Navy Seal got a psychotic disorder after “groundbreaking” brain stimulation therapy that made him believe he was a “nuclear weapon” that got out of hand
- Johnathan Surmont struggled with PTSD after tours in the Middle East
- He sought help from Dr. Kevin Murphy who used electromagnetic therapy
- He suffered a malfunction due to the amount of treatment he received from him
A naval connection suffered a psychotic disorder after receiving electromagnetic therapy that made him believe he was a “nuclear weapon” after months of treatment.
Johnathan Surmont lived in San Diego when he sought treatment with a post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) with oncologist Dr. Kevin Murphy.
Mr. Surmont, 45, had a hard time after traveling in the Middle East and Asia and was referred to Murphy, who gave Mr. Surmount 234 treatments of an unproven form of brain therapy.
Dr. Murphy had used transcranial magnetic stimulation that changes the brain network.
Navy Seal Johnathan Surmont (pictured above) suffered a failure after receiving more than 200 sessions of electromagnetic therapy
The US Food and Drug Administration has approved the therapy for conditions such as migraine and compulsive disorders.
Dr. Murphy worked with the technology for six years and now claims to be a “pioneer in space” because of his “personalized” version of treatment, despite the fact that there is no research that his version of therapy is effective.
Speak against inewssource, Mr. Surmount has now revealed how Dr. Murphy continued to treat him when he had undergone manic behavior, but claimed that he still “loved the doctor,” even though he had had a manic failure due to his treatment.
Mr. Surmount claimed that Dr. Murphy ‘had pushed over the edge’ with the sessions.
In 2015, Mr. Surmount received magnetic resonance therapy, which initially worked but had become less effective.
Mr. Surmount (above) claimed that Dr. Murphy “pushed him over the edge” with the treatment
He had come close to Dr. Murphy who had worked in the same Newport center where he was being treated.
In 2016 he turned to Dr. Murphy for help. He treated Mr. Surmount for free and Mr. Surmount claimed that there was “a lot of crafting at the time” and that he was “learning.”
Surmount continued to receive Dr. Murphy’s treatment, but in January 2017, after 159 treatments, Mr. Surmount’s behavior changed. He became irritable and had a high increased energy, and experts say that treatment must be stopped at this time.
Dr. Murphy continued to treat him for months.
Mr. Surmont (pictured above with his dog) had believed he auditioned for a role in a film about his own life
On August 27, Mr. Surmount had received more than 200 courses of treatment and claims that he “started following directions” and “chased cannibals.”
He started to believe he auditioned for a role in a film about his life.
Because of this he started playing the cameras that he thought they were following him. He would break into people and cause destruction.
“I thought I was actually a nuclear weapon,” Surmont said. He was arrested several times for his actions.
A month later he climbed on the roof of a neighbor and broke a celestial light before he walked away.
After he was arrested, he thought Dr. Murphy would come and help him. He then went through two years of hearings where he was called “crazy.”
After having had the breakdown, he said that if he was with Dr. Murphy could speak, he would ask him “how about it.”
‘Why would you do that? Serious. All the work, everything that puts you at risk, for what?
“I still love Kevin Murphy. I still get what he is trying to do, but I don’t think he will succeed if he doesn’t recognize the importance of people going beyond research topics. ”
Dr. Murphy rejected all claims that he caused the failure and said he had not seen Mr. Surmount in the six months before he had the failure.
He added that Mr. Surmont did not show up for treatment at this time, but admitted that some of his medical records were not “accurate” and that he did not write notes every time he observed Mr. Surmont.