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HysteryDiagnosis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:05 PM
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Dr. Phil.... take a pill... always thinking the answer is behavior
modification for troubled youths... strict military academy type environments and the like.... Dr. Phil... don't you know anything about the biological dysfunctions that often accompany assaultive, violent behavior in children and adults... many of which you have on your show DAILY..... not that I get a chance to watch more than 10 minutes of it a day....

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Reduced violent behavior following biochemical therapy

William J. Walsh, , Laura B. Glab and Mary L. Haakenson

Pfeiffer Treatment Center, 4575 Weaver Parkway, Warrenville, IL 60555, United States

Received 5 May 2003; revised 23 June 2004; accepted 29 June 2004. Available online 11 September 2004.

Abstract
Reduced violent behavior following biochemical therapy. We conducted an outcome study to measure the effectiveness of biochemical therapy for 207 consecutive patients presenting with a diagnosed behavior disorder. The treatment protocols were based on clinical evaluation and our past experience in the treatment of 8000 patients with behavior disorders at the Pfeiffer Treatment Center (PTC) over a 10-year period. Each test subject was screened for chemical imbalances previously found in high incidence in this population, including metal-metabolism disorders, methylation abnormalities, disordered pyrrole chemistry, heavy-metal overload, glucose dyscontrol, and malabsorption. The clinical procedure included a medical history, assay of 90 biochemical factors, and a physical examination. Standardized treatment protocols were applied for each imbalance that was identified. The frequencies of physical assaults and destructive episodes were determined using a standardized behavior scale before and after treatment, with follow-up ranging from 4 to 8 months.

Results
Seventy-six percent of the test subjects achieved compliance during the treatment period. The remaining 24% were reported to have discontinued the therapy. A reduced frequency of assaults was reported by 92% of the compliant assaultive patients, with 58% achieving elimination of the behavior. A total of 88% of compliant destructive patients exhibited a reduced frequency of destructive incidents and 53% achieved elimination of the behavior. Statistical significance was found for reduced frequency of assaults (t=7.74, p<0.001) and destructive incidents (t= 8.77, p<0.001). The results of this outcome study strongly suggest that individualized biochemical therapy may be efficacious in achieving behavioral improvements in this patient population.

Keywords: Violent behavior; Biochemical therapy; Chemical imbalance

Index terms: Chemical imbalance; Behavior; Assaultiveness; Rages; Nutrient therapy; Metal-metabolism; Metallothionein; Methylation; Pyrroles; Lead; Malabsorption; Copper; Zinc

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