Mood Disorders

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.

Sunday, 8 April, 2012, 12:00am

Educate public about bipolar illness: doctor

A psychiatrist has called for more public education about bipolar disorder, an often misunderstood or overlooked mental condition.

Dr Ricci Chang Lik-chee said many people had symptoms of the disorder, commonly known as manic depression, and did not realise they were ill or that they could be treated.

5 Sep 2011 - 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

Canto-pop stars do their bit to draw attention to mood disorders

A crowd gathered at Harbour City on Monday to catch a glimpse of Canto-pop and TV stars, who were there to perform a series of traditional Japanese 'courting rituals' ahead of Valentine's Day.

4 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Medi watch

Ray of hope for depression sufferers

12 May 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

Bipolar disorder a hidden scourge: survey

One in 20 people may be suffering from bipolar disorder but many of them are not aware of it, a University of Hong Kong survey has found.

4 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Depression hitting more adolescents

Depression, once an affliction of adults, is striking more young people, psychologists say, a reflection of mounting social and academic pressures and family breakdowns.

A Chinese University study found one in 10 adolescents had suffered depression, which the researchers say is a new phenomenon.

28 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Depression adds to woes of stroke patients

Stroke patients who suffer damage to a part of the brain that controls emotion are believed to become more vulnerable to depression, according to a University of Hong Kong study.

21 Mar 2005 - 12:00am


IT'S MORE THAN a year since singer-actor Leslie Cheung Kwok-wing scribbled the Chinese character for 'depression' on a piece of paper, then jumped to his death.

19 Jul 2004 - 12:00am

Survey reveals deep ignorance about depression

Sufferers could be delaying treatment because they feel shame, doctor says

A survey has revealed widespread misconceptions about depression, prompting a doctor to warn that sufferers could be delaying medical treatment as a result.

5 Apr 2004 - 12:00am

Stars recount their battle with the blues

Three performers yesterday spoke of their experiences with depression and urged sufferers to seek medical treatment as soon as possible.

TV actress Victoria Lam Kin-ming, who suffered from depression for years, told a press conference on the illness that she wasted a year before seeking treatment.

5 Apr 2004 - 12:00am

Month's help for new mothers urged

Traditional practices for new mothers could prevent post-natal depression, it was claimed yesterday.

A custom known as pei yue, which requires women to stay at home accompanied for the first month after giving birth, is claimed to relieve stress and other causes of depression.

16 Jun 1998 - 12:00am

Psychiatrist prescribes soccer tonic

The World Cup could prove the ideal tonic for the recession, a psychiatrist said yesterday.

Lee Sing from the Chinese University said the month-long soccer tournament, which kicks off today, could help take people's minds off money woes.

10 Jun 1998 - 12:00am

The sorry side of motherhood

Instead of feeling the immense joy of becoming a mother, Jumi Fong became dejected after giving birth to her first child early last year. For nine months afterwards, she sank into melancholia and was unable to lift herself even to care for her baby. She had fallen victim to post-natal depression (PND).

8 Dec 1997 - 12:00am