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Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety is probably one of the most distressing human emotions. Anxiety disorders can now be differentiated by means of specific, well-researched, diagnostic criteria. Select information on a specific anxiety disorder below.

A True Story of Living With Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

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FAQ about OCD

Frequently Asked Questions about Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) What is OCD? Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a brain and behavior disorder […]

Neuroimaging Research in Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD)

The SU/UCT MRC Unit on Anxiety & Stress Disorders, Stellenbosch University and Tygerberg Hospital are currently engaged in Neuroimaging Research […]

A Glimpse Inside an OCD Mind

One of the most pervasive problems associated with OCD is something called “intrusive thoughts.

Guide to College Student Mental Health

Experts say that mental health disorders among college students are on the rise, which has made the mental and emotional […]

Prof Christine Lochner – Trichotillomania (3)

Listen here http://academic.sun.ac.za/Health/Media_Review/2015/22June2015/files/ProfChristineLochner33711356.mp3

Prof Christine Lochner – Trichotillomania (2)

Listen here http://academic.sun.ac.za/Health/Media_Review/2015/22June2015/files/ProfChristineLochner33711116.mp3

Prof Christine Lochner – Trichotillomania (1)

Listen to her talk on ‘Wie-is-ek’ http://academic.sun.ac.za/Health/Media_Review/2015/22June2015/files/ProfChristineLochner33711118.mp3  

Social phobia – listen to Prof Christine Lochner

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OCD- listen to Prof Christine Lochner

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