Mumbai-based life coach and his views on how all mental health issues including bipolar disease and schizophrenia and degenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s can be cured without medication has been a point of contention for the medical community. Now, he has claimed that autism can also be “cured 100%” without medicines. These claims have been challenged as being misleading by activists in the field who have also appraised the Maharashtra Medical Council (MMC) of the issue.
In recent times, articles about Mantry – who previously introduced himself as a CA, life coach, and a mental health consultant but now refers to himself as a doctor – and his team’s mind mapping method that has found the causes behind autism and ways to cure the condition have appeared in various mainstream media. Activists from across the country have reached out to Maharashtra Medical Council, seeking action against Mantry.
In their communication with the council, the National Platform for Rights of the Disabled said that the claims made by the person who uses lots of titles and designations are devoid of any scientific basis. These dubious claims, they added, would only end up undoing all the progress made over the years in empowering autistic children and their families. In fact, this could lure the families into trying out ineffective “treatment” provided by unqualified people, playing upon their vulnerabilities and exploiting them out of Rs 50-60 lakh.