Akeso In The News

Mental health matters and the striking gender differences in the pattern and rate of mental illness

Various pressures created by the multiple roles women need to fulfil; including gender discrimination, cultural norms and values, income inequality, low or subordinate social status, and associated factors of poverty, hunger, malnutrition, domestic violence, sexual abuse...

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The Young Independents – Thursday, 10 August 2017 Channel Africa - Lunch Time show – Thursday, 17 August 2017 Randfontein Herald – Thursday, 10 August 2017

Understand and treating schizophrenia

Schizophrenia patients, along with their families, carry a heavy emotional burden because of the myths and stigmas attached to the condition. Not only are they incorrectly described as persons with a ‘split personality’, often people with schizophrenia are considered dangerous. This is not the case, stresses Dr Kerryn Armstrong, a psychiatrist at the Akeso Clinic Milnerton...

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Alberton Record - Monday, 28 August 2017 South Coast Herald – Wednesday, 23 August 2017 . SA FM – Tuesday, 29 August 2017 – Health Matters show

1808, 2017

Mental health awareness month

Because physical illnesses are seen as being more serious, with higher mortality rates than mental illnesses, they get preference in terms of resources and spending. There is, however, a growing realisation that mental disorders take an enormous toll on society, [...]

1808, 2017

Maternal mood disorders should not be left untreated

Many women hail motherhood as the ultimate highlife in their lives, but for many others the associated stress of pregnancy and childbirth is simply too much to bear, inevitably resulting in maternal mood disorders that may cause havoc in their [...]

1807, 2017

Post-hospital mental healthcare should not be neglected

Appropriate, professional care and treatment are vital for patients who are admitted to acute mental healthcare hospitals because of the possible risk they pose to themselves, others and property, the distress they experience from the symptoms of their condition, and [...]

106, 2017

SA drug abuse trends paint a grim picture. Intervention is necessary.

Youth and substance abuse in light of SANCA Drug addiction Awareness Week 24-28 June and Youth Month South African drug use statistics paint a grim picture. Besides often being on the rise year on year, even more alarming is [...]

106, 2017

Understanding an ADHD diagnosis and how to manage it.

“It is unclear whether Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is more common today than before, but it is evident that the prevalence rates of diagnosed and treated cases have escalated over time. The rise can partially be attributed to greater awareness [...]

106, 2017

Biofeedback

Although the term EEG Biofeedback (also known as Neurofeedback) is unfamiliar to many people in South Africa, both here and abroad it is extensively and successfully applied to help people, among other things, achieve calm and focus, improve mood, [...]