There is a clear link between biochemistry and the criminal’s brain that can affects behaviour
William Walsh became interested in why we still didn’t know why criminals have bad behaviour, in particular, he wanted to find out what made a person violent. When he realized that sometimes a person’s environment can alter their behaviour (i.e. having a poor upbringing) he also found there were many violent criminals who came from good families.
This lead to Walsh coming up with the theory that it has something to do with brain chemistry.
Walsh’s lab studies revealed that he was right about the brain chemistry in criminals being different to other people’s
One of his findings shows that the amount of metals in a criminal (such as zinc, manganese, and copper) were aberrant compared to law-abiding citizens. Walsh developed different kinds of violent people from his studies.
Sociopaths who were extremely deficient in zinc and were suffering from low blood spermine, pyrrole disorder, and undermethylation. All of which caused a bad brain chemistry. Those with pyrrole disorder were also dangerously low in B6 which produces adverse reactions on how the brain functions, including the ability to read and memory loss.
Children show the best signs of treatment for brain chemistry problems and behaviour problems
Walsh’s research expanded to evaluation 500 violent adults and children. They discovered that adults were much harder to treat as they would improve their behaviour for 6-8 months at the most before they landed back in prison. This was due to illegal drugs and alcohol abuse problems which, of course, had negative effects.
That’s when Walsh decided to delve into treating children. He wanted to try and help them get treatment as early as possible to ensure they didn’t negatively impact the rest of their lives. Violent children who can be treated for brain chemistry issues before they hit puberty were found to have the highest rates of success. The kids in this treatment are on a variety of drugs to help stabilize their brain chemistry, but after they’re done, they slowly come off them and don’t depend on drugs after to keep things in control.
There are approximately six nutrients that are exclusively responsible for brain function
The research that Walsh and his team had been doing revealed that nutrients in the brain were the key in creating neurotransmitters and helping them work effectively. One of the main nutrients was methylation and 70% of those with mental disorders either suffer from undermethylation or overmethylation. They also discovered that many people with mental disorders are deficient in zinc. This is something that pretty much every single person with a mental disorder lacks.
Furthermore, copper was found to be depleted among sociopaths. However, there is hope for people with these disorders.
Nearly 100% of patients were cured when scientists developed a way of normalizing abnormal chemical processed in the brain
There are 100’s of biochemical processes that happen in the body, but trying to determine which ones can be used to treat each individual patient was going to be a very lengthy task. That’s why Walsh focused on the few specific nutrients that affect brain chemistry. They then applied what they could find about these seven or eight nutrient problems in the brain and found the people with mental disorders were always lacking one or more of them.
Nutrient therapy is being developed and the success rate is currently at 95%
Dr. Walsh’s research hasn’t just had positive effects on criminals with brain chemistry problems, it has also helped children with autism and ADHD symptoms as well as people with depression.
He believes that using drugs to treat these conditions can produce good results, however, they bring about a whole other list of problems that then need more drugs to fix – and it becomes a vicious cycle.
People are beginning to listen to what Walsh has to say as he has the data to back it all up. Nutrient therapy could be overtaking psychiatric methods and drugs in the near future.