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Nearest and dearest depro?

Your family member or friend has been diagnosed with a mental illness. Luckily, there's a lot you can do to make the situation better for your loved one and for yourself.

Beat those festive season blues

'Tis the season to be jolly. But unfortunately, this isn't true for everyone. Many people find it difficult to cope during the festive season. Are you one of them?

Feel better in ten minutes

All stressed out and ready to strangle someone? Before you explode, here are some suggestions on how you can feel better in 10 minutes.

Ask your psychiatrist

Every year thousands of South Africans seek medical attention for psychological conditions. In fact, a third of visits to doctors are for psychological and not physical illnesses.

Beat those blues

Down in the dumps? Is it work, your partner, your health, you kids, your in-laws, or your finances? Here's help.

Beat depression after retirement

Most of us equal the word "retirement" with relaxation, holidays and sleeping late. But for many it can be the start of depression.

Workday blues?

However much we moan and groan, the reality remains unchanged for most people: no work, no money. What can you do to brighten up the working day?

Beat the winter blues

Do you find winter, with its cold weather and long, dark nights depressing? You're not alone – many others feel just like you.

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Depression expert

Michael Simpson has been a senior psychiatric academic, researcher, and Professor in several countries, having worked at London University in the UK; McMaster University in Canada; Temple University in Philadelphia, USA.; and the University of Natal in South Africa.

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