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Welcome to our Resources page.

The Resources listed will link you to recommended articles that provide in-depth and reader-friendly information and timely discussions about various psychological issues.

Agencies that provide information and support are also listed. Though many of these agencies are based in the UK and the USA, they provide a great base and may be able to refer you to a similar agency for your specific international location.

 


ADJUSTMENT ISSUES

Adjustment Disorders - MayoClinic.com
www.mayoclinic.com/health/adjustment-disorders/DS00584
Most of the time, people adjust to such changes within a few months. But if you continue to feel down or self-destructive, you may have an adjustment disorder.

Adjustment Disorder | Psychology Today
www.psychologytoday.com/conditions/adjustment-disorder
Definition of Adjustment Disorder: Adjustment Disorder is an abnormal and excessive reaction to an identifiable life stressor.

Adjustment Disorder Symptoms - Psych Central
http://psychcentral.com/disorders/sx6.htm
An adjustment disorder is characterized by the development of emotional or behavioral symptoms in response to an identifiable stressor (or stressors).

Adjustment Disorder - PsychNet-UK
http://www.psychnet-uk.com/x_new_site/clinical_psychology/stress_disorders/adjustment_disorder.html
An adjustment disorder is a debilitating reaction, usually lasting less than six months, to a ... 

After Divorce or Job Loss Comes the Good Identity Crisis- Wall Street Journal
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324354704578635900864791348.html

Experts say most people should give themselves a good two years to recover from an emotional trauma.


Expatriate Adjustment---Articles

The Great Expatriate Hiring Boom
http://fortune.com/2013/05/15/the-great-expatriate-hiring-boom/?iid=sr-link1
When it comes to finding and keeping top managers in emerging markets like China, it's a sellers' market.

The Expatriate Adjustment Lifecycle: What You Should Know
http://blog.rw-3.com/blog/2007/04/the-expatriate-adjustment-lifecycle-what-you-should-know
WHAT IS THE EXPATRIATE ADJUSTMENT CYCLE? ... Causes can include feelings of isolation, communication issues, and discomfort...

Relocation - Five Strategies for a Successful Adjustment to a New Culture
http://www.selfgrowth.com/articles/relocation
Do you ever wonder why some people are more successful than others in adjusting to a new culture?Here are five strategies that will help you.

Supporting a Spouse or Partner Who Has Relocated for Your Career
http://www.experience.com/alumnus/article?channel_id=relocation_center&source_page=home&article_id=article_1190144910547
Experts say that relocating for your career can be one of the most stressful things ... On top of adjusting to a new job and a different set of workplace characters, you...

Mapping the Dream
http://www.cpjobs.com/hk/article/mapping-dream
Another expert on the thorny business of finding one’s true calling in life is Hong Kong-based Dr Patricia Kopstein, a psychotherapist and psychoanalyst who specialises in mid-career and mid-life transitions.

 

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ANXIETY

MayoClinic.com
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/anxiety/home/ovc-20168121
Anxiety — Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, treatment of this common... tools and other helpful information...

Anxiety Disorders: Types, Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, ...
www.webmd.com/anxiety-panic/guide/mental-health-anxiety-disorders
Learn more about anxiety disorders, including types, causes, symptoms, diagnosis...

Social anxiety disorder (social phobia) - MayoClinic.com
www.mayoclinic.com/health/social-anxiety-disorder/DS00595
Social anxiety disorder — Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, treatments... tools and other helpful information...

Social Phobia | Health | Patient.co.uk
www.patient.co.uk/health/Phobia-Social-Phobia.htm
Social phobia is a fear of behaving in an embarrassing way whilst you talk or meet with other people, especially strangers...

Mastering College Stress and Anxiety
http://onlinemasters.ohio.edu/mastering-college-stress-and-anxiety/
Because of demanding classes and other worries stress is common in college. The pressure students face to get the best possible grades and graduate can lead to or aggravate anxiety disorders.


Anxiety---Articles:

Generalized Anxiety Disorder Background - Health - The New York Times
http://health.nytimes.com/health/guides/disease/generalized-anxiety-disorder/background.html
An anxiety disorder, however, involves an excessive... first to achieve this important distinction for online health information and services.

 

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ANXIETY & DEPRESSION

Depression | Anxiety and Depression Association of America, ADAA
http://www.adaa.org/understanding-anxiety/depression
Depression. Most people feel anxious or depressed at times. Losing a loved one, getting fired from a job, going through a divorce, and other difficult situations...

Depression: Coping With Anxiety Symptoms - WebMD
http://www.webmd.com/depression/symptoms-depressed-anxiety-12/anxiety-symptoms
Depression and anxiety often go together. Fortunately, treating depression also helps ease symptoms of anxiety.

Anxiety Attacks & Anxiety Disorders: Signs, Symptoms, and Finding Treatment That Works For You
http://www.helpguide.org/articles/anxiety/anxiety-attacks-and-anxiety-disorders.htm
The link between anxiety symptoms and depression. Many people with anxiety disorders also suffer from depression at some point. Anxiety and depression are...


Anxiety and Depression---Articles

10 Ways to Improve Depression and Anxiety Without Meds
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sheenie-ambardar-md/emotional-health_b_1542521.html
I am always mindful of ways we can enhance mood and well-being, specifically methods related to our ways of thinking and daily behaviors.

Understanding and Spotting Signs of Depression
http://aforeverrecovery.com/understanding-and-spotting-signs-of-depression/
Depression is a mental disorder affecting children, teenagers, adults and elderly people. When depression strikes, debilitating sadness often occurs that affects someone's ability to function and carry out daily tasks. Depression can have a variety of causes...

Anxiety and Depression Together | Psychology Today
http://www.psychologytoday.com/articles/200310/anxiety-and-depression-together
The disorders are two sides of the same coin. Over the past couple of years, clinicians and researchers alike have been moving toward a new...

 

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EATING DISORDERS

Eating disorders are abnormal eating habits that can threaten your health or even your life, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating.

American Psychological Association
www.apa.org/topics/eating/

香港進食失調中心 Hong Kong Eating Disorders Center
www.hedc.med.cuhk.edu.hk
A website operated by the Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong to provide information on eating disorders.

Psych Central - All About Eating Disorders (Including Anorexia & Bulemia)
http://psychcentral.com/disorders/eating_disorders/
Eating disorders are one of the unspoken secrets that affect many families. Millions of Americans are afflicted with this disorder every year, and most of them -- up to 90 percent -- are adolescent and young women.


Eating Disorders---Articles:

Eating Disorders Grow among Hong Kong Women | Womens eNews
http://womensenews.org/story/the-world/020808/eating-disorders-grow-among-hong-kong-women
Doctors from the province's only clinic for eating disorders blame... Eating disorders are being diagnosed in Asian cities from Seoul to Bangkok... She said many patients search for information about eating disorders on...

 

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eTHERAPY

The Therapist Will See You Now, via the Web
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/10/technology/bringing-therapists-to-patients-via-the-web.html
Today, start-up companies are trying to popularize therapy over the Internet... In an article in the American Journal of Psychiatry, Dr. Thomas F. ... no stigma should attach to a patient who goes in for a private e-therapy session.

Distance Therapy Comes of Age: Scientific American
www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=distance-therapy-comes-of-age
E-therapy will continue to grow and weave itself into the fabric of our daily lives. The convenience, cost savings and ability for...

 

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ART THERAPY

What is Art Therapy?
www.arttherapyblog.com/what-is-art-therapy/#.Udd2dlMQLKm
Definition: Art therapy is a form of expressive therapy that uses the creative process of making art to improve a person’s physical, mental, and emotional well-being.

Art Therapy Is More Than Just Making Nice Pictures
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/art-therapy-is-more-than-just-making-nice-pictures_5609be20e4b0af3706dd8e26
One art therapist explains how making art can save lives.

 

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PARENTS & CHILDREN

PARENTING

Positive Parenting Program; Triple P
http://www.triplep-parenting.net/glo-en/triple-p/
Triple P is a parenting program, but it doesn’t tell you how to be a parent. It’s more like a toolbox of ideas.

Toxic Society or Toxic Teenager?
index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=25:llee-toxic&catid=2:other

What to do if your child is anxious about starting school
http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/families/article/1850757/what-do-if-your-child-anxious-about-starting-school

Why cyberbullying is so hard on teenagers, and what Hong Kong parents can do
http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1765529/why-cyberbullying-so-hard-teenagers-and-what-hong-kong

Selective mutism requires personalised care 
http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1625888/selective-mutism-requires-personalised-care

How parents can help their child face the challenges of Asperger's syndrome 
http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1603970/how-parents-can-help-their-child-face-challenges 

Parents can help their children embrace third-culture identity 
http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1548806/parents-can-help-their-children-embrace-third-culture

 

DIVORCE CO-PARENTING

Labelling your ex-partner won't help the children
http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/families/article/1877045/labelling-your-ex-partner-wont-help-children

How conflict between separated parents affects their children
http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/families/article/1833357/how-conflict-between-separated-parents-affects-their-children

Don't put child in the middle of a parenting conflict with your ex-spouse
http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/families/article/1802339/dont-put-child-middle-parenting-conflict-your-ex-spouse

Divorce: should you rule it out just for your children's sake? 
http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1727659/divorce-should-you-rule-it-out-just-your-childrens-sake

Tips to give children access to quality parenting after divorce
http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1681874/tips-give-children-access-quality-parenting-after-divorce

Divorced dad struggles to set boundaries with ex-wife for parenting 
http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1667722/divorced-dad-struggles-set-boundaries-ex-wife-parenting

Should my children help choose my girlfriend? 
http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1580567/should-my-children-help-choose-my-girlfriend

How post-divorce families can get along 
http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1210045/how-post-divorce-families-can-get-along

 

RELATIONSHIPS

Put yourself in your child's shoes to understand bad behaviour  
http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1561208/relationships-put-yourself-your-childs-shoes-understand

Why perfectionist children freeze up 
http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1523821/relationships-why-perfectionist-children-freeze

No replacement for quality time
http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1519667/relationships-no-replacement-quality-time

How to bring step-families together
http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1493649/relationships-how-bring-step-families-together

How to manage the nanny-child bond without feeling threatened 
http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1461773/relationships-how-manage-nanny-child-bond-without-feeling

Will separation damage my daughter? 
http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1439420/will-separation-damage-my-daughter

Do dyslexic children need a therapist, and which type? 
http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1414960/relationships-do-dyslexic-children-need-therapist-and

Obsession with death a normal stage of development for kids 
http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1404616/relationships-obsession-death-normal-stage-development

How selective internet usage can benefit shy children 
http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1359424/relationships-how-selective-internet-usage-can-benefit

My seven-year-old daughter refuses to talk at school 
http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1326479/relationships-my-seven-year-old-daughter-refuses-talk

Self-kindness can help children solve their problems 
http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1294641/self-kindness-can-help-children-solve-their-problems

Routines after separation
http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1135969/relationships-routines-after-separation

 

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AGENCIES

American Psychological Association
www.apa.org/

The British Psychological Society
www.bps.org.uk/ 

International Society for Mental Health Online!
www.ismho.org

Psychotherapy Society of Hong Kong
www.psychotherapysociety-hk.com

International Expressive Arts Therapy Association
http://www.ieata.org

Cogmed
http://www.Cogmed.com
Cogmed exists to help you improve your working memory to be better equipped to meet your challenges.

Alcoholics Anonymous
www.aa.org

MayoClinic.com
www.mayoclinic.com

GovHK: Mental Health
www.gov.hk/en/residents/health/mental/mentalhealth.htm

 

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