About a year ago I saw a documentary on TLC about January Schofield, an extraordinary young girl who was diagnosed with early onset schizophrenia, and her amazing parents who dedicated their lives to making their daughter’s as meaningful as possible, even going so far as to have 2 apartments- 1 for each parent and sibling- January and younger brother Bodie, for the protection of the brother, as Jani had anger rages as a part of her symptoms. The story progresses- Jani has a dedicated staff of professions at their local hospital and in the private sector. They struggle to get her meds adjusted- lithium and thorazine. I was most stricken about the ‘early onset’ portion of her condition, as well as the audio and visual hallucinations she had- many including numbers, like 47 or 12, and she had some friends that no one could see but her and they often had number names, such as ‘7′. The story was so compelling to me because I never had witnessed first hand the degree of disturbance this young girl had.
A few weeks ago I saw a re-run of the documentary followed by a sequel- how Jani is doing now, and a little more about the brother Bodhi. Bodhi had now been diagnosed autistic, and also began showing behaviors similar to that of Jani, and when he blurted out “19″ my heart sank and I knew… schizophrenic siblings! My mind started racing. These parents have gone to the ends of the earth to try to help their children, yet for folks whose diligence has left no stone seemingly unturned , never did I hear about them trying homeopathy, Bach flower remedies, light and sound therapy, Chinese herbs, charka balancing, Sai Sanjeevini patterns, or dowsing. I am no expert on this condition but if I had a daughter such as Jani I would be trying to partner with top homeopaths and metaphysical healers- I would be dowsing daily regarding her meds (and I am sure they would not be Lithium) and also dowsing for the best modality to heal my daughter, from whatever realm or plane. She would be under the care of an astro-psychologist and have regular reflexology and reiki treatments (along with all the great life-enriching support she is getting thanks to her fabulous parents). And the same for the son as well, who seems to have a double condition- autism and schizophrenia (although he is still too young to receive the official diagnosis of schizophrenic). Dr Judyth Ullman boasts great success using homeopathy for schizophrenic patients and reminds us the remedy selection is very individual. Reading around on the homeopathic forums, I see thuja and anacardoum (both at the 200c dose) used with success also silcia and arum met. So there is still SO much out there alternatively, for Mr and Mrs Schofield to try.
The National Alliance On Mental Heath says “Schizophrenia is a major psychiatric illness. Symptoms usually begin in late adolescence or early adulthood. Numerous studies have found that about one in every 100 people around the world has the disorder. However, schizophrenia with an onset in adolescence (prior to age 18) is less common and an onset of the disorder in childhood (before age 13) is exceedingly rare. It is thought that at most one in every 100 adults with schizophrenia develops it in childhood.” So then why all these ‘early onset’ cases such as the Schofield kids and all the others like them (some as young as 5 and with multiple disorders) featured in the documentary? A recent study showed a 7 fold increased risk of schizophrenia in vaccinated children, and I think we have our answer.