#CrazySocks4Docs campaign spotlights doctors’ mental health

We tend to think of doctors as the professionals we turn to when we are suffering, but we often forget

Antidepressants work, given sufficient time

Depression affects millions of people worldwide. It can be severely disabling, impacting general health and wellbeing, and performance at work

Tackle student anxiety

Although exciting, students starting university and children embarking on their primary or high school careers, may find themselves facing unexpected anxiety.

It’s the season to be impulsive

Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) often have a tough time keeping their spending in check during the festive season.

Tips to manage burnout

A recent Medical Protection survey of more than 500 South African healthcare professionals found that more than 40% of doctors feel burned out.

Mind over sphincter: brain-training GORD away

In days of yore, before the scientific revolution normalised abstract thinking, people would often locate the emotions they felt in

New link identified between inflammation and depression in type-1 diabetes

Depression in type-1 diabetes patients is associated with higher levels of the inflammatory protein galectin-3, according to research published in

Teen suicide: communication key to prevention

The South African Anxiety and Depression Group (SADAG) also points out SA’s high teen suicide rate and concerns about the

Depression: the facts

The World Health Organization recently released a depression fact sheet, as outlined here. Depression is the leading cause of disability

Link between ADHD and compulsive eating

A common under-addressed symptom of Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is its impact on eating behaviours. Studies show one in five

When food is no longer fun

Comprising various types of complex mental health disorders including anorexia nervosa (AN) – restricting type, anorexia nervosa – binge eating/purging

Suicide in youth

The SASH (South African Stress and Health Study) conducted between January 2002 and June 2004 including 4185 South African adults