Articles by Author: Saeeda Paruk

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  1. Cannabis use and family history in adolescent first episode psychosis in Durban, South Africa

    Cannabis use and family history in adolescent first episode psychosis in Durban, South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Child & Adolescent Mental Health
    Objectives: To investigate the clinical correlates of cannabis use in adolescents with first episode psychosis (FEP).
  2. The clinical impact of a positive family history of psychosis or mental illness in psychotic and non-psychotic mentally ill adolescents

    The clinical impact of a positive family history of psychosis or mental illness in psychotic and non-psychotic mentally ill adolescents

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Child & Adolescent Mental Health
    Background: A family history of psychosis is associated with negative clinical characteristics of psychosis.
  3. Clinical correlates of first episode early onset psychosis in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

    Clinical correlates of first episode early onset psychosis in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Child & Adolescent Mental Health
    Background: The study of first episode early onset psychosis can yield many clues to understanding the early development of psychosis and guide interventions to decrease psychosis risk and improve outcome. The aim of the study was to investigate the socio-demographic...
  4. Cannabis and mental illness in adolescents: a review

    Cannabis and mental illness in adolescents: a review

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Family Practice
    This article reviews the literature on the association between cannabis exposure and mental illness in adolescents and provides the clinician with an evidence base to address cannabis use with teenagers. Traditionally cannabis was considered a benign recreational drug with low...
  5. Substance use in adolescents with mental illness in Durban, South Africa

    Substance use in adolescents with mental illness in Durban, South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Child & Adolescent Mental Health
    Comorbid substance use in adolescents with mental illness is often an indicator of poor treatment outcome. This study aims to determine the prevalence of, and associated risk factors for, substance use in adolescents with mental illness attending a mental health...
  6. Psychometric Properties of the Religious Orientation Test (ROT) in a Sample of South African Students

    Psychometric Properties of the Religious Orientation Test (ROT) in a Sample of South African Students

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This study investigated the psychometric properties of the Religious Orientation Test (ROT) (Idehen, 2001) with 1284 South African respondents. Participants were 323 learners (mean age = 15.81, SD = 1.24) and 961 university students (mean age = 20.08, SD =...
  7. Could a healthy ego identity serve as a protective factor against suicidal tendencies? A pilot study

    Could a healthy ego identity serve as a protective factor against suicidal tendencies? A pilot study

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Child & Adolescent Mental Health
    Objective: The study investigated the interrelationship between adolescent ego identity, suicidal tendencies, gender and race in a sample of South African Indian and Black secondary school students.
  8. Preliminary validation of the Multi-Attitude Suicide Tendency (MAST) scale using a South African adolescent sample

    Preliminary validation of the Multi-Attitude Suicide Tendency (MAST) scale using a South African adolescent sample

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Child & Adolescent Mental Health
    Objective: The factor structure of the Multi-Attitude Suicide Tendency (MAST) scale was examined using a sample of non-white South African adolescents.
  9. Containment and contagion: How to strengthen families to support youth HIV prevention in South Africa

    Containment and contagion: How to strengthen families to support youth HIV prevention in South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    There has been little research done in South Africa that investigates how families nested within communities can be strengthened to support the prevention of HIV infection in youth. A focused ethnographic case-study approach was employed to better understand how families...