Need a Local Psychiatrist in Johannesburg for a Psychiatric Test?
It is important to know that psychiatry in Gauteng
consists, not of methods of healing, but of brutal practices that no self-respecting medical professional would ever call 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, Johannesburg psychiatrists have failed to define, let alone cure, the causes of mental problems.
While there is an appearance that modern psychiatry is scientific, it still fumbles around with brutal psychiatric treatments and a complete lack of systematic approach to mental health. The absence of any real scientific system for psychiatric diagnosis by psychiatrists for mental problems contributes to psychiatry's poor reputation. A psychiatric evaluation in Johannesburg by a psychiatrist doctor is simply nothing but dangerous guesswork at the expense of their Joburg mental patients.
How Does a Psychiatrist in Johannesburg Diagnose a Mental Disorder?
Psychiatrists in Johannesburg and South Africa use a list of so called mental disorders to compare with or judge against a patient's own symptoms of mental problems. The most commonly used list of disorders for psychiatric diagnosis is compiled in a book called the Diagnostic Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). In 1952 the DSM contained only 112 entries of mental disorders but the number of disorders has increased dramatically to 374 in 1994, and is still on the increase today. WHY?
A study published in April 2006 by university public health researchers, disclosed that every psychiatric expert involved in the development of the mood disorders listed in the DSM-IV had financial ties with drug companies, before or after the book was published. This report was the first to officially document the wide-ranging and incestuous monetary relationship between the pharmaceutical companies, psychiatrists and other mental health industry personnel responsible for the manual. In effect, the Diagnostic Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders is a grab bag of billing items for the mental health industry.
What You Need to Know About Psychiatric Evaluations in Johannesburg
Depicted 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 Johannesburg 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 Johannesburg taxpayer's money being poured into South African psychiatry. If you get a psychiatric assessment by a psychiatrist in Johannesburg and then visit another psychiatrist in your local area, chances are both psychiatrists will give different evaluations and prescribe different treatments. Psychiatrist doctors and psychologists 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.