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Mental Health

Mental health is the successful performance of mental function, resulting in productive activities, fulfilling relationships with other people, and providing the ability to adapt to change and cope with adversity. 

Mental illness

Mental illness refers to all diagnosable mental disorders—health conditions characterized by alterations in thinking, mood, or behavior associated with distress or impaired functioning.

A person struggling with their mental health may experience this because of stress, loneliness, depression, anxiety, relationship problems, death of a loved one, suicidal thoughts, grief, addiction, ADHD, Cutting, Self-harm, Self-Injury, burning, various mood disorders, or other mental illnesses of varying degrees, as well as learning disabilities.

Therapists, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, nurse practitioners or physicians can help manage mental illness with treatments such as therapy, counseling, or medication.

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Dr Ng Beng Yeong
"Psychiatrist with over 20 years of experience"
(9 Reviews)
Overthinking is also called ruminations, the act of thinking carefully and for a long period about something. Rumination is the focused attention on the symptoms of one's distress, and on its possible causes and consequences, as opposed to its solutions . According to the Amer...
13 Nov 2019
Dr Ng Beng Yeong
"Psychiatrist with over 20 years of experience"
(9 Reviews)
Thank you for asking a question on a problem that is commonly reported by patients at the clinic. Oftentimes, persons experiencing mental fatigue report that they have a mental block poor concentration and focus a lack of motivation irritability stress eating or...
12 Nov 2019
Dr Christopher Ng
"More than 20 years of obstetrics and gynaecology experience"
PMS, or premenstrual syndrome, is a common problem that affects many women (30-40% of women of reproductive age). However, most of the time, it is unreported and untreated as most women think that this is just part of the normal menstrual cycle and have learned to "live with it". Mo...
11 Nov 2019
Dr Ng Beng Yeong
"Psychiatrist with over 20 years of experience"
(9 Reviews)
Doctors do largely depend on patient's reports of insomnia. Insomnia includes quite a variety of presentations. First, a problem with the initiation of sleep . Most of us will fall asleep within 30 minutes after going to bed. If the individual takes longer than 30 minutes to fal...
11 Nov 2019

Are You Heartbroken? A Cardiologist Shares How Feeling Lonely Can Lead to Heart Disease

Are You Heartbroken? A Cardiologist Shares How Feeling Lonely Can Lead to Heart Disease

When we talk about breaking hearts, we don’t mean it literally, do we? However, here's the twist: hearts can indeed be broken. We even have a name for it—“broken heart syndrome”.

Heart disease can be devastating as it can affect someone during their most productive stages. In fact, heart disease is the leading cause of death worldwide.

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Dr Ng Beng Yeong
"Psychiatrist with over 20 years of experience"
(9 Reviews)
It must be quite emotionally draining to realise that despite seeing a number of mental health professionals, your anxiety and depression do not seem to get better. I have a few suggestions, thoughts or pointers. First, it will be good to stick to a particular psychiatrist for a...
9 Nov 2019
Dr Paul Ang
"Family Physician with special interest in Mental Health"
(1 Reviews)
You can help your friend with depression in many ways. But first, we have to stop being unhelpful first. The following are not helpful: Asking them to snap out of it. They can't. Asking them to stop thinking. They can't. Asking them to stop being so stressed. It is not just about stress; you ...
8 Nov 2019
Dr Ng Beng Yeong
"Psychiatrist with over 20 years of experience"
(9 Reviews)
It must be quite exasperating for you to realise that your mood has not improved despite treatment with counselling and SSRIs (serotonin sepcific reuptake inhibitors, antidepressants). May I offer a number of suggestions: Firstly , to get your condition re-evaluated and ...
26 Oct 2019
Dr Ng Beng Yeong
"Psychiatrist with over 20 years of experience"
(9 Reviews)
Thank you for describing in such details the suffering that you have endured. Let me assure you that your predicament is shared by many other people as well and you are not alone in this. Several conditions came to my mind. First, is that of an anxiety disorder , whereby a pers...
25 Oct 2019
Dr Ng Beng Yeong
"Psychiatrist with over 20 years of experience"
(9 Reviews)
The main psychological effects of an abortion in a teen would be: shame, feelings of low mood and depression. Past generations regarded teen pregnancy as something deeply shameful. However, having an unwanted pregnancy is a difficult situation to come to grips w...
21 Oct 2019
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