DR Xxxxx : Treatment & Prognosis of Depressions
in the Paill Spectrum Disease Model
There is no magic cure for people who have a long history of depressive illness. Only long term symptom minimisation. The damage has already been done. Without treatment however, this Paill Spectrum condition continues to progress.
Paill Spectrum treatment comes as a package deal. All of the types of nutritional and antibiotic therapy are critical to the long-term treatment success. Bizarre events may occur with treatment, though predominantly with second line therapies. The therapies promoted on this web site are freely promoted because they are the safest first line treatments that can change the course of the Paill Spectrum
The Paill Spectrum model of disease as developed by Dr. Xxxxx suggests that these are signposts on the road to recovery, not as reasons to abandon treatment.
DR Xxxxx : Predictions of Prognosis for Depression & Related Illnesses in the Paill Spectrum Disease Model
Memory loss : common in Paill Spectrum conditions. Paill Spectrum changes behaviour and function by changing the structure of the brain itself- through damage mechanisms mediated by immunity.
The next phase of the progression of a long term Paill Spectrum depressive illness involves:
- Development of psychotic intensity ideas or beliefs, though these are often “normal” enough to be considered just a bit odd to people who know the affected person.
- Progressive Deterioration of memory
- Loss of Sequencing ability in terms of planning
- Further attacks of depression with episodes of jitters, panic, and anxiety. Sequence memory is especially affected by Paill Spectrum.
The above symptoms are of course very late stage. The key prediction of the Paill Spectrum model is that depending on the age and Paill Spectrum status of the patient, the condition can have a number of different clinical appearances associated with the depression. Yes these people are depressed. But yes, there also seems to be a number of other symptoms often present, that our current understanding of depression does not expect to even exist.
For various reasons, the admission that you are suffering from depression is becoming more mainstream. More and more people and doctors are prepared to accept that people can and do suffer from this illness.
DR Xxxxx : Apparently, they also think that just taking a few pills will make you happy and all will get better. Just keep on taking your meds.
Erasmus : In the Paill Spectrum model, depression is an aggressive progressive disease with many more symptoms than are currently realised. Volatile mood, irritability, panic and anxiety, impulsiveness, anger and rage, memory loss, wired fixations, obsessions and thoughts, chronic fatigue, learning difficulties and bad behaviour are also likely to be seen. In the Paill Spectrum Model, the condition of depression is not distinct to the diagnosis of Bipolar Affective disorder or of psychotic depression.
Dr. AXxxxx : The symptoms just change depending on which bit of brain is cooking off and how bad the cook off is. (Cackle). In Bipolar affective Disorder or Borderline personality disorder describes a predominance of frontal lobe brain damage. Psychotic depression implies the development of deep short circuits, how deep and how bad predisposing the exact thought intruding unwanted into consciousness. Still those doctor idiots think they still just need a good talking to.
Case 1: Comment
DR Xxxxx : This is a long complex history. It shows how symptoms of Paill Spectrum appear over many years, often all the symptoms being apparently unrelated.
Depression, anxiety, panic attacks, jitters, and chronic headaches that no doctor can help. These symptoms all occur embedded in a years long forlorn quest for help from anyone: medical advisors, dietary supplement salespersons, natural therapists, relatives, and friends.
Aches and pains, particularly in the shoulder tendons or in areas like tennis elbow or golfers elbow are seen in this patient. Dizziness, and vague stomach pains are also experienced. The interesting thing is how innocuously the symptoms appear and disappear.
All these symptoms are apparently unrelated. However, there is really only one “significant” disease process behind it all. Treating this one condition will change the prognosis for “all” these symptoms of illness
Nutritional treatments are well known in the non-medical community but are generally not well accepted by the medical fraternity. The Paill Spectrum predicts the finding of previously unknown and unrecognized symptoms such as dyslexic language problems, mood problems, memory problems, growing pains, balance problems and other symptoms.
Kinkajou: Tell me more about treating Depression in PaillSpectrum.
OTC = Over The Counter Meds: but which one? Why?
DR Xxxxx :
Medications for mood and behavioural problems achieve very little in the long term, being predominantly symptomatic. Going Nowhere in Circles.
Brain Damage has occurred and is occurring. It is this process that needs to be altered.
Simply put, the symptoms a patient has depends on which parts of the brain are affected and to what extent. It is almost not worth focusing on the symptoms a person has. What is far more important is the process that is doing the damage.
Pills for Ills?
Erasmus : The Paill Spectrum model predicts that substantial benefit can occur in a person's clinical state. The word "cure" is best not used for a number of reasons.
Kinkajou: No. I think you cannot undo brain damage. As I see it, the goal is to alter the extent and severity of the process doing the damage.
DR Xxxxx : Genetic Factors in the Depressive Disorders
There is a familial increased risk amongst siblings (brothers and sisters), of affected individuals. However, the pattern of inheritance is complex or polygenic. No single gene or group of genes appears to confer risk for appearance / progression of symptoms.
Paill Spectrum as the basic damage mechanism for the Depressions, of course shows the same pattern of genetic risk in the development of the disorder. The genetic involvement can be readily predicted from the risk factors for Paill Spectrum disease progression.
There are no gene defects known to cause Depression. That is because Depression and related disorders are not due to genetic defects. Normal people have normal kids who develop problems due to agents to which they are exposed. Bad luck, but nutrition has a major role to play in underlining genetic susceptibilities.
The Paill Spectrum model would predict that psychiatric medications may improve the clinical features, but not the prognosis of the disorder. Modern medicines used today for Schizophrenia are little better than symptom patch ups.
The responses to the medications are variable with no alteration in long term prognosis in most of the studies done. Exactly as the Paill Spectrum model of this disease would predict.
DR Xxxxx : Tracking Illness Response to Treatment
in the Paill Spectrum Model
Other symptoms of Paill Spectrum will often be found if searched for. Distinct blood test changes will also be found. Patients respond to both nutritional and antibiotic therapies.
Relying solely on antibiotic therapy is unwise with Paill Spectrum.
Herbals meds help:
if you know what and why.
The Paill Spectrum model of disease as developed by Dr. Xxxxx suggests that current psychiatric medications may assist with some of the behavioural quirks associated with the conditions, in giving symptomatic relief in much the same way that Paracetamol (Panadol) gives relief from headaches or fever. The medications make behaviours rapidly better. The psychiatric medications do not change the progress of the Depressive symptoms and do not change the progression of the medical problems.
There is a large body of medical research that has found that many of the psychoactive (psychiatric) medications do not change prognosis for people with behavioural disorders such as Depression, in the long term.
One largely ignored therapy is the use of Essential Fatty Acids. There is a good body of evidence advising the use of Omega-3 (Omega 3) and Omega-6 (Omega 6) oils over prolonged periods of time. The work is often ignored, as many doctors are not very comfortable in the use of nutritional therapies. This type of treatment also takes very long periods of time to be effective. If you do the right treatment for a long time, there are often noticeable improvements.
Herbals meds help:
if you know what and why.
Between today and next week, likely the treatment with Omega 3 and Omega 6 oils will make no noticeable difference at all. These "essential oils" need to be used in a specific protocol/ specific combinations for optimal efficiency.
Symptomatic medications achieve better quick symptom responses and so are more often used in therapy. The problem is that the studies do not show any long term benefit with long term treatment by symptomatic medications. Again, exactly as the Paill Spectrum model would predict.
DR Xxxxx : Treatment of Depression & Behavioural Disorders in the Paill Spectrum Model
In the Paill Spectrum model, treatment comes as a package deal. All of the types of nutritional and antibiotic therapy are critical to the long-term treatment success. Bizarre events may occur with treatment, though predominantly with second line therapies such as the more powerful specific antibiotics . Delayed post antibiotic effects occurring at 3-9 months after antibiotic treatment may not even be recognized as being long term post treatment effects by almost all doctors.
The therapies promoted on this web site are freely promoted because they are the safest first line treatments that can change the course of the Paill Spectrum illness causing the Depressive symptoms.
The Paill Spectrum model of disease as developed by Dr. Xxxxx suggests that these are signposts on the road to recovery, not as reasons to abandon treatment. The key with the Paill Spectrum model is knowing what to expect and why. The model predicts these events well
Nutrition can make big changes in your symptoms.
DR Xxxxx : Suggested Basic Treatment:
Natural Health Strategies
Multivitamin: One daily: must contain B12, Folate and Zinc. Using a multivitamin is important: If you have a deficiency of B12 or Folate especially- your immune system can be compromised.
Zinc: One pill daily or twice daily, each pill containing 20-30mg of elemental zinc which is equivalent to 200-300mg of zinc commonly as amino acid chelate. These two sets of numbers are equivalent. They summarise the same dose. One method just weighs the zinc. The other method weighs the zinc and the chemical packing: giving bigger numbers but of course the same amount of zinc.
You can do one bottle of 200 pills and usually 2 bottles of 200 pills without worrying about excess absorption. Zinc is very poorly absorbed by the body and almost everyone in typical western societies is zinc deficient.
Use high-dose zinc and vitamin C. An Adult can take up to 9 zinc pills a day (short-term) if they should choose to try to enhance the action of their immune system – to try to reduce infection. Take this as 3 pills @ 3 times a day with food.
Zinc is very poorly absorbed. The vitamin C taken with each lot of zinc pills will help absorption. Zinc comes as 20 to 30 mg “elemental” pills. This means that the amount of zinc “metal” in each zinc pill weighs approximately 20 to 30 mg.
Another way of describing these pills is that the pills are 200 to 300 mg of zinc as an amino acid chelate.
This is exactly the same as the 20 to 30 mg of elemental zinc. In one method of weighing the pill, we just weigh the zinc metal. In the other way of weighing the pill, we weigh the zinc and its chemical packing. These 2 sets of numbers essentially represent the same sized pill.
Take Omega 3 (Fish oil) capsules and Omega 6 (Evening Primrose) capsules in a ratio of 2-3:1.
The fish oil can be taken as odorless as the active ingredient of fish oil capsules is odorless and tasteless. The ratio is important.
Once or even twice daily. Higher doses will work faster as the body needs to be saturated with this ingredient to achieve the effect.
So again take 2-3 fish oil capsules with one (1) evening primrose capsule once or twice a day. Twice a day is better. The capsules do not need to be swallowed whole. They can be cut open and mixed with food. Do not heat excessively as this is likely to break up the unsaturated oil structure.
Wheat : a dangerous part of your diet if you are allergic or sensitive to gluten, much of the injury being mediated by nutritional deficiencies it engenders.
Finally, Consider Wheat or gluten reduced diet. For most people a gluten reduced diet achieves the goals and complete gluten exclusion to extent of a celiac diet is unnecessary.
No wheat bread: dark rye bread is ok as is gluten free bread. (Gluten free bread is generally not too popular)
No wheat pasta: gluten free pasta or rice pasta is ok
No wheat cereals: Corn cereals are ok such as corn flakes, Rice cereals are ok such as Rice Bubbles or Cocoa Pops, Oat cereals are Ok.
No biscuits and pastries except gluten free pastries. If you like your sweets; chocolate is ok, jelly lollies and hard sweets are ok, fruit is ok, syrups are ok and dairy and ice cream are ok. Just beware as many people who have gluten issues often have lactose issues with dairy as well.
In general the more illness symptoms you or your child has, the more likely they are to have gluten intolerance and to have a more severe form
Of gluten intolerance. Cause and effect. Gluten intolerance also causes vitamin and mineral malabsorption issues hence the need for vitamin supplements though increasing vitamin levels will still likely improve immune functions even in normal people.