BackgroundThe Mind-Science Centre (MSC) is an academic research centre at the Department of Psychological Medicine under the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. The Centre aims to be a knowledge centre of excellence for psychological research, education and service with a non-drug approach. The Centre also aims to focus its research to the local context…Read More
To conclude the Inaugural Hikikomori Round Table and Symposium, MSC has organised the Greater Good Series Dinner Dialogue at Orchard Hotel Singapore as the finale. Prof Lo Tit Wing, A/Prof Takahiro A. Kato and A/Prof John Wong Chee Meng explored potential suggestions to build mental resilience amongst our adolescents and youth for a more resilient…Read More
Hikikomori – Hidden Youth is an evolving syndrome affecting late adolescents and young adults, presenting with features of social withdrawal, isolation, depression, social anxiety with psychosocial impairment and internet gaming addiction, which is estimated to affect 1.6 percent of youth globally, especially in Asian cities like Japan, Hong Kong, China and Singapore. With over 100…Read More
Centre Director's Message
Welcome to the NUS Mind-Science Centre (NMSC).
There is now a growing urgency for innovative strategies to combat the rising rate of psychological problems and dementia in Singapore and Asia due to a fast-paced lifestyle and an ageing population. In response, the NMSC promotes the use of non-drug, psychosocial interventions to build the mental resilience of the community from adolescents to the elderly.
The NMSC is a knowledge center of excellence for psychological research and provides evidence-based information for planning nation-wide programmes to promote resilience for the general population by enhancing cognitive performance to improve quality of life and work potential.
We hope that you will join us in this important journey to build emotional and mental resilience across the age continuum for a brighter future for everyone.
Dr John Wong Chee Meng
Head, Department of Psychological Medicine