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Journal Article of the Month
Pregnant women are at increased risk for suicidal ideation and behaviours (SIB) compared to the general population. To date, studies have focused on the psychiatric correlates of SIB with lesser attention given to the associated contextual risk...
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Friday, 23 March 2018
"Why autism remains hidden in Africa"

Why autism remains hidden on the African continent was recently examined by Spectrum News, a leading source of news and expert opinion on autism research.

Publication Date:
Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 13:45
Esidimenis are going on all the time

Ironically, Esidimeni means “place of dignity”. It now refers to the care disaster in which people died (143 at last count) after being transferred from Life Esidimeni into nongovernmental and community organisations.

Publication Date:
Friday, December 8, 2017 - 14:00
Mail & Guardian 200 young South Africans

Dr Eugene Lee Davids, is a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Adolescent Health Research Unit, Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. He was most recently listed in the Mail & Guardian as one of 200 young South Africans.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, July 4, 2017 - 13:30
New Honorary Senior Lecturer in the Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

New Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Cape Town brings hope for autism interventions in Africa. We are delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Lauren Franz, from Duke University in the USA, as Honorary Senior Lecturer in the Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.

Publication Date:
Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 12:45