Articles by Author: Er Swartz

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  1. Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatric Disorders in Africa: Implications for Psychological Interventions

    Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatric Disorders in Africa: Implications for Psychological Interventions

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    The authors start by critically discussing some core features of Western psychiatric diagnosis, and present the cultural formulation as one approach to ensure that the cultural aspects of the diagnostic process are addressed, followed by a summary of what is...
  2. Why Young Men in South Africa Plan to Become Teenage Fathers: Implications for the Development of Masculinities within Contexts of Poverty

    Why Young Men in South Africa Plan to Become Teenage Fathers: Implications for the Development of Masculinities within Contexts of Poverty

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    Drawing on in-depth interviews with young fathers (n=37) aged 14 to 20 in impoverished communities in South Africa, this study focuses on the young men who intentionally planned to have children while still teenagers. It interrogates their reasons for doing...
  3. Caring for a Relative with Schizophrenia: Understandings, Challenges and the Interface with Mental Health Professionals

    Caring for a Relative with Schizophrenia: Understandings, Challenges and the Interface with Mental Health Professionals

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This study explored the experiences of families of people with schizophrenia, their understandings of schizophrenia as a mental disorder, their experience of living with a relative with schizophrenia, and their subsequent contact with mental health professionals. A convenience sample of...
  4. Research Agenda to Facilitate Community Participation In HIV Vaccine Research: A Participatory Approach

    Research Agenda to Facilitate Community Participation In HIV Vaccine Research: A Participatory Approach

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This article reports on a participatory process to generating a research agenda to guide research on community participation in HIV vaccine research. Community members representing stakeholder parties involved in the HIV vaccine research enterprise were invited to participate in the...
  5. Bereavement, silence and culture within a peer-led HIV/AIDS-prevention strategy for vulnerable children in South Africa

    Bereavement, silence and culture within a peer-led HIV/AIDS-prevention strategy for vulnerable children in South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    In addressing the psychosocial effects of the HIV and AIDS pandemic among vulnerable children, the issue of bereavement appears inadequately addressed. Amid the global discourse on children orphaned and made vulnerable by HIV and AIDS, this paper explores how cultural...
  6. Perceptions of educators of Deaf and hard-of-hearing adolescents of HIV-risk factors for these youths

    Perceptions of educators of Deaf and hard-of-hearing adolescents of HIV-risk factors for these youths

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    Like the general population in South Africa, adolescents with deafness or who are hard-of-hearing may be vulnerable to HIV infection. They are exposed to all known risk factors for HIV infection. Educators who work in schools for Deaf (meaning culturally...
  7. ‘Something for something’: The importance of talking about transactional sex with youth in South Africa using a resilience-based approach

    ‘Something for something’: The importance of talking about transactional sex with youth in South Africa using a resilience-based approach

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    Transactional sex is a common feature of sexual relationships in South Africa but has severe health implications for those who engage in it. This paper presents perspectives on transactional sex based on interviews and focus group discussions with young people...
  8. Climate change impacts on fisheries in West Africa: implications for economic, food and nutritional security

    Climate change impacts on fisheries in West Africa: implications for economic, food and nutritional security

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Marine Science
    West Africa was identified as one of the most vulnerable regions to climate change in previous global analyses. Adverse changes in marine resources under climate change may pose significant threats to the livelihoods and well-being of the communities and countries...
  9. Genetic research, behavioural science, and child and adolescent mental health in South Africa: an important new agenda

    Genetic research, behavioural science, and child and adolescent mental health in South Africa: an important new agenda

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Child & Adolescent Mental Health
    Background: Since the announcement of the results of the international research project to unravel the human genome in the early 1990s there has been a burgeoning of research into the genetic basis of psychopathology and development. South African behavioural researchers,...