Major Depressive Disorder

Depression and anxiety affects young students

Many local parents think that getting children to learn different kinds of skills early is a great way for them to excel. However, according to a survey on the mental health of teenagers, 33 per cent of students are depressed while 47 per cent show signs of anxiety.

Wednesday, 2 May, 2012, 12:00am

City Digest

Razack under fire for conflict of interest

Legco's committee on members' interests will initiate steps to admonish Abraham Razack for failing to declare he was a non-executive director of the MTR Corp during discussions on the high-speed railway to Guangdong.

More mainlanders chasing a place at HKU

23 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Modesty's value differs East to West

Being modest can boost your self- esteem if you hail from East Asia. But for people in Western societies, not so much. That, at least, is what professor Cai Huajian of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing and an international research team have found.

29 May 2011 - 12:00am

Stress fires the blues

Sally (not her real name) is 15 years old and used to be cheerful, but now she shuts herself away and has negative thoughts about abandoning her life.

2 May 2011 - 12:00am

General practitioners get training in treating depression

Family doctors in Tin Shui Wai are being trained how to treat patients with mental illness or depression after a series of tragic incidents in the isolated community.

Some doctors admitted that in the past they had tried to avoid patients with mood disorders or depression because they did not know how to handle the cases and such consultations were too time consuming.

5 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Website on suicide prevention wins top award for third time

A website which uses creative artworks and music to present valuable information on depression has won a competition for the third time.

'Little Prince is Depressed' is one of the 12 winners of the 2007 Meritorious Website Contest.

27 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Mothers who just had babies leap to deaths

Two women who gave birth recently leapt to their deaths yesterday, one in Yau Ma Tei and the other in Ta Kwu Ling.

Chung Po-ling, 36, who gave birth a few days ago, jumped from the roof of a high-rise block of flats in Nathan Road, Yau Ma Tei, at 9.25am after a check-up at Kwong Wah Hospital.

20 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Mental health

'Mental Health' is a state of emotional and psychological well-being. Mental illness is a disease like any other disease, such as diabetes. It affects the brain. Since the brain controls our feelings, thoughts and behaviour, mental illness can make people say, think or do things that they would not normally do.


Cross Match


19 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

180,000 Hongkongers may have bipolar disorder and not know it

As many as 180,000 people in Hong Kong could be suffering from bipolar disorders that may have been misdiagnosed as normal depression, says an academic.

The medical community has only recently paid greater attention to bipolar disorders after a more systematic classification for psychiatric conditions was agreed on by experts.

2 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Weight of crime too heavy for some

Offenders' feelings of guilt can trigger severe depression that may lead them to commit suicide, a mental health expert says.

22 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Rural suicide crisis deepens as drought, depression bite

Like the strong, steely types from old western movies, Australia's macho farmers have long been unaccustomed to discussing their problems with anyone. But behind the facade an alarming crisis is developing in rural communities, as the pressures brought on by the nation's worst drought sees a rising suicide rate.

2 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Website wins smiles

A website that explains the causes of and cures for depression has been chosen as one of 10 healthy websites.

26 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Seek help for sleep disorder, elderly told

Elderly people have been urged to not accept sleeping badly as a natural consequence of ageing.

While older people do tend to need less sleep, insomnia or poor sleep could be signs of more serious problems, experts warned yesterday - which was also International Sleep Day.

22 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Victoria will be heartily amused

Guffaws, giggles and chuckles will echo around Victoria Park next month as organisers of an anti-depression campaign apply the motto that laughter really is the best medicine.

The Joyful Mental Health Foundation plans a two-day laughing marathon in which individuals and teams will vie to see who can laugh non-stop the longest.

7 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

Strokes to be biggest health burden

The mainland's already strained health system will be further tested over the next 15 years, with cases of strokes and depression forecast to become the nation's leading health problems by 2020.

The assessment came at a seminar in Beijing yesterday hosted by Peking University First Hospital and the Sydney-based George Institute.

20 Apr 2005 - 12:00am