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Depression caused by job loss or changes warrants attention
« on: January 20, 2018, 02:26:00 pm »
SINGAPORE: The higher number of retrenched workers in the last few years has caused a spike in the number of depression cases experts see here.

In 2016, job redundancies in Singapore hit a seven-year high since the 2009 global financial crisis. A total of 19,170 workers were retrenched that year, compared to the 9,800 in 2010, according to the Manpower Ministry’s latest labour market report.

Think Psychological Services, which sees three or four new cases every month, has seen an approximately 18 per cent increase in individuals who are affected by job changes in the last five years. Most of them present with various symptoms of depression and anxiety, said Vyda S Chai, Think Psychological Services' clinical psychologist.

More than just a loss of financial security, retrenchment and other job-related changes can have a knock-on effect on mental health and well-being too.

"Many people are conditioned from a young age to define themselves by what they do and how much they earn. I see many patients who experience a loss of self-esteem, feelings of worthlessness and guilt when they lose their job," said Dr Adrian Wang, consultant psychiatrist at Gleneagles Medical Centre.

More at https://www.prolificskins.com/forum/current-affairs/depression-caused-by-job-loss-or-changes-warrants-attention



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Re: Depression caused by job loss or changes warrants attention
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2018, 03:11:57 pm »
Lose your job can but please don't ever lose your HDB ....  HDB is pathway to your millionaire dreams ....
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