Modern pressures impact on mental health

Do you often feel your daily activities become overwhelming? Are the “usual stresses” becoming too much for you to handle? Do you experience random boosts in energy and motivation, only for it to die down fairly quickly? Well, you could be among thousands left depressed by modern-day life. Although traumatic[…]

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More can be done to treat postnatal depression: Professor

University of Cape Town Associate Professor, Simone Honikman says more can be done in the treatment and prevention of postnatal depression. This kind of depression is experienced by mothers after giving birth. Honikam, who is also the Director of the university’s Perinatal Mental Health Project, says mothers who do not[…]

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Abused women, twice as likely to be depressed

As World Mental Health Day was marked on Monday, very little attention was given to victims of domestic abuse who, as a result of their abuse, suffer from depression in isolation. In response to the silence on sufferers of depression, the Saartjie Baartman Centre is calling on Cape Flats communities[…]

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Tennessee suspect’s family blames depression

Members of Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez’s family believe deep depression and shame over an drunken driving charge may have led him to go on a rampage in which five U.S. servicemen died last week, a source close to the family said on Tuesday. In seeking to understand what motivated last Thursday’s[…]

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