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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?

Stopping antidepressants following depression

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Vulnerability to depression linked to noradrenaline

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Stellenbosch University is conducting neuroimaging research in social anxiety disorder (SAD)

Brain imaging research in the past has largely been focused on looking at regional differences in activity in the brain. […]

Cognitive Training in Patients with Trichotillomania (Hair-Pulling Disorder)**

Cognitive Training in Patients with Trichotillomania (Hair-Pulling Disorder) Trichotillomania (hair-pulling disorder or HPD) is a condition in which patients engage […]

The rising cost of inaccessible mental health care in South Africa

The high cost of treatment makes mental healthcare inaccessible to those using public health services.

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