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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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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Beyond Madness - in proud association with Adcock Ingram OTC Sponsors of Brave - is our new podcast series that maps not only the practical aspects of psychiatry, but also its purpose, and shares a broader view on the service and outcomes that the discipline provides to society. The series intends to demystify both psychiatry and the plight of those afflicted with mental illness. The host, Professor Christopher Paul Szabo, joins the team to tell us more about this new series.

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20.10.21 Pt 2 - Mbulelo is impressed with Alan’s skincare routine... just because life is hectic doesn’t mean you have to neglect taking care of yourself. October is Mental Health awareness month and we have a new mental health podcast launching on CliffCentral. Host Professor Christopher Paul Szabo tells us more.

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