Autism, or autistic spectrum disorder, is a child developmental disorder. Most children with autism are diagnosed between 2 and 3 years of age. In some cases, children as young as 18 months old can be diagnosed. New tools are being developed that help children get diagnosed younger and younger. Why do I need an early diagnosis? The earlier you […]
“My elderly grandmother is obsessed with time; she is concerned about leaving a place after a short while or going to sleep at the same time.” When an elderly person suffers from obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) symptoms, the condition could be related to dementia (National Institutes of Health, n.d.). Furthermore, OCD symptoms often occur prior […]
There are existing smartphone applications which have been invented to increase positive emotions, making them convenient and engaging for users living in a fast-paced society. For example, a study was done using a mobile app that allows users to practice positive activities, one of which is the gratitude journal (Parks et al., 2012). Participants experienced […]
Happiness or well-being usually consists of two parts: An affective part (AKA feeling) for example: feeling happy frequently and sad rarely and a cognitive part (AKA thinking) for example: how one think of the outside world and external events in their life I hope to share the research done on the affective part through this […]
Our Dr Ang Kai Kok has written an article for Changi General Hospital’s Caring Magazine.
Our Dr Ang Teng Soon Paul has written an article for Changi General Hospital’s Caring Magazine.
Gardasil 9 has been launched in Singapore since 1 April 2017. We are one of the clinics to offer this cervical cancer vaccine in Punggol, Singapore. What is all the hype about? It is not just because it is new, but it has also shown to have improvement (Petrosky et al. 2015) in the protection […]
This is the main article about dementia care in a clinic (ambulatory setting). What is dementia? It is a disease related to the degeneration (accelerated ageing) of the brain cells, causing the patient to lose function. This can be very hard to detect in the early stages. Overtime, the loss of function would be obvious, […]
Constipation is a common problem. It refers to either increased hardness of stools or reduced frequency of motion. Lifestyle advice Eat foods with a lot of fibre (e.g. fruits, vegetables, cereal) Prune juice appears to be helpful to some patients Drink lots of water and fluids Exercising has been shown to help Maintain a daily […]
Gastrointestinal Reflux Disease This is an extremely common disease. Normally, a diagnosis is made after serious diseases are considered and ruled out by your doctor. Unfortunately, if you are diagnosed with this disease, you must understand that it is a chronic disease (AKA long term). It tends to wax and wane with time, and will […]
Confidentiality is of utmost importance in a therapist and client relationship. The sacred relationship formed between the therapist and client forms the bedrock of psychotherapy; the trust that all the client’s and therapist’s secrets will be kept within our 4 walls. Without this trust, no real work can be done. However, there are cases when […]