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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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Thursday, 19 October 2017
University of Cape Town Psychologist Elected to South African Young Academy of Sciences (SAYAS)

Eugene Lee Davids, a Postdoctoral Research Fellow from the Adolescent Health Research Unit (AHRU) in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, is one of 10 young scientists from across South Africa to be elected a member of SAYAS in 2016.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 18:30
Mental health care partners join hands to raise awareness

Last year for the first time, organisations from across the Western Cape came together to pool their efforts in raising awareness for mental health care during World Mental Health Month (October). Spearheaded by the Alan J Flisher Centre for Public Mental Health (CPMH), this year’s collaboration brings together mental health organisations from across the entire country.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 13:00
CPMH concerned over unexplained deaths of 36 psychiatric patients

36 transferred psychiatric patients from Life Healthcare Esidimeni are deceased. The Alan J Flisher Centre for Public Mental Health expresses concern over the recent deaths and the DOH's response. 

Publication Date:
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 12:45
Stellenbosch and UCT research shows children's brainwaves can detect Autism risk

The latest research by Dr Tosca Heunis, who recently completed her doctorate in Mechatronic Engineering at Stellenbosch University, has shown that analysis of brain activity over periods as short as five seconds can identify signatures that are different between children with ASD and children who are developing normally

Publication Date:
Monday, August 15, 2016 - 07:30