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 5 strange obsessions Obsession: we've all experienced it to some or other degree, but do you know how bizarre people's obsessions can be? Our users speak out and share their weirdest obsessions. 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 Soothe your family’s coughs and colds Why hydration is important while exercising Taking charge of your health Man, take care of your health! Live healthier Up for grabs » Win with NuSeed Win with MySmartkid Win a Canderel hamper Win a LED 3D smart TV Stand a chance of winning a Samsung UA55H8000 Smart 55 inch Curved LED TV valued at R20 000 from Save Hyper! Medical marijuana » 'I used cannabis oil to cure my cancer' Could your doctor could be high? Dagga in medicine? Medicinal dagga: the dangers can't be ignored There is not sufficient evidence to support the potential medicinal benefit from cannabis use cautions an academic from Stellenbosch University.