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Can anxiety disorder be diagnosed in a Singapore polyclinic?

Age: 16 - 29
Psychiatry
DOCTOR’S ANSWER (1)
Thank you for asking such an interesting question. The common types of anxiety disorder that are seen in Singapore include generalised anxiety disorder, phobic disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder and others. The older version of the US classification system includes obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) under anxiety disorders.
 
Yes, the doctors at the polyclinic are trained in psychiatry as all of them would have received teaching in psychiatry when they were medical students. Many of them also have special interest in psychiatry and counselling and would have undergone further training in the related topics after obtaining their medical degrees. Many people with anxiety disorders also seek help from private psychiatrists and counsellors as the waiting time at these services would be much shorter.
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