Saturday, 15 September 2012

Verbal Diarhoea #16

"Single women should learn how to appreciate themselves and seek medical help if necessary"

Claims Mr Ricci Chang Lik-chee, director of Mind Pro Psychological Medicine Centre, Hong Kong


Question: Does this pathetic and pithy 'advice' also apply to men who cannot find wives? Imagine how this 'advice' would sound when given to the 30 million mainland Chinese men who cannot find wives due to the gender imbalance caused by the One-Child Policy.

"Hey guys, you should appreciate and love yourselves … otherwise go get some medical help you losers!"


Reference

Doc reveals strain on mature women hunting husbands (The Standard)

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Many "blossomed women" are likely to suffer from emotional disorders as they face enormous pressure to get married, according to a psychiatrist.

The term "blossomed women" - meaning mature women - was first coined in the TVB 10-episode reality show Bride Wannabes that was aired last month.

It featured five single women in their late 20s to late 30s going through all sorts of makeovers in order to get hitched.

Ricci Chang Lik-chee, director of Mind Pro Psychological Medicine Centre, said the show stigmatized single women and could have added more pressure on them, resulting in mental problems such as depression.

Chang cited one of his patients, a 33-year-old nurse, who was so worried about becoming a spinster that she tried nearly every means, including speed dating, to find a partner.

Despite all her efforts, she still failed to find a mate. She began to feel desperate and suffered from insomnia and other neurotic symptoms.

Chang said he saw a 50 percent increase in patients exhibiting such symptoms after the show was aired.

Despite the increase, he said most single women suffering from depression are still reluctant to see a doctor.

Chang warned that getting married may not be the solution. He does not advise seeking partners at random.

He said single women should learn how to appreciate themselves and seek medical help if necessary.


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