Monday, March 19, 2007

19 March – Health

Today we spoke to Dr Dagmar Whitaker. We were talking about Psoriasis. Psoriasis is a non-contagious, chronic skin disorder that is seen as peeling plaques on the skin. It affects one to two percent of the population. For more information you can contact the South African Psoriasis Association at (021) 556 1141 or email them at psoriasis@blaauwberg.net alternatively you can visit your nearest clinic or hospital.

And we also spoke to Hans Brauer counseling and educational psychologist. We were talking about Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD. ADHD is a disorder characterized by three primary symptoms: hyperactivity, impulsivity and inattention. ADHD is a neurological condition and runs in families. If left untreated ADHD can have negative effects on one’s adult life. For more information about ADHD you can contact the Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Support Group of South Africa at (011) 888 7655 or email them at adhasa@telkomsa.net

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