Becoming a mom may be emotionally taxing for some, and mental well-being during the perinatal period is associated with six modifiable lifestyle risk factors, namely diet quality, vitamin D concentrations, smoking, physical activity, sleep quality, and the presence of emotional support, according to data from a Singapore cohort study.
Despite the absence of lockdown and having managed outbreaks well, Hong Kong has suffered a mental health emergency during the coronavirus pandemic, with older and underprivileged individuals being hit the hardest, according to a study.
The presence of anxiety and mood disorders appears to interfere with treatment adherence among inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients initiating anti-tumour necrosis factor therapy, a study has found.
Hours and hours of exposure to social media and consulting multiple traditional media sources appear to contribute to mental distress in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, as shown in a study from the US.
The Malaysian Psychiatric Association (MPA), Malaysian Mental Health Association (MMHA) and Pfizer Malaysia jointly launched a new mental health handbook in December 2019 to highlight the signs and symptoms of mental health issues and encourage Malaysians to see a doctor early if they experience any signs or symptoms.