Physical abuse at the hands of an intimate partner is the most common form of violence experienced by South African women
VIOLENCE BY AN INTIMATE PARTNER ONE OF THE MOST FREQUENT TRAUMA IN SA
A short film by Doctors Without Borders/MSF
DRIVING CHANGE IN SOUTH AFRICA
IAAF proposed rule on testosterone limits for female athletes is medically unethical
EATING DISORDERS - THE SILENT KILLER
5 Ways to Combat Depression.
SHIFT YOUR MOOD
Abuse of alcohol and drugs causes a multi-billion-rand dent in the South African economy every year, but the remedy is stymied by insufficient funding and unwillingness to accept the latest global thinking on treatment of addiction as a medical condition.
SA WAR ON SUBSTANCE ABUSE
Read the latest from SASOP President of the Board, Prof Bernard Janse van Rensburg.
Concerns about rights violation at Tower Hospital.
ADHD Diagnosis in Adults
The book, illustrated by David Griessel, is co-written by Prof Renata Schoeman, a psychiatrist, and the co-author of the South African management guidelines for ADHD, and celebrated author, Refiloe Moahloli.
SA'S FIRST CHILDREN'S BOOK ON ADHD
With one-third of South Africans experiencing a mental disorder in their lifetime...
TRADITIONAL HEALERS PLAY SIGNIFICANT ROLE IN MENTAL HEALTH
Overloaded medical professionals in danger of burnout
OVERLOADED MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS
It is currently estimated that some 30% of adults aged 60 and older will at some stage require medication with psychotropic agents.
VANISHING: LIVING WITH DEMENTIA
Research has shown that 9% of individuals who experiment with cannabis will become addicted to it. This number increases to 1 in 6 when use starts during adolescence.
1 IN 6 TEENAGERS WHO USE CANNABIS WILL BECOME ADDICTED
Prof Bonga Chilliza - SASOP's new President
STRONGER LEADERSHIP AND INCREASED BUDGETS NEEDED
Recovery plan for the Gauteng Department of Health
Advocacy about conditions at Tower Hospital.
ADHD Diagnosis in Children
10 October - Focussing on suicide
WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY
Anxiety disorders are ranked as the sixth largest contributor to life-long health concerns worldwide.
ANXIETY - RATTLING THE 'MASCULINITY' CAGE
Early diagnosis and intervention crucial
WORLD AUTISM DAY
Beware of traumatic brain injury.
FESTIVE SEASON TRAVELLING
WARNING SIGNS OF TEEN SUICIDE
“What have you done to prevent it?” – SASOPs program on human rights for people with mental illness
HUMAN RIGHTS PROGRAM
Professional responsibility to be health advocates.
SASOP-RHAP statement on mental health advocacy training.