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  1. Dissecting the challenges of a career in psychiatry

    Posted Jul 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of Medicine and works in Queen Mary Hospital. What attracted you to psychiatry? Psychiatry is quite different from other medical specialities. It has long been regarded as the 'Cinderella' of medicine because it is relatively less developed, due to the complexities of the brain. In psychiatry, the patients' complaints are different; they mainly complain about subjective experiences ...

  2. Centre helps families cope with dementia in the aged

    Posted May 10th 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Four years ago Ms Tsang was at her wits' end caring for her grandmother. The elderly woman had regressed from energetic independence to a state of absent-mindedness, once managing to lose herself on the street. Grandma 'Popo ...

  3. 'My family thought I was crazy'

    Posted Nov 17th 2003, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy Kitty, 36, is a schizophrenia patient who has given up her medication several times over the past decade to avoid the debilitating side effects of the drugs. 'I stopped the medication five times but relapsed very quickly,' she says. Wh ...

  4. Lifestyle - Technology - PSYCHOLOGY

    Placebo effect has subliminal triggers, new study shows

    Posted Sep 16th 2012, 12:00am by GUARDIAN

    ... care was delivered. The placebo effect is the curious biological mechanism whereby patients' symptoms improve when they take fake medicines with no active ingredient, such as sugar pills or saline injections. It also boosts the effectiveness of genuine medicines. Though placebo is the better known effect, there is an opposite reaction, called the nocebo response, where people can ...

  5. Talkback

    Posted Apr 11th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Q Should HK have ecological policy guidelines to stop the creation of 'silent forests'? Planting eucalyptus on a slope prone to brush fires makes as much sense as using petrol to put out the fire itself. These trees are a fireman's nightmar ...

  6. Psychosis hits 700 under-25s every year

    Posted Mar 24th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Dikky Sinn Hospital Authority says early treatment needed to avoid severe mental illnesses There are at least 700 new cases of psychosis among young Hong Kong people every year, according to research by the Hospital Authority. Revealing figures from its e ...

  7. Do mentally ill need compulsory treatment?

    Posted May 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Last week a man with a mental condition killed his wife and seriously injured three family members before jumping to his death from a Kwun Tong flat. This was the second attack by a mental patient in three months. Media reports suggest the 53-year-old man ...

  8. Stress management and the psychosomatic approach

    Posted Mar 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Dr Lau Yuk-king familypost@scmp.com Since November, three families have consulted me regarding their children, who each began to display psychosomatic symptoms that caused a prolonged absence from school. Psychosomatic symptoms are physical manifestations ...

  9. Study reveals warning signs of psychosis

    Posted Oct 31st 2009, 12:00am by Kobi Chan

    ... Kobi Chan Slight symptoms of disordered thought and speech can be early warning signs of psychosis, according to a Hospital Authority study. It was the first research into early psychosis indicators with a Chinese study group. It involved observation of 6 ...

  10. Psychiatric patient sets husband alight in flat

    Posted Nov 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Simpson Cheung simpson.cheung@scmp.com A woman with a history of mental illness doused her husband with kerosene and set him alight while he was asleep at their home in Tai Po. The man, 70, suffered severe burns over 40 per cent of his body. He was in cri ...




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