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Ellapen Rapiti

Ellapen Rapiti

Dr Ellapen Rapiti is a family physician, specialising in child and mental health and addiction counselling.
    You can’t beat discipline into a child
    You can’t beat discipline into a child
    The recent Constitutional Court ruling outlawing corporal punishment in the home has raised the ire of many people, with some going so far as to...
    Listen to your children
    Listen to your children
    Not a day passes when we do not hear on the radio or read in newspapers or on social media about brutal killings in the Cape Flats, with headlines...
    A touch of love for the dying
    A touch of love for the dying
    A young mother came to see me for a severe pain in her wrist. Tears streamed down her cheeks.
    Avoid the silent killer
    Avoid the silent killer
    High blood pressure is described as a silent killer by the medical profession because the disease can exist without showing a single symptom for a...
    Grief is different for everyone
    Grief is different for everyone
    Grief is an emotion that most people have experienced at some time or other in their lives. It is not something that everyone speaks about easily,...
    A poison by any other name
    A poison by any other name
    A young man in his 30s came to see me, desperately wanting to save his marriage.
    Anxiety can destroy your life
    Anxiety can destroy your life
    Anxiety is a disorder in which people become so anxious that even trivial issues result in them experiencing a range of psychosomatic symptoms....
    Want to quit smoking? Breathe
    Want to quit smoking? Breathe
    Many smokers reading this article must have contemplated the idea of wanting to give up smoking several times but failed because it was such a...