It was the hardest thing I've ever done, to come back and heal. Part of what made it difficult was the stigma which society so unfairly puts on people who suffer from these sorts of imbalances. People can be very cruel. I feel a lot of compassion for your son. If you, or anyone in your family would like to discuss any aspect of this with me by phone, please don't hesitate to call me at 800-333-2553. It might not do any good for me to talk directly to your son, and I hesitate to encourage him to call me because one time I did this and I ended up getting a million annoying calls from someone's sick son and I couldn't spend the time on the phone. If your son is well enough to realize he's sick, and if he is well enough to actively participate in his own treatment, then I'd be glad to talk with him, otherwise, I just don't have the energy to spend with everything else I'm doing. In 1972 the American Psychiatric Assn. published a once and for all hatchet job in an effort to try to discredit orthomolecular treatment for all time. Through their criminal action, they have kept people from having the chance to heal that I had, and they have condemned untold thousands of people to suffering the torment of the damned.

 Schizophrenia Fact Sheet

Schizophrenia is a brain disorder that affects approximately two million Americans today, or between one and two percent of the population. Schizophrenia can affect anyone at any age, but most cases develop between adolescence and age 30. Children can be affected by schizophrenia, but this is uncommon. Schizophrenia impairs a person's ability to think clearly, manage his or her emotions, make decisions, and relate to others. Symptoms of Schizophrenia: The symptoms of schizophrenia are generally divided into three categories, including positive, disorganized and negative symptoms.

* Positive Symptoms, or "psychotic" symptoms, include delusions and hallucinations because the patient has lost touch with reality in certain important ways. "Positive" as used here does not mean "good." Rather, it refers to having overt symptoms that should not be there. Delusions cause the patient to believe that people are reading their thoughts or plotting against them, that others are secretly monitoring and threatening them, or that they can control other peopleÆs minds. Hallucinations cause people to hear or see things that are not there.

* Disorganized Symptoms include confused thinking and speech, and behavior that does not make sense. For example, people with schizophrenia sometimes have trouble communicating in coherent sentences or carrying on conversations with others; move more slowly, repeat rhythmic gestures or make movements such as walking in circles or pacing; and have difficulty making sense of everyday sights, sounds and feelings.

* Negative Symptoms include emotional flatness or lack of expression, an inability to start and follow through with activities, speech that is brief and lacks content, and a lack of pleasure or interest in life. "Negative" does not, therefore, refer to a person's attitude, but to a lack of certain characteristics that should be there.

Diagnosing Schizophrenia:

* To be diagnosed with schizophrenia, a patient must have psychotic, "loss-of-reality" symptoms for at least six months and show increasing difficulty in functioning normally.

* Before diagnosing schizophrenia, it is important for the doctor to rule out other problems that may resemble it, including psychotic symptoms caused by the use of drugs or other medical illnesses; major depressive episode or manic episode with psychotic features; schizoaffective disorder (has features of both mood disorder and schizophrenia); delusional disorder ( no hallucinations, disorganized speech or thought or "flattened" emotions) and autistic disorder or personality disorders (especially schizotypal, schizoid, or paranoid personality disorders).

* Although the cause of schizophrenia has not yet been identified, recent research suggests that schizophrenia involves problems with brain chemistry and brain structure. Scientists are currently investigating viral infections that occur early in life, mild brain damage from complications during birth, and genetic predisposition as possible factors. Brain-imaging technology has demonstrated that schizophrenia is as much an organic brain disorder as is Multiple Sclerosis, ParkinsonÆs or AlzheimerÆs disease.

Treating Schizophrenia:

* While there is no cure for schizophrenia, it is a highly treatable disorder. In fact, the treatment success rate for schizophrenia is 60 percent, compared with 41-52 percent for heart patients.

* It is important to diagnose and treat schizophrenia as early as possible to help people avoid or reduce frequent relapses and re-hospitalizations. Several promising, large-scale studies suggest early intervention may forestall the worst long-term outcomes of this devastating brain disorder.

* People who experience acute symptoms of schizophrenia may require intensive treatment, sometimes including hospitalization. Hospitalization is necessary to treat severe delusions or hallucinations, serious suicidal inclinations, inability to care for oneself, or severe problems with drugs or alcohol.

* It is critical that people with schizophrenia stay in treatment even after recovering from an acute episode. About 80 percent of those who stop taking their medications after an acute episode will have a relapse within one year, whereas only 30 percent of those who continue their medications will experience a relapse in the same time period.

* Medication appears to improve the long-term prognosis for many people with schizophrenia. Studies show that after 10 years of treatment, one-fourth of those with schizophrenia have recovered completely, one-fourth have improved considerably, and one-fourth have improved modestly. Fifteen percent have not improved, and 10 percent have died, usually by suicide or accident.

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* Despite media focus on the exceptions, individuals receiving treatment for schizophrenia are no more prone to violence than the general public. Unfortunately, almost one-third of all U.S. jails incarcerate people with severe mental illnesses who have no charges against them, but are merely waiting for psychiatric evaluation or the availability of a psychiatric hospital bed.

* One of the most effective tools in treating schizophrenia is by Programs for Assertive Community Treatment (PACT), an intensive team effort in local communities to help people stay out of the hospital and live independently. Available 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week, PACT professionals meet their clients where they live, providing at-home support at whatever level is needed, for whatever problems need to be solved. Professionals can make sure that clients are taking their medication and help them meet the challenges of daily life û every day tasks ranging from grocery shopping and keeping doctor appointments to managing money and getting along with others.

* PACT programs are now statewide in four states and growing in another 20 states. In these places, PACT is significantly reducing hospital admissions, improving the quality of life, and improving functioning for those it serves.

Antipsychotic Medications:

* Antipsychotic drugs are used in the treatment of schizophrenia. These medications help relieve the delusions, hallucinations, and thinking problems associated with this devastating disorder. These drugs appear to work by correcting an imbalance in the chemicals that help brain cells communicate with each other. As with drug treatments for other physical illnesses, many patients with severe mental illnesses may need to try several different antipsychotic medications before they find the one, or the combination of medications, that work best for them.

o Conventional or Standard Antipsychotics include: chlorpromazine (Thorazine); fluphenazine (Prolixin); haloperidol (Haldol); thiothixene (Navane); trifluoperazine (Stelazine); perphenazine (Trilafon) and thioridazine (Mellaril). o Atypical Antipsychotics are newer drugs with fewer side effects and include: risperidone (Risperdal); clozapine (Clozaril); olanzapine (Zyprexa); quetiapine fumarate (Seroquel), and ziprasidone (Zeldox).

* Since these medications do not work immediately, experts recommend that doctors give the antipsychotic time to take effect before switching to another antipsychotic, adjusting the dose, or adding another medication.

* Antipsychotic drugs are usually taken daily in tablet or liquid form. Fluphenazine (Prolixin) and haloperidol (Haldol), for example, also can be given in long-acting injections (called "depot formulations") at one- to four-week intervals. With depot formulations, medication is stored in the body and slowly released. This can be especially helpful for patients who have a hard time taking pills on a daily basis.

Possible Antipsychotic Medication Side Effects:

* As a group, antipsychotic drugs are safe, and serious side effects are relatively rare. Some people may experience side effects that are inconvenient or unpleasant, but not serious.

o Most common side effects: dry mouth, constipation, blurred vision, and drowsiness. o Less common side effects: decreased sexual desire, menstrual changes, stiff muscles on one side of the neck and jaw.

o More serious side effects: restlessness, muscle stiffness, slurred speech, tremors of the hands or feet, and agranulocytosis, which suppresses the production of white blood cells (when taking clozapine) and requires monitoring.

* Tardive Dyskinesia is the most unpleasant and serious side effect of antipsychotic drugs causing involuntary facial movements and sometimes jerking or twisting movements of other parts of the body. This condition usually develops in older patients, affecting 15 to 20 percent of those who have taken older antipsychotic drugs for years.

The NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program is a free 12-week course for family caregivers of individuals with severe brain disorders (mental illnesses). The course is taught by trained family members. All instruction and course materials are free for class participants.

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Dear Anita, I wish you the best of luck and smooth karma for your future present. Thank you for the wonderful service you have provided and for championing for the little guy......Regarding your son: I spent 11 yrs as a mental health tech at an intensive psych rehab facility for those with brain diseases. Also my Mother and 2 aunts, and my half brother were psychiatricaly disabled. I have seen the latest psych drugs like colzoril, do wonders, but recently, due to an illness of my own, I found a naturepath using "Vega" diagnostic equipment. I was astounded by this German technology. My best understanding of it is this: German scientists, using quantum physics and computer tech have found a way to measure energy pathways (see accupuncture). Not only that. Using the technology they can map the cascade of symptoms, thereby finding the root of the problem. I can't help but wonder what implications this tech might have for mental illness, eg, you can see there is mental illness in my Mother's gene-pool. My naturepath found I was deficient of lithium and Rx'd 10 mg a day. What a relief! I went to him with a 2 yr long diagnosis of chronic fatigue syndrome. He diagnosed me with "leaky gut syndrome" and related symptoms such as hypoglycemia. The whole thing starting with a problem in my teeth, which has been narrowed down to myofacial pain disorder syndrome of my jaw, with a possible secondary of high sensitivity to mercury fillings and root canals. In 6 wks, this guy had me back to work after 2 yrs off......There are only about 100 Vega systems in the US due to the AMA, so I will give you my docs # in case you want to try to find a vega naturepath near you. Last note: I believe he can do the testing just on a saliva sample. This is quantum physics after all.

EXPERTS:

Join the "Well Mind Association" of Greater Washington 301-949-8282. Find out from them who the closest orthomolecular physician is to you, and take your person to them for lab work. If there isn't one near you, get a blood sample from your sick person and a urine sample and send it to the Carl Pfeiffer Treatment Center in Naperville, Illinois and get their input. WMAGW can put you in touch with them.

Your person may need to be taking specific micronutrients on a basis of lab work.

Dr Robert Jangaard, PO Box 130, Freeland Wa, Phn# 360-331-6470.

Dr. Galen Knight galenvtp@highfiber.com

Organization: VitaleTherapeutics, Inc.

John and Daphne Stegmaier are trying to build New Hope. To learn more about their efforts, you can contact them in Maryland at 301-946-6395. They used to run the Well Mind Assoc. of Greater Washington, and are very knowledgable regarding orthomolecular medicine and clinical ecology.

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