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Journal Article of the Month
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, 27 July 2021
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
UCT professor highlights the needs of autistic people in Africa

Professor Petrus de Vries' recent keynote address to the International Society for Autism Research (INSAR) was provocatively titled: “What kind of research should we do and where should we do it?”

Publication Date:
Sun, 06 Jun 2021 - 13:30
Risk factors and the prevention of depression

Potentially modifiable risk factors for depression, prevention of depression and the need for a shared framework for preventive interventions were the focus of the recent Academic Lunchtime Lecture, a weekly event hosted by the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health.

Publication Date:
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 - 09:00