Tag Archives: Philippine Psychiatric Association

Psychological First Aid In Times Of Crisis

Psychological First Aid In Times Of Crisis

  Doctors and other health professionals play a crucial role in providing care to victims of disasters, calamities and emergency situations. They need to be equipped with the proper mindset ...

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Trauma Brings Out Toughness In Tough People

Trauma Brings Out Toughness In Tough People

  AN intact chili pepper keeps its fiery flavor; crushed, its fire is unleashed. There is overwhelming proof that the aftermath of a tragic event challenges an individual’s fundamental about ...

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Quality Parenting Stamps Out Drug Abuse

Quality Parenting Stamps Out Drug Abuse

  HEALTH and wellness of mind, body, and spirit begin at home. Breakdown of a family hurts most the children, left at a loss and needing parental stewardship, often turning ...

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Lawmakers Nudged to Pass Mental Health Legislation

Lawmakers Nudged to Pass Mental Health Legislation

  MANILA PHILIPPINES – MOURN the numbers: There are 650 psychiatrists—most of them based in Metro-Manila—that needs to see to the mental health needs of over 100 million Filipinos spread ...

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Mental Health Law Seen as Enduring Legacy

Mental Health Law Seen as Enduring Legacy

  MANILA, PHILIPPINES – Three quarters of the world’s nations have standing laws for mental health—the Philippines belongs to the remaining 25 percent whose lawmakers have yet to enact a statute to ...

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Gene Mutation may not be Exclusive to One Psychiatric Disorder

Gene Mutation may not be Exclusive to One Psychiatric Disorder

  A recent study has shown that five distinct psychiatric disorders – namely autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), schizophrenia, major depression and bipolar disorder – share the same genetic ...

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Media’s Role in Reporting Suicide Cases

Media’s Role in Reporting Suicide Cases

  MANILA, PHILIPPINES – The recent death of American actor Robin Williams by suicide reportedly due to severe depression generated such widespread public reaction in both mainstream and social media, ...

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