Home > Mental health Mental health All sections in Mental Health » Alcohol » Brain » Disorders » Drugs » Living with Mental Illness » Mental Health in SA » Stress » Treatment » Mental Health News Adequate sleep tied to women's sexual function A better nights sleep corresponds with an increase in sexual desire and the possibility of sex for women, according to a new study. Mental health News Migraine drug may up risk of eating disorders in teens Topiramate, an established migraine drug for adults that was recently approved for use in teens may cause appetite reduction and weight loss as side effects. More in Mental health News Ecstasy may reduce anxiety in terminal patients Mental Health Watch reporting system is launched in SA Psychosis rarely linked to violent crime Impulsive boys may become chronic gamblers Living with mental illness What is Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder? Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, or OCD, is a multi-faceted illness characterised by obsessions and/or compulsions. See all Living with mental illness » Drugs Synthetic dagga is on the rise in the US where it poisons and kills users Synthetic cannabinoid products mimic the active ingredient in marijuana and are sold in the US as herbal products. See all Drugs » Mental health in SA Mental Health Watch reporting system is launched in SA To celebrate Human Rights Day on 21 March, the South African Federation for Mental Health has launched the Mental Health Watch project, which has been created to allow easy and accessible reporting of human rights violations. See all Mental health in SA » Living with mental illness UPDATE: 18 kg anorexic woman receives almost $200 000 in donations for treatment Rachael Farrokh, the 18 kilogram woman suffering from severe anorexia, has successfully raised almost $200 000 for treatment and has taken to YouTube again to thank everyone who helped. See all Living with mental illness » Take action Ask CyberShrink » Blog Bipolar journey » Talk Heart to heart forum » Quiz Are you a hypochondriac? » 13 hidden signs of stress Regenerative medicine: replacing brain cells lost from stroke News Ecstasy may reduce anxiety in terminal patients Cancer patients suffering from debilitating anxiety, fear or depression may find some peace during Ecstasy-influenced psychotherapy sessions. See all News » Brain How does the body respond to touching something hot? You might think that your body's rapid reaction to danger is pretty boring, but actually it represents a very clever exception to how your body normally works. See all Brain » Mental health in SA Abuse of mentally ill patient: SAHRC must act The SA Human Rights Commission has been called on to get involved in the alleged assault of a mentally ill teen by a doctor at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital. See all Mental health in SA » Tools Do I have OCD? Complete this screening test to see whether you may be suffering from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). See all Tools » advertisement From our sponsors Keeping your skin soft, moisturised and winter-ready The health benefits of donating blood Hydration is vital all year round Momentum Health: an industry leader in healthcare Live healthier Cure your cough » Diagnosing a chronic cough The most abused over-the-counter drug in SA Five of the weirdest things to cause a cough Why are you coughing? A cough can be a symptom of a wide variety of different health conditions, ranging from a foreign body to infective diseases and even cancer. Watch out! » How to make a prosthetic eye Woman loses eyesight after mud run Eye care during pregnancy 9 health warnings you can pick up from your eyes The eyes are not only for seeing - they can reveal secrets to underlying health issues. Take a careful look and see if you have any of these symptoms, and if you do, head off to the doctor straight away.