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Mental health month: Do not leave a mental disorder untreated

In our topsy-turvy world where countless people are living in stressful conditions, it comes as no surprise that mental disorders have become a common phenomenon...

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Midrand Reporter - Tuesday, 10 October 2017 Cosmopolitan - Wednesday, 11 October 2017 Marie Claire - Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Eating Disorders affects all groups of people across the board.

Part and parcel of everyday life around the globe, Eating Disorder (ED) affects people across the board, irrespective of age, sex or race, negatively impacting on their mental and physical health...

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www.iol.co.za – Tuesday, 17 October 2017 kykNet TV show – Tuesday, 17 October 2017 – Breakfast show www.iol.co.za – Monday, 24 July 2017

610, 2017

Women’s month – 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 as well as substance [...]

610, 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. [...]

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 [...]