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 most often treated with powerful psychiatric drugs that have serious side-effects. See more on ADHD/ADD.
Electroshock therapy shoots up to 460 volts of electricity into a patient's brain; based on an unproven theory that it "resets" the brain. This theory has never been scientifically proven. See more on ECT.
Psychosurgery, such as the lobotomy, involves cutting-up and removing pieces of a patient's brain to "treat" so-called mental disease, but the end result is the same - brain damage. See more on Psychosurgery.
Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) involves passing wires through the skull into the patient's brain. Institutions are experimenting with these procedures on "mentally" ill patients. See more on Deep Brain Stimulation.
Schizophrenia is usually treated with harmful antipsychotics despite their proven risks and studies showing patient improvement after they stop taking them. See more on Schizophrenia.
Bipolar is treated with mood stabilising drugs to "balance" a chemical imbalance in the brain. No scientific test can prove this chemical imbalance theory. See more on "brain-chemical imbalance".
Today, psychiatric disorder diagnoses in mental clinics will almost always result in receiving a prescription for medication. But are these drugs the "miracle pill" hospital psychiatrists say they are? Actually, no. These drugs produce many damaging side-effects. Read more on psych drug side effects.
Ironically, psychiatric rehab centres in Northern Cape treat drug and alcohol addiction with substitute drugs and medications that can be just as addictive.
Dementia patients are generally treated with strong mind-altering drugs as well as electroshock "therapy" that sadly causes the premature and unnecessary deaths of elderly patients. Read more on dementia treatments.
Looking to Find Local Psychiatric Hospitals in Northern Cape?
If you are searching for a local psychiatric care clinic in Northern Cape near you then find out more about what to expect from their local mental health services. See our psychiatric publications here.
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