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Psychiatry is devoted to the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of mental disorders. These include various maladaptations related to mood, behaviour, cognition, and perceptions.

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Overview

Initial psychiatric assessment of a person typically begins with a case history and mental status examination. Physical examinations and psychological tests may be conducted.

Mental disorders are often diagnosed in accordance with clinical concepts listed in diagnostic manuals such as the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) and the widely used Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM).

Treatment

The combined treatment of psychiatric medication and psychotherapy has become the most common mode of psychiatric treatment in current practice.

Treatment may be delivered on an inpatient or outpatient basis, depending on the severity of functional impairment.


A Patient's Experience Of IMH Accident & Emergency (A&E)

For the past two weeks, I have been unable to get proper rest.

It wasn't because of any life stressors (such as losing a loved one); I had been started on new medications and simply couldn't fall asleep.

I was yawning every 5 seconds with my eyes closed, and despite lying on my bed for 2 hours, I was still unable to fall asleep. Needless to say, I was frustrated.

The situation was tolerable at first. However, by day 3, I was starting to lose it. I had become noticeably more irritable, clumsier and generally miserable.

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The Complete List Of Resources To Help Someone In Singapore With Depression (2018)

It's time to end the stigma. My name is Darren Toh, and today I will be guiding you through all the avenues from which you can seek help in Singapore if you feel that you are suffering from Depression (or other mental illnesses).

Before we begin though, there is something I need to point out.

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Can Your Doctor Forcibly Hospitalise You In IMH? (Yes, They Can)

Hello everyone, I am Darren Toh. I have written for DoctorxDentist in the past about depression and mental illnesses, you can read about them here:

A Depressed Patient’s Journey Through Singapore's Hospitals Part 1 (SGH and Mt Elizabeth Hospital)

A Depressed Patient's Journey Through Singapore's Hospitals Part 2 (IMH General Ward)

A Depressed Patient's Journey Through Singapore's Hospitals Part 3 (IMH Mood Disorder Unit)

Today, I'm going to talk about something very interesting that I'm certain has crossed everyones' minds: INVOLUNTARY HOSPITALISATION

I'll be breaking down the legal mumbo-jumbo for everyone so that you can have a better understanding of what rights the patient has when it comes to the law.

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A Depressed Patient's Journey Through Singapore's Hospitals Part 3 (IMH Mood Disorder Unit)

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5 Facts About Singaporeans Suffering From Depression

Hello, I am Darren Toh. You may have read some of my articles I have written on DoctorxDentist before.

I suffer from Major Depressive Disorder, more commonly known as Depression. I think pretty much everyone knows this by now.

Today, I’m going to tell you of some shocking facts about people suffering from depression that you may not have known about.

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A Depressed Patient's Journey Through Singapore's Hospitals Part 2 (IMH General Ward)

Continued from A Depressed Patient’s Journey Through Singapore's Hospitals Part 1 (SGH and Mt Elizabeth Hospital)

I have to begin this by saying you are not allowed to use your phone while warded in IMH. They get a zero out of five star rating for this.

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A Depressed Patient’s Journey Through Singapore's Hospitals Part 1 (SGH and Mt Elizabeth Hospital)

Hello everyone, it’s me, Darren Toh. I suffer from severe depression, and previously wrote about my experience with Electroconvulsive Therapy here. Being renowned for having a refined taste for only the best psychiatric services in Singapore, I'm here today to present my review of 4 different Psychiatric facilities in Singapore:

  • The Psych Ward of Singapore General Hospital (SGH)
  • The Psych Ward of Mount Elizabeth Hospital (MEH)
  • The General Ward of the Institute of Mental Health (IMH)
  • The Mood Disorder Unit (MDU) of IMH.
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This Is What Receiving Electroshock Therapy for Depression Feels Like

It doesn’t feel like anything. You’re unconscious while the procedure is being carried out. The end. (Just kidding).

Hello everyone, my name is Darren Toh, and I suffer from Treatment Resistant Major Depressive Disorder (or more commonly known as Severe Depression).

I've been invited by DoctorXDentist to write about my experience living with severe depression. Today, I’ll be writing about Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT, also known as Electroshock Therapy).

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Hi Anti NWO, That is a very interesting question that I think many people would want to know the answer to. Well, **drum-rolls**, the answer is no. IF you are not going to harm yourself or others, IMH doctors are not able to exercise the right to detain or treat you by for...
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Hi S, great to hear that you have taken the first step in seeking help :) Here are some points that address your questions. 1. You can get a referral letter to see a psychiatrist from either a private GP, or the polyclinic. 2. Getting a referral letter from the polyclinic is t...
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Commonly used antidepressants like SSRIs and SNRIs will not affect the hormones. Other medications like mood stabilisers (e.g., lithium carbonate, quetiapine, olanzapine) may affect the hormones in the body. Mood stabilisers are used to augment your response to the antidepressant...
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Thank you for asking this question that will benefit a lot of patients. It is very terrible to have to undergo a traumatic experience. It is important to seek treatment as early as possible as it can lead to other mental health and physical health issues. The mainstay of treat...
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Dear Blacky, Thank you for sharing your question for the benefit of other patients. Mental health disorders are better treated in the clinic setting. The hospital wards are reserved for patients who are very ill. The hospital stay only forms a part of your treatment. I...
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Hi latte, Thank you for posing your question for the benefit of everyone. It can be difficult to answer your question because it really depends on many things. Cost really shouldn't be your only concern in seeking treatment. It really isn't shopping. You should start by...
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Dear latte, The diagnosis of mental disorders is usually based on diagnostic criteria such as the DSM 5 (published by the American Psychiatric Association) or the ICD-11 (published by the World Health Organisation). Some of the common symptoms of depression include: Low ...
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Hi Jinny, Congratulations on getting a place in medicine. Going by first principals: 1) Yes, you should always seek out help and support for your mental health issues. There have been some previous good answers on where you can turn to to seek help more discreetly in Singapore...
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Hi Sky, Sorry to hear about your predicament. You should definitely seek help in Singapore, and there are various avenues of support and resources, as previously detailed in these posts: Where should I go to seek help in Singapore if I'm unsure whether I have mental issues? ...
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Hi Anti NWO, That is a very interesting question that I think many people would want to know the answer to. Well, **drum-rolls**, the answer is no. IF you are not going to harm yourself or others, IMH doctors are not able to exercise the right to detain or treat you by for...
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