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Clinical Psychology

Home and dry

Annabelle Chen, 40, was feeling terrible. She was hung over and nursing a headache. Her boyfriend and family were upset about some text messages she had sent them. But she couldn't remember anything about it as she was drunk when she did it.

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 11:05pm

Elderly at greater risk of anxiety disorder

Retirees in their 70s are four times more likely to suffer from anxiety disorder than people under 50, according to a survey, a figure twice as high as those reported in similar surveys overseas.

The study by the Chinese Rhenish Church Hong Kong Synod involved more than 500 residents at its retirement homes and found 16 per cent were suffering from general anxiety disorder.

16 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Painkiller addicts may be unaware of the dangers

A government study has highlighted Hongkongers' dependence on painkillers, with researchers warning that many users may not be aware of the risks of taking such drugs.

One researcher described the use of analgesic drugs such as aspirin as serious, based on the survey results.

23 May 2012 - 12:00am

Mind frames

Mental treatments involving counselling and psychotropic drugs often leave patients with expensive medical bills. In coaching sessions with psychologists, patients have to recall traumatic events that precipitate their neuroses or phobias.

15 May 2012 - 12:00am

Sober is My New Drunk

E-books sell well because they're cheaper than their paperback cousins and easier to conceal, for those who don't like to wear their syndrome on their sleeve. 

22 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Lift me up: coping with depression in its many forms

Graham has a long history of depression. He doesn't remember how it started, but says it runs in his family. Depression can be a natural response when something goes wrong, sometimes it strikes for unknown reasons.

8 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Tragic death that's a warning to us all

When a singer with a voice as great as Whitney Houston's dies so unexpectedly, we naturally first relive the music. But after once again revelling in the purity of tone, expressive phrasing and phenomenal range, we realise just how short her career was.

16 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

'Worrywart' learns to live in the moment

Chan On-ming, 29, started showing signs of separation anxiety and shyness in primary school. As Chan grew up, he was constantly anxious about his and his parents' health, his grades at school, meeting new people and the dark.

3 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

When drinking problems tarnish the golden years

The stereotype of an alcoholic is one of an unkempt, down-and-out street person. But researchers and clinicians are discovering an 'invisible epidemic' of drinking problems among older men and women. Alcohol related disorders are common among the elderly, and a study in the British Journal of Medicine says that the ageing of populations is likely to result in an increase in their numbers.

6 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Therapist hears crescendo of career opportunities

Postgraduate Diploma in Music Therapy HKU SPACE

Many people think that music is just for entertainment, but to Zoe Jong, there's more to music than meets the ears. 'I think there's some special power in music. I want to know more about how music can help people,' says Jong, who is studying for a postgraduate diploma in music therapy at HKU SPACE.

26 Nov 2011 - 12:00am