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Looking for Psychiatric Hospitals in Eastern Cape?

Are you are searching for a local psychiatric hospital in Eastern Cape or nearby mental facility that offers mental health services in Eastern Cape province? If you are looking for an emergency, inpatient, outpatient, geriatric, child or adolescent mental hospital to treat depression, schizophrenia, bipolar, anxiety, or other behavioural personality disorders, then you should first find out what treatments, programmes and therapies are used in Eastern Cape psychiatric institutions and exactly what the effects of those "treatments" are.

Since 1969, The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) has been involved in reforming mental health, ensuring psychiatric institutions, hospitals and psychiatrists in Eastern Cape are held accountable for their harmful procedures on mental health patients, not only locally in Eastern Cape and across South Africa but internationally.
Psychiatric Hospitals in Eastern Cape

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Psychiatric Hospitals in Eastern CapePsychiatric institutions, mental health clinics and psychiatric hospitals in Eastern Cape are facilities that specialise in using damaging treatments to "correct" mental health disorders.

Mental institutions haven't developed far from those of the early 1800s. Modern-day mental hospitals in Eastern Cape may have deceptively masked their medical legitimacy and procedures with sophisticated-looking equipment in clinical hospital settings and white-coated hospital staff, but in place of being chained and flogged, mental patients are given large doses of psychiatric drugs - and if they protest and resist are restrained and chemically sedated against their will. None of this however is any benefit to the patient, physically or mentally - 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 admitted to a local Eastern Cape psychiatric institution can be worse than being put in prison, since with no trial, you can lose your rights, be subjected to mental treatments involuntarily and stay hospitalised indefinitely, all on a psychiatrist's say-so. And if you want to find out what a modern psychiatric hospital in Eastern Cape is like, ask someone who has been unlucky enough to be a mental patient in one. So, if you are looking for nearby government or private mental hospitals in Eastern Cape to admit another or yourself; think again.

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Eastern Cape Psychiatric Hospitals Assessments, Tests and DiagnosisDespite the tremendous funding of Eastern Cape government psychiatric hospitals, using taxpayer's money, and mamouth health insurance payouts to private psychiatric clinics in Eastern Cape for treatment of mental patients, just how safe and effective are these mental hospital treatments in the province?

Well, think about this and let it sink in. Mental health assessments, evaluations, diagnoses, therapies and treatments in psychiatric hospitals and clinics are not based on science. When you receive a psychiatric test or evaluation in a mental hospital in the Eastern Cape, or anywhere else, you are being assessed by hospital psychiatric clinical staff based on invalid "science" and what they "think" is wrong with you. No scientific medical tests in any mental hospital, clinic, or ward, can genuinely identify any mental behavioural disorder in a patient. If you are told otherwise you are being lied to and you should seek medical 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 mental hospitals in Eastern Cape but worldwide.

Today, many medical failures, errors and abuses occur in mental health facilities across Eastern Cape province and South Africa as well as internationally. If you are considering admitting yourself or another to a local psychiatric hospital in Eastern Cape you should understand that some of the most despicable violations of human rights are committed inside government funded mental institutions and privately owned hospitals. Instead of receiving proper comfort and medical care, psychiatric patients can be unwillingly detained, drugged, beaten, restrained, sexually abused, denied real medical care and attention, experimented upon and locked up in isolation.

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Psychiatric Hospitals in Eastern Cape Mental Health Treatments and ServicesIn mental health hospitals and psychiatric facilities in Eastern Cape there is no mental healing. Mental disorders are usually masked with strong mind-altering drugs and invasive mental health therapies 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 Treatments and Therapies Used in Mental Institutions in Eastern Cape

Receiving colossal government funds and health insurance payouts, local government and private psychiatric hospitals in Eastern Cape province are able to rake in huge sums of money for mental treatments that don't work. Regardless of patient status; whether an inpatient or outpatient or needing emergency psychiatric treatment at a hospital in Eastern Cape, the basis of any mental treatment is the same - masking the symptoms only and not curing mental illness. Psychiatric services and treatments used in mental facilities use force to overwhelm a patient's problems. These treatments suppress the symptoms of mental upset, they don't cure, and so you can find yourself on a never-ending cycle of damaging mental health programmes and therapies. The following are mental treatments and services can you expect in a psychiatric hospital ward, clinic, or home:

  • ADHD/ADD Treatments in Eastern Cape

Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are usually treated in clinics with psychiatric medications that have harmful side-effects such as Ritalin. See more on ADHD/ADD.

  • Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) in Eastern Cape

Electroshock therapy shoots up to 460 volts of electricity through a patient's brain; based on the theory that it "resets" the brain but has never been scientifically proven. See more on ECT treatment.

  • Psychosurgery to Treat Mental Disorders

Psychosurgery, such as the lobotomy, is cutting-up and removing pieces of a patient's brain to "treat" mental 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 Eastern Cape

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 Eastern Cape

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 the 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 Eastern Cape

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

  • Dementia Treatments in Eastern Cape Psychiatric Homes

Dementia is treated with powerful mind-altering drugs as well as ECT electroshock "treatment" that sadly, cause premature and unnecessary deaths in elderly patients. Read more on dementia treatments.

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Searching to Find Local Psychiatric Hospitals in Eastern Cape?

If you are looking for a local psychiatric hospital in Eastern Cape 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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