What is Treatment Resistant Depression (TRD)?

What is Treatment Resistant Depression (TRD)?

CREDITS  Dr Melane Van Zyl About 33% of patients with depression are still depressed after two different types of treatment. These are the patients that should be treated by psychiatrists. The psychotherapist in me wants to validate and reassure patients with...
Signs and symptoms of mental health disorders

Signs and symptoms of mental health disorders

According to the Mayo Clinic examples of signs and symptoms include: • Feeling sad or down• Confused thinking or reduced ability to concentrate• Excessive fears or worries, or extreme feelings of guilt• Extreme mood changes of highs and lows• Withdrawal from friends...
What I Learned from the Wailing Wall

What I Learned from the Wailing Wall

CreditsBy Dr Melané van Zyl In July, I visited Israel for a leadership coaching course. As part of the sightseeing, we saw the wailing wall. It was Sabbath, so we were not allowed to take photos or even write notes to stick on the wall. Lifts, toasters, coffee...
What is stigma in mental health?

What is stigma in mental health?

According to the Oxford dictionary stigma is “a mark of disgrace, associated with a particular circumstance, quality, or person. Stigma is when people judge you negatively because you have a certain characteristic or attribute. A large part of society think you are...