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Psychiatry

2024/04/29

The psychiatry department at Ng Teng Fong General Hospital provides care for a wide spectrum of psychiatric conditions. We assess and manage a variety of conditions including psychiatric and behavioural disorders with and without concurrent medical conditions and provide a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary support in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. We aim to enhance integration and partnership with mental health service providers in the community.

Services

We provide specialist assessment and treatment for the following conditions:

Depression

Depression is an illness associated with a persistent feeling of sadness. The condition affects how you feel, think and behave and can manifest as a range of emotional and physical issues affecting sleep, appetite, energy and concentration.

Bipolar Disorder

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

Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety is a sense of unease or worry in the mind which may occur normally under threatening situations. When severe, prolonged, or otherwise occurring in the absence of an obvious triggers it may be a cause for concern. It may also cause issues when there are significant avoidance symptoms which affect daily activities.

Forms of Anxiety Disorders:

  • Generalised anxiety disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Panic disorder
  • Specific phobia
Adjustment & Stress Related Problems

When we encounter sudden or unexpected stress in life, it may become hard to cope with similar situations in future or with other aspects of daily life. In some cases, post-traumatic stress symptoms may occur after severe traumatic events. Our team offers assessment, counselling, and medications when appropriate, to help you adapt to the curve balls life may throw your way.

Sleep Problems

Our team helps individuals who have insomnia unrelated to medical conditions 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.

Old Age Psychiatry

Our old-age psychiatrist and mental health team work with the elderly who experience psychological struggles, such as depression, psychosis, dementia and diminished mental capacity.

A multi-disciplinary Memory Clinic has been set up for the diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment and dementia. The clinic is run by a Psychiatry Specialist Doctor with support from a Psychologist and a Case Manager. The service aims to accurately diagnose those with cognitive problems and coordinate their subsequent care.

Psychological therapies

As different patients will require different form of psychological therapies, our specialists are able to provide CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), psychodynamic psychotherapy, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and mindfulness-based therapies.

Neuropsychiatric conditions

We provide diagnosis and treat behavioural and mental disorders caused by conditions which can affect the brain such as traumatic head injuries, epilepsy, Parkinson Disease, stroke, etc.

Psychosomatic disorders

Certain physical illnesses can be made worse by psychological factors such as stress or anxiety. Our specialists work closely with other physicians to treat conditions such as headaches, pain, dizziness, numbness, etc.


Community Mental Health Programme

Our Community Mental Health Programme provides a comprehensive multi-disciplinary approach in the management of adults and older persons with mental health issues such as depression, anxiety and dementia.

Our team comprises psychiatrists, psychologists, case managers and medical social workers. The programme also works in collaboration with a network of general practitioners (GPs), polyclinics and community agencies in the community to provide appropriate, convenient, holistic and value-added care for our patients.

Clinic Location
Clinic A33 Clinical Diagnostics
Clinic A33 Clinical Diagnostics
Opening Hours

Mon - Fri: 8.30am - 5.30pm
Sat: 8.30am - 12.30pm
Sun & PH: Closed

Location

Ng Teng Fong General Hospital
Tower A - Specialist Outpatient Clinics
Level 3

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