The stigma associated with chronic and infectious diseases like HIV/AIDS, and mental health disorders have resulted in a breakdown of traditional in‑hospital psychiatric service models. But thanks to an innovative, multidisciplinary, patient‑centric approach that focuses on normalising access to mental health care, change is under way.
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.
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.
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?”
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.
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.
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.
Lameze Abrahams, Principal Psychologist at Lentegeur Hospital, recently contribute to an article in Milady magazine, entitled, 'How the pandemic has shaped our lives'.
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.
Dr Goodman Sibeko, serves as Head of Addiction Psychiatry at the University of Cape Town and was recently interviewed for a podcast on Motivational Interviewing in South Africa. He shares his knowledge and thoughts on the subject, covering a range of topics.
An article authored by Dr Marc Roffey, Psychiatrist in the Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, examines conspiracy theories and their re-emergence in the Covid-19 era. The article featured in the most recent edition of South African Psychiatry.
Prof Lukoye has been appointed by Aga Khan University as Dean of Medical College, East Africa. His tenure will begin on 1st August 2020.