Addiction is a chronic and progressive illness with high risk for relapse, and affects a person physically, emotionally, and psychologically. This talk gives us a broad overview of the common types of addictions, and a psychodynamic perspective of why people suffer from them. It also debunks common layman misconceptions of addictive behaviours by uncovering their deep-seated causes, so we can better support people battling them.
Athel Jenel Hu Jiamin is a Teaching Assistant at the National University of Singapore. Her areas of expertise include mental health and social behaviour, ageing and research methods. Before embarking on her teaching career, she was previously with Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School conducting population-based surveys and qualitative research studies involving the elderly. She is also a trained counsellor in community mental health. Her passions include using her social science knowledge and expertise for ministry work to serve people, and to be a voice for the voiceless.
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