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Sexual Fantasies

Sexual Fantasies: Is It Normal or a Sign of a Mental Disorder?

Having sexual fantasies is an intrinsic part of the human experience and often a private aspect of human sexuality. They can range from the subtle to the explicit, from common scenarios to personalized desires. While most individuals engage in sexual fantasies without any negative consequences,...

Mind matters

Mondays are typically quiet days for Devi Venashinee Muruges, who graciously welcomed Options into her mental healthcare centre in Kota Damansara, Petaling Jaya. The founder of Soul Mechanics Therapy divides her time between this hub and her newer outpost in Ipoh, where operations are slowly...
Sexual Incompatibility

Sexual Incompatibility: Impact on Relationship Intimacy

Marriage is often equated to a ship navigating the vast ocean of life that encounters various storms and calms. Marriage is a lifelong journey filled with highs, lows, joys, and challenges. One of the critical components influencing marital satisfaction is sexual compatibility. While love, trust,...
Alcoholism

Is Alcoholism a Way to Cope with Depression?

Alcoholism and depression are two prevalent problems that affect individuals from all walks of life. Alcoholism, also known as alcohol use disorder (AUD), involves excessive and problematic drinking that can lead to severe health and mental concerns. Depression, on the other hand, is a mental...
Chinese New Year 2024

Chinese New Year 2024: How to Ease Stress and Anxiety

Chinese New Year celebration 2024 is around the corner. It is a time of tradition, festivities, delicious food, and family reunions. However, for some of you, the prospect of family gatherings during this special occasion can also bring about stress, anxiety, and unhappiness. Navigating the...
Self-Love

Self-Love: 7 Ways to Love Yourself

In the hustle and bustle life of the year 2024, where time seems to slip away unnoticed, prioritizing self-love has become more crucial than ever. Life can get very hectic, and it is easy to forget to prioritize our well-being. Despite the tight and busy...
Clinical Psychologist

Becoming a Clinical Psychologist and the Journey to Practice

What is it like being a clinical psychologist? Have you ever heard of well-known clinical psychologists such as Dr Shawn Lee Ji Kwan, Dr Chua Sook Ning, Dr Mahadir Ahmad or Ms Urmilah and wondered what their roles are? Imagine being a guiding light for...
Self-Care

Self-Care: Why It Matters and How to Make it a Daily Habit

Life can be a race filled with responsibilities, stress and constant demands. Often, this never-ending race leaves us feeling drained and overwhelmed. And most of the time, we often overlook the one person who needs our attention the most - ourselves. This is where self-care...
Psychopathy

Psychopathy

Psychopathy is a term that is thrown around in popular culture, often accompanied by images of fictional serial killers or cold-blooded villains from movies and TV shows. But what does it mean to be a psychopath or to have psychopathic traits? Psychopathy and psychopathic traits...