Need a Psychiatric Evaluation by a Sandton Psychiatrist?
It is important to know that local psychiatry in Sandton and the surrounding areas 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 and worldwide have failed to define, let alone cure, the causes of mental disorders.
Although it appears that modern psychiatry is scientific, it still fumbles about with damaging psychiatric treatments and a complete absence of any systematic method to effectively treat mental health. The absence of any actual scientific system for diagnosing psychiatric problems by psychiatric doctors contributes to psychiatry's bad reputation. A psychiatric assessment in Sandton by a psychiatrist or psychologist is simply nothing but dangerous guesswork at the expense of their Sandton patients.
How Does a Sandton Psychiatrist Diagnose Mental Disorders?
Local psychiatrists in Sandton and South Africa as a whole, use a list of invented 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 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 items that the mental health industry can charge for.
What You Need to Know About Psychiatric Assessments in Sandton
Described as diagnostic tools, the DSM and other compiled lists of a similar nature of "mental disorders" are not only used for diagnosing mental illness and prescribing treatments to Sandton patients, but are also used to resolve child custody battles, support court testimonies, modify education, and used in discrimination cases based on alleged psychiatric disability. But there is no science to these diagnostic systems despite huge amounts of Sandton taxpayer's money being poured into local psychiatry in SA. If you have a psychiatric test by a psychiatrist in Sandton, then visit a different psychiatric doctor in your area, high probability is that both psychiatrists will give different evaluations and prescribe different treatments. Psychiatrists 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.