Episode 21 Schizophrenia Solutions for Shattered Minds with Stephanie Marohn

Trying to pick up the pieces of shattered minds, those with schizophrenia are a source of mystery and misery. Schizophrenia is a devastating disease affecting 51 million people world wide, and an often misunderstood condition. It is a multi-causal disorder with a wide variety of factors that need to be addressed. Stephanie Marohn will discuss natural medicine treatments such as nutritional protocols, anti-viral protocols, heavy metal detoxification, allergy elimination, cranial osteopathy, constitutional homeopathy, family system therapy, psychosomatic medicine and shamanic healing to address psychospiritual factors. Stephanie Marohn compiled interviews with brilliant doctors about their approach and care of society’s forgotten patients.

Topics Covered In This Episode:

  • How did you come about to write a book on schizophrenia?
  • Can you explain to use what schizophrenia is?
  • Can you tell us how this disease affects patients and their families?
  • How affective are medications to treat this disease?
  • Are there side effects?
  • what are considered triggers for this disease?
  • This illness is obviously complicated, and your book laid out a lot of options to look at.  I think it’s obvious that Pharmaceuticals aren’t always the answer, and the side effects leave a person feeling pretty horrible in their own body. 
  • The first thing you talked about was orthomolecular medicine.  Can you tell us a bit about this?
  • It seems almost too simple to think that a few vitamins can play a roll in such a complicated disease.
  • I was particularly fascinated by Dr. Klinghardt’s work, and how he looked at different levels of what was going with the patient.  Can you tell us a bit how family constellation works?
  • It seems obvious that a mental illness, or any illness really, won’t have only a physical component like just vitamins to offer a resolution. 
  • Can you explain what shamanism is?
  • Your book talks about Dr. Some who is from Ghana, and he realizes that the recognition of mental illness if very different in Western culture than in his home. 
  • How does shamanism view schizophrenia?
  • Dr. Some talks a lot about rituals, why are these so important?
  • Is there anything that you feel is important about this topic that those suffering from should know?
  • How can people reach you if they have any questions?