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antidepressants

By Dr. BL Lim (guest contributor) Like Depression, Anxiety Disorders occurs commonly in the general population. Studies have shown that as many as one in six people will suffer from an episode of an Anxiety Disorder once in their lifetime. Anxiety Disorders refer to the following psychiatric conditions: Generalised Anxiety […]

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parent and kids

By Dr. BL Lim (guest contributor) Is there such a thing as natural born parents? You know, those people who can intuitively deal with the incessant crying of their newborns, handle the terrible twos, effortlessly impress upon their ten year old kid that school is more important than Xbox or […]

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ADHD

By Dr. BL Lim (guest contributor) In this article I will answer the most common questions about ADHD that readers ask me about. I hope are of help to both parents and children with ADHD. 1. At what age does ADHD typically surface? Parents will usually notice ADHD symptoms in […]

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By Dr. BL Lim (guest contributor) Are you still keeping the New Year Resolutions you enthusiastically made at the beginning of the year? Habits are not something easy to change and I have a few tips here to help you stick to your resolutions whatever they may be. 1. Start […]

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antidepressants

By Dr. BL Lim (guest contributor) Antidepressants are the mainstay of treatment for clinical depression and anxiety disorders.  These medications are effective and safe for the general population. However, many remain skeptical about antidepressant treatment and many misconceptions remain. Misconception #1 – I will become reliant on antidepressants and be […]

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after birth

By Dr. BL Lim (guest contributor) In a study published in March this year in JAMA Psychiatry, 1,396 of 10,000 mothers screened positively for postpartum depression on the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS). This study sponsored by the publicly funded National Institute of Mental Health in the US shows that […]

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carbohydrates

Nutrients play an important role in our diet and we need all of them, including fats, proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals Fats (photo: Phil Campbell) Fats are part of a healthy diet. The key is to make smart decisions when it comes to choosing which fats and oils you are […]

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snack

In the past several years a lot of fad diets have hit the market. We all know that you need to eat fruits and vegetables, but we often choose the wrong items. For example, avocados may seem healthy, but they are high in fat and calories as well. Bananas have […]

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Health Plan

Planning healthy meals can be difficult, especially if your family is stuck in a rut of unhealthy meals. However, with some basic knowledge of nutrition, you can have your family eating healthy without them even realizing it. The key to creating healthy meals is to plan. Plan your week’s meals […]

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Many people get stuck in rut where they limit their choice of food. This leaves their body unbalanced with an excessive amount of certain nutrients while lacking in others. No one likes to eat the same thing every day, but sometimes we do it for the sake of convenience. Variety […]

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