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    Healing the mind

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 26/11/2013

    » Veteran psychiatric nurse Supanich Polpairin's calm demeanour and comforting voice seems to have a reassuring impact on her female patients who are diagnosed with mental disorders that have left them in a state of emotional limbo.


    Voice of reason

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 19/02/2013

    » Can a calm, patient and reassuring tone of voice have a positive impact on psychiatric patients' behaviour? While there hasn't been any substantial research conducted to prove this theory in Thailand, local medical experts say the voice is a powerful therapeutic tool if the conditions are right.


    Mental Matters

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 04/12/2012

    » Sometimes it goes beyond stress and pressure into the darker realm of clinical condition. Economic instability, political uncertainty, a thirst for materialism, personal history, the breakneck social competition _ all this, and more, contributes to the increasing number of people suffering from mental health disorders.


    Levelling the playing field

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 13/11/2012

    » The fate that befell champion cyclist Lance Armstrong _ stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and banned from the sport for life after the US Anti-Doping Agency found sufficient evidence to prove he had taken performance-enhancing drugs _ has once again put substance abuse by professional athletes under the spotlight.


    Hope on the Horizon

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 31/01/2012

    » Seventy-year-old Don Wright doesn't believe in giving up without a fight. Since being diagnosed with multiple myeloma (MM), also known as myeloma, eight years ago, he has become a beacon of light for patients battling the crippling cancer of the plasma cells in bone marrow. While no exact cause has been found to lead to this disease, it does primarily affect elderly folks. The median age of diagnosis is roughly 70 years.

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