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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A Sneak Peek Into Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) – Ft. Heng Jean

Based on the learning and motivation principles, Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) is a field of study which involves the use of techniques and principles in delivering behavioural intervention for targeted groups. It involves providing intervention or support for individuals to learn new behaviour or improve certain target behaviour to a meaningful degree of social significance. Also, […]

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[PSYCH 011] Defining Science

Foreword I was initially on a more apologetic position when it comes to the topic of “Is Psychology A Science”, but after some time spent rolling in the realms of research methods and epistemology, my stance has made more steps forward. For this piece I will be writing about defining science in the context of […]

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Challenges in Malaysia’s Mental Health Industry

I am a Psychology graduate who has been working in a private Psychiatric clinic for four months now, and though my working period could not be described as an extensive one, it did expose me to a unique and heartbreaking side of society where people struggled (sometimes daily) for their mental well-being. I hope then to share […]

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Why Psychology NEEDS Statistics

Why Psychology NEEDS Statistics Here’s a neat trick: Say the words “SPSS” or “Factorial ANOVA” to a psychology student, and chances are you’ll get to see their faces twitch and convulse as they struggle to suppress the horror that you’ve just conjured within them. Few go into psychology “ecstatic” about learning statistics, which is perfectly […]

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Days in a Psychiatric Department: Multidisciplinary Support

Days in a Psychiatric Department: Multidisciplinary Support Working with patients suffering from mental challenges (eg: schizophrenia, bipolar disorder) is neither an easy task, nor merely an individual work. For patients to get back to function normally in life, they need multidisciplinary support from the team with specialized skills and expertise, ranging from Psychiatrist to Occupational […]

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Days in a Psychiatric Department: Schizophrenia

During my days of volunteering in the Psychiatric & Mental Health Department at my hometown, I found that the number of patients diagnosed with Schizophrenia tends to be the highest in the statistics chart. Schizophrenia (“思觉失调症”,previously known as “精神分裂症”) is one of the popular and mostly discussed mental disorders in the field of Psychology and Psychiatry but […]

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