Services and Procedures

What are psychiatry and psychiatric conditions?

Psychiatry is the medical specialty dedicated to mental illnesses and disorders. Psychiatrists care for patients in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of mental health conditions. Their approach includes a combination of medication, psychotherapy, and psychosocial interventions.

A psychiatry specialist is intensively trained to understand the emotional and physical complexities of patients. Their role is to engage with the patient, with compassion and patience, to better understand the best course of action. The treatment options available vary significantly depending on the type and severity of the mental health condition. In all cases, a psychiatrist maintains patient confidentiality, providing a safe environment where a patient may feel reassured and supported.

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When might you wish to consult a psychiatrist?

If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, it may be advisable to seek medical advice on your emotional and mental concerns. A psychiatrist will give you an professional opinion in a reassuring, confidential environment.

  • Eating disorders and body image problems
  • Mood instability
  • Persistent thoughts of self-harm or violence
  • Persistent delusions or hallucinations
  • Self-harm
  • Significant changes in behaviour

A psychiatrist will listen to your concerns and then assess them objectively and in complete confidence. You can rely on your specialist to respect your privacy and keep the information you share, confidential. Compassionate and patient in their demeanour and communication skills, their goal is to enable you to make a successful recovery through psychological, emotional, and social support. If counselling or therapy does not achieve positive results, medication is prescribed.

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Why you should consider our psychiatrists in Singapore

Expertly trained in psychiatry and with decades of experience, our psychiatrists at Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre are dedicated to providing you with confidential care and treatment.

At Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre, our psychiatrists are qualified to diagnose and treat a full range of psychiatric and mental disorders with competence and care. Following an initial assessment of your condition, appropriate therapies or treatment methods will be offered and you will take your first steps towards recovery.

A psychiatrist doesn’t only take care of long-term inpatients. They also care for a large number of patients suffering from temporary or short-term conditions that go on to make a full recovery, when effectively treated.

Major Areas of Specialisation

Our team of specialist psychiatrists in Singapore treat and manage a broad range of psychiatric and mental disorders. They are dedicated to cooperating with you, or your loved one, to successfully diagnose their conditions and help the patient embark on the road to recovery.

  • Addiction
    • Alcohol abuse
    • Drug addiction and abuse
    • Substance abuse
  • Anger management problems
  • Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder and Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD and ADD)
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Clinical depression
  • Counselling
  • Eating Disorders
    • Anorexia nervosa
    • Bulimia nervosa
    • Binge-eating disorder
  • Mood disorders
    • Counselling
    • Pharmacotherapy
    • Psychotherapy
  • Neuropsychiatry
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Psychosis
  • Psychotherapy
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Panic disorder
  • Phobias
  • Psychiatric disorder treatment
  • Psychotherapy and counselling
    • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
    • Hypnotherapy
    • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Schizophrenia
  • Stress management
    • Lifestyle modification counselling
  • Sleep disorders
    • Insomnia
  • Social anxiety disorder

Did you know?

We can boost our mental health in small ways. Eating a balanced diet, exercising regularly, and taking time out with family friends all combat the effects of stress. The burden of stress can often be a trigger to the development of an emotional disorder. Fresh air, nature, and sunshine can all have a positive impact on our mood and attitude.