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Does the law protect us against psychopaths?

Between September and November 1971, William van der Merwe, the 'Screwdriver Rapist' raped at least nine women. He was sentenced to 20 years in prison, but released after 15.

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.

Weight-loss surgery may not ease depression

While most severely obese people get a mood boost after weight-loss surgery, some may have a recurrence of depression symptoms months after they have the procedure, a new study finds.

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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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