Posts Tagged ‘Mental Health’

The mind-body link in treating diseases

July 31, 2013

The mind-body link in treating diseases

By Dr CHRISTOPHER BOEY CHIONG MENG Wednesday June 19, 2013

The interaction between mind and body is an important subject which is currently not given the consideration it deserves. MANY doctors look for physical causes when treating diseases of the body. There is also a common tendency to classify illnesses into those with physical causes and those with psychological ones.This encapsulates the tendency to compartmentalise the problems of the “mind” and the “body” separately; any inter-relationship is frequently ignored.

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Is Malaysia even fit to receive assylum seekers?

May 11, 2011
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SHARED from MKini’s letter,”Is Malaysia even fit to receive assylum seekers?” by Vizla Kumaresan, a Clinical Psychologist and a mental health services coordinator for Health Equity Initiatives

Health Equity Initiatives (HEI) is concerned about the latest agreement between Malaysia and Australia to send back 800 asylum seekers who will enter Australia by boat to Malaysia, in return for Australia resettling 4,000 additional refugees from Malaysia over the next four years.

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Dilemma of GPs treating suicidal patients

February 10, 2011

It is nowadays difficult to even treat the stressed patients or with anxiety or Insomnia as most of the GPs could not get the required medicines from the Pharmacies because of very strict control of the ministery.

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Anorexia

December 31, 2010

Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by refusal to maintain a healthy body weight and an obsessive fear of gaining weight, often coupled with a distorted self image which may be maintained by various cognitive biases that alter how the affected individual evaluates and thinks about her or his body, food and eating. Persons with anorexia nervosa continue to feel hunger, but deny themselves all but very small quantities of food.

The average caloric intake of a person with anorexia nervosa is 600-800 calories per day, but in extreme cases self-starvation is more extreme. It is a serious mental illness with a high incidence of comorbidity and the highest mortality rate of any psychiatric disorder.It can affect men and women of all ages, races, socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds. Anorexia nervosa occurs in the ratio of 1:10 in males:females.

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10 out of 20 Simple Ways to Get Happy

December 15, 2010
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State of Mind. There are many ways to swerve off the path of anxiety, anger, frustration, and sadness into a state of happiness once or even several times throughout the day.

1. Practice mindfulness. Be in the moment. Instead of worrying about your checkup tomorrow while you have dinner with your family, focus on the here and now — the food, the company, the conversation.

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Work Stress

December 9, 2010

How to Relieve Stress at Work

Continue to view_Interview Tips: How do you manage stress? – the GOOD answer

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How to stop worrying and start living

December 9, 2010

Watch more_8 Simple Steps To Stop Worrying And Start Living

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Managing stress

November 28, 2010

Source_BBC: Managing stress by Tracy Turner

We all feel stressed at various times in our lives. It’s a normal response to challenging circumstances, and can be caused by happy as well as sad events. A new partner or a holiday can trigger stress just as much as the death of a loved one or a job loss.

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Anger management

November 28, 2010

 

Source_BBC: Anger management by James Tighe

Everyone feels their anger is justified when they’re actually angry. Equally, we’ve all looked back and realised we may have overreacted. But for some people, anger can become a problem that needs to be addressed.

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We request Allah to protect us from bad-mouthing and back stabbing

November 2, 2010
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We request Allah to protect us from bad-mouthing and back stabbing.  

  1. You know that you have been stabbed when you feel the deep pain of betrayal.
  2. The underlying problem with many Backstabbers is a lack of self-esteem.
  3. Backstabbers specialize in saying the wrong thing at the wrong time to the wrong person. (more…)