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OBJECTIVE Depression will be the most common mental disorder by 2020, and it is also expected to be the second leading cause of disability, after cardiac diseases. Moreover, depression is likely to be a major public health burden in the future. This study evaluates the influences of culture on the symptoms of depression among Sesotho speakers. METHOD An(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study is to investigate the clinical presentation of schizophrenia among Sesotho speakers. METHOD A sample of 100 participants diagnosed with schizophrenia was evaluated using the Psychiatric Interview Questionnaire. RESULTS Core symptoms of schizophrenia among Sesotho speakers do not differ significantly from other cultures.(More)
This article evaluates the functioning of the Court for Sexual Offences in Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa at the hand of the perceptions of those professionals most frequently involved with the Court. The findings suggest that professionals involved with this court tend to be positive in their appraisals of the sex-court system. However, the ability(More)
Objective. The goal of this study was to compare four Sesotho-speaking clinical groups in South Africa concerning the manifestation of mental disorders. Methods. The participants were Sesotho speakers suffering from major depressive disorder, schizophrenia, anxiety disorders and substance abuse. The participants (N=407) were assessed and diagnosed by a(More)
This article explores the largely hereunto-ignored perceptions of the offenders within the specialist sex-courts in Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa. Various factors potentially affecting such perceptions within this group of individuals are identified by way of theoretical orientation. Respondents were inclined to view the Court for Sexual Offences(More)
The main objective of the present study was to empirically verify the effect of hypnotic training programs on the academic performance of students. A pre and posttest design was used. Two experimental and two control groups (total sample N=119) of volunteer second year psychology students at the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa comprised the(More)
This article aims to evaluate the degree to which the Court for Sexual Offences in Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa and associated auxiliary institutions meet the needs of the families of the victims of sex-crimes. The perceptions of 24 family members of victims were obtained. These individuals generally perceived the functioning of the Court and its(More)
This article explores the perceptions of sexual offence victims following their interaction with the Court for Sexual Offences in Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa. The study primarily investigates these individuals' satisfaction with the degree to which the Court succeeds in providing more effective justice for victims and reduces secondary(More)
When eyewitnesses are exposed to an event, certain details tend to capture their attention more than other details, which ensures the better recall of the details that were observed. As little research has focussed on the relationship between certain biographical variables (occupation, age, gender, race and retention period) and specific event details, the(More)
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