There is an increasing number of people in Singapore reporting that they experience psychological disorders. We will now understand what are the common psychological disorders, the issues and effects of stigma and where Singaporeans can seek for help.
The articles below show the top three psychological disorders found in Singapore. They are Mood disorder, Anxiety disorder and Alcohol use disorder. 1 in 7 people in Singapore have experienced a mental disorder – and some millennials are more susceptible to mood and alcohol-related ones, Business Insider - Business Insider Singapore. More people in Singapore have experienced a mental disorder in their lifetime, study finds.
SINGAPORE — One in seven people in Singapore have experienced a mental disorder such as bipolar disorder or alcohol abuse in their lifetime, an increase from roughly one in eight several years ago. The top three mental disorders here were major depressive disorder, alcohol abuse and obsessive compulsive disorder. This is based on the finding of the second Singapore Mental Health Study, which started in 2016 and involved interviews with 6,126 Singaporeans and permanent residents. Read also Gen Y Speaks: What caring for my mum taught me about mental illness The lifetime prevalence of 13.9 per cent in 2016 marked an increase from 12 per cent in 2010, when the first study was conducted.
Statistical Figures of Mental Disorders in Singapore. Many in Singapore unwilling to live or work with people with mental health conditions: Survey, Health News. SINGAPORE - Even as more people are seeking outpatient treatment at the Institute of Mental Health (IMH), more than five in 10 respondents of 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), also found that six in 10 people believe that mental health conditions are caused by a lack of self-discipline and willpower. Another key finding from the survey conducted last year - half of the 1,796 respondents believe that persons with mental health conditions should not be given any responsibility. But there were some encouraging notes in the findings, which were released on Saturday (Sept 8). The findings highlight the misconceptions and stigma suffered by persons with mental health conditions, said NCSS deputy chief executive officer Tina Hung.
Perceptions of Mental Disorders. Gen Y Speaks: What caring for my mum taught me about mental illness. Caring for the Depressive Mother. Breaking the silence on suicide: A mother opens up about the loss of her teenage son, Lifestyle News. SINGAPORE - Grief leaves its marks on the body. For weeks after her teenage son died by suicide last year, Ms Elaine Lek, 54, wore thick jackets as she felt cold even in boiling weather.
She stopped driving for four months because of panic attacks that left her with heart palpitations and chest pains. She broke out in rashes and food tasted like dust. It still takes a toll on her to recount how her son, Zen Dylan Koh, died on Oct 1 last year, a month before his 18th birthday. Yet, even when the tears flood in, she wants to break the silence around this taboo subject. Ms Lek, head of the global brand team at a tableware firm, questions why there is this silence, even while young people can easily find on the Internet methods to kill themselves, like Zen did.
Seeking help for loved one. Mental illness more prevalent among young adults, OCD one of top disorders in S’pore. SINGAPORE — Young adults are most at risk of suffering from mental disorders in Singapore, the latest Singapore Mental Health Study found. Those aged between 18 and 34 are more likely to have experienced bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, alcohol abuse, and obsessive compulsive disorder, it said in a report on the findings, which were released on Tuesday (Dec 11).
Other socio-demographic factors such as age, gender, marital status, education and income status are also associated with the prevalence of mental disorders. For example, alcohol abuse is more prevalent among the lower-educated, compared with those who have received tertiary education. Dr Mythily Subramaniam, the co-principal investigator of the study, said that this is congruent with universal findings, because those with lower education may have “poor coping mechanisms” and may not understand the dangers of alcohol addiction. The director of research at IMH added: “But it gets worse over time. OCD clinic. Helpline for Vulnerable Young Adults. 'I thought I was going crazy': OCD, an often misunderstood mental health condition. SINGAPORE: Ms Alina has a mobile phone, but she does not turn it on.
She fears that her private information is being shared. Her first job lasted only months. She did not trust the photocopier she had to use frequently in her administrative role. Speaking to Channel NewsAsia, Ms Alina said: “I found it ridiculous.” But she could not stop herself. Ms Alina who is in her 30s is not strange. People with OCD experience obsessions in the form of intrusive persistent thoughts, images or urges, combined with feelings of doubt or danger, senior clinical psychologist at the Institute of Mental Health Department(IMH) of Mood and Anxiety Dr Jackki Yim told Channel NewsAsia. The recently released Second Mental Health Study found that 1 in 28 Singaporeans suffers from the condition, making it the third most common mental illness after major depressive disorder and alcohol abuse.
She started to feel the need to check the copies that came out of the photocopier against the originals. Experiencing OCD. 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. But sufferers also sought treatment earlier – the median number of years they delayed treatment in 2016 was four years, down from 13 years in 2010.
The results released on Tuesday (Dec 11) also showed that a smaller proportion, or 0.5 per cent of the population, suffered from alcohol dependence. This refers to a condition where a person is hit with withdrawal symptoms when intake is stopped, among other things. It involved face-to-face interviews with more than 6,000 Singaporeans and permanent residents aged 18 and above. Alcohol abuse worse among younger people, Singapore News. SINGAPORE (THE NEW PAPER) - The young man woke up in his bed one morning to find himself surrounded by chocolates. He had blacked out after a night of heavy drinking and had no recollection of how he had got home with his bounty. The young man, who does not even like chocolates, suspected that he might have stolen them and was lucky not to have been caught.
Mr Lawrence Tan, a psychologist, related this anecdote to show how excessive drinking can lead to individuals committing a crime without being aware of it. He told The New Paper: "I work with people as young as 17 who have trouble with alcohol, and this can lead to other problematic behaviours. " Dr Reina Lim, a consultant at Singapore General Hospital's Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, said people here have shown a growing interest in alcohol as Singapore becomes more prosperous. "The per capital alcohol consumption in Singapore has nearly trebled from 2005 to 2015.
Dr Lim said: "Binge drinking is harmful. Young Adults under Alcohol Abuse.