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Background: Since the announcement of the results of the international research project to unravel the human genome in the early 1990s there has been a burgeoning of research into the genetic basis of psychopathology and development. South African behavioural researchers, however, have reasons...
This paper presents a review of theoretical and empirical research on personality disturbance in adolescents living with HIV/AIDS. First we discuss the relationship between mental health in adolescents and HIV/AIDS, and second we provide an overview of personality disturbance in adolescence with...
Objective: The objective of the study is to determine the prevalence and factors associated with depression in HIV/AIDS patients aged 15–25 years in Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano, Nigeria. Method: The study is descriptive and cross-sectional, and was carried out over a period of 16 weeks at...
Background: There are few psychometric instruments whose properties have been studied in a developing country's context. Aim: To determine the psychometric properties of the Multidimensional Anxiety Scale for Children (MASC) in Nairobi public secondary school children, Kenya. Method: Concurrent...
Objective: The main aim of this study was to explore the associations between specific aspects of family functioning and adolescent suicidal ideation/behaviour. Method: Participants were 87 high school students (43 male and 44 female) aged between 14 and 16 years of age. They completed a...
The rape of individuals with mental retardation poses challenges for the judicial system as well as for the survivors themselves. As a result, the courts tend to refer these individuals for forensic mental health examination to assist them in proceeding with criminal trials. This sequence of...
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