Shorter wait for patients to see a psychiatrist in Hong Kong

Mental health patients in moderate condition now need to spend less time waiting to see a visiting public psychiatrist, the Hospital Authority says. The Common Mental Health Clinic pilot scheme launched in July is making progress and waiting time ...

Oct 20

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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Defying dementia

It's a nice metaphor: our body is like a boat, our conscious and subconscious minds are analogous to the ship's captain and crew respectively, and the ocean is life. In which case, when the weather's good, and the captain and crew are communicating ...

Oct 20

Categories: Aging & Geriatric Issues, Dementia

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Finding Support and Hope

My life didn't change that day. It didn't happen like it does in the movies, where time slows down, voices fade to nothing and everything falls silent as what you're being told slowly sinks in. As a matter of fact, it kind of went in the opposite ...

Oct 19

Categories: Obsessions & Compulsions (OCD)

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How reward and daytime sleep boost learning

A new study suggests that receiving rewards as you learn can help cement new facts and skills in your memory, particularly when combined with a daytime nap. The findings from the University of Geneva, to be published in the journal eLife, reveal ...

Oct 19

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Using Facebook When You're Living With Depression

Not everyone feels Facebook is an upbeat and pleasing social past time. Though Facebook can elicit warm feelings of nostalgia and connectedness, it can also spur jealousy and feelings of inadequacy too.

Oct 16

Categories: Depression

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Men with ADHD Are Asking: “Why Am I So Angry?”

Over the past several years, more evidence suggests that there is a strong emotional component to ADHD. Here are some tips to help you find ways to express the anger and resolve the problems that trigger it.

Oct 16

Categories: Adult ADHD

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The Seemingly Harmless Word That Can Kill a Friendship

It’s a word that’s stealthily driving your friends away, and it’s time to eliminate it from your social vocabulary.

Oct 15

Categories: Friendships

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Children raised in difficult circumstances have a surprising ...

One way to look at this is that stressful conditions don’t lessen you so much as condition you.

Oct 15

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development

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What Drives Your Happiness With Work?

This sentiment that passion and enthusiasm for work is important has become embedded in our culture. But, how do we find work that is meaningful?

Oct 14

Categories: Happiness, Workplace Issues

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How a bad economy affects our mental health at work

Even as budgets shrink because of the recession, we need to pay more attention to the mental-health needs of all those in organizations.

Oct 14

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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Think your child suffers from Depression?

"A secure, warm, loving relationship with a parent can be a protective factor against depression, especially for girls," Beresin said.

Oct 14

Categories: Depression, Parenting

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This Way of Socialising Increases Risk of Depression

Research has long-supported the idea that strong social bonds strengthen people’s mental health. But this is the first look at the role that the type of communications in safeguarding people from depression.

Oct 13

Categories: Depression

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Neurotic People Have A Surprising Mental Advantage

Neuroticism is characterised by negative thinking in a range of areas. However, over-thinking worriers enjoy this unexpected psychological advantage.

Oct 13

Categories: Anxiety, Personality problems

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Taming the Mammoth: Why You Should Stop Caring What Other People Think

Humans evolved an over-the-top obsession with what others thought of them - a craving for social approval and admiration, and a paralyzing fear of being disliked. Let's call that obsession a human's Social Survival Mammoth.

Oct 12

Categories: Self-Care / Self Compassion, Self-Confidence, Self-Doubt, Self-Esteem

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How to Have a Happier Relationship without Couples Therapy

Happiness in a relationship can be approached using five skills. Improvement in these skills is noticeable and measurable; progress can generate increased satisfaction quickly. Framing and sharing these skills to improve the quality of your ...

Oct 9

Categories: Ending a relationship issues, Relationships & Marriage

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