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Surviving the Covid-19 lockdown

The COVID-19 pandemic is a crisis for us all. It is unknown territory and the future is uncertain. This creates […]

Coping with the festive season and avoiding holiday stress

Holiday time and the festive season may seem like, and should be, the most wonderful time of the year, and […]

Prof Mayosi

As students, and especially as medical students, you will know that depression is a clinical, biological disease, and that as […]

A True Story of Living With Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

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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?

Stopping antidepressants following depression

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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 […]

Depression and suicide – university students

Depression and suicidal thoughts are two of the most frightening things a person can face in their lifetime.

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