• Kleine-Levin syndrome as a neuropsychiatric presentation : a case report and review 

      Lachman, Anusha (AOSIS Publishing, 2014-07-30)
      Kleine-Levin syndrome (KLS) is a rare disorder characterised by hypersomnia, hyperphagia and behavioural disturbances. It typically occurs in adolescent men and may mimic a variety of neuropsychiatric conditions. Here we ...
    • Knowledge and attitude of postgraduate students in Kenya on ethics in mental health research 

      Amagune, Beatrice K.; Verster, G. C. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 2016-11)
      ENGLISH SUMMARY : Background. Most people with mental illness live in developing countries, where a large proportion of these illnesses are undiagnosed and untreated. As effort is made to encourage mental health (MH) ...
    • Legalising medical use of cannabis in South Africa : is the empirical evidence sufficient to support policy shifts in this direction? 

      Parry, C. D. H.; Myers, B. J. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 2014-06)
      Inkatha Freedom Party MP Mario Oriani-Ambrosini’s impassioned plea to legalise the medical use of cannabis must be understood in the context of his own condition as well as legislative changes in at least ten countries. ...
    • Lessons from the past : historical perspectives of mental health in the Eastern Cape 

      Sukeri, Kiran; Alonso-Betancourt, Orlando; Emsley, Robin (AOSIS Publishing, 2014-07-30)
      The development of mental health services in the Eastern Cape Province is inextricably entwined in South Africa’s colonial history and the racist policy of apartheid. Prior to the development of mental hospitals, mental ...
    • Life stress and mental disorders in the South African Stress and Health study 

      Seedat, Soraya; Stein, Dan J.; Jackson, Pamela B.; Heeringa, Steven G.; Williams, David R.; Myer, Landon (Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 2009)
      Background. Although stressful life events (SLEs) are associated with psychopathology, the contribution from distal and proximal events and the specificity of their association with common mental disorders require further ...
    • Little mental disorder research in general medical journals in low- and middle-income countries 

      Ipser, Jonathan C.; Stein, Dan J. (Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 2007-02)
      To the Editor: Research on mental disorders undertaken in low- and middle-income (LAMI) countries is rarely published in leading psychiatric journals published in high-income (HI) countries. An examination of the extent ...
    • Malingering in clinical practice with specific reference to psychiatry and psychology 

      Hugo, Frans J.; Hemp, Frances (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 2002)
      ENGLISH SUMMARY : Malingering is the intentional simulation of illness for an external gain. It can occur in any medical illness and most clinicians will encounter this problem at some point in their clinical practice. ...
    • Management of mental health disorders and central nervous system sequelae in HIV-positive children and adolescents 

      Nassen, R.; Donald, K.; Walker, K.; Paruk, S.; Vujovic, M.; Duncan, W.; Laughton, Barbara; Moos, B.; Eley, B.; Lachman, A.; Wilmshurst, J. (AOSIS Publishing, 2014-09)
      HIV-positive children and adolescents are at increased risk of both central nervous system (CNS) sequelae and mental disorders owing to a number of factors, including the impact of HIV infection on the brain, social ...
    • Management of violent behaviour in acutely relapsed schizophrenics 

      Koen, L.; Lategan, B. H.; Jordaan, E.; Niehaus, D. J. H.; Emsley, R. A. (AOSIS Publishing, 2004-09-28)
      The management of aggressive behaviour has always been a criticai issue in psychiatry. Finding measures that can be used to accurately predict the likelihood of assaultative behaviour and thus ensure timeous appropriate ...
    • Maternal post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and alcohol dependence and child behaviour outcomes in mother–child dyads infected with HIV : a longitudinal study 

      Nöthling, Jani; Martin, Cherie L.; Laughton, Barbara; Cotton, Mark F.; Seedat, Soraya (BMJ Publishing Group, 2013-12)
      Objectives: HIV and psychiatric disorders are prevalent and often concurrent. Childbearing women are at an increased risk for both HIV and psychiatric disorders, specifically depression and post-traumatic stress disorder ...
    • Medical research in South Africa : a psychiatric perspective 

      Stein, D. J.; Emsley, R. A. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 1996)
      We read the recent editorials on medical research in the new South Africa with great interest. MBewu1 argued convincingly that medical research in this country can be 'the fairy godmother who provides a brighter future for ...
    • Mental health outcomes in HIV and childhood maltreatment : a systematic review 

      Spies, Georgina; Afifi, Tracie O.; Archibald, Sarah L.; Fennema-Notestine, Christine; Sareen, Jitender; Seedat, Soraya (BioMed Central, 2012-06)
      Background: High rates of childhood maltreatment have been documented in HIV-positive men and women. In addition, mental disorders are highly prevalent in both HIV-infected individuals and victims of childhood maltreatment. ...
    • Mental health service use among South Africans for mood, anxiety and substance use disorders 

      Seedat, Soraya; Williams, David R.; Herman, Anna A.; Moomal, Hashim; Williams, Stacey L.; Jackson, Pamela B.; Myes, Landon; Stein, Dan J. (Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 2009)
      Background. Europe and North America have low rates of mental health service use despite high rates of mental disorder. Little is known about mental health service use among South Africans. Design. A nationally representative ...
    • Mental health services for HIV/AIDS patients are long overdue 

      Andersen, L. S.; Seedat, S. (Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 2009-11)
      Although progress has been made since the launch of the National Antiretroviral Treatment Programme in April 2004 in providing medical treatment to people infected with HIV, their psychosocial needs have not been similarly ...
    • Methamphetamine-induced psychosis : clinical features, treatment modalities and outcomes 

      Thomas, Eileen; Lategan, Helena; Verster, Chris; Kidd, Martin; Weich, Lize (AOSIS Publishing, 2016)
      Objective: To investigate the clinical features, prescribing patterns and outcomes of psychiatric inpatients admitted with methamphetamine-induced psychosis. Method: A cross-sectional, descriptive pilot study was conducted ...
    • Methods of deliberate self-harm in a tertiary hospital in South Africa 

      Pieterse, Deirdre; Hoare, Jacqueline; Louw, Kerry-Ann; Breet, Elsie; Henry, Michelle; Lewis, Ian; Bantjes, Jason (AOSIS, 2020)
      Background: Little is known about the methods of deliberate self-harm (DSH) in South Africa (SA), despite the importance of means restriction as a public health strategy to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated ...
    • Minimization of childhood maltreatment is common and consequential : results from a large, multinational sample using the childhood trauma questionnaire 

      MacDonald, Kai; Thomas, Michael L.; Sciolla, Andres F.; Schneider, Beacher; Pappas, Katherine; Bleijenberg, Gijs; Bohus, Martin; Bekh, Bradley; Carpenter, Linda; Carr, Alan; Dannlowski, Udo; Dorahy, Martin; Fahlke, Claudia; Finzi-Dottan, Ricky; Karu, Tobi; Gerdner, Arne; Glaesmer, Heide; Grabe, Hans Jorgen; Heins, Marianne; Kenny, Dianna T.; Kim, Daeho; Knoop, Hans; Lobbestael, Jill; Lochner, Christine; Lauritzen, Grethe; Ravndal, Edle; Riggs, Shelley; Sar, Vedat; Schafer, Ingo; Schlosser, Nicole; Schwandt, Melanie L.; Stein, Murray B.; Subic-Wrana, Claudia; Vogel, Mark; Wingenfeld, Katja (Public Library of Science, 2016)
      ENGLISH SUMMARY : Childhood maltreatment has diverse, lifelong impact on morbidity and mortality. The Childhood Trauma Questionnaire (CTQ) is one of the most commonly used scales to assess and quantify these experiences ...
    • Moral perspectives on stimulant use in healthy students 

      Verster, G. C.; Van Niekerk, Anton A. (HMPG, 2012-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The quest for enhancement has been part of human culture for thousands of years. Progress in scientific developments and especially in medical science has enabled previously unimaginable advances to be ...
    • Morphological features in a Xhosa schizophrenia population 

      Koen, Liezl; Niehaus, Dana J. H.; De Jong, Greetje; Muller, Jacqueline E.; Jordaan, Esme (BioMed Central, 2006-10)
      Background: Demonstrating an association between physical malformation and schizophrenia could be considered supportive of a neurodevelopmental origin of schizophrenia and may offer insights into a critical period for the ...
    • Mothers’ pupillary responses to infant facial expressions 

      Yrttiaho, Santeri; Niehaus, Dana; Thomas, Eileen; Leppanen, Jukka M. (BioMed Central, 2017-02-06)
      ENGLISH SUMMARY : Background: Human parental care relies heavily on the ability to monitor and respond to a child’s affective states. The current study examined pupil diameter as a potential physiological index of mothers’ ...