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.
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).
#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/).