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Investigating the association between diabetes mellitus, depression and psychological distress in a cohort of South African teachers
(Health & Medical Publishing Group, 2015-11)
Background. Diabetes mellitus (DM) may increase the risk of depression as a result of a sense of threat of debilitating complications or because of associated lifestyle changes. Depression may increase the risk of type 2 ...
Use of traditional treatment methods in a Xhosa schizophrenia population
(Health & Medical Publishing Group, 2003)
ENGLISH SUMMARY : No abstract available.
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 ...
An analysis of early developmental trauma in social anxiety disorder and posttraumatic stress disorder
(BioMed Central, 2014-05)
Background: The early contributions of childhood trauma (emotional, physical, sexual, and general) have been hypothesized to play a significant role in the development of anxiety disorders, such as posttraumatic ...
The burden of mental disorders in the Eastern Mediterranean Region, 1990-2013
(Public Library of Science, 2017)
The Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR) is witnessing an increase in chronic disorders, including mental illness. With ongoing unrest, this is expected to rise. This is the first study to quantify the burden of mental ...
Mothers’ pupillary responses to infant facial expressions
(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’ ...
Undiagnosed metabolic syndrome and other adverse effects among clozapine users of Xhosa descent
(AOSIS Publishing, 2014-07)
Background. Clozapine use is known to be associated with significant side-effects, including prolongation of the QT-interval, agranulocytosis and metabolic syndrome. However, few data exist on the prevalence of clozapine ...
Occupation and schizophrenia in a Xhosa population - A variant of the social drift theory?
(Health & Medical Publishing Group, 2004)
ENGLISH SUMMARY : no abstract available.
Efficacy of an alcohol-focused intervention for improving adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART) and HIV treatment outcomes : a randomised controlled trial protocol
(BioMed Central, 2014-09-12)
Background: Little research has examined whether alcohol reduction interventions improve antiretroviral therapy (ART) adherence and HIV treatment outcomes. This study assesses the efficacy of an intervention for ...
Indicated prevention of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders in South Africa : effectiveness of case management
In the Western Cape Province of South Africa (ZA) a subculture of binge drinking produces the highest global documented prevalence of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD). FASD prevention research activities in ZA use ...