Quote of the week

My colleagues and I often care for patients suffering from hallucinations, prophesying, and claiming to speak with God, among other symptoms—in mental health care, it’s sometimes very difficult to tell apart religious belief from mental illness…. Our conclusions frequently stem from the behaviors we see before us. Take an example of a man who walks into an emergency department, mumbling incoherently. He says he’s hearing voices in his head, but insists there’s nothing wrong with him. He hasn’t used any drugs or alcohol. If he were to be evaluated by mental health professionals, there’s a good chance he might be diagnosed with a psychotic disorder like schizophrenia. But what if that same man were deeply religious? What if his incomprehensible language was speaking in tongues?

Nathaniel P.Morris
Scientific American
19 September 2011

Invite to Lecture by DCJ Dikgang Moseneke

Invitation to Claude Leon Human Rights Lecture

UCT Law Faculty invites you to the second annual Claude Leon Human Rights Lecture to be delivered by

Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke

on 29 September 2011 at 17:30 in LT1 in the Kramer Law Building, Middle Campus, UCT, on the topic:

“Striking a balance between the will of the people and the supremacy of the constitution.”

Snacks and drinks will be served after the lecture. Please RSVP to Rene Francke at 021 6503072 or rene.francke@uct.ac.za

SPONSORED BY JUTA PUBLISHERS

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