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ABOUT DR. CHAN MAN LUI, DORIS

Qualifications of Psychiatrist Dr Chan Man Lui, Doris

– Fellow of the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine [FHKAM] (Psychiatry)
– Fellow of the Hong Kong College of Psychiatrists [FHKCPsych]
– Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists [MRCPsych (UK)]
– Bachelor of Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong [MBChB (CUHK)]
– Diploma in Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong [Dip Med (CUHK)]
– Diploma in Dermatology, Cardiff University, UK [Dip Derm Sc (Cardiff)]

Psychiatric Specialist – Dr Chan Man Lui, Doris

Female Psychiatrist - Dr Chan Man Lui, Doris - Passport Photo 1

 

Dr. Chan Man Lui, Doris has over 20 years of experience in psychiatry. She had served in various facilities in the public health sector. She is experienced in treating various psychiatric diseases and psychological problems such as depression, bipolar affective disorder, anxiety disorders and ADHD.

Dr. Chan Man Lui has served as Honorary Clinical Assistant Professor in HKU, the Honorary Clinical Trainer of Hong Kong College of Psychiatrists, providing psychiatric training for the trainee doctors. She has been interviewed by different TV programmes, magazines, and served as the guest speaker of numerous events.

Our Services

MEDICAL PROCEDURES PROVIDED

Outpatient Service & Visiting Service

MINDHEALTH PSYCHIATRIC SPECIALIST CLINIC - Our Services - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (專注力不足及過度活躍症[ADHD]、自閉症、情緒及行為問題的評估及治療)

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (兒童精神情緒問題)

  • ADHD (專注力不足及過度活躍症)
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder (自閉症譜系障礙)
  • Asperger Syndrome (亞斯伯格症候群)
  • Selective Mutism (選擇性緘默症)
  • Anxiety / Depression in Children (兒童焦慮/抑鬱)
 
 
 

HOSPITALIZATION

Hospitals:

  • Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital (養和醫院)
  • St. Paul’s Hospital (聖保祿醫院)
  • Canossa Hospital (嘉諾撒醫院)
  • Hong Kong Adventist Hospital (香港港安醫院)
  • Matilda International Hospital (明德國際醫院)
  • Gleneagles Hong Kong Hospital (港怡醫院)

Psychiatric related services

Consultation language:

  • English
  • Cantonese
  • Mandarin
 

Tag: ADHD features

專注力不足過度活躍症有非藥物治療嗎?

專注力不足過度活躍症有非藥物治療嗎?

留言: 陳醫生你好,

小兒10歲係ADHD,一直抗拒食藥,怕有副作用,但越來越大情況越差,已經用了好多方法無都無特別改善! 食魚油丸, 做訓練, 腦神經反饋, 生物共振, 介食小麥,糖,等等

現在關係已經好差,唔想再咁下去,不得不考慮吃藥.

問題係小孩同時有輕中度地中海貧血,身型已經瘦小,藥物會有傷害嗎?副作用會更大嗎?

 

陳蔓蕾醫生回覆:

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Adult attention deficit and hyperactive disorder (ADHD)

Adult attention deficit and hyperactive disorder (ADHD)

In a competitive city like Hong Kong, people have become more concerned about their intellectual ability and qualifications. Attention deficit and hyperactive disorder (ADHD), a psychiatric condition, is notorious for affecting the learning abilities of children.  Previously it was thought to be a condition that affected only children and would remit spontaneously when the children grew into adulthood. Indeed, we seldom see adults jump up and down like a monkey. Does it mean children with ADHD have recovered? The answer is no. According to the National Comorbidity Survey Replication in the United States in 2001-02, 4.4% of 18- to 44-year-old adults suffered from adult ADHD. Comorbidity is also very common with this disorder, including mood disorders, anxiety disorders, substance use disorders and intermittent explosive disorders, etc.  Although hyperactivity gradually lessens with time, the problem of attention deficit does not cease completely.

One of my patients told me his story. It was the time when people had no idea about ADHD. He was noted as a “naughty” child when he was young. He never sat still or concentrated in class. As a result, he was not a favoured student of the teachers. He was also disliked by his classmates for he was disturbing all the time. His school results were not good either.  The headmaster of his school suggested him to transfer to another school for better “adjustment”.

His parents wanted to give him a second chance and sent him abroad to a high school in the United States. Despite all the efforts he made, his academic results did not improve much. Whenever there was noise during lessons, he was distracted. He frequently committed careless mistakes and had difficulties wrapping up his projects. It was also socially embarrassing that he kept fidgeting or squirming and talked like a chatterbox during gatherings.  Finally, many of his classmates got admitted to their ideal universities, but he returned to Hong Kong in disappointment.

In the end, he completed some distance learning courses and started working. He hoped things would work out finally. However, he still struggled quite a lot. He could not follow the instructions given by his supervisors and his mind drifted away during their conversations. His desk was chaotic and his schedule was so packed that he found it difficult to finish all the tasks on time. His colleagues commented that he was absent-minded and disorganised.  He needed almost double the time of others to finish a task. Therefore, his boss didn’t give a good evaluation on his performance.

He was not popular among his colleagues either, as he had delayed their projects many times. He had the bad habit of deferring until he had the time to think in detail, which was quite annoying to his work partners as he kept everyone waiting all the time. Discussions were also hard as he always interrupted others and did not seem to follow the line of thought of others. As a result, people found it difficult to collaborate with him.

Having worked under high pressure for many years, he gradually started to have anxiety symptoms. He complained of restlessness and apprehension from time to time. On and off he suffered from shortness of breath and palpitation. The symptoms persisted despite that he was treated by his family doctor repeatedly. His sleep was superficial and he had many dreams. His mood was low and he started to see things more negatively. His concentration and work abilities further declined. His depressed mood affected other aspects of his life that he no longer enjoyed his hobbies or social gatherings. He felt he was a failure and could not see his future.

His family suspected him to be suffering from depression and suggested him see a psychiatrist for treatment. Eventually, he came to me for an assessment.

We had a long discussion about his problems and struggles. He realised that his problems did not start in recent years but surfaced when he was young. He was diagnosed to be suffering from depression with an underlying long-standing, untreated ADHD.

It was quite common for individuals who suffered from ADHD remained undiagnosed in their childhood and adulthood due to the lack of knowledge about this condition decades ago. These individuals might eventually develop comorbidities such as anxiety or depression, due to hindrance caused by ADHD in their earlier lives. In order to cure these patients, doctors should put ADHD high on the list of potential underlying causes.

Core symptoms of adult attention deficit and hyperactive disorder (ADHD)
Deficit in Executive Function
·         Suboptimal working memory
·         Poor ability in task shifting
·         Ineffectiveness in self-monitoring and response inhibition
Problems of Inattention
·         Difficulty in focusing, especially for a long period
·         Inability to organise activities and prioritise tasks
·         Forgetfulness
·         Trouble in managing time
Hyperactivity
·         Feeling fidgety or restless
·         Talking too much and/or interrupting others
·         Being impulsive

from <<CONNECT>> Winter Issue 2017