The South African Stress and Health (SASH) Study: 12-Month and Lifetime Prevalence of Common Mental Disorders (Original Articles) (Clinical Report)

The South African Stress and Health (SASH) Study: 12-Month and Lifetime Prevalence of Common Mental Disorders (Original Articles) (Clinical Report)

At the end of the apartheid era, the African National Congress (ANC) formulated a broad policy framework that forms the basis for the current enabling health care legislation in South Africa. The ANC government developed a health care delivery policy based on the district health system that was designed to extend the availability of appropriate […]

Clinical Evaluation of a Herbal Formulation in Liver Disorders (Global Dispensary) (Report)

Clinical Evaluation of a Herbal Formulation in Liver Disorders (Global Dispensary) (Report)

Introduction The liver is the largest gland in the human body and performs a number of functions including glycogen storage, plasma protein synthesis and detoxification. Exposure to a wide variety of insults such as alcohol, drugs, chemicals, viruses and bacteria makes the liver one of the most frequently injured organs in the body. This leads […]

Mental Health Service Use Among South Africans for Mood, Anxiety and Substance Use Disorders (Original Articles) (Survey)

Mental Health Service Use Among South Africans for Mood, Anxiety and Substance Use Disorders (Original Articles) (Survey)

Of the national burden of disease, neuropsychiatric disorders are third only to HIV/AIDS and infectious disease, according to revised DALY (disability-adjusted life-years) estimates for the year 2000. (1,2) Yet mental health services are grossly under-resourced and there are many barriers to health care for the mentally ill. (3,4) Barriers include lack of accessibility, acceptability and […]

Perpetration of Gross Human Rights Violations in South Africa: Association with Psychiatric Disorders (Original Articles) (Report)

Perpetration of Gross Human Rights Violations in South Africa: Association with Psychiatric Disorders (Original Articles) (Report)

South Africa provides a unique laboratory for studying the perpetration of different forms of violence. During apartheid a range of acts of racial violence were perpetrated, including gross human rights violations (HRVs). However, both before and after apartheid there have also been significant levels of domestic and criminal violence. (1) Injuries were the second-leading cause […]

Speech and Language Disorders Associated with Corticobasal Degeneration.

Speech and Language Disorders Associated with Corticobasal Degeneration.

Corticobasal degeneration (CBD) is a neurodegenerative disease characterized by asymmetric cortical and extrapyramidal signs including progressive asymmetric limb rigidity and apraxia. Other commonly occurring signs include alien limb phenomena, frontal release signs, postural instability, cognitive and/or memory deficits, aphasia, apraxia of speech, and dysarthria. An extensive literature review revealed that although speech and language deficits […]

TMJ Disorders and Orofacial Pain

TMJ Disorders and Orofacial Pain

The treatment of temporomandibular disorders requires a multidisciplinary approach, involving the participation of dentists, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, radiologists, and others. This lavishly illustrated text/atlas provides a wealth of valuable information for specialists who need to enhance their understanding of TMJ disorders. TMJ Disorders and Orofacial Pain is the invaluable diagnostic guide all dentists and […]