When the past won’t let go of the person – an Introduction to PTSD

Kevin Huang, BSc Pharm Student  “You’re standing by the road. Frozen & shocked, images of past memories flickers before your eyes. Frightened and scared, you feel helpless and lost. Instinctively, you turn away hoping you will never have to relive that scene ever again.” This is a classic tale of people who struggle with post-traumatic…

The Hunger Games – Eating Disorders and Their Treatment

Ethos Ho, BSc Pharm Student What are Eating Disorders? Eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa, are currently listed as mental disorders in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition (DSM-5). Individuals who are affected by these illnesses are often stigmatised, with many viewing their illness as a lifestyle choice,…

MoodGYM – An Exercise For Your Mind

Choi Chung, RPh, BScPharm Mental health diagnoses are becoming more prevalent than ever before. Unfortunately, trying to afford or even access mental health services has never been so difficult. Recently, there’s been some new studies investigating online mental health service platforms such as MoodGYM®, and the results are quite interesting. What is MoodGYM®? MoodGYM® is just one…