CDT is expanding its wiki beyond the Grass-Mud Horse Lexicon to include short...
by Sophie Beach | Apr 28, 2009
Huang Yueqin, the director of the National Centre for Mental Health, has said that 100 million people, or 7% of the population, suffer from some degree of mental illness, yet only 5% of those afflicted are aware they have a...
by Jenny Leung | Nov 16, 2008
On a update of an earlier post on CDT, China has become the first country to list internet addiction as a mental disorder as stated by the Ministry of Health. According to one of the definitions in a manual by Chinese...
by Liu Yong | Nov 12, 2007
From Christian Science Monitor: The neutral colors, anodyne landscape paintings, and diplomas ranged on the windowsill make Tian Guoyan’s office much like a psychological counselor’s clinic anywhere else in the world. But this is China, where only 20 years ago, recalls Canadian psychiatrist Michael Phillips, his local colleagues hid their work from neighbors who feared […]
by Michael Zhao | May 10, 2006
From China Daily (link): The first national free hotline offering advice to gay people on a range of subjects has been launched. Volunteers in Guangzhou and Shanghai have joined forces for the initiative, which will provide advice on psychological problems, legal issues and HIV/AIDS. Hong Kong-based Chi Heng Foundation, which is sponsoring the service, has […]
by Liu Yong | 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 […]
by Sophie Beach | 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. […]
by Sophie Beach | Sep 21, 2004
The NY Times has an article about Chen Si, who voluntarily works to prevent suicides from a bridge in Nanjing: “For hours on this recent Sunday morning, Mr. Chen watched and waited for that unknowable, unthinkable moment when one of the thousands of people who cross the bridge every day might try to jump off. […]
by Jenn Buck | Sep 18, 2004
Confucian values such as keeping problems to oneself and venerating one’s ancestors are being challenged by a new trend in China that is sending more people to the therapist’s couch to solve their problems. In an article* Friday, the LA Times wrote that drug manufacturer Pfizer has reported a 100 percent increase in Prozac sales […]