Article published in the SADAG Journal: Mental Health Matters, 2015,2(1),7-10; titled “Schizophrenia – a complex brain disorder”.
Schizophrenia is a complex brain disorder that affects the way a person thinks, feels, perceives the world, relates to others, as well as influences their behaviour. The disorder therefore impacts on cognition, emotion, perception and behaviour. The person’s ability to function in various aspects of life is affected, namely, occupationally, socially and interpersonally. Schizophrenia usually presents before the age of 25 years and continues throughout life.
Master of Medicine research submitted and awarded with distinction
Thesis titled: “The influence of an inpatient dual diagnosis program on readmission rates” – University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa 2013
Presented poster at prestige psychiatric conference in the United Kingdom
“Variation in Presentation of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Related to Sexual Abuse and Psychiatric Co-morbidity in Adolescent Inpatients” – at the Royal College of Psychiatrists, Faculty of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Annual Residential Conference. Harrogate, United Kingdom, September 2015