Psychiatry

The Psychiatry service helps patients with psychological problems and behavioral disorders. In addition, we help those who face difficulty in dealing with the various stresses of life.

We assess and manage a wide spectrum of psychiatric and psychological conditions in both the inpatient and outpatient settings, with the aim of providing a comprehensive integrated multi-disciplinary service in partnership with mental health service providers in the community.

We provide specialist assessment and treatment for the following conditions.

Depression

Depression is a medical illness that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss. The condition affects how you feel, think and behave and can manifest as a range of emotional and physical problems.

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder affects a person’s mood, behavior and activity levels. The affected individual may have increased energy and activity (in mania or hypomania) or a lowering of mood with decreased energy and activity.

Anxiety Disorder

Anxiety is an apprehensive uneasiness of the mind in frightening or threatening situations. However, there are those who experience extreme anxiety even in the absence of a trigger. This becomes a cause for concern as it may affect one’s mood adversely, paralysing daily functions completely or for a prolonged period of time.

Forms of Anxiety Disorder:

  • Generalised anxiety disorder
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Panic disorder
  • Phobia

Adjustment & Stress Related Problems

When we encounter sudden or unexpected stress in life, it may become hard to cope with the situation. Our team offers counselling, as well as skills training to help you adapt to the curve balls life may throw your way.

Sleep Problems

Our team helps individuals who have non-medical problems to achieve a good night’s sleep. Treatment ranges from counselling to medication.

Psychosis

Psychosis is a condition whereby one loses contact with reality, and can no longer distinguish between fantasy and reality. Individuals suffering from psychosis typically hold false beliefs about occurring situations and may not be able to recognise familiar faces. They may also suffer from hallucinations.

Geriatric Psychiatry

Our team works with the elderly who experience psychological struggles, such as depression and diminished mental capacity.

Dr Michael Yong

Head & Senior Consultant, Psychiatry

Professional Qualifications

MD (Calgary), MMed (Psych)

Specialties / Sub-specialties

Psychiatry

Specialty Interests

Mood & Anxiety Disorders

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Adj Asst Prof Daniel Kwek

Senior Consultant, Psychiatry

Professional Qualifications

MBBS (S'pore), MMed (Psych)

Specialties / Sub-specialties

Psychiatry

Specialty Interests

Adult Psychiatry, Consultation Liaison Psychiatry

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Dr Ambrose Cheng

Senior Consultant, Psychiatry

Professional Qualifications

MD (Toronto), FRCP Canada (Psych)

Specialties / Sub-specialties

Psychiatry, Medical Education

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Dr Irene Tirtajana

Consultant, Psychiatry

Professional Qualifications

MBBS (S'pore), MMed (Psych)

Specialties / Sub-specialties

Psychiatry

Specialty Interests

Liaison Psychiatry, Psychosomatic Medicine

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Dr Lycia Teo

Consultant, Psychiatry

Professional Qualifications

MBBS (S'pore), MMed (Psych), MRCPsych (UK)

Specialties / Sub-specialties

Psychiatry

Specialty Interests

Old Age Psychiatry

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Dr Wan Yi Min

Consultant, Psychiatry

Professional Qualifications

MB BCh BAO, LRCP & SI (NUI), MMed (Psych), MRCPsych (UK)

Specialties / Sub-specialties

Psychiatry

Specialty Interests

Neuropsychiatry,Consultant Liaison Psychiatry

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Dr Tan Yuyuan

Associate Consultant, Psychiatry

Professional Qualifications

MBBS (S'pore)

Specialties / Sub-specialties

Psychiatry

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Dr Darryl Tan

Resident Physician

Professional Qualifications

MBBS (S'pore), MRCPsych (UK)

Specialty Interests

Psychiatry

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Psychiatry services are available at:

Ng Teng Fong General Hospital

1 Jurong East Street 21, Singapore 609606

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ENQUIRIES

6716 2000
(24 hours)

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APPOINTMENT LINE

6716 2222
(Mon - Fri: 8am - 5.30pm; Sat: 8am - 12.30pm)

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