From 4 October, the rules for international travel to the United Kingdom will change, making it much easier to travel to Malaysia for medical treatment. In less than two weeks’ time, the existing red, amber, and green traffic light system – which until now dictated quarantine and testing rules upon return – will be scrapped […]READ MORE..
At some point or another, most of us have heard the term narcissism or read an article somewhere that illustrates the classic narcissistic traits of someone diagnosed with a narcissistic personality disorder. The word narcissist has become a widely used term among many communities in recent decades, and no longer gets restricted to the mental […]READ MORE..
Alcohol use in teenagers and young adults continues to rise. Young people are starting to drink at an earlier age and are drinking more than ever before. With many young people having their first drink at home, we take a look at the dangers of drinking alcohol for children, teenagers, and young adults. Alcohol is […]READ MORE..
In a rapidly changing world, mental health teams are on the frontline for children, adolescents, young people and their families in crisis. How do you find a psychiatrist that will make a difference to your child’s treatment? What should you look for in a child/adolescent psychiatrist? What Does It Take To Be An Excellent Psychiatrist? […]READ MORE..
A Generation Affected by Eating Disorders and the Parents Who Care. Teenagers and young adults in Singapore are more likely to be diagnosed with an eating disorder than at any previous time. Eating disorders amongst children, tweens, teens and young adults continue to rise at an alarming rate in Singapore, both in the expat and […]READ MORE..
The Eating Disorder Bed Crisis 1.25 million people in the UK are estimated to have an eating disorder. Waiting lists for eating disorder beds in the UK are leaving many families at breaking point. The UK eating disorder charity, BEAT, reports that the current waiting times are up to two years. Eating disorders are severe […]READ MORE..
How New Research Into Predicting Eating Disorders Could Provide Opportunities For Earlier Intervention
What Are Eating Disorders? An eating disorder causes an individual to interact with food in an unhealthy way: eating excessive amounts in an uncontrolled manner, limiting food intake or getting rid of food through purging, fasting, laxative intake or over-exercising. It is also possible for a combination of these behaviours to occur together. Individuals who have an […]READ MORE..
As told The Star Malaysia – original article here. As The Wave’s International Clinical Director, my work involves assisting young people and their families all over the world with addiction, eating disorders and mental health. The effects of COVID-19: a global mental health pandemic Now in its second year, the pandemic continues to evolve, and […]READ MORE..
We’ve all heard of the term ”passive-aggressive” at some stage of our lives or another. Whether you have gotten subjected to passive aggression in the past or someone you know has been at the back end of this behaviour, passive-aggressive behaviour is unpleasant and often done implicitly. It can also be challenging to identify and […]READ MORE..
In recent months, numerous research studies have highlighted the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis (and the increased isolation) on young people’s mental health. During the pandemic (and multiple lockdowns), a dramatic increase in screen time has been seen amongst children, teenagers and young people – to continue their education remotely, maintain connections with family and […]READ MORE..