Dr. Ng Chong Guan is one of the certified members of Malaysia Psychiatric Association. Members in Malaysia Pychiatric Association are active and concerned on issues such as the national mental health policy, the new mental health act, ethical code of Members, public health education, and mental health insurance.
November 22, 2016 by Review admin
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Universiti Malaya consultant psychiatrist Assoc Prof Dr Ng Chong Guan said more boys tend to develop acute mental illnesses before the age of six compared to girls. These include hyperactivity, attention deficit disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. The difference in numbers between girls and boys, however, evens out between the ages of six and 18. "The mental illnesses vary depending on the individual's age. Teenagers develop moderate mental illnesses like phobia and addiction as well as acute anxiety disorders," he said. Dr Ng said one of the factors causing the younger generation to suffer from mental illnesses was the drastic change of upbringing as the mental capacity of many youths was not parallel with the maturity of their mental age as they tend to outsmart themselves when it came to making decisions.