Articles by Keyword: Schizophrenia

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  1. 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...
  2. Mothering Children with Schizophrenia in a Village Setting: A Multiple Case Study

    Mothering Children with Schizophrenia in a Village Setting: A Multiple Case Study

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This study reports on the experiences of mothers (n=8) raising children with schizophrenia in a rural South African village. The mothers were individually interviewed at their homes, using in-depth, phenomenological methods. Data were thematically analysed. Mothers of children with schizophrenia...
  3. Anaesthesia for a morbidly obese patient with schizophrenia and intellectual disability

    Anaesthesia for a morbidly obese patient with schizophrenia and intellectual disability

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia
    We report the case of a morbidly obese woman with schizophrenia and intellectual disability who underwent dental treatment using general anaesthesia. The 38-year-old patient was 156 cm tall and weighed 140 kg, with a body mass index of 57.5 kg...
  4. Relevance of Schneider's first-rank symptoms in Zulu patients with paranoid schizophrenia

    Relevance of Schneider's first-rank symptoms in Zulu patients with paranoid schizophrenia

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Family Practice
    Background: The aim of this study was to examine the prevalence of Schneider's first-rank symptoms (FRS) in Zulu patients diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and to ascertain the diagnostic and prognostic significance of Schneider's FRS in this group.
  5. Somatic delusions and obsessive-compulsive disorder in schizophrenia

    Somatic delusions and obsessive-compulsive disorder in schizophrenia

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Family Practice
    This review is based on a case study of a clinical presentation of schizophrenia with somatic and olfactory delusions and obsessive-compulsive symptoms (OCS). The patient was seen at the surgical out-patient department of the Dr George Mukhari Academic Hospital, Ga-Rankuwa,...
  6. Dealing with schizophrenia in general practice

    Dealing with schizophrenia in general practice

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Family Practice
    Schizophrenia is a psychiatric illness of unknown aetiology, and impairs cognition and social and occupational functioning. It is challenging in terms of the disability it causes, the unclear nature of what causes it, the complexity of diagnosis and treatment limitations...
  7. Behavioural characteristics of offenders with mental health disorders in a South African prison population

    Behavioural characteristics of offenders with mental health disorders in a South African prison population

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This exploratory study profiled behavioural characteristics of a non-random sample of 91 offenders with mental illness in a South African correctional facility. The sample is directly related to diagnosed cases from the correctional psychiatrist's case load. The most prevalent mental...
  8. Resources for resilient caregiving by parents of children with schizophrenia in Swaziland: A multiple case study

    Resources for resilient caregiving by parents of children with schizophrenia in Swaziland: A multiple case study

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This study reports on the care-provisioning experiences of parents (n = 6; females = 5) raising children with schizophrenia in a rural Swazi setting. The parents were individually interviewed at their homes on caregiving aspects such as burden, coping, quality...