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Looking for Psychiatric Hospitals in North West?

Are you are searching for a nearby psychiatric institution in North West Province or mental facility that provides local mental health services in North West? If you are looking for an emergency, outpatient, inpatient, adult, adolescent or children's mental hospital in the province to treat any behavioural or personality disorders, schizophrenia, bipolar, anxiety or depression, you should first find out about the programmes, treatments and therapies that are practiced in North West psychiatric hospitals and what precisely the results of these "therapies" are.

Since 1969, The Citizens Commission on Human Rights has been helping to reform the mental health industry, seeing that psychiatric hospitals, homes and psychiatrists in North West are held accountable for their harmful treatment of mental patients, not only locally in North West province and across South Africa, but internationally.
Psychiatric Hospitals in North West


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Local North West Mental Institutions and Psychiatric Homes

Psychiatric Hospitals in North West ProvinceMental institutions, psychiatric homes, wards and clinics in North West are facilities that specialise in using damaging medical procedures to "correct" mental health disorders.

Psychiatric facilities haven't developed far from those institutions of the early 1800s. Modern psychiatric hospitals in North West may have cunningly cloaked their therapies and treatments with medical legitimacy, by using white-coated assistants and modern looking equipment in a clinical settings, but in stead of being flogged and chained, psychiatric patients are given heavy doses of harmful mind-altering drugs - and if a patient does resist they are forcibly restrained and chemically sedated. None of this, though, is helpful in the care of the patient - but then, 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 in a local psychiatric hospital in North West province can be worse than being imprisoned, as without any trial, you can have all of your rights taken away, be sent to a mental institution where you are involuntarily treated, and to remain indefinitely if a psychiatrist deems it necessary. So, if you want to know what a modern psychiatric health facility in North West is like, just ask someone who has been misfortune to have been a patient in one. If you are searching for a nearby private or government psychiatric facility in North West to admit yourself or another; think again.


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Tests and Assessments in Mental Hospitals in North West Province

North West Province Psychiatric Hospitals Assessments, Tests and DiagnosisDespite the massive funding of government psychiatric hospitals in North West province using taxpayer's money; and the huge health insurance payouts made to North West's private psychiatric clinics for treatments, just how safe and effective are these mental health treatments and procedures?

Well, here's a fact to think about regarding the psychiatric assessments and treatments used in mental hospitals and clinics - none are based on science. When you receive a mental health doctor's evaluation in a nearby North West psychiatric ward, or anywhere else as far as that is concerned, you are being tested by psychiatrists and hospital staff based on what they "think" is wrong with you. No actual medical examinations or tests in any mental health clinic or hospital in North West, or elsewhere, can reveal any actual cause for a behavioural or mental disorder. You are being lied to if you are being told differently and should get real medical advice (not from a psychiatrist).

With no real science to base mental health tests and treatments on, patients in psych hospital wards face many dangers due to the absence of scientific knowledge, not only in local psychiatric facilities in North West but worldwide.

Today, many medical errors, failures, and abuses occur in mental institutions in North West province and across South Africa, as well as internationally. If you are considering admitting someone or yourself to a nearby mental hospital in North West, you need to know that some of the most horrific human rights violations are perpetrated inside privately owned and government psychiatric hospitals. Instead of being given proper comfort and mental health care, patients can be forced into psychiatric detention against their will, restrained, drugged, beaten, sexually abused, declined real medical attention, locked up in solitude and experimented upon.


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North West Province Psychiatric Hospital Mental Health Services

Psychiatric Hospitals in North West Province Mental Health Treatments and ServicesIn mental health facilities in North West there is no mental healing. Psychiatric disorders are generally masked by prescribing strong mind-altering drugs or by using invasive psychiatric treatments that may alleviate the "symptoms" but they don't handle the real cause.

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

Psychiatric Therapies and Treatments Used in Mental Institutions in North West

With heavy health insurance payments and government funds, local government and private mental hospitals in North West province are able to rake in huge amounts of money for mental therapies that actually don't work. Regardless of a patient's status - inpatient or outpatient - the basis of any mental health treatment is the same - masking the symptoms of mental illness without any cure. Mental health services performed in psychiatric institutions in North West use force to overwhelm a patient's problems. These treatments only suppress symptoms, they don't cure. Here are some hospital treatments used for mental disorders:

  • ADHD/ADD Treatment in North West

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) are generally treated in clinics with psychiatric drugs that have damaging side-effects. See more on ADHD/ADD.

  • (ECT) Electroconvulsive Therapy in North West Province

Electroshock therapy (ECT) - shoots up to 460 volts of electricity through a patient's brain, all based on the idea that it "resets" the brain but this is scientifically unproven. See more on ECT treatment.

  • Psychosurgery for Mental Health Disorders

Psychosurgery treatment such as the lobotomy involves cutting-up and removing pieces of a patient's brain to "treat" mental disease, but the result is the same - brain damage. See more on Psychosurgery.

  • Brain Implants: The Latest Psychiatric Behavioural Treatments

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) involves passing wires through the skull and into the brain. Mental institutions are experimenting with these on the "mentally" ill. See more on Deep Brain Stimulation.

  • Schizophrenia Treatment in North West

Schizophrenia is usually treated with harmful antipsychotic medications despite their proven dangers and despite studies that show that when patients stop taking them, they improve. See more on Schizophrenia.

  • Bipolar Disorder Treatments

Bipolar Disorder is treated with damaging mood stabilizer drugs to "balance" a chemical imbalance in the brain. There is no scientific test to prove a chemical imbalance. See more on "brain-chemical imbalance".

  • Depression, Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, Etc.

Today, a diagnosis in a North West psychiatric clinic almost 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 multiple dangerous side effects that are sometimes permanent. See more on psychiatric drug side effects.

  • Alcohol and Drug Addiction Psychiatric Rehab in North West Province

Ironically, psychiatric rehabilitation centres in North West treat drug and alcohol addiction with substitute medications that can be just as addictive and more so.

  • Dementia Treatments in North West Psychiatric Homes

Dementia is treated with powerful mind-changing medications as well as electroshock "therapy" that sadly, causes unnecessary and premature deaths in geriatric patients. See more on dementia treatments.


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Searching to Find Local Psychiatric Hospitals in North West?

If you are looking for a nearby mental health facility in North West 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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