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Post-apartheid, understanding and management of intellectual disability remain poor in South Africa, complicated by various contextual and cultural explanations used to describe and conceptualize this condition. Here the authors, Siyabulela Mkabile...
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Tuesday, 19 October 2021
A letter from South Africa

A letter from South Africa by Jackie Hoare and Louise Frenkel describes the experiences of supporting doctors during the COVID-19 pandemic, and was recently published in The Lancet. 

Publication Date:
Sun, 03 Oct 2021 - 11:30
Integrated approach to destigmatise mental health care

The stigma associated with chronic and infectious diseases like HIV/AIDS, and mental health disorders have resulted in a breakdown of traditional in‑hospital psychiatric service models. But thanks to an innovative, multidisciplinary, patient‑centric approach that focuses on normalising access to mental health care, change is under way.

Publication Date:
Fri, 20 Aug 2021 - 11:45
From Classic and Critical to Integrative Psychiatry

In an interview series by Psychiatric Times, entitled 'Conversations in Critical Psychiatry', Prof Dan Stein discusses travelling the middle road between scepticism and scientism in psychiatric research and treatment. 

Publication Date:
Fri, 02 Jul 2021 - 07:30
Finding a way through

Professor Jackie Hoare, head of the Division of Liaision Psychiatry at Groote Schuur Hospital, is featured in the international section of  the most recent edition of RCPsych Insight.

Publication Date:
Tue, 08 Jun 2021 - 16:00