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WARNING! Are you looking for a psychologist or psychiatrist that offers psychiatric services in Pretoria? If you are searching for an adult or child psychiatrist in Pretoria for ADHD / ADD, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, or other mental health disorder, you might want to become fully informed about the psychiatric treatments used, and exactly what the effects of those treatments are.

Since 1969, the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) has been involved in mental health reform, ensuring the mental health industry - psychologists, psychiatrists, and psychiatric hospitals in Pretoria - are held accountable for any harm done to mental patients, not only locally in Pretoria but South Africa as a whole and internationally.
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Psychiatrist PretoriaIf you are searching for local psychiatric services in Pretoria you may want to think again; here's why. Presently, in South Africa, our society has progressed well in many fields. However, today at the same time there are many areas and ways in which our South African culture, even locally in Pretoria, where we are not as progressive. Education is on a long-term decline. The crime rate is on a continual rise. Most attempts to treat and handle addiction to drugs have completely failed, causing further addiction to more dangerous drugs. Local news headlines in Pretoria, as well as other cities and towns in South Africa and countries worldwide, report rising numbers of irrational psychotic acts of violence; insane acts which are not truly understood as to motive. Yet in our enlightened time, treatment of the problems of the mind continues to be an area of dark, fearsome ignorance.

Psychiatrists internationally, across the nation, and local psychiatrists in Pretoria, have never provided a science of the mind that actually cures mental illness. Instead they use unproven, unscientific methods such as electroconvulsive therapy (shocking the brain with electricity) and prescribe harmful psychiatric medication that detrimentally alters the mind. Medical proof shows psychiatric drugs can, and do, create killers. It is also well known that sexual abuse in therapy is very destructive, however, sexual abuse of mental patients by psychiatrists and psychologists occur at an alarming rate. As well as coming from the dregs of medical school classes, psychiatric doctors commit more health insurance fraud than any other profession. It's a fact that nearby psychiatrsts in Pretoria actually create even worse mental health problems in the area.

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Psychiatrist in PretoriaIt is important to know that psychiatry in Pretoria consists, not of healing methods, but that of harmful practices no self-respecting medical doctor 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, psychiatrists in Gauteng have failed to define, let alone cure, the causes of mental problems.

Although psychiatry's general appearance is that it is modern and scientific, it is completely absent of any science or systematic approach to mental health and still fumbles around with psychiatric treatments that are harmful to patients. The absence of any real scientific system for assessing mental health illness by psychiatric doctors in Pretoria contributes to psychiatry's growing bad reputation. A psychiatric evaluation in Pretoria by a psychiatrist or psychologist is nothing but dangerous guesswork that actually harms their mental health patients.

How Does a Pretoria Psychiatrist Diagnose Mental Disorders?

Local psychiatrists in Pretoria and across South Africa use a list of so-called mental disorders to compare with against a patient's symptoms of mental health problems. The most common list of disorders used for psychiatric diagnosis is compiled in a manual called the Diagnostic Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). In 1952 the DSM only listed 112 mental health disorders entries but in 1994 the number of entries has dramatically risen to 374, and is still on the increase today. WHY?

A university study published in 2006 by public health researchers revealed that every psychiatric expert involved in the making of the mood disorders listed in the DSM-IV had financial connections with pharmaceutical drug companies, either before or after the publishing of the manual. This public report was the first to officially document the wide-ranging conflicts of interest and financial relationships between the pharmaceutical companies, psychiatrists and other mental health personnel responsible for compiling the DSM's disorders. In effect, the Diagnostic Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders is a grab bag of items that the mental health industry can bill for.

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Described as diagnostic tools, the DSM and other similar lists of "mental disorders" are not only used to diagnose mental illness and prescribe psychiatric treatment to Pretoria patients, but also to support court testimony, resolve child custody battles, modify our education and much more. Yet there is no science to these diagnostic systems despite masssive sums of Pretoria taxpayer's money being thrown into local psychiatry. If you get a mental health test by a psychiatrist in Pretoria and pay a visit to a different psychiatric doctor in your area, in all likelihood both psychiatrists will give different evaluations and prescribe different treatments. Psychologists and Psychiatrists base their assessments 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.

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Best Psychiatrist in PretoriaBy means of unscientific diagnoses, stigmatizing psychiatric labels, easy seizure and commitment laws and harmful, dehumanizing treatments, around the world millions of people every year fall into psychiatry's coercive system. And too many individuals and governments assume that psychiatrists know about and practice mental healing, when in fact they don't.

The questions used in evaluations, not only by Pretoria psychiatrists, for testing and screening for mental health disorders are not reliable for diagnosing any patients psychiatric condition. If you visit a local psychiatrist in the Pretoria area you will generally receive a brief consultation where you are told what is wrong with you without making any physical biological examination. A psychiatric report by a psychiatrist recommending a course of treatment is not based on any valid scientific diagnosis. Before being given any medication or treatment by a psychiatrist in Pretoria, ask them what physical checks (such as blood) they are going to undertake in order to diagnose you. The high probability is that they won't perform any physical check-up, simply because they don't know what causes mental illness.

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Restoring Human Rights and Dignity to the Field of Mental Health

What should you know about psychiatry’s “cures” in the name of mental health? How valid are psychiatrists’ diagnoses—and how safe are their drugs?

The answers are contained in this information kit, which is provided free to legislators, government officials, medical and legal professionals, and human rights and advocacy organizations.
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