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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Yoga may offer hope to early psychosis patients, HKU study finds

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 12:45pm by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com University study finds it boosts attention, memory … even the size of an area in the brain Yoga beneficial for early stages of psychosis Doing yoga may help patients in the early stages of psychosis to improve their memory and attention while alleviating symptoms such as depression, according to a University of Hong Kong study. While medication has been shown ...

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    Psychosis patients benefit from early help

    Posted Jun 11th 2013, 12:00am by JOLIE HO

    ... Jolie Ho jolie.ho@scmp.com Psychosis patients benefit from early help Helping psychosis patients early in their illness can dramatically reduce the suicide and attempted suicide rates ... of attempted suicide dropped by 46per cent. The findings came from a study of 290 psychosis patients by the Department of Psychiatry of the University of Hong Kong's Li Ka Shing Faculty ...

  3. 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 62 people aged between 10 and 25 who were at risk of developing early psychosis. The study was conducted by Dr Lam Mei-ling ...

  4. Psychosis patients fight against social stigma

    Posted Oct 18th 2010, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy When Nimue Chan's mother found out eight years ago that her daughter had been diagnosed with psychosis, she became angry, threw away all the medication and told her to seek ... even had a fierce row with my doctor, accusing him of poisoning me with the medicines,' Chan said. Her mother then took her to church where members of the congregation claimed psychosis ...

  5. Awareness of illness raises suicide risk

    Posted Jun 04th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang Psychosis patients with fewer symptoms who have a clearer idea of their illness than other, apparently worse-affected, patients are more likely to think about suicide, ... Eric Chen Yu-hai said. A research team led by Chen compared 89 psychosis patients with 71 people who had no psychosis between 2005 and 2010. The subjects were all aged 15 to 25, the most common ...

  6. Psychosis treated late

    Posted Sep 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Loretta Fong Young people wait an average of four months after detecting early signs of psychosis before they seek medical treatment, according to research. Thirty patients aged between 15 and 25 were randomly selected from the Hospital Authority's treatment programme- the Early Assessment Service for Young People with Psychosis (Easy)- in 2005 to take part ...

  7. 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 early treatment programme for the first time since its launch four years ago, the authority warned that psychosis needed to be treated ...

  8. Knifing charge reduced over 'psychosis'

    Posted Feb 20th 2008, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... Sherry Lee The prosecution has reduced the charge against an Indian seaman for stabbing the 77-year-old mother of a reformed former triad at a hospital after his defence reported he had mental problems, the District Court heard yesterday. The woman died l ...

  9. Long road to peace of mind

    Posted Aug 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Yin-ling might just get better on her own. But on a drive home from work one evening, she listened to a radio programme where a doctor spoke about early psychosis. She was struck by the similarity of Yin-ling's symptoms, and decided to seek medical help for her daughter's condition. 'Often, the first sign of psychosis is withdrawal from normal social activities and deterioration ...

  10. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Former DJ writes book about his experiences living with mentally ill brother

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 10:41am by Elaine Yau

    ... like this had happened. "Ever since he was diagnosed [with early psychosis] at the end of secondary school, his condition had been unstable. When I was in Form Six, he struck my parents, ... anything about early psychosis then. My parents even had rituals conducted for him," Hui says. "When he was first struck by the illness, many of his secondary school classmates visited ...




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