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Making Mental Health a Global Priority

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Optimal SF-36 Threshold to Screen for MDD, GAD in RA

The Short-Form Health Survey (SF-36) can be used to effectively determine the presence of major depressive disorder (MDD) and generalized […]

Participate in our stigma research study!

Have you been diagnosed with a mood-, anxiety- or substance use disorder? Then you and/or a family member is eligible […]

Study links parental depression to brain changes and risk-taking in adolescents

A new study concludes that parental depression contributes to greater brain activity in areas linked to risk taking in adolescent […]

Development and initial validation of the Cardiovascular Disease Acceptance and Action Questionnaire (CVD-AAQ) in an Italian sample of cardiac patients

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Food choices, brain structure influence overweight

Overweight people make unhealthier food choices than lean people when presented with real food, even though both make similar selections […]

Smoking and schizophrenia: Understanding and breaking the cycle of addiction

“Smoking is a real problem for people with schizophrenia,” said Stéphane Potvin

Schizophrenia: Digital Technology Defies Stigma, Supports Recovery

The study is the largest to date looking at ownership and use of technology among individuals living with schizophrenia.

Heart attack patients more depressed but get fewer antidepressants

Heart attack patients are more depressed but are less often prescribed antidepressants than people who have not had a heart […]

The 5 most addictive substances on Earth – and what they do to your brain

What are the most addictive drugs?


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University of Stellenbosch
South African Medical Research Council
University of Cape Town