Prof Suvira Ramlall joins us to discuss how your spirituality can affect your healing process. We discuss the science of the soul, and the connection between spirituality and identity, and how this affects our mental state.

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Dr Kobus Roux and Dr Leigh Janet join us to discuss the role of our genes in influencing the emergence of different mental disorders. For example, is schizophrenia caused by a single gene?

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Our special guests Prof Seedat and Dr Fernandes join us to discuss the impact of the current pandemic on our mental health, and mental health resources. Has mental illness increased, or are we simply seeing understandable levels of distress to an abnormal situation?

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Dr Renata Schoeman and Dr Chris Verster join Prof Szabo to discuss the issue of prescribing stimulant medication for enhancing cognitive performance. Is it ethical to prescribe such medication - used to treat sufferers of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) - exclusively for this reason, where individuals do not have ADHD?

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Dr John Parker is our special guest on this episode to explain the relevance of human rights in the practice of psychiatry, which has relevance for broader society. The human right to participate in a functional democracy is a basic right, and this is discussed within the context of mental illness.

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Prof. Sean Kaliski joins us to discuss the dilemmas confronting forensic psychiatrists when dealing with sexual offenders... and whether or not to ascribe their offence to disorders of their personalities, or mental illness. The consequences of this decision has profound implications for the offender - namely whether to be treated or jailed.

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Prof. Solly Ratamane joins Prof. Szabo to discuss whether Western psychiatry is relevant and applicable in our diverse African context. They discuss a role for traditional healers, and the need to consider integration of traditional healing into the contemporary practice of psychiatry.

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