Depression

Living-with depression

5 Telltale signs of depression

Feeling powerless, bleak and beyond help? We all suffer from the blues now and again, but if these feelings persist it might be time to see a professional.

Psychiatric admissions: the steps

Many people who care for loved ones with a serious mental illness may have to make difficult decisions regarding whether or not the person should be hospitalised.

Depression and sleep

Tired of tossing and turning at night, watching the hours tick by? Don’t despair, a good night’s sleep might be possible after all.

Diet and depression

There are many exogenous and endogenous factors that can cause depression. Diet and depression tend to be reciprocally linked to each other, writes Dr Ingrid van Heerden.

10 things to do when you're down

Life is not always moonshine and roses. There are those days when you feel really down, despondent, ugly and unwanted. Here's how to make yourself feel better.

6 in 10 drinkers have anxiety disorders

Many people drink because they're feeling anxious. In fact it is estimated that about 60% of people in rehabilitation centres have an underlying anxiety disorder.

Depression and sex

It is common for depressed people to suffer a loss of libido. Why does this happen and what can you do?

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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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