Increased mortality rate in ADHD: effect of age when diagnosed and ...

A study just published online in the prestigious medical journal Lancet (Dalsgaard et al, 2015) has for first time obtained substantive evidence of an increased mortality rate in persons with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The study by Dalsgaard and his colleagues at Aarhus ...

Apr 2

Categories: Addictions, Adult ADHD, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ...

Written By:
Brian Scott

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Introduction to Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT)

Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) is a goal directed intervention whereby a trained animal is incorporated into the therapeutic process, promoting the improvement of human’s physical, social, emotional and/or cognitive functioning. 1AAT is a therapeutic tool that can be utilized in the ...

Mar 16

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Anger Management, Anxiety, ...

Written By:
Maureen Huang, MSW, AASW

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The Compulsion To Repeat

As I write this, I'm in a fitness first gym taking drinks in the lounge area. The place is so pleasant with lots of wonderful facilities and staff. Yet when I'm on the treadmill or walking around thinking of seeking assistance, I'd sort of catastrophize: "What if the treadmill ...

Feb 10

Categories: Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues, Child Development, Parenting

Written By:
Dr. Angelo Subida, Psychotherapist

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Hardwiring Happiness - A Psychologist's Musings on her own Journey ...

I wake up this morning and don’t feel quite right - I can't quite put my finger on it at the moment, but already I have a niggling feeling this is going to be a difficult morning.My daughter was up all night with a runny nose and ended up sleeping most of the night in my bed - I on the ...

Feb 10

Categories: Happiness, Positive Psychology, Self-Care / Self Compassion

Written By:
Anoushka Beh

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The Neuro-chemistry of Positive Conversations

Think about the last time you had a really good conversation with a friend. How did this conversation make you feel? What thoughts did you have while you were having it and what emotions did you leave the conversation feeling?  Now think about the last time you had a negative conversation- ...

Feb 6

Categories: Positive Psychology, Relationships & Marriage, Workplace Issues

Written By:
Anoushka Beh

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Self-Sabotage : Are You Getting in the way of Your Own Happiness and ...

It’s not uncommon in therapy for me to work with clients who desperately want to achieve a personal goal – such as to be in a fulfilling relationship, save more money, lose weight, or find a dream job – yet somehow find themselves engaging in behaviours and beliefs which ...

Jan 13

Categories: Happiness, Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance, Self-Care / Self ...

Written By:
Anoushka Beh

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Year-End Mental Health Prescription

Time to visit your thoughts. That would be my mental health prescription for you this year-end. It's a most essential thing you can do as the holidays wind up.Oh yes, your Christmas and New Year's parties and gifts and foods may have been special. The songs ... the smiles ... the smells ... ...

Jan 1

Categories: Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance, Mental Health in Asia, ...

Written By:
Dr. Angelo Subida, Psychotherapist

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Psychology Happenings in Singapore 2014 (and 2015 too!!)

This is a list of the psychology-related events that were held in 2014.  Make sure you stay tuned to the Conferences and Events page and the Facebook Page to keep yourself updated about the ...

Dec 31

Categories: Academic Issues

Written By:
SGPsychStud

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Safety Guidelines When Disclosing Mental Health Issues Online (A ...

Recently, I've heard accounts of cyberbullies targeting persons with mental health issues, particularly cult show fanbases posting on Tumblr and various blogging platforms. These cyberbullies allegedly send hate messages, feeding on the posters' anxieties with some even urging their prey to ...

Dec 29

Categories: Anxiety, Bullying, Depression, Suicide Prevention, Teenage Issues

Written By:
Kay Vardeleon

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Pathway for Singapore Psychology Education

Dec 29

Categories: Academic Issues

Written By:
SGPsychStud

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The Psychology of A "Love Mechanic"

Kevin is a "love mechanic." He had picked up over 50 women so far and had sex with almost all of them. His expertise is wooing women, sweet-talking, and touching to "be close." He talks about his feelings too and makes an effort to listen. Mechanically, he can show he loves or ...

Dec 27

Categories: Love addiction, Relationships & Marriage, Sexual Problems / Sex ...

Written By:
Dr. Angelo Subida, Psychotherapist

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Surrendering Your Story

I think one of the most powerful things we can do to create change in our lives is to give up ‘our story’. By this , I mean to let go of parameters and limiting beliefs that we have brought from previous experience into present day. When we do this, we allow ourselves to fully embrace ...

Dec 26

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Emotional Intelligence, Life ...

Written By:
Anoushka Beh

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The ex-files

The ex-filesHow to co-parent with your former significant otherby Maan D’Asis PamaranFebruary 15, 2014  Much as you would like to go full-throttle on bad-mouthing your ex-spouse, Relationship Coach Ali Gui says you have to put on the brakes and take the high road if you ...

Dec 21

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues

Written By:
Lillian Ng Gui

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Generate love

 Generate loveAn expert talks about building strong relationships with the senior members of the familyby Maan D’Asis PamaranOctober 13, 2013 When I was growing up, I always knew that there was one place to go whenever I needed or wanted anything. My paternal grandmother ...

Dec 21

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues

Written By:
Lillian Ng Gui

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Handling Holiday Age Regression

During Christmas and New Year holidays, countless people go to family gatherings. Many travel back to their family-of-origin homes. If you were able to remain a serene, emotionally mature adult during those visits or dinners, you just demonstrated "mindfulness training!" You've ...

Dec 20

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Family of Origin Issues / ...

Written By:
Dr. Angelo Subida, Psychotherapist

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