Depression in Singapore is quite common and new clinical discoveries could enable the development of innovative treatment options.
Burnout has been recognised as a separate mental health syndrome that’s different from depression in Singapore and its clinical expression.
This recent Court of Appeal judgment had our forensic psychiatrist Dr. John Bosco Lee as the expert witness for the Defence. This was a criminal case funded by the Criminal Legal Aid Scheme. The Judge agreed with the legal aid team that this boy should receive reformative training and care, rather than punishment.
Court of Appeal judgement. In this case, our forensic psychiatrist Dr John Bosco Lee was the expert witness for the Defence at the High Court trial. This was a Criminal Legal Aid Scheme. On March 12, 2018, an 18 year old teenager with an intellectual disability was sentenced to reformative training for rape for aggravated rape and two charges of sexual assault committed in 2014. The prosecution then appealed against the decision, saying he should be jailed and caned instead. The court upholds the decision for reformative training.
Depression can be scary and painful to live with. It is something much more than just feeling sad. Depression hurts every area of a person’s life. The good news is that mental health treatment in Singapore can help a person overcome their depression and live a happy and healthy life again. Yes, we can help with this.
Recently, several mental health developments have been announced in Singapore, contributing to some positive changes – with an Insurance company releasing a policy featuring mental health coverage, an upcoming film fest featuring mental health and a play on mental health illness.
Depression among the elderly in Singapore is becoming more common. More elderly Singaporeans are living on their own and experiencing social isolation. Some other factors that contribute to the depression experienced by elderly Singaporeans are the physical and mental deterioration that comes with ageing, low self-esteem, and loss of independence. A combination of art therapy, medication, and social support can help to alleviate the depression suffered by Singaporeans in their silver years.
Research shows that the photos people post on Instagram, Facebook, and other social media networks might reveal their mental state.
Even the rich and the famous aren’t immune from anxiety, depression and other mental health problems. Luckily, celebrities are starting to speak openly about such problems, changing the way they are perceived in society.
Several brave and popular Singapore celebrities have come forward to discuss their mental health problems and the road to recovery. Here are a few of their stories.
Have you ever watched one of the many shows on television about people whose hoarding has got out of hand? It’s probable that you sat back smugly, surveyed your living space, and thought to yourself you’ve got everything under control. But do you? While you might not be a hoarder, you may be a clutter culprit. And your clutter has a negative impact on your mental health. You might not think this is possible, but it is. A psychologist will tell you that your clutter makes you unhappy even if you don’t think it does.
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