CCHR and South African citizens together protest The South African Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions (SAACAPAP) convention.
Published by CCHR SA - 25/5/2019
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are usually treated in clinics with psychiatric medications and drugs that have harmful side-effects. See more on ADHD/ADD.
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) - shoots up to 460 volts of electricity through a patient's brain; based on the theory that it "resets" the brain but never scientifically proven. See more on ECT treatment.
Psychosurgery, such as a lobotomy, is cutting-up and removing pieces of a patient's brain to "treat" mental health disorders, but the end results are the same - brain damage. See more on Psychosurgery.
Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) involves passing wires through the skull into the brain. Psychiatric institutions are experimenting with these on "mentally" ill patients. See more on Deep Brain Stimulation.
Schizophrenia is generally treated with antipsychotics despite their proven risks and despite studies showing patient improvement when they stop taking these drugs. See more on Schizophrenia.
Bipolar Disorder is treated with dangerous mood stabilizer drugs to "balance" a chemical imbalance in the brain. No physical scientific test can prove this chemical imbalance. See more on "brain-chemical imbalance".
Today, a diagnosis in a psychiatric clinic almost always results in a prescription of a psychiatric drug. But are these drugs the "miracle pill" that clinic psychiatrists say they are? Actually, no. These drugs come with many dangerous side effects that are sometimes permanent. Read more on psychiatric drug side effects.
Ironically, psychiatric rehabilitation centres in KwaZulu-Natal treat alcohol and drug addiction with substitute medications and drugs that can be just as addictive and more so.
Dementia is treated with powerful mind-altering drugs as well as electroshock "treatment" that sadly, cause premature and unnecessary deaths in elderly patients. Read more on dementia treatments.
Looking to Find Local Psychiatric Hospitals in KwaZulu-Natal?
If you are searching for a local psychiatric hospital in KZN near you then find out more about what to expect from their local mental health services and treatments. See our psychiatric publications here.
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