Home > Mental health > Mental health in SA Mental health in SA All sections in Mental Health » Alcohol » Brain » Disorders » Drugs » Living with Mental Illness » Mental Health in SA » Stress » Treatment » Mental Health News How do psychopaths get the way they are? Scans of psychopaths’ brains show there's no activity in the fibres that connect the frontal lobe and the limbic system. In addition there's often abnormal activity in the limbic system. Ask CyberShrink » Blog Bipolar journey » Talk Heart to heart forum » Quiz Are you a hypochondriac? » This video of a school choir singing Pharrell's "Happy" will make your day Helping HIV-positive kids in South Africa 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. Psychopaths: Who are they? All psychopaths aren't necessarily cold blooded killers. We all know people who don't commit crimes, but make the life of their nearest and dearest a living hell. Psychopaths: Inside the mind of a monster A psychopath may be your boss, your friend, even your spouse. The question is, would you recognise one if you saw one? Lentegeur: a new take on mental health care A psychiatrist is on a mission to transform the Lentegeur Psychiatric Hospital on the Cape Flats into a more welcoming space for mentally ill people. Dane McDonald spoke to Dr John Parker about the Lentegeur Spring Project. Destigmatising mental illness - a work in progress While progress has been made in reducing the stigma associated with mental illness, there is still much work to be done and many myths that need to be dispelled. Millions in SA have mental illness One in four people worldwide will suffer from a mental or behavioural disorder some time in their lives. “ Latest comment on Health24 Igor Trethewey says... trying to justify flora poaching mmmm i could try the same approach with poaching ivory or rhino tusks... it is just plain wrong African traditional medicine: better than pills? ” What is the police psychologist looking for in Oscar's testimony? A police psychologist is monitoring Pistorius' testimony. Here's why. Mental health: It's time to talk According to the Department of Health 1 out of 4 South Africans has or is affected by mental illness. Mental illness common Between 1% and 3% of the South African population are likely to suffer from a mental health problem severe enough to require hospitalisation. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Keep your pet's teeth in tip top condition Cape Town's legendary Blisters for Bread walk 2014. Occlusal disease - a modern day dental problem Eduloan offers affordable education finance Live healthier Winter Wellness » Boost winter health Happy feet in winter Don’t become a winter blimp Tips to stay fit and healthy in winter When it's cold it's easy to pick up the coughs and sniffles, and it's even easier to indulge in comfort foods. Don't ! Vitamin wise » Vitamins for HIV What to eat for vitamin B? Cut down on vitamins Get your vitamins right Find out which vitamin to use for which condition. Ask our Vitamin expert.