Beyond Madness

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Hosted by Professor Christopher Paul Szabo, Beyond Madness is a podcast series featuring psychiatrists in conversation, covering a range of topics related to issues in psychiatry that impact our society. Mental health issues affect us all on a daily basis, and how we deal with these issues can affect you or someone in your life at any time. This series gives you a better understanding of psychiatry and mental health.

Always remember there is no HEALTH without MENTAL HEALTH!

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Genetics and Psychiatric Illness

Dr Kobus Roux and Dr Leigh Janet join us to discuss the role of our genes in influencing the emergence of different mental disorders. For example, is schizophrenia caused by a single gene?

COVID and your Mental Health

Our special guests Prof Seedat and Dr Fernandes join us to discuss the impact of the current pandemic on our mental health, and mental health resources. Has mental illness increased, or are we simply seeing understandable levels of distress to an abnormal situation?

Stimulant Medication & Cognitive Enhancement - Is It Ethical?

Dr Renata Schoeman and Dr Chris Verster join Prof Szabo to discuss the issue of prescribing stimulant medication for enhancing cognitive performance. Is it ethical to prescribe such medication - used to treat sufferers of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) - exclusively for this reason, where individuals do not have ADHD?

Mental Illness - Human Rights and Dignity

Dr John Parker is our special guest on this episode to explain the relevance of human rights in the practice of psychiatry, which has relevance for broader society. The human right to participate in a functional democracy is a basic right, and this is discussed within the context of mental illness.

Sexual Offending and Personality Disorders

Prof. Sean Kaliski joins us to discuss the dilemmas confronting forensic psychiatrists when dealing with sexual offenders... and whether or not to ascribe their offence to disorders of their personalities, or mental illness. The consequences of this decision has profound implications for the offender - namely whether to be treated or jailed.

The Practice of Psychiatry in a cross-cultural South Africa

Prof. Solly Ratamane joins Prof. Szabo to discuss whether Western psychiatry is relevant and applicable in our diverse African context. They discuss a role for traditional healers, and the need to consider integration of traditional healing into the contemporary practice of psychiatry.

6 episodes