A series of three papers published in The Lancet by the China-India Mental Health Alliance argue...
Dec 22, 2015
For Foreign Policy, Christina Larson looks at efforts within China’s mental health sector to...
Jan 17, 2014
The Wall Street Journal’s Andrew Browne examines the situation of China’s...
Nov 20, 2013
The Guardian reports that the use of antidepressant drugs are rising in China along with...
May 31, 2013
After a pilot launched in 2008, research for the landmark China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study (CHARLS) began in 2011 with support from Peking University, the National Science Foundation of China, and the World Bank....
Aug 13, 2008
Psychology Today looks at the mental health impact of the one-child policy on Chinese youth: When China began limiting couples to one child 30 years ago, the policy’s most obvious goal was to contain a mushrooming...
Aug 12, 2007
Shenzhen, Hong Kong’s window city into the mainland, is known for its progressive reforms and economic openness. It may be famous for repelling the young and the driving forces of innovation. Translated from Southern Metro Weekly magazine and others: Depression is on the rise in Shenzhen over the past few years, along with the skyrocketing […]
May 20, 2007
From Xihua, via People’s Daily Online: 90 percent of the 30 million people in China suffering from depression fail to get proper treatment due to worries about discrimination and a lack of professional psychiatrists, according to the Chinese Psychiatrist Association (CPA). But for the 10 percent that did receive medical assistance, the results appear to […]
Nov 28, 2006
From China Daily: Sucking heavily on a cigarette, Hong Qiankun’s father signed a cremation application form for his 26-year old son. The young man’s father was shaking and tears were streaming down his face. Hong committed suicide by jumping from the seventh floor of an apartment. He left a simple note for his family, “I […]
Aug 14, 2005
From the Standard: I look through the window down a light shaft and cringe with vertigo. The shaft, its outlines broken by a net of clothes lines and window frames, is cold and silent. It would have been where Wang would have ended a five-year battle against severe depression. He is not alone. He belongs […]
Jul 25, 2005
From China Daily: Young people, especially those with university degrees, make up the largest proportion of Chinese people suffering from depression, statistics from the Beijing Suicide Research and Prevention Centre revealed this week. According to a survey of 15,431 depression sufferers over the past two years, people in their 20s accounted for 37.6 per cent […]
Jul 17, 2005
From Reuters, via msn.co.uk: In crowded, fast-paced and expensive Hong Kong, where financial success is paramount, depression is a growing problem. There were 1,000 suicides in 2004, up from 915 in 2000. An estimated 70,000 of Hong Kong’s nearly seven million people suffer from serious depression, but Lam says one out of every five residents […]
Jun 20, 2005
From Xinhua: More than 26 million Chinese suffer depression, but only 10 percent of them go to doctors, according to a medical expert in Beijing. Some 10 to 15 percent of those with the depression problem in the country are likely to commit suicide, but only less than 10 percent of them are taking medicines […]
May 21, 2005
From China Daily Online: During on-line conversations with members of the public, Zhu Rongxian, deputy of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, said 16 million Chinese belong to the “melancholia” group. She put them into three groups – the aged living in endless loneliness, young people tortured by heavy pressure from work or school, and […]
Nov 2, 2004
Business Week has published a long report about the epidemic of suicide in China: “By now, readers of BusinessWeek are no doubt accustomed to seeing articles touting China as the new economic superpower that’s leading the world in this or that. Biggest cell-phone population. Fastest-growing Internet population. Manufacturing mecca. Favorite location for foreign direct investment. […]
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