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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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Many individuals with post-traumatic stress disorder go on to have depression as they are distressed by their symptoms of flashbacks and nightmares. Some can also become suicidal. ECT can help in these situations. Following ECT, suicidal ideations abate and the mood also becomes ...
9 Jul 2019
Mild anxiety symptoms are very common and almost everyone would experience them in their lifetime. For instance, the night before a major exam, many of us would feel a bit anxious and may have a bit of tension in our body. These symptoms may be considered normal experiences if th...
26 Jun 2019
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Psychosis is a serious mental illness that should be treated by the best people out there, to prevent deterioration and long term consequences. The best people out there are part of this team called the "EPIP", which stands for the early intervention program for psychosis in Sing...
14 Jun 2019
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You are quite right that antidepressants tend to cause weight gain. The reason for doing so is not completely understood, but doctors think that it could be related to the better mood of the patient on these medications. When the patients feel better and get well, they eat better...
14 Jun 2019

This Singaporean GP Shares Tips For Managing Fatigue In Adults And Children

This Singaporean GP Shares Tips For Managing Fatigue In Adults And Children

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.

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This Singaporean Psychiatrist Helps Patients With Gender Dysphoria

This Singaporean Psychiatrist Helps Patients With Gender Dysphoria

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.

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1 in 4-6 women can miscarry. For most women, the recovery is rather fast and after 1 week, most women have recovered so much so that they can return to work if they so desire. after 1 month, the menstrual period usually returns. This indicates that the female hormones have more or less returned to...
3 Jun 2019
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Alcohol addiction is a severe mental health disorder with far reaching consequences to the physical body. For mild cases you can try to see a family physician trained in mental health. For moderate to severe cases, the NAMS in IMH is the best place to go. You can check the NAMS w...
2 Jun 2019
One should not lose more than 10% of their body weight unintentionally over a short span of a few months. If so, it would be advisable for you to check with your doctor to screen for other organic diseases that might cause the loss of weight. Stress by itself usually does not cau...
27 May 2019
You need to take good care of your own emotional health too, as you are clearly suffering from care-giver stress. Otherwise, if both parents become depressed, who will care for your child? I suggest that you see a mental health professional for assessment and discussion of treatment...
6 May 2019
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