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
(ADHD) Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and (ADD) Attention Deficit Disorder are usually treated in psychiatric clinics with medications that have harmful side-effects. See more on ADHD/ADD.
(ECT) Electroshock therapy - involves shooting up to 460 volts of electricity through a patient's brain, all based on the theory that it "resets" the brain but this is scientifically unproven. See more on ECT treatment.
Psychosurgery treatment like the lobotomy is cutting-up and removing pieces of a patient's brain to "treat" mental diseases, but the results are the same - brain damage. See more on Psychosurgery.
(DBS) Deep Brain Stimulation involves threading wires through the skull and into the brain. Psychiatric hospitals are experimenting with these on the "mentally" ill. See more on Deep Brain Stimulation.
Schizophrenia is usually treated with antipsychotics despite their proven risks and despite studies that show that when patients stop taking these drugs, they improve. See more on Schizophrenia.
Bipolar Disorder is treated with harmful mood stabilizer medications to "balance" a chemical imbalance in the brain. There is no scientific test to prove a chemical imbalance. See more on "brain-chemical imbalance".
Today, a diagnosis in a Limpopo mental health clinic nearly always results in a prescription for a psychiatric drug. But these drugs are NOT the "miracle pill" hospital psychiatrists say they are. These drugs come with a host of dangerous and sometimes permanent side effects. See more on psychiatric drug side effects.
Ironically, psychiatric rehabilitation centres in Limpopo 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 medications as well as electroshock "treatment" that sadly, cause premature and unnecessary deaths in geriatric patients. See more on dementia treatments.
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If you are looking for a local psychiatric clinic in Limpopo near you then find out more about what to expect from their local mental health services and treatments. See our psychiatric publications here.
■ Louis Trichardt