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Psychological Disorders: Crash Course Psychology #28

Psychological Disorders: Crash Course Psychology #28

Related:  What Psychological Disorders are to Singaporeans today.

Singapore Association for Mental Health : Mental Wellness for All A mental illness is a disturbance of the mind that impairs the way we think, feel and behave. It affects our daily activities, as well as impact the lives of family members and friends. Mood and anxiety disorders are the most common mental illnesses. About one in seven Singaporeans have experienced a mood or anxiety disorder at some point of their lives[1]. Diagnosis is made through clinical tests and observations. Despite their prevalence, persons with mental illness still face considerable stigma and discrimination.

A List of Psychological Disorders Anxiety disorders are those that are characterized by excessive and persistent fear, worry, anxiety and related behavioral disturbances.5 Fear involves an emotional response to a threat, whether that threat is real or perceived. Anxiety involves the anticipation that a future threat may arise. Types of anxiety disorders include: Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) Psychological Disorders and How They Are Diagnosed What exactly is a psychological disorder? How is a psychological disorder diagnosed? Defining exactly what constitutes a mental disorder can be tricky and, definitions have changed over time.

Many still steer clear of people with mental illness: Poll, Singapore News Even as more people are seeking outpatient treatment at the Institute of Mental Health (IMH), more than five in 10 respondents in a recent survey indicated they are unwilling to live with, live nearby or work with a person with a mental health condition. The survey, which is the first of its kind by the National Council of Social Service (NCSS), found that most people agree that more needs to be done to reduce societal stigma, yet they are also reluctant to accept them on an individual level. In the survey of 1,796 people conducted last year, six in 10 people said they believe that mental health conditions are caused by a lack of self-discipline and willpower, while half believe that persons with mental health conditions should not be given any responsibility. But seven in 10 respondents acknowledged that persons with mental health conditions experience stigma and discrimination in their daily lives, and eight in 10 said they believe the best therapy is for them to be included in society.

Who's CHAT Our full name is "Community Health Assessment Team", and we've been helping and supporting young people with mental health concerns since 2009. CHAT is a national outreach and mental health check programme under the Institute of Mental Health (IMH). You can think of us as Singapore's "AAA" battery for youth mental health. Essentially, we are a group of healthcare professionals dedicated to promote: Awareness of mental health;Access to mental health resources; and toAssess, by providing a confidential and personalised mental health check for young persons between 16 and 30 years old. WE LOVE CHAT HUB.It’s a space for you to pick up resources about mental health, or simply speak to any of our friendly youth support workers if you have any queries.

More people in Singapore struggling with alcohol abuse, but seeking help earlier: Study, Health News SINGAPORE - A mental health study has shown that while alcohol abuse is a growing problem here, sufferers have been seeking help earlier. The second Singapore Mental Health Study, conducted in 2016, found that one in 24 people struggled with the problem in their lifetime, or 4.1 per cent of the population. This is up from one in 32 people in the landmark study done in 2010. Symptoms include recurrent alcohol use that affects obligations at work, school, or home.

10 Common Psychological Disorders-Infographic Contrary to the popular belief that mental disorders are rare, depression alone affects about 400 million people in the world. Mental illness is a medical condition which impacts a person’s ability to think, feel and function properly. It is often difficult to pinpoint the factors behind mental disorders. 5-year Community Mental Health master plan to be launched SINGAPORE: The Ministry of Health (MOH) will strengthen community mental health services with the launch of a new five-year Community Mental Health master plan this year. Senior Minister of State for Health Amy Khor outlined the details of the plan in her ministry's Committee of Supply debate on Thursday (Mar 9). Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat had initially announced an additional S$160 million in spending on community mental health efforts in his Budget 2017 speech. First, front-line staff from selected Government agencies like the Housing and Development Board, National Environment Agency and Singapore Police Force will be trained to identify and respond to people with mental health issues in the community.

Facing depression: Working adults battle not just demons, but also stigma SINGAPORE: Outwardly, his wife and two young sons are his sources of joy. He seems a regular family man when he's with them. What is less apparent is that Mr Mak Kean Loong struggles to feel emotions like happiness. “In the past few years, I think I’ve never even felt that emotion,” said the bespectacled 38-year-old, who speaks with the numbed air of a tired man.