Covid-19 affects our health in more than one way but until recently, there was no evidence of its psychological impact. A new study suggests that people who beat the new infection are at a higher risk than the general population of experiencing serious mental health problems like anxiety, depression and insomnia.
Marking World Mental Health Day on October 10, 2020 is more important than it has ever been before. This year has brought on various challenges, some of which have contributed to higher levels of mental health problems. To mark the day, we have put together a list of important mental health facts.
Is a person just sad or are they suffering from clinical depression? Many Singaporeans cannot make the difference and they’re not alone. Globally, depression is often underestimated, which can have serious consequences.
At challenging moments like the present coronavirus pandemic, we need to put more emphasis on self-care than ever before. Certain practices have established themselves as mental health improvement staples. Art is one of them and here are several ways anyone can rely on it.
Feelings can be signals trying to get us to pay attention to something we need, something we are not tending to. In fact, the root meaning of ‘psychotherapy’ in Greek is ‘tending to the soul’.
Politicians and psychologists in Singapore have been highlighting the role of emotional resilience in coping with the COVID-19 crisis. But what exactly is emotional resilience, and can you really learn to adapt to adversity? Let’s find out
Psychologists from all parts of the world have expressed concerns about the way in which social distancing is impacting mental wellbeing. The risk of depression is high in quarantined individuals but could something be done to manage the problem? Art therapy is emerging as one of the viable therapeutic choices.
Many people believe that abuse has to be violent and outspoken. In relationships, however, abuse often occurs in much subtler forms. The following Straits Times article presents an interesting study on love becoming abusive, as well as a psychological analysis of the situation by Adelphi principal consultant psychologist Sue Anne Nummela.
The eating habits of a child can change significantly in time. There will be aversion to some foods, there will be fussy eating and temper tantrums. Fussy eating, however, can be mistaken for avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder, which is a serious psychological issue.
How does quarantine affect mental health? This is an incredibly important question in light of the latest coronavirus pandemic. Mental health professionals have warned that prolonged social distancing could be expected to produce serious negative effects from a psychological point of view.
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