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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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Our Departmental Newsletter makes it possible for everyone to share useful information and experiences, and highlight particular contributions in and around our large department.


Monday, 12 April 2021
Covid-19 video

Prof Jackie Hoare, Head of Division of Liaison Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health presents a video in conjunction with the Western Cape Department of Health. It reminds us of the severity and impact of Covid-19 and encourages everyone to help by wearing masks, keeping distant and re-thinking how we socialise.

Publication Date:
Thu, 24 Dec 2020 - 06:45
Ad Hominem Promotions

Four staff members in the Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health have recently received ad hominem promotion and were congratulated by Head of Department Prof Dan Stein.

Publication Date:
Mon, 19 Oct 2020 - 07:30
COVID-19 media contributions

Lameze Abrahams, Principal Psychologist at Lentegeur Hospital, recently contribute to an article in Milady magazine, entitled, 'How the pandemic has shaped our lives'. 

Publication Date:
Tue, 15 Sep 2020 - 13:30
Teen mental health

Dr Terri Henderson recently created a series of short video's on teen mental health at the request of the UCT Paediatrics Society for Paediatrics and Child Health.

Publication Date:
Wed, 09 Sep 2020 - 11:30