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.
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.
Over the past decade, the number of mental disorder cases has been increasing drastically. Some of the common mental disorders registered include mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and alcohol abuse disorder. According to research conducted by the Singapore Mental Health Study, 13.9 per cent of Singaporeans and permanent residents have experienced given anxiety, mood or alcohol abuse disorder in their lifetime. What are the major mental disorders in Singapore?
Children and teenagers in Singapore today face pressures and influences that could have an effect on their mental health. While parents may often perceive them as moody or going through a phase, inexplicable behaviour could often be attributed to a mental health issue. Here are some of the more common mental health issues affecting youth in Singapore.
When it isn’t addressed properly, depression can have serious consequences, Singapore mental health experts warn.
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