Treatment of Bipolar Disorder

Positive notes

The news that she had breast cancer did not faze May Wong Mei-lin. It was not until after the housewife had received her first dose of chemotherapy that reality hit home. Depressed by how sick the drugs made her feel, she found solace in malls.

Tuesday, 6 December, 2011, 12:00am

Age-old wisdom

With all the talk of making sure we have enough omega 3 in our diets, it is hardly surprising that the cosmetics industry has picked up on the trend. Over the past few years brands have been incorporating omega 3 into their skin care products for maximum elasticity and nourishment.

19 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Woman guilty in church poisoning

A mentally ill woman was yesterday convicted of poisoning three young church-goers with drugged pastries.

Jannifer Chan Mei-fung, 37, who had denied three counts of administering poison, was found guilty by District Court Judge Joseph Yau Chi-lap of taking a box of pastries laced with an anti-psychotic drug to a Kwun Tong church last August.

16 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Woman denies poisoning young churchgoers

A jobless woman denied poisoning three young churchgoers, who became seriously ill after eating a box of pastries.

The District Court heard that the pastries, allegedly left at a church by Jannifer Chan Mei-fung, 37, were laced with an anti-psychotic drug.

26 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

The truth about fish

This week Hayley Foster, 14

Hayley asks:

'Is it true that Omega-3 fats makes you smarter?'

Wynnie says:

Over the past 20 years, a growing number of studies have shown the effect of low levels of Omega-3 fats on memory loss, depression, dementia, schizophrenia, eye disorders, cancer, arthritis and heart disease.

30 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Lawmakers say psychiatric services need more resources

Legislators have urged the government to spend more on psychiatric services and draw up a comprehensive mental health policy to cope with an increase in the number of mentally ill patients.

Secretary for Health, Welfare and Food York Chow Yat-ngok said the government would review its policy from time to time but had no plans for a mental health bureau.

1 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Train more GPs to treat mental problems, say experts

Top medics urge action on depression, noting some patients face a two-year wait at public clinics

More general practitioners should be trained to treat patients with depression, who otherwise would have to wait up to two years for treatment at public clinics, according to two leading medics.

28 Oct 2003 - 12:00am

Light therapy to combat jet lag

IT hit former US president George Bush in embarrassing fashion at a state dinner in Tokyo in 1992, supermodel Cindy Crawford's secret to overcome it is exercise, and Princess Diana took 50 times the normal dose of vitamin C to combat it.

30 Apr 2000 - 12:00am


I refer to the article by Helen Luk headlined, 'A jolt in the medical system' (Sunday Morning Post, September 28).

The Hong Kong Psychogeriatric Association is concerned about comments made regarding electroconvulsive therapy (ECT).

17 Oct 1999 - 12:00am

Nurse seeks damages over attack burns

A psychiatric nurse who says he was burned as he rushed to save people from a patient splashing a bottle of corrosive liquid is suing the Hospital Authority.

The burns to 22 per cent of Wong Wai-ming's body left him with scars on his face, neck, trunk, arms and left ankle, a High Court writ says.

15 Oct 1999 - 12:00am

We can all help with suicide prevention

The article headlined, 'Suicides reflect social turmoil' (South China Morning Post July 21), reminds us of the spate of suicides in Hong Kong.

Predominating local newspaper headlines are morbid news reports of acts of suicide.

Often such reports are given front-page coverage in the Chinese press.

30 Jul 1999 - 12:00am

Academic seeks controls on melatonin 'health food'

Tougher controls are needed on the popular hormone melatonin, sold in health shops as a food supplement, according to an expert.

University of Hong Kong professor Pang Shiu-fun, who has studied melatonin for 30 years, said a lack of controls meant people took risks when dosing themselves with the readily available pills.

12 Oct 1998 - 12:00am

Why some people just won't talk about it

LONELINESS and depression are problems that cross cultural boundaries. But for Chinese people, coming to grips with those problems is likely to be more difficult.

30 Nov 1994 - 12:00am


THERE'S more to the situation at Laguna City than a case of misinformed, fearful residents.

Although no one who respects human rights could ever condone the activities that only harass the outpatients (taking photographs of them, putting up alarming banners), the fears of the residents are not entirely unfounded. It is their protests that are misdirected.

9 Apr 1994 - 12:00am

Suicide coverage must avoid sensationalism

I WRITE to reiterate the point made by Christopher Bagley (South China Morning Post, January 7) that, ''prominent reporting of suicide in the media has a measurable impact in increasing the suicide rate amongst vulnerable groups''.

13 Jan 1993 - 12:00am