What do you hope for?
A full functioning life with the ability to enjoy and perform life’s tasks to the fullest.
What is Schizophrenia?
Schizophrenia is a serious brain disorder that distorts the way a person thinks, acts, expresses emotion, perceives reality, and relates to others. People with schizophrenia – the most chronic and disabling of the major mental illnesses – often have problems functioning in society, at work, at school, and in relationships. Schizophrenia can leave its sufferer frightened and withdrawn. It is a life-long disease that cannot be cured but usually can be controlled with proper treatment.
Schizophrenia is a psychosis, a type of mental illness in which a person cannot tell what is real from what is imagined. At times, people with psychosis disorders lose touch with reality. The world may seem like a jumble of confusing thoughts, images, and sounds. The behavior of people with schizophrenia may be very strange and even shocking. A sudden change in personality and behavior, which occurs when schizophrenia sufferers lose touch with reality, is called a psychotic episode.
Symptoms can include:
Usually with schizophrenia, the person’s inner world and behavior change notably. Behavior changes might include the following:
- Social withdrawal
- Depersonalization (a sense of being unreal, hazy and in a dreamlike state), sometimes accompanied by intense anxiety
- Loss of appetite
- Loss of hygiene
- Hallucinations (hearing or seeing things that aren’t there)
- The sense of being controlled by outside forces
- Disorganized speech
Causes of Schizophrenia:
Scientist belie that a complex imbalance in chemical reactions on the brain can be the cause. There is no one absolute reason for cause.
Evaluation and treatment at PMC does not require an official diagnosis of Schizophrenia.
Underlying biochemical imbalances could be the cause of the symptoms.
Overloads of copper, or toxic metals, deficiency of zinc or other minerals, over or under methylation are imbalanced diagnosed and treated at the Pfeiffer Medical Center as well as poorly functioning MT (metallothieien) or oxidative stress.
Once the evaluation is complete, our doctor then develops an advanced, targeted individualized nutrient program of vitamins, minerals and amino acids to address the patients unique biochemical needs.
After your initial visit, a follow up visit is required in 6-7 months, and annually thereafter. For ongoing care, frequent communication with the PMC nurse is strongly encouraged.
Pfeiffer Treatment compared to traditional treatment:
Traditional treatment includes the use of antipsychotic and frequently antidepressant medication. This can be effective for minimizing or eliminating symptoms, however certain side effects are not unusual with the use of medication. We offer a safe, natural alternative to traditional treatment. PMC is not anti-medication. Patients improve and gain more stability when taking both the Pfeiffer protocol and medication. It will minimize side effects and a need for higher dosage. Our patients with schizophrenia are encouraged to stay under the care of their Psychiatrist.
Compliance with our nutrient program is important for success. The prescription will recommend capsules of powder and/or specific oils or liquids. For children who cannot swallow capsules, flavored syrups can be recommended to mix with powder to create a liquid for easier compliance. Dietary changes may be recommended based on individual needs.
Staff RN is available by phone throughout the entire process for support or questions. After approximately 4-6 months of compliance, a follow up appointment is needed to “tweek and find tune” each prescription.
Our goal is your success!
Pfeiffer Medical Center
Health Research Institute
3S 721 West Ave, Suite#300
Warrenville, IL 60555