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Estimating the burden of disease attributable to alcohol use in South Africa in 2000
(Health & Medical Publishing Group, 2007)
Objectives. To make quantitative estimates of the burden of disease attributable to alcohol use by sex and age group in South Africa in 2000. Design. The analysis follows the World Health Organization comparative risk ...
The neurobiology of obsessive-compulsive disorder : neuroanatomy, neurochemistry, and pharmacotherapy
(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2001-12)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is characterized by intrusive thoughts (obsessions) and repetiti ve mental acts or behaviours (compulsions) . For many years, it was considered a rather uncommon ...
Assessing post-traumatic stress disorder in South African adolescents : using the child and adolescent trauma survey (CATS) as a screening tool
(BioMed Central, 2005-01)
Background: Several studies have demonstrated that South African children and adolescents are exposed to high levels of violent trauma with a significant proportion developing PTSD, however, limited resources make it ...
Limiting clinical heterogeneity in schizophrenia : can affected Xhosa sib pairs provide valid subtypes?
(Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2005-12)
BACKGROUND Schizophrenia is a heterogeneous disorder, which has been shown to have both environmental and genetic risk factors. Since family history (genetic loading) of psychosis appears to be one of the strongest risk ...
Use of traditional treatment methods in a Xhosa schizophrenia population
(Health & Medical Publishing Group, 2003)
ENGLISH SUMMARY : No abstract available.
Treatment of first episode schizophrenia with low-dose haloperidol : a study in the Western Cape Province of South Africa
(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2003--03)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Although schizophrenia is traditionally viewed as an illness with a very poor prognosis, research over the last few years indicates that early intervention may substantially improve the long-term outcome ...
To what extent does South African mental health and substance abuse research address priority issues?
(Health & Medical Publishing Group, 2000-04)
Objective. To investigate the extent to which South African mental health research addresses priority issues. Design. Cross-sectional survey of conference presentations. Setting. The most recent conferences of the following ...
Validation of a rating scale for bedside cognitive assessment
(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2004-04)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Numerous tests exist for the assessment of general cognitive functioning. Most of these tests were developed within the discipline of psychology. Neuropsychological tests are very useful, but have some ...
Occupation and schizophrenia in a Xhosa population - A variant of the social drift theory?
(Health & Medical Publishing Group, 2004)
ENGLISH SUMMARY : no abstract available.
Chromosomal aberrations in the Xhosa schizophrenia population
(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2008-12)
BACKGROUND: Schizophrenia is a heterogeneous illness resulting from complex gene-environment interplay. The majority of molecular genetic work done has involved Caucasian populations, with studies in these and Asian ...