When Korea imposed a limit on working hours, did it make people ...

Across different professions, many people are familiar with the sense of having to deliver more with less, meaning clocking-off time falls later and later. One way to protect workers' rights, and look after their wellbeing, is to introduce working ...

Nov 26

Categories: Mental Health in Asia, Workplace Issues

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Depression Most Common Mental Illness in Singapore

People thought Kat, 17, was being an "emo" teenager, but the truth was far more complicated. Two years ago, she was diagnosed with depression. She says: "As the symptoms of depression include being irritable and having mood swings, my family and ...

Nov 12

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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New smartphone app monitors students’ mental health

Researchers have developed a smartphone application that passively monitors a student’s mental health and compares their mental status to academic performance and recent behavior.

Sep 29

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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Healthy foods tied to better mental health

New findings suggest that the higher an individual’s fruit and vegetable intake, the lower the chance of their having low mental well-being. A magic number of five portions a day is associated with high mental well-being.

Sep 26

Categories: Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Mental Health in Asia

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Addressing a barrier to mental health care - stigma

Over 60 million Americans are thought to experience mental illness in a given year, and the impacts of mental illness are undoubtedly felt by millions more in the form of family members, friends, and coworkers. Despite the availability of effective ...

Sep 10

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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Psychological support waning for heart patients despite nearly half ...

Psychological support for heart patients is waning despite nearly half experiencing mental health problems after their heart event.

Sep 5

Categories: Adult psychological development, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mental ...

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40% of women with severe mental illness are victims of rape or ...

Women with severe mental illness are up to five times more likely than the general population to be victims of sexual assault and two to three times more likely to suffer domestic violence, reveals new research led by UCL and King's College London ...

Sep 5

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Mental Health in Asia, Post ...

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Mental health initiative seeks to reach beyond stigma

People who avoid seeking help for their mental health conditions because of stigma are the ones the community mental health and dementia support network led by the Agency for Integrated Care (AIC) hopes to reach out to.

Sep 4

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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Mental health initiative seeks to reach beyond stigma

SINGAPORE - Anxiety, insomnia and helplessness - Pauline (not her real name) recognised these could be symptoms of mild depression while taking a mental health survey at a community event nearly one-and-a-half years ago. Worried that her friends ...

Aug 27

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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Train your heart to protect your mind

Exercising to improve our cardiovascular strength may protect us from cognitive impairment as we age, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Montreal and its affiliated Institut universitaire de gératrie de Montréal Research ...

Aug 26

Categories: Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Mental Health in Asia

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Mental health recovery is possible with treatment

Worldwide and in Singapore, statistics point towards a worrying growth trend in the number of people with depression. Many of them feel "alone and afraid", as Mr Williams felt, he admitted in an interview with The Guardian newspaper in 2010.

Aug 15

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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Eating Baked or Broiled Fish Weekly Boosts Brain Health

Eating baked or broiled fish once a week is good for the brain, regardless of how much omega-3 fatty acid it contains, according to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

Aug 12

Categories: Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Mental Health in Asia

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Obamacare Helps Young Adults Get Mental Health Treatment

Despite all the hype and hand-wringing done over Obamacare — aka the Affordable Care Act — there's a lot of good coming already from its implementation. And if some politicians want to undo this good, they may find themselves up against an ...

Aug 8

Categories: Adult psychological development, Mental Health in Asia, Mental Health ...

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Many mental illnesses reduce life expectancy more than heavy smoking

Oxford researchers say figures should galvanise governments to make mental health more of a priority

Aug 7

Categories: Addictions, Depression, Mental Health in Asia, Schizophrenia, Smoking ...

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Psychological treatments: A call for mental-health science

Clinicians and neuroscientists must work together to understand and improve psychological treatments, urge Emily A. Holmes, Michelle G. Craske and Ann M. Graybiel.

Jul 23

Categories: Mental Health in Asia, Mental Health Professions

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