Depression

News

I had a black dog, his name was depression

Writer and illustrator Matthew Johnstone, in collaboration with the World Health Organisation, created a video about defeating the "black dog of depression". The video hopes to encourage people to recognise depression and to reach out for help.

How antidepressants work

Depression is a medical illness which affects mood, body, thoughts and feelings. With appropriate treatment 80% of sufferers will improve and up to 60% may fully recover.

SA has eighth highest suicide rate

South Africa has the eighth highest suicide rate in the world with approximately 8000 suicides per year and suicide being the third largest cause of unnatural death in the country.

Successes and shortcomings of the Oscar trial

Renowned defence lawyer, William Booth, believes that televising the Oscar trial increases transparency and holds South African magistrates and judges accountable for their actions.

load more

Ask the Expert

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.

Still have a question?

Get free advice from our panel of experts

The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical exmanication, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.

* You must accept our condition

Forum Rules