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

Since 1969, The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) has been involved in the reform of the field of mental health, ensuring mental hospitals, psychiatric homes and psychiatrists in Gauteng are held accountable for their harmful practices on mental health patients, not only locally in Gauteng and across South Africa but internationally.
Psychiatric Hospitals in Gauteng

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Local Mental Institutions and Psychiatric Homes in Gauteng

Psychiatric Hospitals in GautengPsychiatric hospitals, mental health clinics and mental institutions in Gauteng are facilities that specialize in using harmful treatments to "correct" mental disorders.

Mental institutions haven't progressed very far from those of the early 1800s. Modern psychiatric hospitals in Gauteng may have deceptively cloaked their procedures with medical legitimacy using a hospital setting, white-coated assistants and modern sophisticated-looking equipment, but instead of being flogged and chained, mental patients are given heavy doses of psychiatric medications - and if they resist are forcibly restrained and chemically sedated. None of this, of course, is physically or mentally beneficial for the patient - 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 in a local psychiatric institution in Gauteng can be worse than being in prison, as without a trial, you can be sent to a psych hospital, treated involuntarily, lose all your rights and remain there indefinitely, all on the say-so of a psychiatrist. And if you really want to find out what a modern mental health hospital in Gauteng is like, just ask anyone who has been misfortunate of having been a mental patient in one. So, if you are searching for nearby private or government psychiatric hospitals in Gauteng to admit yourself or another; think again.

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Assessments, Evaluations and Tests in Mental Hospitals in Gauteng

Gauteng Psychiatric Hospitals Assessments, Tests and DiagnosisDespite the huge funding of government psychiatric hospitals in Gauteng using taxpayer's money; and massive health insurance fees paid out to private psychiatric homes in Gauteng for mental patients, just how safe and effective are psychiatric hospital treatments in the province?

Well, consider this and let it sink in for a second or two. Mental health diagnoses and treatments in psychiatric clinics are not based on science. When you receive a psychiatric evaluation or assessment in a mental hospital in Gauteng, or anywhere else for that matter, you are simply being assessed by local hospital psychiatrists and clinical staff based on what they "think" is wrong with you. No genuine medical tests in any Gauteng mental health hospital or clinic can reveal any behavioural or mental disorder. If you are told otherwise you are being lied to and you should seek real medical advice (not from a psychiatrist).

The following cases illustrate the dangers of what happens in psychiatric units and wards due to a lack of scientific understanding; but not only in local nearby psychiatric hospitals in Gauteng:

    • A 53-year-old father suffering from multiple sclerosis (MS) died after being medicated in a psych hospital due to his "hostile, cursing behaviour." Hospital staff thought "MS" on his admission form meant "mental status."

    • 19 year old John McCloskey was savagely sodomized with a broom-like handle in a psychiatric ward that his bowel was torn and liver punctured. He became violently ill, lapsed into a coma, and died 14 months later.

    • 17 year old Kelly Stafford agreed to voluntary psychiatric hospitalization. Expecting respite from family problems she was kept for 309 days, many in darkness with arms and legs strapped for months at a time.

    • A 70-year-old mother experiencing headaches and nausea, stopped eating and talking, died 24 hours after electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). The autopsy revealed she had a brain stem complication [not depression].

    • A hospital psychiatrist recommended ECT to make a husband's wife, Dorothy, feel better. Aware of her earlier heart attacks, he administered ECT treatment that killed her.

This is a small sample of medical failures, errors and abuses that occur in mental institutions and clinics today in Gauteng province and across South Africa and internationally. If you are considering admitting someone or your self to a nearby psychiatric hospital in Gauteng you should know that some of the worst human rights violations are committed inside privately owned or government funded psychiatric institutions. Instead of receiving comfort and proper care, mental hospital patients are detained against their will, drugged, restrained, beaten, sexually abused, denied real medical care, experimented upon and locked up in isolation.

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Gauteng Psychiatric Hospital Mental Health Services and Treatments

Psychiatric Hospitals in Gauteng Mental Health Treatments and ServicesIn mental health facilities and psychiatric hospitals in Gauteng there is no mental healing. Psychiatric disorders are usually masked with the prescription of powerful mind-altering medications or invasive mental health 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 employed to first rule out physical problems.

Psychiatric Treatments Used in Mental Institutions in Gauteng

With heavy government funding and health insurance payouts, local government and private psychiatric hospitals in Gauteng province are able to rake in huge sums of money for psychiatric treatments that effectively don't work. Regardless of patient status; whether an inpatient, outpatient or wanting emergency mental hospital treatment, the basis of any psychiatric treatment is the same - to mask the symptoms only and not cure mental illness. Psychiatric services and treatments used in mental institutions in Gauteng use force to overwhelm a patient's problems. These treatments suppress symptoms, they don't cure. Here are some hospital treatments used for psychiatric disorders:

    • ADHD/ADD Treatments in Gauteng Psychiatric Clinics

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

    • Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) in Gauteng Psychiatric Hospitals

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) - shooting up to 460 volts of electricity through a patient's brain is based on the theory that it "resets" the brain but has never been scientifically proven. See more on ECT treatment.

    • Psychosurgery for Mental Health Disorders

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

    • Brain Implants: The Latest Psychiatric Behavioural Treatments

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 Treatment in Gauteng Mental Hospitals

Schizophrenia is generally 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 Treatment in Gauteng Psychiatric Care Facitlites

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

    • Depression, Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders and Everything In-between

Today, a psychiatric clinic diagnosis almost always results in the prescription of a psychiatric drug. But are these drugs the "miracle pill" that hospital psychiatrists say they are? Actually, no. These drugs come with a host of horrific and sometimes permanent side effects. See more on psychiatric drug side effects.

    • Alcohol and Drug Addiction Rehab in Gauteng Psychiatric Rehabilitation Centres

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

    • Dementia Treatments in Gauteng Psychiatric Homes

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

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Searching to Find Local Psychiatric Hospitals in Gauteng?

If you are looking for a local psychiatric clinic in Gauteng 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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Benoni
Sandton
Alberton
Midrand
Randburg
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Bryanston
Boksburg
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Fourways
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Edenvale
Krugersdorp
East Rand
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Midstream
Sunninghill
Rosebank
Vereeniging
Garden City
Soweto
Linksfield
West Rand
Springs
Parktown

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