Severe shortage of Hong Kong psychiatrists 'means they have just ...

Experts have expressed concern about the severe shortage of mental health professionals in Hong Kong public hospitals after a mother suffering from depression jumped to her death with her 10-year-old son yesterday.

Sep 15

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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The Psychological Toll of being "On Call" all the time from Work

That increasingly common end-of-day feeling: of physically leaving the office, only for it to tag along home. Thanks largely to technology, our availability - to clients, bosses and co-workers - extends into our evenings, weekends and even holidays.

Sep 15

Categories: Stress Management, Workplace Issues

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Difficulty making good choices is one of the factors that make ...

Not even close to every person who faces challenges or lives with severe depression commits suicide. Some people are more vulnerable than others.

Sep 14

Categories: Suicide Prevention

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Do You Feel Emotions Deeply? These Tips Might Help

Do you get overwhelmed by your emotions? You might be going about your day, and suddenly, an interaction sparks a strong feeling. Your fight, flight or freeze response kicks in. Your heart starts pounding, your muscles tense and your breath becomes ...

Sep 14

Categories: Anger Management, Anxiety, Caregiver Issues / Stress, Depression, ...

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Pressure to be available 24/7 on social media causes teen anxiety, ...

The need to be constantly available and respond 24/7 on social media accounts can cause depression, anxiety and decrease sleep quality for teenagers says a study presented at a British Psychological Society conference in Manchester.

Sep 12

Categories: Anxiety, Depression

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Depression study seeks to predict treatment response

Treating depressed individuals and figuring out who will and won’t respond to antidepressants is mostly trial and error, but a new study may shed some light on predicting the response of a group of depressed individuals age 60 and older.

Sep 11

Categories: Depression, Post Partum Depression

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Postnatal mental health: Are women getting the support they need?

"I really did not feel like I fitted the box." New research indicates the need for postnatal support that encompasses all mental health issues, not only postnatal depression.

Sep 11

Categories: Complex PTSD, Mental Health in Asia, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder ...

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Most acts of aggression by toddlers are unprovoked

Watching toddlers pinch, hit and bite each other doesn't fill you with confidence about human nature. But there's no need to be down about it – the little devils don't yet have the self-control to manage their anger and frustration, that's all. ...

Sep 10

Categories: Aggression & Violence, Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child ...

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Does our mental health as teenagers determine our entry into ...

The effects of parenthood on mental health are complex, but a new study published in Health Sociology Review reveals a different angle to the relationship: how a person's mental health at 16 influences whether or not he or she becomes a parent, as ...

Sep 10

Categories: Mental Health in Asia, Oppositional & Defiant Behavior in ...

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Work stress 'damages health as much as secondhand smoke exposure'

Most workers will experience job stress at some point in their lives. But what effect does it have on our health? According to new research, work stress damages our health just as much as exposure to secondhand cigarette smoke.

Sep 9

Categories: Caregiver Issues / Stress, Stress Management

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Emotional behavior altered after multiple exposures to anesthesia ...

Repeated exposure to anesthesia early in life causes alterations in emotional behavior that may persist long-term, according to a study.

Sep 9

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development, Emotional ...

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Common Antidepressant May Change Brain Structures Differently in ...

A commonly prescribed antidepressant may alter brain structures in depressed and non-depressed individuals in very different ways, according to new research.

Sep 8

Categories: Depression

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Reasons Why Clients

First of all, what is home-based counseling? Home-based counseling is when a therapist travels to your home to conduct a therapy session. Can you remember stories from back in the 1930s when doctors commonly made house calls (Unwin & Tatum, 2011)? ...

Sep 8

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One third of children with ADHD diagnosed before age of 6

A new report examining the diagnostic experiences of children in the US diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder has revealed that one third of children with the condition are diagnosed before the age of 6.

Sep 7

Categories: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

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IV administration of endothelin B receptor drug reduces memory loss, ...

An estimated 5.3 million people in the U.S. suffer from Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The five current FDA-approved AD medications only help mask the disease symptoms instead of treating the underlying disease. In a new study, researchers used ...

Sep 7

Categories: Other, Stress Management

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