The Singapore Mental Health Survey (2012), a national survey, found that 1 in 8 people in Singapore will suffer from an episode of Depression, Anxiety Disorder (like Obssessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)), other mood disorders and alcohol use disorder.
This finding suggests that 330,200 adults will have one mental disorder once in their lifetime. Given that our population has increased rapidly, this number is expected to increase substantially.
The survey also found that women are more likely to suffer from depression whereas men were more likely to suffer from problems with alcohol... READ MORE>>>
Dr Lim Boon Leng (Dr BL Lim) is a psychiatrist in private practice who treats children, youth, adults and the elderly. He has special interests in depression and other mood and anxiety disorders as well as Adult ADHD and youth psychiatry. He is known to be an approachable, reassuring and good-natured psychiatrist.
He recommends a consultative and collaborative approach between the doctor and the patient as he believes this to be the best way for you to achieve a good recovery and wellness in your mental health.
He believes that early diagnosis and treatment will lead to the best outcomes... READ MORE>>>
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Our psychiatric clinic in Singapore, Dr BL Lim Centre for Psychological Wellness, strives to deliver personalized and sensitive care for your best outcomes.
Privacy and confidentiality are strictly ensured.Services provided include:
- Psychiatric Consults
- Pharmacological Treatment
- Psychotherapy & Counselling
- Forensic / Occupational Opinions
- House calls, emergency / after hours consults.
Conditions Seen Cont'd
#09-09, Gleneagles Medical Centre
6 Napier Road S258499
Depression, low mood and sadness
Child & Adolescent Problems
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Why See A Psychiatrist in Singapore?
Searching for a Psychiatrist in Singapore?
In Singapore, a psychiatrist is a physician / medically trained doctor who specializes in the field of psychiatry and psychology. A Singapore psychiatrist has to first go through 5 years of medical school. Subsequently, he is trained in medical and surgical disciplines before being selected for specialist psychiatric training. He then undergoes another 5-6 years of specialist training in various psychiatric discipline including general adult psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, psychogeriatric psychiatry and forensic psychiatry. He has to complete his training and pass several professional examinations before he will be accredited with the Minstry of Health as a Psychiatrist and be allowed to practise independantly.
What does a Psychiatrist do?
A psychiatrists is an expert who specialises in assessing, diagonsing and treating psychological conditions and mental disorders. As a physician, a psychiatrist has to evaluate if the symptoms a patient present with is due to psychological reasons only, is the consequence of a medical illness or both. In order to do this, he has to:
Should I see a Psychiatrist?
In Singapore, up to 15% of people may experience some psychological or emotional distress. Most people who see psychiatrists are simply trying to look for ways to cope with these difficult emotions and feelings. You can seek help from a psychiatrist if you notice the following symptoms:
Where can I see a Psychiatrist?
If you will like to look for a psychiatrist in Singapore, you can either go to a public hospitals like the Institute of Mental Health or to a private psychiatric clinic. Singaporeans and permanent residents are entitled to subsidised care in the public hospitals but to will need to first get a referral from a polyclinic.
If you prefer to see a private psychiatrist, you can call the clinic directly and a referral letter is not necessary. Your family doctor or referring specialist may sometimes provide you with a referral letter. A psychiatric clinic in Singapore are like any other medical specialist clinic. Most clinics go by an appointment system to ensure that you are served timely and do not have to wait in the clinic.
For more information, you can call us at (65) 64796456 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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