City dwellers more prone to stress-related disorders

Posted on March 26, 2014

SINGAPORE - About one in 15 Singaporeans suffers from stress-related disorders such as depression at some point in his or her life. Mental health experts said one contributing factor could be Singapore's highly dense urban environment.

But mental health experts Channel NewsAsia spoke with said many cases could go unreported, and as many as one in 5 could suffer from stress-related disorders such as depression or anxiety.

Locally, a 2012 study of more than 6,600 Singaporean adults found that anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), depression and alcohol abuse are the most prevalent psychological problems here.

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Category(s):Stress Management

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