• Safety of psychotropic medications in people with COVID-19 : evidence review and practical recommendations 

      Ostuzzi, Giovanni; Papola, Davide; Gastaldon, Chiara; Schoretsanitis, Georgios; Bertolini, Federico; Amaddeo, Francesco; Cuomo, Alessandro; Emsley, Robin; Fagiolini, Andrea; Imperadore, Giuseppe; Kishimoto, Taishiro; Michencigh, Giulia; Nose, Michela; Purgato, Marianna; Dursun, Serdar; Stubbs, Brendon; Taylor, David; Thornicroft, Graham; Ward, Philip B.; Hiemke, Christoph; Correll, Christoph U.; Barbui, Corrado (BMC (part of Springer Nature), 2020-07-15)
      Background: The novel coronavirus pandemic calls for a rapid adaptation of conventional medical practices to meet the evolving needs of such vulnerable patients. People with coronavirus disease (COVID-19) may frequently require ...
    • Screening for consequences of trauma – an update on the global collaboration on traumatic stress 

      Olff, Miranda; Bakker, Anne; Frewen, Paul; Aakvaag, Helene; Ajdukovic, Dean; Brewer, Douglas; Elmore Borbon, Diane L.; Cloitre, Marylene; Hyland, Philip; Kassam-Adams, Nancy; Knefel, Matthias; Lanza, Juliana A.; Lueger- Schuster, Brigitte; Nickerson, Angela; Oe, Misari; Pfaltz, Monique C.; Salgado, Carolina; Seedat, Soraya, 1966-; Wagner, Anne; Schnyder, Ulrich (Taylor & Francis, 2020)
      This letter provides an update on the activities of “The Global Collaboration on Traumatic Stress” (GC-TS) as first described by Schnyder et al. in 2017. It presents in further detail the projects of the first theme, in ...
    • Screening for syphilis and neurosyphilis in acute psychiatric admissions 

      Roberts, M. C.; Emsley, R. A.; Jordaan, G. P. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 1992)
      The value of blood screening for syphilis and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) screening for neurosyphilis in acute psychiatric admissions is assessed. Of 1296 patients, 248 (19%) had evidence of previous or current syphilis as ...
    • Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors in children and adolescents 

      Hawkridge, S.; Seedat, S.; Carey, P.; Emsley, R.; Stein, D. J. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 2006-02)
      [No abstract available]
    • Self-induced water intoxication : a case report 

      Emsley, R. A.; Taljaard, J. J. F. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 1988)
      A 19-year-old female schizophrenic with self-induced water intoxication is described. Factors of pathogenic significance included primary polydipsia and non-maximal urinary diluting capacity.
    • Service transformation plans in the Eastern Cape informed by a needs-based gap analysis 

      Sukeri, K.; Alonso-Betancourt, O.; Emsley, R. (AOSIS Publishing, 2015)
      Objectives. Part I of this research paper presented a needs and gap analysis for the management of schizophrenia, bipolar mood disorder and major depression for the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa. It identified deficits ...
    • Sexuality, disability and human rights : strengthening healthcare for disabled people 

      Mall, Sumaya; Swartz, Leslie (Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 2012-10)
      The World Report on Disability by the World Health Organization and the World Bank marks a watershed in the history of how disability should be understood by healthcare practitioners. Along with a special issue of the ...
    • Shedding light on the brain with near-infrared spectroscopy 

      Roos, Annerine; Robertson, Frances (Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 2011-03)
      In 1977 it was first shown that light in the near-infrared region of the spectrum penetrates biological materials sufficiently to measure changes in cerebral oxygenation, a completely non-invasive technique.1 Since then, ...
    • Shorter telomere length : a potential susceptibility factor for HIV-associated neurocognitive impairments in South African woman 

      Malan-Muller, Stefanie; Hemmings, Sian M. J.; Spies, Georgina; Kidd, Martin; Fennema-Notestine, Christine; Seedat, Soraya (PLoS, 2013-03)
      The neuropathogenesis of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) may manifest as various neurocognitive impairments (NCI). HIV-positive individuals also have significantly shorter telomere length (TL) in peripheral blood ...
    • Sniffing out olfactory reference syndrome 

      Thomas, Eileen; Voges, Juane; Chiliza, Bonginkosi; Stein, Dan J.; Lochner, Christine (AOSIS Publishing, 2017)
      Olfactory reference syndrome is characterised by the erroneous belief that one emits an unpleasant body odour. This results in significant distress and is often accompanied by repetitive behaviour such as frequent showering ...
    • Social anxiety disorder 

      Seedat, S. (AOSIS Publishing, 2013-08-30)
      ENGLISH SUMMARY : According to epidemiological studies, rates of social anxiety disorder(SAD) or social phobia range from 3% to 16% in the generalpopulation. Social phobia and specific phobias have an earlier ageof onset ...
    • The socioeconomic profile of alcohol-attributable mortality in South Africa : a modelling study 

      Probst, Charlotte; Parry, Charles D. H.; Wittchen, Hans-Ulrich; Rehm, Jurgen (BioMed Central, 2018-06-25)
      Background: Globally, illness and life expectancy follow a social gradient that puts people of lower socioeconomic status (SES) at higher risk of dying prematurely. Alcohol consumption has been shown to be a factor ...
    • South Africa's salt reduction strategy : are we on track, and what lies ahead? 

      Webster, Jacqui; Crickmore, Christelle; Charlton, Karen; Steyn, Krisela; Wentzel-Viljoen, Edelweiss; Naidoo, Pamela (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 2017)
      On 2 September 2016, 25 local and international participants from various sectors met in Cape Town to take stock of South Africa (SA)’s progress in salt reduction and develop a roadmap for action. SA is centre stage on ...
    • The South African Society of Psychiatrists (SASOP) treatment guidelines for psychiatric disorders 

      Emsley, R.; Colin, F.; Flisher, A. J.; Grobler, G.; Hawkridge, S.; Potocnik, F. C.; Seedat, S.; Stein, D. J.; Swingler, D.; Szabo, C. P. (AOSIS Publishing, 2013-08)
      The South African Society of Psychiatrists (SASOP) Treatment Guidelines for Psychiatric Disorders have been developed in order to address the local need for guidelines in our unique clinical setting.
    • South African Stress and Health (SASH) study : 12-month and lifetime prevalence of common mental disorders 

      Herman, Allen A.; Stein, Dan J.; Seedat, Soraya; Heeringa, Steven G.; Moomal, Hashim; Williams, David R. (Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 2009)
      Background. The South African Stress and Health (SASH) study is the first large-scale population-based study of common mental disorders in the country. This paper provides data on the 12-month and lifetime prevalence of ...
    • SSRI use in pregnancy : evaluating the risks and benefits 

      Du Toit, El.; Thomas, E.; Koen, L.; Vythilingum, B.; Grobler, S.; Smith, N.; Niehaus, D. (AOSIS Publishing, 2015)
      Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressants are considered the primary pharmacological treatment for moderate to severe depression during pregnancy. Data regarding the safety of their use during pregnancy ...
    • Staff and bed distribution in public sector mental health services in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa 

      Sukeri, Kiran; Alonso-Betancourt, Orlando; Emsley, Robin A. (AOSIS Publishing, 2014-11)
      Background. The Eastern Cape Province of South Africa is a resource-limited province with a fragmented mental health service. Objective. To determine the current context of public sector mental health services in terms ...
    • Study protocol for a longitudinal study evaluating the impact of rape on women's health and their use of health services in South Africa 

      Abrahams, Naeemah; Seedat, Soraya; Lombard, Carl; Kengne, Andre P.; Myers, Bronwyn; Sewnath, Alesha; Mhlongo, Shibe; Ramjee, Gita; Peer, Nasheeta; Garcia-Moreno, Claudia; Jewkes, Rachel (BMJ Publishing Group, 2017-09)
      Introduction South Africa is a country known for its high levels of HIV infection and sexual violence. Although the interface between gender-based violence, HIV and mental health has been described, there are substantial gaps ...
    • A survey of participants in two internet support groups for people with hair-pulling 

      Bruwer, Belinda R.; Stein, Dan J. (BMC Psychiatry, 2005-10)
      Background: A substantial number of patients suffering from psychological problems or psychiatric disorders have turned to internet support groups for help. This paper reports on the perceived effectiveness of trichotillomania ...
    • Symmetry symptoms in obsessive-compulsive disorder : clinical and genetic correlates 

      Lochner, Christine; McGregor, Nathaniel; Hemmings, Sian M. J.; Harvey, Brian H.; Breet, Elsie; Swanevelder, Sonja; Stein, Dan J. (Associacao Brasileira de Psiquiatria, 2016)
      Objective: In obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), symmetry-related symptoms may be important. Although clinical correlates of symmetry-related symptoms have been identified in OCD, few data exist on genetic associations. ...