Katherine R Sorsdahl

Summary

Affiliation: University of Cape Town
Country: South Africa

Publications

  1. pmc Traditional healers in the treatment of common mental disorders in South Africa
    Katherine Sorsdahl
    Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    J Nerv Ment Dis 197:434-41. 2009
  2. doi request reprint The internalized stigma experienced by members of a mental health advocacy group in South Africa
    Katherine R Sorsdahl
    Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town, South Africa
    Int J Soc Psychiatry 58:55-61. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Mental health services in South Africa: scaling up and future directions
    K Sorsdahl
    Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    Afr J Psychiatry (Johannesbg) 15:168-71. 2012
  4. ncbi request reprint Explanatory models of mental disorders and treatment practices among traditional healers in Mpumulanga, South Africa
    K R Sorsdahl
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    Afr J Psychiatry (Johannesbg) 13:284-90. 2010
  5. pmc Negative attributions towards people with substance use disorders in South Africa: variation across substances and by gender
    Katherine Sorsdahl
    Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town J Block Groote Schuur Hospital Observatory, Cape Town, South Africa
    BMC Psychiatry 12:101. 2012
  6. ncbi request reprint The effectiveness of a hospital-based intervention for patients with substance-use problems in the Western Cape
    Katherine Sorsdahl
    Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town, South Africa
    S Afr Med J 102:634-5. 2012
  7. doi request reprint A screening tool for social anxiety disorder in primary care: data from South Africa
    Katherine Sorsdahl
    Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town, South, Africa
    J Nerv Ment Dis 200:163-6. 2012
  8. doi request reprint Knowledge of and stigma associated with mental disorders in a South african community sample
    Katherine R Sorsdahl
    Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    J Nerv Ment Dis 198:742-7. 2010
  9. pmc Household food insufficiency and mental health in South Africa
    Katherine Sorsdahl
    J Block Groote Schuur Hospital, Observatory, Cape Town 7925, South Africa
    J Epidemiol Community Health 65:426-31. 2011
  10. doi request reprint Associations between traumatic events and suicidal behavior in South Africa
    Katherine Sorsdahl
    University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    J Nerv Ment Dis 199:928-33. 2011

Detail Information

Publications14

  1. pmc Traditional healers in the treatment of common mental disorders in South Africa
    Katherine Sorsdahl
    Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    J Nerv Ment Dis 197:434-41. 2009
    ..Alternative practitioners, including traditional healers and religious advisors, appear to play a notable role in the delivery of mental health care in South Africa...
  2. doi request reprint The internalized stigma experienced by members of a mental health advocacy group in South Africa
    Katherine R Sorsdahl
    Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town, South Africa
    Int J Soc Psychiatry 58:55-61. 2012
    ....
  3. doi request reprint Mental health services in South Africa: scaling up and future directions
    K Sorsdahl
    Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    Afr J Psychiatry (Johannesbg) 15:168-71. 2012
    ..New research is needed to determine what interventions work best in the South African context...
  4. ncbi request reprint Explanatory models of mental disorders and treatment practices among traditional healers in Mpumulanga, South Africa
    K R Sorsdahl
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    Afr J Psychiatry (Johannesbg) 13:284-90. 2010
    ..The present study examines traditional healers' explanatory models (EMs) and treatment practices for psychotic and non-psychotic mental illnesses...
  5. pmc Negative attributions towards people with substance use disorders in South Africa: variation across substances and by gender
    Katherine Sorsdahl
    Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town J Block Groote Schuur Hospital Observatory, Cape Town, South Africa
    BMC Psychiatry 12:101. 2012
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint The effectiveness of a hospital-based intervention for patients with substance-use problems in the Western Cape
    Katherine Sorsdahl
    Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town, South Africa
    S Afr Med J 102:634-5. 2012
    ..001). Of the 60 patients referred to further care, half entered treatment. We conclude that, with minimal resourcing, it is feasible to administer a brief substance use intervention for patients attending district hospitals...
  7. doi request reprint A screening tool for social anxiety disorder in primary care: data from South Africa
    Katherine Sorsdahl
    Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town, South, Africa
    J Nerv Ment Dis 200:163-6. 2012
    ..84, and specificity was 0.67. Additional work is needed to develop a more accurate scale that could help increase the percentage of people who receive appropriate treatment of this debilitating disorder...
  8. doi request reprint Knowledge of and stigma associated with mental disorders in a South african community sample
    Katherine R Sorsdahl
    Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    J Nerv Ment Dis 198:742-7. 2010
    ..Further effort is required to educate the public about the psychobiological underpinnings of psychiatric disorders and about the value of effective treatments...
  9. pmc Household food insufficiency and mental health in South Africa
    Katherine Sorsdahl
    J Block Groote Schuur Hospital, Observatory, Cape Town 7925, South Africa
    J Epidemiol Community Health 65:426-31. 2011
    ..The relationship between food insufficiency and mental disorders within a nationally representative sample of South African adults was examined...
  10. doi request reprint Associations between traumatic events and suicidal behavior in South Africa
    Katherine Sorsdahl
    University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    J Nerv Ment Dis 199:928-33. 2011
    ..Future research is needed to better understand how and why such experiences increase the risk of suicidal outcomes...
  11. doi request reprint The prevalence and predictors of stigma amongst people living with HIV/AIDS in the Western Province
    Katherine R Sorsdahl
    Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    AIDS Care 23:680-5. 2011
    ..There are a number of possible reasons for low reports of HIV-related stigma, including having access to treatment and not disclosing HIV status...
  12. doi request reprint Perspectives towards mental illness in people living with HIV/AIDS in South Africa
    Katherine R Sorsdahl
    Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town, Groote Schuur Hospital, South Africa
    AIDS Care 22:1418-27. 2010
    ..Interventions designed to increase mental health literacy and reduce the stigma associated with psychiatric disorders may increase the likelihood of PLWHA seeking treatment should they suffer from these conditions...
  13. doi request reprint Traditional healer attitudes and beliefs regarding referral of the mentally ill to Western doctors in South Africa
    Katherine Sorsdahl
    Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    Transcult Psychiatry 47:591-609. 2010
    ..Recommendations include the need for traditional healers to be trained to identify potential cases of mental illness in their communities and for dialogue between traditional and allopathic physicians in regard to mental health care...
  14. pmc The time is now: missed opportunities to address patient needs in community clinics in Cape Town, South Africa
    Katherine Sorsdahl
    Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town, South Africa
    Trop Med Int Health 15:1218-26. 2010
    ..To investigate the prevalence and correlates of missed opportunities for addressing reproductive and mental health needs during patients' visits to primary healthcare facilities...