Tag: Depression

Singapore’s elderly and their desperate battle with isolation, loneliness and depression

Singapore's elderly citizens may no longer be worrying about raising families and career advancement, but they have difficult battles of their own. It is no secret that they are often beset with illness and pain; however, there is more to their plight than what meets...

Conversations around mental health remain stifled despite more awareness, options

By Boshika Gupta When I was in my teens, a sudden bout of depression hit me like a big bag of bricks. It took a lot of effort to go to classes, look happy like everything was normal and get through another day. The days...

Can you feign depression?

Yes, can you? Someone has allegedly got himself discharged from the army by feigning depression. Many Singaporeans would have taken the person's Facebook confession with a pinch of salt. “Not easy to feign depression,” said Ang Yong Guan, a retired military psychiatrist who had served in...