Infectious diseases such as HIV and, increasingly, non-communicable illnesses like diabetes are resulting in more cases of chronic depression.
A UCT study says counselling is needed to keep tuberculosis sufferers on treatment, without which they risk developing more dangerous forms of TB.
The country has a high suicide rate, psychiatric illnesses are on the rise and stress has become normalised.
Without good lighting, plants and privacy, the open-plan office can become a threat to the wellbeing of the people working there.
German scientist Dr Adolf Klenk has developed a brand of shampoos and conditioners containing caffeine to combat hair loss.
Seven out of 10 South African women say that a lack of sexual intimacy in their relationships makes them feel depressed.
What does depression look like? Haji Mohamed Dawjee gives the illness a voice in an attempt to identify and explain it.
Treading paths unknown to your parents could have profound impacts on your mental health.
The condition is widely misunderstood but it can be treated successfully with the right medication.
New research has shown that the 'practice of mindfulness meditation' can reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety.
Living in a wealthy, developed nation may not make you happier, with a study finding that antidepressant use has surged across the rich world.
Despite causing the crash, the high priests of economics have never faced retribution and the same flawed theories are still taught in universities.
A renowned academic is adamant that austerity and deficit reduction will not aid a recovery.
Suicides among teenagers are on the rise, but parents can be taught to spot the warning signs.
Rhyme, rhythm and wit are making life bearable for a group of depression sufferers, writes Pete Cashmore.
Depression is a caustic mixture of physiological symptoms, negative thought patterns and maladaptive behaviours.
Sitting in front of a computer or TV late into the night or leaving it on when you fall asleep could increase your chances of becoming depressed.
Schools need to put measures in place to effectively deal with trauma among its staff and learners.
Balancing your needs and available resources will help you to cope with life's demands and stress.