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.
Michael Phelps reveals details of his own severe anxiety and the major depression that hits him after every Olympic games.
Famous composer Andrew Lloyd Webber shares his lifelong battle with depression, which began when he was very young.
A new study claims depression can affect overall cognitive function, as well as taking away a person’s joy and zest for life.
Depression among budding entrepreneurs is a growing problem, especially in Malaysia, where social stigma prevents some from getting help.
A bizarre incident on the MRT highlights the need for immediate care when a depression sufferer’s condition becomes worse.
A new study shows that seniors who live alone often suffer from severe social isolation. As a result, they can become depressed.
Police tried to find and save a depressed girl after she posted a suicide note online, only to discover that she died hours earlier.
The World Health Organisation is currently running a campaign called “Depression: Let’s Talk,” with some helpful handouts and videos.
According to a recent report from ABC News Australia, vitamin D may not necessarily be helpful in alleviating the symptoms of depression.
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