Need a Psychiatric Assessment by a Northern Cape Psychiatrist?
It is important for you to understand that as a whole, psychiatry in Northern Cape consists not of methods of healing people, but of medical practices that no decent 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 funding increases for mental health in Northern Cape, psychiatrists have failed to define, let alone cure, the causes of psychiatric health problems.
While there is an apparency that psychiatry is scientific in this modern day, it continues using mental treatments and procedures that are actually brutal and has a complete absence of any systematic approach of the treatment of mental conditions that is scientific. The absence of any real science to assess and diagnose mental illness by psychiatric physicians adds to the bad reputation psychiatry already has. A psychiatric evaluation in Northern Cape by psychiatric doctor is nothing but dangerous guessing that harms their Northern Cape mental patients.
How Does a Northern Cape Psychiatrist Assess a Mental Disorder?
Throughout South Africa and the Northern Cape, psychiatrists use a list of made up mental disorders to compare their patients against. The list of disorders most commonly used for psychiatric diagnosis by psychiatrists is in a manual called the Diagnostic Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). In 1952 this book contained only 112 mental disorders but in 1994 it greatly increased to 374 psychiatric illnesses, and is still increasing today. WHY?
A university study by public health researchers which was published back in April of 2006 revealed that every psychiatric expert that was involved in the development of the mood disorders listed in the DSM-IV - before or after the DSM was published - had monetary ties to pharmaceutical companies. This report was the first to officially reveal and document the wide-sweeping financial conflict of interest between psychiatrists, pharmaceutical companies, and other mental health personnel responsible for the development of the DSM manual. To put it another way, the Diagnostic Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders is just a bunch of items that psychiatric doctors and the mental health industry as a whole can charge you or your insurance company for.
What You Need to Know About Psychiatric Diagnoses in Northern Cape
Represented as diagnostic tools, the DSM (Diagnostic Statistical Manual)
and other similarly related lists of "mental disorders" used in the Northern Cape are not just used to evaluate a patient's mental health and prescribe psychiatric treatments, but are also used to modify the province's school education system and influence court decisions, such as in child custody disputes. Yet there is no science whatsoever to this diagnostic system, despite large amounts of taxpayer's money in Northern Cape being poured into psychiatry in South Africa. If you are given a psychiatric evaluation, test, or assessment by a Northern Cape psychiatrist and get a second, third or fourth opinion from other psychiatrists in Northern Cape Province; more than likely all psychiatric doctors will give different diagnoses and prescribe different treatments. Both psychologists and psychiatrists base their mental diagnoses of patients on what they believe are wrong with their patients and NOT on any scientific cause. They treat a list of created disorders and symptoms and NOT any real cause of a mental illness.