Pandemic-rated mental health issues, both direct and indirect, have risen throughout the COVID-19 health crisis. As a result, there is a massive amount of data waiting to be collected and analysed. It’s an unprecedented circumstance that is luckily already being taken advantage of by mental health practitioners and scientists. Hopefully, this can all help Singapore psychologists respond better to future pandemics.
Trauma is a fact of life but if left untreated, it can greatly impair the way a person functions in their day-to-day life. One of the ways in which trauma can be addressed is Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). EMDR is a type of exposure therapy, which enables the client to recall traumatic memories in a safe and controlled environment. EMDR therapy allows the client to reprocess traumatic memories and live life more fully.
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.
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.
The government has removed psychological treatments from the list of essential services under the Covid-19 Circuit Breaker Measures. Psychologists in Singapore are worried about giving their patients quality assistance, especially when they have to do so remotely.
Social distancing is currently one of the most pronounced measures against the spread of coronavirus. People are working from home and going out solely for groceries and supplies. Is this way of living contributing to a higher risk of depression due to loneliness?
The absence of human contact and the forced social isolation stemming from the Covid-19 situation can impact mental health in more than one negative way. What are the potential effects of the quarantine and are there any options for overcoming these problems?
Covid-19 social distancing recommendations have had multiple people working from home instead of being at an office. Anyone who isn’t used to working alone and at home could experience some mental health consequences. Here are the potential issues and how to prevent them.
Singapore’s TAFEP has issued new job application and employment guidelines that state companies cannot ask candidates about their mental health status. Such practices are seen as discriminatory, especially if the mental health status is not related to the professional responsibilities and the nature of the job.
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