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Adults behaving poorly in public: Is it due to oppositional defiant disorder?

The word ‘crisis’ when written in Chinese characters, symbolises both ‘danger’ and ‘opportunity’. In fact, this is the essence of a crisis. It is the human dilemma that is universal and common in societies around the world.  A situational crisis, like the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, has taught us many key lessons about human conduct and…
14 Jul 2021 4 mins read

Fathers, you’re not alone, reach out if you need support

The Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted people’s daily routines and behaviours, which might have a significant impact on a person’s well-being. For fathers, these challenges, particularly psychological ones, often go unnoticed and unspoken due to the prevailing stigma that displaying emotions and vulnerabilities are signs of weakness. Well, believe it or not, fathers need and deserve…
16 Jun 2021 5 mins read

Confronting ‘death anxiety’ in the face of a pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic, with millions of people around the world falling ill and dying, has forced us to confront many existential issues, particularly the fear of one’s own death. In fact, thanatophobia, or death anxiety, has fascinated and terrorised mankind for as long as humans have been recording their history. The Egyptian practice of mummification,…
19 May 2021 4 mins read

Back to phase two: Coping in uncertain times amidst the Covid-19 pandemic

As the Singapore Government announced (4 May) a re-tightening of restrictions to prevent the further spread of Covid-19, many of us might be experiencing a range of emotions, such as annoyance, anger, anxiety, confusion and disappointment. With the possibility of another lockdown (aka circuit breaker) not ruled out, senior clinical psychologist with Cognifyx Infinitum Chad…
6 May 2021 4 mins read
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