Depression in Singapore (Part 2) : Adolescent Depression

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that depression is set to become a major problem among adolescents.
One of the issues contributing to this growing situation of adolescent depression is cyber bullying. With the advent of social media on the Internet, adolescents are being exposed to online bullying, often without their parents knowing.

According to Dr Christopher Cheok, who is Head of Psychological Medicine at the Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, the adolescent brain is not able to control emotions as well as the adult brain and is thus more susceptible to experiencing intense emotions.

What can be done to combat this increasing problem? Tune into Part 2 of Talkabout’s debate to find out more about depression among adolescents and what steps can be taken to combat it

Host: Kenneth Liang
Speakers : Choo Jin Kiat: Executive Director, O’Joy Care Services
Dr Claire Thompson: Associate Professor of Psychology and Clinical Psychology, JCU
Dr Priyadarshani Kamat: Homeopath, Nature Nurtures
Dr Christopher Cheok: Head of Psychological Medicine, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital
Dr Thomas Lee: Psychiarist, Resilienz Clinic
Junainah Mohd Eusope: Recovered patient

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