Volume 51, Number 2
February 2022

Mental health is a state of physical, mental and social well-being, whereby the individual is capable of leading an economically and socially productive life. A Singapore study examined the level of positive mental health (PMH), identified the socio-demographic correlates of the PMH domains, and sought to establish if employment status moderates the relationship between major depressive disorder (MDD) and PMH.

Healthcare professionals should support the employment needs of those who report lifetime MDD, and provide care for mental well-being in a holistic manner. Reducing barriers to employment or creating employment opportunities for this group needs to be addressed at a societal level.

The relationship between major depressive disorder and employment status

Major depressive disorder is associated with executive dysfunction that includes impairment in problem-solving and decision-making,1 as well as with occupational impairment.2 One of the...

Delirium in patients following general anaesthesia

Delirium is a disturbance of consciousness characterised by an acute onset and fluctuating course of inattention, accompanied by either a change in cognition or...

The moderating effect of employment status on the relationship between lifetime major depressive disorder and positive mental health

Studies across the world have reported a high prevalence of mental disorders,1-3 highlighting that mental disorders remain one of the major causes of “non-fatal...

Incidence and risk factors of delirium in post-anaesthesia care unit

Post-anaesthesia care unit (PACU) delirium is defined as a disorder in thought processes that affect cognition in terms of memory, comprehension and attention.1 It...

Pericarditis and myocarditis after COVID-19 mRNA vaccination in a nationwide setting

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has resulted in much morbidity and mortality worldwide. The development of mRNA vaccines has heralded much hope in...


Review on Epidemic of Obesity

Rationale for Redefining Obesity in Asians