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.
Of all Singaporean children in the six to 12 age group, 12.5 per cent demonstrate signs of either emotional or behavioural problems. Educational and peer pressure, little time being spent with parents (who have to work hard in order to support the family) and internalising have all been identified as common reasons why children may suffer distress and even depression in Singapore. What is even more revealing is the fact that Singapore has an insufficient number of child psychiatrists. Let’s take a look at the evolution and challenges of child psychiatry services in Singapore.
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