“I am so OCD!”: What We Need to Know about OCD

“I am so OCD!” This phrase has become a common phrase on social media to describe one’s cleaning, checking, or organising behaviours. It’s meant to be a joke, but “OCD” — the abbreviation of “Obsessive Compulsive Disorder”, is one of the most common mental health disorders and it can seriously affect one’s daily functioning. However, […]

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Why Mental Health Myths Are MORE HARMFUL Than You Imagined

Myths in life are unavoidable. Some are so persistent that they are communicated from one generation to another. One of the first myths I encountered is that “kids with two crowns (aka “whorls”) on their heads are more difficult and naughtier. ” I soon realized that I was the one described in that myth, since […]

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READ This if You Want A Psychology Degree in Malaysia

READ This if You Want A Psychology Degree in Malaysia Back in my hometown (Sandakan, Sabah) the decision to pursue a bachelor’s degree of psychology in Malaysia, especially in 2012, was not welcomed by the people around me. This was largely due to the misconceptions towards psychology in my hometown. The common comments that I […]

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“The Opposite of Addiction is (NOT) Connection”

This is a criticism to the idea of “The Opposite Of Addiction is Connection”. This idea was introduced by Johann Hari in his TED talk “Everything you think you know about addiction is wrong”. Uplift Connect then made a video based on this idea and got 4.9M views and 54K shares as of the time […]

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Panic Disorder: An Overview

Most of us experienced panic before, a surge of uncontrollable anxiety that prevents us from staying calm and rational. If you do not recall, don’t worry! Let’s imagine that you are running late for work and you could not find your car key or when you are having a test tomorrow but you forgot to […]

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Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD): An Overview

One of the most indicative signs that demonstrate the limitations of human language is that in attempting to convey a state of mind, we have no choice but to resort to only a handful of words and labels, no matter how different qualitatively the emotions really are, which can be obviously seen when it comes to describing […]

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Causes of Anxiety Disorders

The term, ‘Anxiety disorder’ does not refer to a specific disorder, but rather to a group of mental disorders characterized by feelings of anxiety and fear. There are a few examples of anxiety disorders stated in the last article and each of them will be explained in a more detailed manner in our next few articles. […]

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