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Biological Psychiatry Congress 2015

H Temmingh, D J Stein, F M Howells, U A Botha, L Koen, M Mazinu, E Jordaan, D J H Niehaus, A Burger, S Brooks, D J Stein, F M Howells, A Burger, A Roos, M Kwiatkowski, D J Stein, K A Donald, F M Howells, B Chiliza, L Asmal, R Emsley, H M Clark, Ilse du Plessis, Ilse du Plessis, S du Plessis, M Vink, J A Joska, E Koutsilieri, A Bagadia, D J Stein, R Emsley, R Emsley, M J Sian, S M J Hemmings, L I Martin, L van der Merwe, R Benecke, K Domschke, S Seedat, S Janse van Rensburg, R Van Toorn, J F Schoeman, A Peeters, L R Fisher, K Moremi, M J Kotze, P Joubert, G Lippi, C Lochner, L Taljaard, D J Stein, K-A Louw, N Phillips, J Ipser, J Hoare, S Malan-Muller, L Fairbairn, W M U Daniels, M J S Dashti, E J Oakeley, M Altorfer, J Harvey, S Seedat, J Gamieldien, S M J Hemmings, M L Maodi, S T Rataemande, T Kyaw, N W McGregor, J Dimatelis, S M J Hemmings, C J Kinnear, D J Stein, V Russel, G Nortje
South African Journal of Psychiatry | Vol 21, No 3 | a893 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajpsychiatry.v21i3.893 | © 2015 H Temmingh, D J Stein, F M Howells, U A Botha, L Koen, M Mazinu, E Jordaan, D J H Niehaus, A Burger, S Brooks, D J Stein, F M Howells, A Burger, A Roos, M Kwiatkowski, D J Stein, K A Donald, F M Howells, B Chiliza, L Asmal, R Emsley, H M Clark, Ilse du Plessis, Ilse du Plessis, S du Plessis, M Vink, J A Joska, E Koutsilieri, A Bagadia, D J Stein, R Emsley, R Emsley, M J Sian, S M J Hemmings, L I Martin, L van der Merwe, R Benecke, K Domschke, S Seedat, S Janse van Rensburg, R Van Toorn, J F Schoeman, A Peeters, L R Fisher, K Moremi, M J Kotze, P Joubert, G Lippi, C Lochner, L Taljaard, D J Stein, K-A Louw, N Phillips, J Ipser, J Hoare, S Malan-Muller, L Fairbairn, W M U Daniels, M J S Dashti, E J Oakeley, M Altorfer, J Harvey, S Seedat, J Gamieldien, S M J Hemmings, M L Maodi, S T Rataemande, T Kyaw, N W McGregor, J Dimatelis, S M J Hemmings, C J Kinnear, D J Stein, V Russel, G Nortje | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 16 September 2015 | Published: 01 August 2015

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H Temmingh, Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town, South Africa
D J Stein, Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town, South Africa
F M Howells, Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town, South Africa
U A Botha, Department of Psychiatry, University of Stellenbosch, Cape Town, South Africa
L Koen, Department of Psychiatry, University of Stellenbosch, Cape Town, South Africa
M Mazinu, Medical Research Council, Cape Town, South Africa
E Jordaan, Medical Research Council, Cape Town, South Africa
D J H Niehaus, Medical Research Council, Cape Town, South Africa
A Burger, Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town, South Africa
S Brooks, Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town, South Africa, South Africa
D J Stein, Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town, South Africa
F M Howells, Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town, South Africa
A Burger, Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town, South Africa
A Roos, Department of Psychiatry, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa
M Kwiatkowski, Department of Psychology, University of Cape Town, South Africa
D J Stein, Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town
K A Donald, Division of Developmental Paediatrics, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, University of Cape Town
F M Howells, Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town, South Africa
B Chiliza, Department of Psychiatry, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa
L Asmal, Department of Psychiatry, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa
R Emsley, Department of Psychiatry, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa
H M Clark, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa
Ilse du Plessis, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pretoria; Weskoppies Hospital, Pretoria, South Africa
Ilse du Plessis, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pretoria; Weskoppies Hospital, Pretoria, South Africa
S du Plessis, Department of Psychiatry, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa
M Vink, Brain Center Rudolf Magnus, University of Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
J A Joska, Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town, South Africa
E Koutsilieri, Institute for Virology and Immunobiology, University of Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany
A Bagadia, Department of Radiology, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa
D J Stein, Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town;Medical Research Council Unit on Anxiety and Stress Disorders, Cape Town, South Africa
R Emsley, Department of Psychiatry, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa
R Emsley, Sarah Turoff Endowed Chair in Schizophrenia Research, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa
M J Sian, Sarah Turoff Endowed Chair in Schizophrenia Research, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa
S M J Hemmings, Department of Psychiatry, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa
L I Martin, Department of Psychiatry, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa
L van der Merwe, Department of Statistics, University of the Western Cape, Bellville, South Africa
R Benecke, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa
K Domschke, Department of Psychiatry, University of Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany
S Seedat, Department of Psychiatry, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa
S Janse van Rensburg, Chemical Pathology, NHLS and Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa
R Van Toorn, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Tygerberg Children’s Hospital, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa
J F Schoeman, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Tygerberg Children’s Hospital, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa
A Peeters, Anatomical Pathology, NHLS and Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa
L R Fisher, Anatomical Pathology, NHLS and Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa
K Moremi, Chemical Pathology, NHLS and Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa
M J Kotze, Anatomical Pathology, NHLS and Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa
P Joubert, University of Pretoria, South Africa
G Lippi, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pretoria; Forensic Unit, Weskoppies Hospital, Pretoria, South Africa
C Lochner, MRC Unit on Anxiety and Stress Disorders; Department of Psychiatry, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa
L Taljaard, MRC Unit on Anxiety and Stress Disorders; Department of Psychiatry, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa
D J Stein, MRC Unit on Anxiety and Stress Disorders; Department of Psychiatry, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa; Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town, South Africa
K-A Louw, Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town, South Africa
N Phillips, Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town, South Africa
J Ipser, Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town, South Africa
J Hoare, Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town, South Africa
S Malan-Muller, Department of Psychiatry, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa
L Fairbairn, Department of Psychiatry, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa
W M U Daniels, Department of Human Physiology, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa
M J S Dashti, South African National Bioinformatics Institute, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town
E J Oakeley, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, Biomarker Development - Human Genetics and Genomics, Genome Technologies, Basel, Switzerland
M Altorfer, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, Biomarker Development - Human Genetics and Genomics, Genome Technologies, Basel, Switzerland
J Harvey, Centre for Statistical Consultation, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa
S Seedat, Department of Psychiatry, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa
J Gamieldien, South African National Bioinformatics Institute, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town
S M J Hemmings, Department of Psychiatry, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town; Division of Molecular Biology and Human Genetics, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa
M L Maodi, Department of Psychiatry, Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University, Pretoria, South Africa
S T Rataemande, Department of Psychiatry, Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University, Pretoria, South Africa
T Kyaw, Department of Virology, Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University, Pretoria, South Africa
N W McGregor, Department of Psychiatry and Department of Genetics, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa
J Dimatelis, Department of Human Biology, University of Cape Town, South Africa
S M J Hemmings, Department of Psychiatry and Department of Genetics, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa
C J Kinnear, Department of Molecular Biology and Human Genetics, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
D J Stein, MRC Unit on Anxiety and Stress Disorders, Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town, South Africa
V Russel, MRC Unit on Anxiety and Stress Disorders, Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town, South Africa
G Nortje, Department of Psychiatry, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa

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List of Abstract Titles and authors:

1. Psychosis: A matter of mental effort?

M Borg, Y Y van der Zee, J H Hsieh, H Temmingh, D J Stein, F M Howells

2.In search of an affordable, effective post-discharge intervention: A randomised control trial assessing the influence of a telephone-based intervention on readmissions for patients with severe mental illness in a developing country

U A Botha, L Koen, M Mazinu, E Jordaan, D J H Niehaus

3. The effect of early abstinence from long-term methamphetamine use on brain metabolism using 1H-magnetic resonance spectro-scopy (1H-MRS)

A Burger, S Brooks, D J Stein, F M Howells

4. The effect of in utero exposure to methamphetamine on brain metabolism in childhood using 1H-magnetic resonance spectroscopy (1H-MRS)

A Burger, A Roos, M Kwiatkowski, D J Stein, K A Donald, F M Howells

5. A prospective study of clinical, biological and functional aspects of outcome in first-episode psychosis: The EONKCS Study

B Chiliza, L Asmal, R Emsley

6. Stimulants as cognitive enhancers - perceptions v. evidence in a very real world

H M Clark

7. Pharmacogenomics in antipsychotic drugs

Ilse du Plessis

8. Serotonin in anxiety disorders and beyond

Ilse du Plessis

9. HIV infection results in ventral-striatal reward system hypo-activation during cue processing

S du Plessis, M Vink, J A Joska, E Koutsilieri, A Bagadia, D J Stein, R Emsley

10. Disease progression in schizophrenia: Is the illness or the treatment to blame?

R Emsley, M J Sian

11. Serotonin transporter variants play a role in anxiety sensitivity in South African adolescents

 S M J Hemmings, L I Martin, L van der Merwe, R Benecke, K Domschke, S Seedat

12. Iron deficiency in two children diagnosed with multiple sclerosis: Report on whole exom sequencing

S Janse van Rensburg, R van Toorn, J F Schoeman, A Peeters, L R Fisher, K Moremi, M J Kotze

13. Benzodiazepines: Practical pharmacokinetics

P Joubert

14. What to consider when prescribing psychotropic medications

G Lippi

15. Current prescribing practices for obsessive-compulsive disorder in South Africa: Controversies and consensus

C Lochner, L Taljaard, D J Stein

16. Correlates of emotional and behavioural problems in children with preinatally acquired HIV in Cape Town, South Africa

K-A Louw, N Phillips, JIpser, J Hoare

17. The role of non-coding RNAs in fear extinction

S Malan-Muller, L Fairbairn, W M U Daniels, M J S Dashti, E J Oakleley, M Altorfer, J Harvey, S Seedat, J Gamieldien, S M J Hemmings

18. An analysis of the management og HIV-mental illness comorbidity at the psychiatric unit of the Dr George Mukhari Academic Hospital

M L Maodi, S T Rataemane, T Kyaw

19. The identification of novel genes in anxiety disorders: A gene X environment correlation and interaction study

N W McGregor, J Dimatelis, S M J Hemmings, C J Kinnear, D J Stein, V Russel, C Lochner

20. Collaborations between conventional medicine and traditional healers: Obstacles and possibilities

G Nortje, S Seedat, O Gureje

21. Thought disorder and form perception: Relationships with symptoms and cognitive function in first-episode schizophrenia

M R Olivier, R Emsley

22. Investigating the functional significance of genome-wide variants associated with antipsychotic treatment response

E Ovenden, B Drogemoller, L van der Merwe, R Emsley, L Warnich

23. The moral and bioethical determinants of "futility" in psychiatry

W P Pienaar

24. Single voxel proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (1H-MRS) and volumetry of the amylgdala in social anxiety disorder in the context of early developmental trauma

D Rosenstein, A T Hess, J Zwart, F Ahmed-Leitao, E Meintjies, S Seedat

25. Schizoaffective disorder in an acute psychiatric unit: Profile of users and agreement with Operational Criteria (OPCRIT)

R R Singh, U Subramaney

26. The right to privacy and confidentiality: The ethics of expert diagnosis in the public media and the Oscar Pistorius trial

C Smith

27. A birth cohort study in South Africa: A psychiatric perspective

D J Stein

28. 'Womb Raiders': Women referred for observation in terms of the Criminal Procedures Act (CPA) charged with fetal abduction and murder

U Subramaney

29. Psycho-pharmacology of sleep wake disorders: An update

R Sykes

30. Refugee post-settlement in South Africa: Role of adjustment challenges and family in mental health outcomes

L Thela, A Tomita, V Maharaj, M Mhlongo, K Jonathan

31. Dstinguishing ADHD symptoms in psychotic disorders: A new insight in the adult ADHD questionnaire

Y van der Zee, M Borg, J H Hsieh, H Temmingh, D J Stein, F M Howells

32. Oscar Pistorius ethical dilemmas in a trial by media: Does this include psychiatric evaluation by media?

M Vorster

33. Genetic investigation of apetite aggression in South African former young offenders: The involvement of serotonin transporter gene

K Xulu, J Somer, M Hinsberger, R Weierstall, T Elbert, S Seedat, S Hemmings

34. Effects of HIV and childhood trauma on brain morphemtry and neurocognitive function

G Spies, F Ahmed-Leitao, C Fennema-Notestine, M Cherner, S Seedat

35. Measuring intentional behaviour normative data of a newly developed motor task battery

S Bakelaar, J Blampain, S Seedat, J van Hoof, Y Delevoye-Turrel

36. Resilience in social anxiety disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder in the context of childhood trauma

M Bship, S Bakelaar, D Rosenstein, S Seedat

37. The ethical dilemma of seclusion practices in psychiatry

G Chiba, U Subramaney

38. Physical activity and neurological soft signs in patients with schizophrenia

O Esan, C Osunbote, I Oladele, S Fakunle, C Ehindero

39. A retrospective study of completed suicides in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Area from 2008 to 2013 - preliminary results

C Grobler, J Strumpher, R Jacobs

40. Serotonin transporter variants play a role in anxiety sensitivity in South African adolescents

S M J Hemmings, L I Martin, L van der Merwe, R Benecke, K Domschke, S Seedat

41. Investigation of variants within antipsychotic candidate pharmacogenes associated with treatment outcome

F Higgins, B Drogmoller, G Wright, L van der Merwe, N McGregor, B Chiliza, L Asmal, L Koen, D Niehaus, R Emsley, L Warnich

42. Effects of diet, smoking and alcohol consumption on disability (EDSS) in people diagnosed with multiple sclerosis

S Janse van Rensburg, W Davis, D Geiger, F J Cronje, L Whati, M Kidd, M J Kotze

43. The clinical utility of neuroimaging in an acute adolescnet psychiatric inpatient population

Z Khan, A Lachman, J Harvey

44. Relationships between childhood trauma (CT) and premorbid adjustment (PA) in a highly traumatised sample of patients with first-episode schizophrenia (FES)

S Kilian, J Burns, S Seedat, L Asmal, B Chiliza, S du Plessis, R Olivier, R Emsley

45. Functional and cognitive outcomes using an mTOR inhibitor in an adolescent with TSC

A Lachman, C van der Merwe, P Boyes, P de Vries

46. Perceptions about adolescent body image and eating behaviour

K Laxton, A B R Janse van Rensburg

47. Clinical relevance of FTO rs9939609 as a determinant of cardio-metabolic risk in South African patients with major depressive disorder

H K Luckhoff, M J Kotze

48. Childhood abuse and neglect as predictors of deficits in verbal auditory memory in non-clinical adolescents with low anxiety proneness

L Martin, K Martin, S Seedat

49. The changes of pro-inflammatory cytokines in a prenatally stressed febrile seizure animal model and whether Rhus chirindensis may attenuate these changes

A Mohamed, M V Mabandla, L Qulu

50. Influence of TMPRSS6 A736v and HFE C282y on serum iron parameters and age of onset in patients with multiple sclerosis

K E Moremi, M J Kotze, H K Luckhoff, L R Fisher, M Kidd, R van Toorn, S Janse van Rensburg

51. Polypharmacy in pregnant women with serious mental illness

E Thomas, E du Toit, L Koen, D Niehaus

52. Infant attachment and maternal depression as predictors of neurodevelopmental and behavioural outcomes at follow-up

J Nothling, B Laughton, S Seedat

53. Differences in abuse, neglect and exposure to community violence in adolescents with and without PTSD

J Nothling, S Suliman, L Martin, C Simmons, S Seedat

54. Assessment of oxidative stress markers in children with autistic spectrum disorders in Lagos, Nigeria

Y Oshodi, O Ojewunmi, T A Oshodi, T Ijarogbe, O F Aina, J Okpuzor, O C F E A Lesi

55. Change in diagnosis and management of 'gender identity disorder' in pre-adolescent children

S Pickstone-Taylor

56. Brain network connectivity in women exposed to intimate partner violence

A Roos, J-P Fouche, B Vythilingum, D J Stein

57. Prolonged exposure treatment for PTSD in a Third-World, task-shifting, community-based environment

J Rossouw, E Yadin, I Mbanga, T Jacobs, W Rossouw, D Alexander, S Seedat

58. Contrasting effects of early0life stress on mitochondrial energy-related proteins in striatum and hippocampus of a rat model of attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder

V Russell, J Dimatelis, J Womersley, T-L Sterley

59. Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder in adults: A South African perspective

R Schoeman, M de Klerk, M Kidd

60. Cognitive function in women with HIV infection and early-life stress

G Spies, C Fennema-Notestine, M Cherner, S Seedat

61. Changes in functional connectivity networks in bipolar disorder patients after mindfulness-based cognitic therapy

J A Starke, C F Beckmann, N Horn

62. Post-traumatic stress disorder, overweight and obesity: A systematic review and meta-analysis

S Suliman, L Anthonissen, J Carr, S du Plessis, R Emsley, S M J Hemmings, C Lochner, N McGregor L van den Heuvel, S Seedat

63. The brain and behaviour in a third-trimester equivalent animal model of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders

P C Swart, C B Currin, J J Dimatelis, V A Russell

64. Irritability Assessment Model (IAM) to monitor irritability in child and adolescent psychiatric disorders.

D van der Westhuizen

65. Outcome of parent-adolescent training in chilhood victimisation: Adaptive functioning, psychosocial and physiological variables

D van der Westhuizen

66. The effect of ketamine in the Wistar-Kyoto and Sprague Dawley rat models of depression

P J van Zyl, J J Dimatelis, V A Russell

67. Investigating COMT variants in anxiety sensitivity in South African adolescents

L J Zass, L Martin, S Seedat, S M J Hemmings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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