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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 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.
Modern life can be made up of hectic routines that invariably leave people lacking in one thing or another. Proper rest is one of those things. Insufficient sleep can often lead to general conditions like insomnia or fatigue. Such problems often come with sleepless nights and numerous symptoms for both adults and children alike.
General practitioner, Dr Paul Ang, is a renowned Family Physician with a special interest in mental health. He is the founder of the Zenith Medical Clinic at Punggol West and focuses on bringing quality healthcare to Singaporeans who need it. He responded to several DoctorxDentist posts related to fatigue and how to deal with the issue. Here's what he had to say.
Gender dysphoria can be a severely difficult mental condition to overcome. It is a confusing experience for many patients who may wrestle with a core facet of their beings, their very identities (often for long periods of time). Fortunately, they don’t have to feel alone. There are medical professionals around the world that can help guide patients through gender dysphoria and help improve their overall quality of life.
Dr Tsoi Wing Foo is a Psychiatrist in Orchard, Singapore and has 58 years of experience in the field. He focuses largely on transgender management for patients with potential symptoms of gender dysphoria. He has responded to many questions on DoctorxDentist regarding the topic. Here's what he had to share.