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Monday, 6 April 2020
TSC-Associated Neuropsychiatric disorders

In a Podcast by the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance, host Dan Klein talks to Department of Psychiatry and Mental Healths Professor Petrus de Vries. They discuss tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC)-associated neuropsychiatric disorders, otherwise known as TAND.

Publication Date:
Wed, 16 Oct 2019 - 13:00
International day for Older Persons event

This year’s International Day for Older Persons – 1st of October 2019 - was celebrated by the University of Cape Town’s Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health Social Responsiveness Committee and the Division of Neuropsychiatry.

Publication Date:
Mon, 14 Oct 2019 - 15:15
South Africa's mental health spend

Sumaiyah Dockrat and Prof Crick Lund, staff members at UCT, have written a piece on South Africa's mental health spend, coinciding with World Mental Health Day. Written for The Conversation, it's entitled 'We did the sums on South Africa's mental health spend. They're not pretty.'

Publication Date:
Fri, 11 Oct 2019 - 07:45
Social Responsiveness event: Harm reduction

The Division of Addictions Psychiatry hosted a Social Responsiveness event “Harm Reduction: Common Sense of Non Sense” on 17 September 2019 at Valkenberg Hospital.

Publication Date:
Tue, 24 Sep 2019 - 12:45