Gareth chats to the host of Beyond Madness - Professor Christopher Paul Szabo. They discuss what the podcast series is about, and talk how we deal with mental health… because there’s no health without mental health!

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Mental health issues affect us all on a daily basis, and how we deal with these issues can affect you or someone in your life at any time. Professor Christopher Paul Szabo, host of Beyond Madness, joins the show to give us a better understanding of psychiatry and mental health. In proud association with Adcock Ingram OTC Sponsors of Brave.

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The WHO reports that 121 million pregnancies annually are unintended, further noting that 6 out of 10 unintended pregnancies end in abortion. The WHO further notes that 45% of abortions are unsafe, with a maternal death rate of unsafe abortion being between 4.7% to 13.2%. Aside from physical consequences, there may be psychological ones too. For this discussion, we welcome Professors Ugash Subramaney and Franco Guidozzi. In proud association with Adcock Ingram OTC Sponsors of Brave.

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Traditional healers... who are they, what do they do, and how are they involved in the lives of many South Africans - as healers - outside of the formal medical setting? To dissect this, we are joined by Prof. Solly Rataemane and Dr Lerato Dikobe-Kalane. In proud association with Adcock Ingram OTC Sponsors of Brave.

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This sign language interpreted video has been adapted from the podcast 'Beyond Madness' - created by CliffCentral.com. What is the societal fascination for serial killers all about? Who are these people who live amongst us, undetected, going about their crimes? What does it take to track them down, identify and apprehend them? This week we speak to Dr Gérard Labuschagne - a Clinical Psychologist, Criminologist, and an Advocate of the High Court with an interest in forensic and investigative psychology. In proud association with Adcock Ingram OTC Sponsors of Brave.

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Does women’s mental health differ from men’s mental health? Is gender a critical variable, and does it play a role in how mental illness expresses itself? These questions form part of our conversation for this episode, where we are joined by two psychiatrists - Prof. Soraya Seedat and Prof. Solly Rataemane. In proud association with Adcock Ingram OTC Sponsors of Brave.

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Depression is a debilitating condition, and medication can take weeks to provide relief. Suicide is a risk, and potential consequence. Psychiatry, as a discipline, has long sought a drug that might provide rapid resolution of both depressive symptoms, as well as suicidal thoughts. Could an anaesthetic agent, ketamine, be that drug? This week, Prof. Bonga Chiliza, a psychiatrist, and Dr Alan Howard, an emergency care physician, provide some answers. In proud association with Adcock Ingram OTC Sponsors of Brave.

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Have you ever woken up, profoundly disturbed by a dream and wondered what it meant? Maybe nothing... but the images linger. Maybe dreams don’t mean anything, but if they occur as part of regular sleep, surely they serve a purpose as part of normal bodily functioning? To address these questions this week’s episode features Dr Alison Bentley and Prof Mark Solms. In proud association with Adcock Ingram OTC Sponsors of Brave.

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Have you ever had a loved one or friend with a chronic condition, suffering, with no prospect of recovery – and they spoke of wanting to die... wishing for an end to their suffering? What if it were legally possible to assist them, to grant their wish? To discuss the controversial issue of 'assisted dying', we are joined by Prof. Willem Landman, Dr Chris Verster and Prof. Sean Davison. In proud association with Adcock Ingram OTC Sponsors of Brave.

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ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) is a condition associated primarily with children, but is increasingly being diagnosed in adults too. The sufferer has their own challenges to face... but what about the parents, siblings, family, spouses, partners, colleagues, peers, and teachers? How do they live or cope with the sufferer? What role can parents play when a child has ADHD? Our guests this week are psychiatrist Prof Renata Schoeman, and educational psychologist Jessica Cheesman. In proud association with Adcock Ingram OTC Sponsors of Brave.

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