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Searching for Psychiatric Hospitals in KwaZulu-Natal?

Are you are looking for a nearby psychiatric hospital in KwaZulu-Natal or mental institution that provides local mental health services in KwaZulu-Natal province? If you are searching for an inpatient, outpatient, emergency, geriatric, adolescent or children's mental hospital in KZN to treat schizophrenia, bipolar, anxiety, depression, or acute behavioural personality disorders, then you should first be informed about what treatments, programmes and therapies are used in psychiatric facilities and what the effects of those "treatments" are.

Since 1969, The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) has been involved in mental health reform, ensuring psychiatric hospitals, institutions, homes and psychiatrists in KZN are held responsible for their harmful practices on mental health patients, not only locally in KwaZulu-Natal and across South Africa but internationally.
Psychiatric Hospitals in KZN


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Local Mental Institutions in KwaZulu-Natal

Psychiatric Hospitals in KZNMental institutions, mental health clinics and psychiatric hospitals in KZN are facilities that specialise in using harmful treatments to "correct" mental health disorders.

Mental hospitals haven't developed very far from the institutions of the early 1800s. Modern psychiatric hospitals in KwaZulu-Natal may have deceptively cloaked their medical legitimacy and procedures by using clinical hospital settings, modern sophisticated-looking equipment and white-coated hospital staff, but instead of being chained and flogged, mental hospital patients are given large doses of psychiatric medications - and if they resist and protest are forcibly restrained and chemically sedated. None of this however is of any benefit to the patient, physically or mentally - but then again, even the top psychiatrists in the world admit they can't "cure".

"The time when psychiatrists considered that they could cure the mentally ill is gone. In the future, the mentally ill will have to learn to live with their illness." Norman Sartorius - President, World Psychiatric Association, 1993-1999

Being admitted to a local psychiatric institution in KwaZulu-Natal can be worse than being imprisoned, as with no trial, you can lose all of your rights, be subjected to involuntarily psychiatric treatments and remain hospitalized indefinitely, all on a psychiatrist's say-so. And if you really want to find out what a modern psychiatric hospital in KZN is like, ask someone who has been misfortunate of being a mental patient in one. So, if you are looking for a local government or private psychiatric hospital in KwaZulu-Natal to admit another or yourself; think again.


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Assessments, Evaluations and Tests in Mental Hospitals in KZN

KwaZulu-Natal Psychiatric Hospitals Assessments, Tests and DiagnosisDespite the tremendous amount of funds poured into government psychiatric hospitals in KwaZulu-Natal, using taxpayer's money, and huge health insurance payouts to private psychiatric hospitals in KZN for treatment of mental patients, just how safe and effective are mental hospital treatments in the province?

Well, think about this for a second or two. Evaluations, assessments, mental health diagnoses and treatments in psychiatric clinics in KwaZulu-Natal are not based on science. When you receive a psychiatric evaluation or assessment in a mental hospital in KZN, or anywhere else for that matter, you are being assessed by hospital psychiatrists and clinical staff based on invalid "science" and what they "think" is wrong with you. No genuine medical tests in any KwaZulu-Natal mental health hospital, clinic or home, can genuinely reveal any mental behavioural disorder in a person. If you are told otherwise you are being lied to and you should seek the advice from a real medical professional (not from a psychiatrist).

With no science to base psychiatric hospital assessments and treatments on, patients in psychiatric wards face many dangers due to a lack of scientific understanding, not only in local psychiatric hospitals in KwaZulu-Natal but worldwide.

Today, many medical failures, errors and abuses occur in mental institutions and clinics across KwaZulu-Natal province and South Africa as well as internationally. If you are considering admitting yourself or another to a nearby psychiatric hospital in KwaZulu-Natal you should know that some of the worst human rights violations are committed inside privately owned hospitals and government funded mental institutions. Instead of receiving proper medical care and comfort, mental health patients can be detained against their will, beaten, restrained, drugged, sexually abused, denied real medical care, experimented upon and locked up in isolation.


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KwaZulu-Natal Psychiatric Hospital Services and Treatments

Psychiatric Hospitals in KwaZulu Natal Mental Health Treatments and ServicesIn mental health facilities and psychiatric hospitals in KwaZulu-Natal there is no mental healing. Mental disorders are usually masked with powerful mind-altering medications and brutal invasive mental health treatments and procedures that may alleviate "symptoms" but they don't address the real cause.

In a 2002 survey of medical doctors, when asked to distinguish between a "mental disorder" and physical illness, 65% of non-psychiatric physicians said that physical examinations and clinical diagnostic testing should be used to first rule out physical problems.

Psychiatric Therapies and Treatments Used in Mental Institutions in KwaZulu-Natal

Receiving heavy government funds and health insurance payouts, local private and government psychiatric hospitals in KwaZulu-Natal province are able to rake in massive amounts of money for mental health treatments that effectively don't work. Regardless of patient status; whether needing emergency psychiatric treatment, an inpatient or outpatient at a psychiatric clinic in KZN, the basis of any mental treatment is the same - masking the symptoms only and not to cure mental illness. Psychiatric services and treatments used in mental institutions in KwaZulu-Natal use force to overwhelm a patient's problems. These treatments suppress the symptoms of mental upset, they don't cure. The following are mental treatments and services can you expect in a hospital, ward, clinic, or home:

  • ADHD/ADD Treatments in KwaZulu-Natal

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) in KwaZulu-Natal

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 to Treat Mental Disorders

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.

  • Brain Implants: The Latest Psychiatric Treatments for Behavioural Disorders

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 Treatments in KwaZulu-Natal

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 Treatment in KwaZulu-Natal

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".

  • Depression, Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, Etc.

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.

  • Alcohol and Drug Addiction Psychiatric Rehab in KwaZulu-Natal

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 Treatments in KwaZulu-Natal Psychiatric Homes

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.


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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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CCHR South Africa DVDFree Information Kit

Restoring Human Rights and Dignity to the Field of Mental Health

What should you know about psychiatry’s “cures” in the name of mental health? How valid are psychiatrists’ diagnoses—and how safe are their drugs?

The answers are contained in this information kit, which is provided free to legislators, government officials, medical and legal professionals, and human rights and advocacy organizations.
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