Friday, 03 February 2012 00:00

I Can’t Stop Stealing

Article as it appeared in Vrouekeur magazine. By Carien Grobler (Translated into English)

People suffering from kleptomania often spend their lives keeping silent about their condition out of fear of the shame it may bring.

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Friday, 08 October 2010 00:00

Sex Addiction: An Excuse or Illness?

Article as it appeared in the Vrouekeur magazine. By Lize Maritz (Translated into English)

Sex addiction has recently been a focus of media attention and many people are asking the question: "Is sex addiction a real disorder or just an excuse?"

Sex addiction is a real disorder, but it may not manifest itself in the way that the average person thinks - that is, it is not necessarily about engaging in the actual act of sex frequently. A person can be classified as a sex addict without in fact having any physical sex at all!

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Friday, 25 June 2010 15:56

My Partner was Raped!

Article as it appeared in the Vrouekeur magazine. By Lize Maritz (Translated into English)

If your partner has been raped, it does not only change her (or his) life, it also changes yours. 

Such a traumatic experience can impose great strain on a relationship, but it is possible to survive it as a couple and in fact come out of it positively. For this to happen, you need to support each other and have the support of family and friends.

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Friday, 18 June 2010 15:17

My Partner is Depressed

Article as it appeared in Vrouekeur magazine. By Lize Maritz (Translated into English)

There are thousands of people suffering from depression and many do not receive treatment. Their partners, however, suffer too and even less is said or done for them. This article is for the partners of those who suffer from depression.

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Thursday, 01 April 2010 14:18

The Stress Bailout-Package

Article as it appeared in Wellness magazine. By Natasha Liviero

Managing moderate amounts of stress is a normal part of daily life. It’s when stress becomes relentless that dangers creep in. 

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Monday, 03 October 2011 00:00

Diagnosing Dementia

We often joke about 'going senile' or 'getting Alzheimer’s' when we forget things. However, most people don’t understand what dementia really is, what the symptoms of the disease are, or how it progresses. It’s important to know the difference between simply being forgetful and suffering from dementia, in order to have a greater undertstanding of this debilitating and frightening illness.

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Monday, 27 February 2012 00:00

Understanding Mental Disorders

There are probably as many misconceptions, myths and stereotypes about mental disorders as there are mental disorders. Popular fiction and film often perpetuate these misconceptions, reinforcing the belief that those suffering from a mental disorder are 'crazy' and should be institutionalised.  Gaining a deeper understanding of mental disorders and their causes can help us deal more effectively with affected loved ones or colleagues.

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ADHD is one of the most common, yet incurable, childhood disorders. However, many other problems – some of which are as simple and common as an ear infection – can produce similar symptoms. How can we ensure our children receive the correct diagnosis, and what can we do to help them – and ourselves – effectively manage the disorder?

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Monday, 07 November 2011 00:00

The Challenge of Change

We can always rely on change – good and bad - to happen to us throughout our lives. And while we cannot always control the changes in our lives, we can decide how we are going to react to those changes. But, what skills can we learn to help us embrace change, so that we emerge as victors and not victims?

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Sunday, 03 October 2010 00:00

Tackle Trauma

Trauma is our emotional reaction to a shocking, unexpected event that is way beyond the range of usual human experience. It's an unfortunate fact that most of us have either experienced a traumatic event ourselves, or we know someone who has. But what can we do to cope with the after-effects of trauma? How can we help ourselves – and others?

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