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Mental health Condition

What is diagnosable mental health condition?

A diagnosable mental health condition is a psychiatric diagnosis given to an individual, by a physician (psychiatrist or general practitioner) or a clinical psychologist, when an individual presents with symptoms that have lasted for a while and are impacting multiple aspects of life.


Some people may be diagnosed with more than one mental health condition, e.g. both anxiety and depression. This is known as comorbidity and indicates a person is experiencing symptoms that meet the criteria for more than one condition.

For more information on specific mental health conditions:

More on getting help in Hong Kong:

List of mental health services provided by local NGOs:

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