Need a Psychiatric Test by an Mpumalanga Psychiatrist?
It is important for you to understand that psychiatry and the psychiatric field as a whole consists, not of methods of healing people, but of harmful treatments that no moral professional in medicine 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 increases in funding, Mpumalanga psychiatrists have failed to define, let alone cure, the causes of mental health problems.
While there is an apparency that modern day psychiatry is scientific, it remains to use brutal psychiatric procedures and treatments and has a complete absence of any systematic scientific approach to mental health. The absence of any actual science for diagnosing mental illness by psychiatric doctors adds to the growing poor reputation psychiatry already has. A psychiatric assessment in Mpumalanga by psychiatric physicians is nothing but dangerous guesswork to the harm of their Mpumalanga mental health patients.
How Does an Mpumalanga Psychiatrist Diagnose Mental Disorders?
Throughout South Africa and in Mpumalanga, psychiatrists use a list of made up mental disorders to compare a patient against. The most commonly used list of disorders used for diagnosing psychiatric illness is in a book called the Diagnostic Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (also known as the DSM). In 1952 this book only contained 112 mental disorders but has increased dramatically to 374 in 1994, and is still on the rise today. WHY?
A university study by public health researchers published in April 2006, revealed that every psychiatric expert involved in the development of the mood disorders listed in the DSM-IV - before or after the book was published - had financial ties to pharmaceutical drug companies. This report was the first to officially document the wide-sweeping financial conflict of interest between pharmaceutical companies, psychiatrists, and other mental health personnel responsible for the manual's development. In other words, the DSM Diagnostic Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders is just a bundle of items the mental health industry can bill you or your insurance company for.
What You Need to Know About Psychiatric Assessments in Mpumalanga
Represented as diagnostic tools, the DSM and other similar lists of "mental disorders" are not only used to assess mental health illnesses and prescribe psychiatric treatments in Mpumalanga, but are also used to modify school education and make court decisions, such as in disputes of child custody and much more. Yet this system of diagnosis involves no science whatsoever, despite large fortunes of Mpumalanga taxpayer's money being poured into psychiatry in South Africa. If you receive a psychiatric assessment, evaluation or test by an Mpumalanga psychiatrist and visit another psychiatrist in Mpumalanga Province, the chances are that both psychiatric doctors will give different evaluations and prescribe different treatments. Psychiatrists and psychologists base their assessments on what they believe are wrong with their patients and NOT on any scientific cause. They treat a list of symptoms and NOT any real cause for mental ills.