Need a Local Psychiatrist in Benoni for a Psychiatric Assessment?
It is important to know that psychiatry in Benoni consists, not of methods of healing, but of harmful practices that no self-respecting medical professional would ever call a treatment. As author Edward Shorter
stated in A History of Psychiatry
, psychiatrists have had "a rather poor reputation among their medical colleagues as the dull and the second rate." Despite massive funding increases, psychiatrists in Gauteng have failed to define, let alone cure, the causes of mental problems.
Although the appearance is that modern psychiatry is scientific, it still fumbles around with damaging psychiatric treatments and a complete absence of systematic approach to mental health. The absence of any actual scientific system for diagnosing psychiatric problems by psychiatrists contributes to psychiatry's bad reputation. A psychiatric evaluation in Benoni by a psychiatrist or psychologist is simply nothing but dangerous guesswork to the harm of their Benoni mental health patients.
How Does a Benoni Psychiatrist Diagnose Mental Disorders?
Local psychiatrists in Benoni and South Africa as a whole use a list of so-called mental disorders to compare or judge with against a patient's own symptoms of mental health problems. The most commonly used list of mental disorders for psychiatric diagnosis is compiled in a book called the Diagnostic Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). In 1952 the DSM listed only 112 entries of mental disorders but the number has increased dramatically to 374 in 1994, and is still increasing today. WHY?
A 2006 study published by university public health researchers revealed that every psychiatric expert involved in the development of the mood disorders listed in the DSM-IV had financial ties with pharmaceutical drug companies, before or after the book was published. This report was the first to officially document the wide-ranging and incestuous financial relationship between psychiatrists, the pharmaceutical companies, and other mental health industry personnel responsible for the manual. In effect, the Diagnostic Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders is a grab bag of items that the mental health industry can charge for.
What You Need to Know About Psychiatric Evaluations in Benoni
Described as diagnostic tools, the DSM or other similarly compiled list of "mental disorders" are not only used to diagnose mental illness and prescribe treatment to Benoni patients, but also to resolve child custody battles, discrimination cases based on alleged psychiatric disability, support court testimony, modify education and much more. Yet there is no science to these diagnostic systems despite huge amounts of Benoni taxpayer's money being poured into local psychiatry. If you have a psychiatric test by a psychiatrist in Benoni and visit a different psychiatric doctor in your area, high chances are both psychiatrists will give different evaluations and prescribe different treatments. Psychologists and Psychiatrists base their evaluations on what they think is wrong with a patient and NOT on any scientific cause. They treat a list of symptoms and NOT real causes.