Non-Psychiatric, Alternativ Management of Psychiatric Emergency

Non-Psychiatric Alternative Management of Psychiatric Emergency

Here it is: Singh, Ratan (2019): Exploring the possibility of management of emergency in psychotic cases using psychobiotics. Probiotic Association of India (PAi) Newsletter. Volume 16 : Oct.-2018-March, 2019 issue, Pp 15-16.

 The link is: http://www.probioticindia.com/images/pdfs/PAi_Newsletter_March_2019.pdf

It starts on p. 15 there in the above link.

 Or please go to www.ProbioticIndia.com/  Scroll down and locate Newsletter of March 2019. You will find many lectures and workshops. Scroll down through those and locate my paper mentioned above. They have also printed my tiny photo on right hand corner of the first page of my paper.

I tried to “copy and paste” my above mentioned paper from their site but failed. So you have to read it in its original location as explained above.

As you know, there are two types of psychiatric “emergencies”, namely, when the patient is acutely suicidal or when he is violently aggressive and therefore a risk to him and others. In my said paper I report two short vignettes of my two patients who were in violent aggressive rage. One of them would not go to any doctor, not take any medicine even when not in the grip of aggression. I suggested the family members to get a psychiatric prescription and give medicines mixed in food. The family did not want to start any psychiatric medicine, although they got a psychiatric prescription when I insisted. As a final resort, I advised them to call police and hospitalize him in a psychiatric hospital. But the patient’s family members insisted for me to do something to manage his acute emergency condition. They were scared of psychiatric drug addiction, withdrawal reaction when trying to stop the drugs, and side effects when used chronically that many a time happens to be a lifelong dependence.

Please note that I never—NEVER—give psychiatric medicine. My afore mentioned published paper reports how I was able to calm down the two patients overnight without using any psychiatric medicine,  just by using food supplements. This is probably reported for the first time in India if not in the world? This makes it a much needed unique discovery.

Discussion:

Answer gives rise to new questions, so an experiment gives birth to new experiments. So I have some questions.

#1. Will this probiotics “trick” work in all cases of schizophrenia? Or its just for those who have gut issues or history indicative of low immunity in the gut because of over-growth of fungus and/or antibiotic resistant pathogenic bacteria? In other words can “one size fit all”?

#2. Are there other orthomolecular (as contrasted with hetero-toxic psychiatric medicines alien to our immune system) substances also that, if used in mega doses, can control the psychiatric emergency without forced hospitalization and psychiatric medicine? The short answer is “Yes”. (References #1, #2 and #3).

Isn’t now the time for 3rd wave in mental health care and treatment, this time based on cause rather than symptoms, after the preceding 2 waves, that is, when the shackles were removed during the mental hygiene movement and the Quakers’ homes for mentally ill followed by the 2nd wave, the present wave of neuroleptic drugs that are prescribed solely on the basis of symptoms. The second wave arguably has been the worst because it yielded results worst than those by Quakers who simply provided food, security and dignity and yielded 50 per cent recovery rate (Reference #4).

References:

#1. Singh, R: Clinical responses with vitamin B3: Report of two cases of schizophrenia. J Orthomol Med, 2011; 26: 136- 140.

#2. Rimland, B. in S. M. Edelson and B. Rimland (Ed), Treating Autism, Autism Research Institute, 2003, pp. 27, 52-53, www.AutismResearchInstitute.com/.

#3. Kitt, E. Michael. “This is Mike, Ed” in S. M. Edelson and B. Rimland (Ed.) Treating Autism, Autism Research Institute, 2003, Chapter 19. www.AutismResearchInstitute.com/.

#4. Hoffer, A. Psychiatry Yesterday 1950) and Today (2007): From Despair to Hope with Orthomolecular Psychiatry, e-Book, Trafford Publishing 2008, www.Trafford.com/).

 

 

Removed, re-produced, removed again the “voices”

Her “voices” (name given to her auditory hallucinations by her father) were at level “40%” even while the psychiatric drugs were going on.  The history was of 7 years with psychiatric treatment.  Recently (past week) I gave a supplement and the voices fell to “1/2%” on the second day. Then the supplement was not available in the market. I took advantage of this “accident”.  I gave her the culprit food item for two days without the supplement. The voices shot up to –to quote her father–“30 to 40 per cent”.  Her father shouted at me “. Stop that nasty food”.  I complied.  Meanwhile the supplement was available again. So the culprit food stopped and the supplement re-started, her voices reduced to “1%”.  I then asked her father if he had any doubt about the cause discovered then I could again produce the voices to convince him or anybody. Her father shouted and pleaded not to try again. He said “I am fully convinced. I wish I had found you earlier.”

This is classic case of ABA type behavioural analysis that I call N=1 research or experimental clinical psychology or experimental psychiatry research.

I certainly don’t claim that I will get similar success in another case.  But I keep getting the surprises. Its very interesting work but not money minting. After all how many cases can you do in a week or daily so intensively? Its very labour intensive work and personally stressful. Its only for the passionate ones to undertake.

Every case is different with a different cause of symptoms. But we must tirelessly search for the cause/s rather than starting drugs just on the basis of symptoms. Let us make psychiatry and clinical psychology a caused based discipline. That will be a revolution in the field. Drug companies will not be interested in this for obvious reason.

Please note: These auditory hallucinations were not the pseudo-hallucinations that can be conversion hysterical reaction. For over 7 years she has been and is on psychiatric medication for schizophrenia.

Ratan Singh, Phone: 91 141 4022609, 75686 95136, mail: ratanpsych@gmail.com, Consultant in Nutritional & Neuro-behavioural Psychology, Jaipur Hospital
– Certificate in Food & Nutrition; Diploma in Nutrition and Health Education; Life Member, Nutrition Soc. of India; Member ISOM
– Author of “Nutrition & Supplements in Major Mental Illnesses”;
– M.A. (Psychol), Postgraduate Diploma in Medical & Social Psychology, Ph.D.;
– Certified Behavior Therapist (from late Prof. J. Wolpe’s Unit, Temple Univ Med School, USA);
www.RegainMentalHealth.com/

• Aug 2001 – Jan 2002 : Balkan Scholar Professor, The American University in Bulgaria
• 1986 – 1997 : Assoc. Prof. University of Science Malaysia Medical School
• 1980 – 1986 : Reader/Assoc. Prof. Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University
• 1975 – 1980 : Lecturer, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindi University

Wish to stop psychiatric drug safely

Wish to stop psychiatric drug safely?

Below, in the bottom, is the link to my recently published article in a journal originating from US.  The article deals with psychiatric drug withdrawal and toxic side effects.  You may “copy and paste” the link in the top bar of your Internet Explorer or Google Chrome or Mozille Firefox to access the full text.

Ratan Singh,  ratanpsych@gmail.com,  +91-98281 99856,  01-141-4022609 (Jaipur, India).

Singh, R. (2016).  In Search of a solution to the problem of psychiatric drug toxicity.   Homeopathy 4 Everyone – June 2016.  http://hpathy.com/scientific-research/search-solution-problem-psychiatric-drug-toxicity

 

I am happy, my patient of “schizophrenia” goes to work

I am happy, my patient of “schizophrenia” goes to work

I am happy today. A schizophrenic man “recovered” (his word) has gone back to Bombay to work. He works in TV industry. He is an actor. He had stopped psychiatric drugs on his own except one drug. He approached me to stop this psychiatric drug and to stop his remaining symptoms. The remaining symptoms were insomnia and fear that he may be a homosexual and that people in restaurants and the workers there look at him and smile (at him) as if they know he is a homosexual. These were not just ideas of reference but he actually perceived the smiles although when cross checked by his companion his allegation that the restaurant workers smiled was not found valid. I had asked him to take a companion from his family to restaurants to cross check on his idea. When I pointedly asked him if he thought (that the restaurant workers smile at him) or he perceived their smiles, he specifically said he sees them smiling at him, that they know he is a homosexual and this then triggered his fear that he is a homosexual.

He was a hard case but highly motivated to recover. He would call upon me about 10 times daily because of his anxiety. I was very stressed and had blocked his calls. Anyway thankfully that is now history.

What I did is a long story . But few points are as below.

#1. I did not (and never) use any prescription (psychiatric ) medicine.

#2. Of course used vitamins and minerals based on blood tests. Chief among them was niacin.

#3. Used diet manipulations based on home based tests of foods and path lab report.

Details I will report of such cases in formal way in some technical refereed journal.

Ratan,                           ratanpsych@gmail.com,  91 141 4022609,  +91 98281 99856

 

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I am Dr. Ratan Singh. I work with a mix of orthomolecular therapy, neutralization, hypnosis and meditation as and when suitable for the patient/client. Actually I educate the patient or the caregiver in these and empower them to help themselves Qualifications: Certificate in Food & Nutrition; Diploma in Nutrition & Health Education (IGNOU), M. A. (Psychology, AMU), DM&SP (CIP,Ranchi), Ph.D., (Psychology) phones: 91 141 4022609, mobile: +9198281 99856; ratanpsych@gmail.com, psych_58@yahoo.com, Consultant in Nutritional & Neuro-behavioral Psychology, Jaipur Hospital, India. Member, International Society of Orthomolecular Medicine Life Member, Nutritional Society of India. Clinical Internship in the Practice of Behavior Therapy (Late Prof. J. Wolpe’s Unit at Temple Univ. Medical School & EPPI, Philadelphia, USA, 1973-75). Author of Nutrition & Supplements in Major Mental Illnesses. Worked: 1968 in Rajasthan state government mental hospital and later in Bikaner general hospital psychiatry department (1969- 1971), Lecturer in psychology department in University of Rajasthan (1971- 1973), Intern in Behavior Therapy with late Prof. Joseph Wolpe, MD, Temple University Medical School & EPPI in Philadelphia, USA (1973 to 1975), Lecturer and later Reader (Assoc Professor) in psychiatry department of Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University (1975 to 1986) Assoc. Professor in psychiatry department in University of Science Malaysia Medical School and Hospital (1986 to 1997). I am now Consultant in Nutritional & Neurobehavioral Psychology, Jaipur Hospital, Near Stadium, Jaipur, India. I practise orthomolecular therapy (OT) for mental, emotional, behavioral, memory problems and illnesses. I combine OT with behavior therapy. I take children, adolescents, couples, families. I also train families with Autistic/ADHD (Pervasive Developmental Disorders) children in “ABA” and biomedical therapy in the hospital where I work. I also take up cases of schizophrenia, bipolar, depression, anxiety, anger for OT and nutritional interventions. I don’t “treat” in the traditional sense. I educate patients and/or their caregiver to help themselves. Please note I am not a physician. View all posts by Ratan Singh

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IQ raised: From Moderate Retardation to Normal level

IQ raised: From Moderate Retardation to Normal level.

We in Jaipur Hospital are surprised that with supplements and an anti-epileptic medicine we found child IQ jump from 60 to 100!!!

We will publish it. The child had delayed mile stones, had seizures and was not testable earlier because of his poor attention span that was because of his hyperactivity. He could not do Form Board. Therefore we assessed his development using the Tredgold Developmental Schedule. On this we placed him at developmental quotient 60. And remember he had all mile stones delayed. Overall I had put him in moderate subnormalcy.

Past week, three years down the line, he was brought for follow up, now at his age 11. We again tested him. This time he not only could do the Seguin Form Board but came out as IQ 100.

The ABA was advised on his first visit three years ago, but parents did not go for it. Main intervention was the supplements and sodium valproate prescribed by neurologist for his seizures.

We will document it in detail and publish.

This is the first time we succeeded in raising the IQ. Earlier we tried on another child but failed on the IQ front. But that child was 11 of age when brought to us.

Ratan.   ratanpsych@gmail.com,   ratanpsych@hotmail.com,  91 141 4022609,

+91 9828199856

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Ratan Singh

I am Dr. Ratan Singh. I work with a mix of orthomolecular therapy, neutralization, hypnosis and meditation as and when suitable for the patient/client. Actually I educate the patient or the caregiver in these and empower them to help themselves Qualifications: Certificate in Food & Nutrition; Diploma in Nutrition & Health Education (IGNOU), M. A. (Psychology, AMU), DM&SP (CIP,Ranchi), Ph.D., (Psychology) phones: 91 141 4022609, mobile: +9198281 99856; ratanpsych@gmail.com, psych_58@yahoo.com, Consultant in Nutritional & Neuro-behavioral Psychology, Jaipur Hospital, India. Member, International Society of Orthomolecular Medicine Life Member, Nutritional Society of India. Clinical Internship in the Practice of Behavior Therapy (Late Prof. J. Wolpe’s Unit at Temple Univ. Medical School & EPPI, Philadelphia, USA, 1973-75). Author of Nutrition & Supplements in Major Mental Illnesses. Worked: 1968 in Rajasthan state government mental hospital and later in Bikaner general hospital psychiatry department (1969- 1971), Lecturer in psychology department in University of Rajasthan (1971- 1973), Intern in Behavior Therapy with late Prof. Joseph Wolpe, MD, Temple University Medical School & EPPI in Philadelphia, USA (1973 to 1975), Lecturer and later Reader (Assoc Professor) in psychiatry department of Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University (1975 to 1986) Assoc. Professor in psychiatry department in University of Science Malaysia Medical School and Hospital (1986 to 1997). I am now Consultant in Nutritional & Neurobehavioral Psychology, Jaipur Hospital, Near Stadium, Jaipur, India. I practise orthomolecular therapy (OT) for mental, emotional, behavioral, memory problems and illnesses. I combine OT with behavior therapy. I take children, adolescents, couples, families. I also train families with Autistic/ADHD (Pervasive Developmental Disorders) children in “ABA” and biomedical therapy in the hospital where I work. I also take up cases of schizophrenia, bipolar, depression, anxiety, anger for OT and nutritional interventions. I don’t “treat” in the traditional sense. I educate patients and/or their caregiver to help themselves. Please note I am not a physician.

 

Believe It or Not: Psychological Treatment of Chronic Schizophrenia

Believe It or Not: Psychological Treatment of Chronic Schizophrenia

I know of at least two cases of chronic schizophrenia who got cured—the word is “cured”—with purely psychological procedure. Below is their brief.

Case #1. Young girl having schizophrenia. Late Dr. Ainslie Meares cured him. He was a psychiatrist who toured ashrams in India, Burma and Nepal to learn from Yogis their pain control techniques because he used to get patients with chronic pain. In his book “Relief Without Drugs” he writes that he didn’t get anything particularly useful until he met late Shiva Puri Baba. I cannot write enough on Shiva Puri Baba because there is a full book, The Long Pilgrimage, written by the son in law of cousin of Lord Minto. How can I compress a book in few lines? So I will be brief. But before that imagine a white British (by the way Meares was also white, writing about Shiva Puri Baba) writing a book in praise of a brown “slave” that all of us were at that time of history. The book The Long Pilgrimage is out of print. A Yogini from New York gifted this book to me. This book says there are clues in various places in the Rig Veda that prove that the civilization of that time that existed before the last Ice Age somehow found a way to pass on the knowledge to us.

Please note I am not a Hindu fanatic, nor a BJP lover. But I have to state the facts as I read them.

The out-of-print book describes that Shiva Puri Baba was from Kerala (so was the Adi Shankaracharya). A Brahmin whom his grandfather gave Sanyas Diksha while he was still a child. After Sanyasa he naturally went to jungle and lived there among animals for 25 years. He went on to live until age 140 and the photograph in the book shows his black hair until the end. When he emerged from the jungle in Kerala, he first toured entire India on foot and reached Varanasi where Madan Mohan Malviya ji offered him to be the in charge of BHU. Shiva Puri Baba declined, saying that as a Sanyasi he could not accept any bondage, that he was a free man. All that he had in saving in a small bag of cloth (“Potali”) that was at that time gold and Rupees about 40,000 he gave to Malviya ji, saying that now, only with loincloth as his property, he was truly a free man, a Sanysi. That money was his family property passed on to him. And he went on tour of the world on foot. He went to UK. He was the only non-Muslim who entered the Mecca and Madina sponsored as he was by the original Agha Khan. The queen in UK had given him a fortress to live and passed the order that he could live as long as he wished. She used to meet him daily and maintained a personal diary of the conversations. By the way Shiva Puri Baba spoke excellent English. This diary of the queen was later on destroyed by the secret service after the queen’s death. Shiva Puri Baba went to the Americas (there was no USA) and discovered the Mayan civilization—I mean so is written in that book by the son in law of the cousin of Lord Minto.  When the Baba was in UK fortress there was a caretaker and his son William was a child then. Please remember this William was then a child. Shiva Puri Baba returned to India and settled in Nepal that at that time allowed all saints to live free in Nepal. It was there in Nepal that one day Shiva Puri Baba was walking on road in Nepal and the British Collector was going in his Jeep. This British Collector was none other than William the child whose father was Shiva Puri Baba’s care taker appointed by the British queen. William immediately recognized Shiva Puri Baba who still had hair black. Shiva Puri Baba was given a cottage in jungle and a boy to take care. Eatables were brought to Baba by visitors who used to come for discourses. During discourses a “Chita” used to always come and quietly sit by Baba’s side, listening. There was a special bond between Baba and “Chita”—after all the Baba had lived for 25 years among animals in jungle.

The psychiatrist Dr. Ainslie Meares met Shiva Puri Baba and had long meetings with him for over a week. What “happened” —or not happened, sitting in silence—between the two (more happened in “sitting in silence” than in verbal exchanges) is described by Meares in his book Relief Without Drug and in articles published in Medical Journal of Australia. For example two of Meares’ excellent articles are titled Why Patient Recovers (or it may be What Makes Patients Recover)—not exact words because I am writing extempore although I have all of Meares’ articles and most of his books.

Meares developed a special type of meditation after meeting Shiva Puri Baba plus doing experiments on himself. On his return to Australia Meares wrote letter to the Australian Medical Council stating that he was stopping his medical practice and would practice only meditation on patients. After success with asthma patients he started getting patients of anxiety and physical pain referred by his former medical colleagues. Among them were cancer patients. That is how he got a chronic schizophrenia patient whom he cured solely by his unique technique of meditation. By the way Meares is the only one and his is the only kind of meditation that has shown reversal of confirmed terminal stage cancer of many type and data published in mainstream medical journals.

It took over a year for this girl with schizophrenia to get back to normal track. My comment: When you are cured with nothing (Meares’ meditation was “Doing nothing”—not even doing “Doing nothing”) you don’t relapse.

Case #2. This case is of late Professor John Nash the Nobel laureate. He was forcibly admitted in mental hospital three times. Each time he ran away. I have his two video interviews where he says that he recovered by “cognitive therapy”. He describes this therapy as brain exercises such as found in computer games and chess. By the way now we have scientifically drafted neuropsychological exercises based on Operant Conditioning. Nash’s videos worth watching. Once, after he got the Nobel and the Hollywood movie “A Beautiful Mind” made, a group of psychiatrists in a meeting asked him why he did not complete any course of psychiatric treatment. He stepped back, thought and replied that probably that would make him “Normal” but he would not be creative.

Conclusion: The two cases involve two different procedures, meditation and brain exercises, although both are psychological. For meditation Meares himself has said that his type of meditation involves regression to an evolutionary primitive stage of reptilian brain. Reptiles as you know have pie brain, very small and they lack color vision. Similarly in Meares’ meditation if the meditator opens his eyes slowly, he will not see colors. By the way we all have reptilian brain at the top of medulla oblongata. The limbic brain and the neo-c