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.

Click on the link below to read the full article


Category(s):Stress Management

Source material from Channel News Asia


Mental Health News

  • Multi-Tasking Isn't All Bad

    newsthumbA recent published experimental study investigated the effects of multi-tasking on productivity, with the results suggesting that perceived ...

  • Forgiveness and Emotional Freedom

    newsthumbThis article talks about how showing forgiveness is the best route to emotional healing and freedom.

  • Advantages of being Narcissistic

    newsthumbNarcissism has a negative connotation and is often seen as an undesirable trait to have. However, recent findings show that there are positive ...