Fourie, Lurike; Kotze, Carla; Van der Westhuizen, Deborah(AOSIS Open Journals, 2017-02-06)
INTRODUCTION : The sexual behaviour and development of children with autism spectrum
disorders (ASDs) have been mostly overlooked in research and practice. This study aimed to
determine the association between certain ...
Neuropsychiatric symptoms can be related to less common underlying neuropsychiatric
conditions – in this case report, the condition discussed is that of grey matter heterotopia
(GMH). The patient presented with a history ...
It is a privilege to use this opportunity to introduce
to the readership the International Society for
the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD), my
involvement in it, and the implications for South
African psychiatry, ...
Joubert, Pierre M.; Van Staden, C.W.(Elsevier, 2016-11)
Psychiatric expert testimony is challenging in cases of violence when the accused person submits a defence that
he or shewas so overwhelmed by emotions triggered by an upsetting event that his or her violent behaviourwas
Sundarlall, Ravindra; Van der Westhuizen, Debbie; Fletcher, Lizelle(Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2016-05-31)
BACKGROUND : ADHD (attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) is gradually being
acknowledged as a functionally impairing disorder across the lifespan, underscored by
heritability. Nonetheless, lack of ADHD (adult ...
Rademeyer, Mia; Joubert, Pierre M.(Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2016-05)
BACKGROUND : Cognitive impairment is a core feature of schizophrenia that also has strong
prognostic significance. In most clinical settings comprehensive neuropsychological testing to
detect cognitive impairment in ...
Bohmer, M.W. (Manfred)(Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2016-06-10)
BACKGROUND : Although religion and spirituality are increasingly recognised as important in the
understanding and treatment of patients, there are also concerns about their role in psychiatry.
The recommendation for the ...
Roos, J.L. (Johannes Louw)(Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2016-05-06)
BACKGROUND : Recent genetic findings have led to profound changes in genetic and family
counselling for schizophrenia patients and their families.
OBJECTIVES : The article gives an overview of the present knowledge ...
Lippi, Gian(Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2016-08-31)
How often do we find ourselves concentrating so much on treating a patient with schizophrenia
that we forget about the needs and difficulties of the family members who take care of that
patient? This article highlights ...
Naude, Elna; Lippi, Gian(Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2016-08-31)
We report on a rare case of an adult presenting with psychotic symptoms, including prominent
thought form disorder and an aphasia. Further investigation revealed the presence of a mature
teratoma in the left frontal lobe, ...
In human genetic studies of schizophrenia, we uncovered copy-number variants in RAPGEF6 and RAPGEF2 genes. To discern the
effects of RAPGEF6 deletion in humans, we investigated the behavior and neural functions of a mouse ...
Karayiorgou, Maria; Barr, Ian; Weitz, Sara H.; Atkin, Talia; Hsu, PeiKen; Gogos, Joseph A.; Weiss, Shimon; Guo, Feng(Elsevier, 2015-06-18)
Processing of microRNA primary transcripts (pri-miRNAs) is highly regulated and defects in the processing machinery play a key role in many human diseases. In 22q11.2 deletion syndrome (22q11.2DS), heterozygous deletion ...
Dissociative identity disorder (DID) is a complex, posttraumatic, developmental disorder for which we now,
after four decades of research, have an authoritative research base, but a number of misconceptualizations and ...
Bipath, Priyesh; Viljoen, Margaretha; Levay, Peter F.(BioMed Central, 2016-02-17)
BACKGROUND : The essential amino acid tryptophan cannot be synthesised in the body and must be acquired
through dietary intake. Oxidation of tryptophan, due to immune induction of the enzyme indoleamine 2,3-
Plea bargains are touted in many international instruments and foreign jurisdictions,
for example, the United Nations Guidelines on the role of prosecutors
(Item 18 “Alternatives to prosecution”, adopted by the Eighth ...
Bipath, Priyesh; Levay, Peter F.; Viljoen, Margaretha; Olorunju, Steve(Makerere University Medical School, 2015-06)
BACKGROUND : A general non-specific marker of disease activity that could alert the clinician and prompt further investigation
would be of value in patients with HIV/AIDS, especially in resource limited environments.
OBJECTIVE : The aim of this study was to assess baseline EEG brain wave activity in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and to examine the effects of evoked attention and methylphenidate on this ...
Delport, Rhena; Kruger, Christa; Van Rooyen, Marietjie; Pickworth, Glynis Ellen(Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2015-05)
BACKGROUND. Components of professionalism in undergraduate medical studies at the University of Pretoria (UP) were previously defined as nine
‘Golden Threads’. Although specific outcomes were formulated for the threads, ...
Parshotam, R.K.; Joubert, Pierre M.(Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2015-05)
BACKGROUND : Cannabis use may trigger or perpetuate clinical features of schizophrenia in vulnerable individuals, thereby contributing to
the morbidity of schizophrenia and its burden of disease. These findings have ...
Van Schoor, R.A.; Joubert, Pierre M.(Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2015-05)
BACKGROUND : Adverse life events (ALEs) as precipitants of a major depressive episode (MDE) have been the subject of many studies. These studies indicate an increase in ALEs in the 6 months preceding an MDE.
OBJECTIVES : ...