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Psychiatry

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

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.

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Thank you for asking a question on a problem that is commonly reported by patients at the clinic. Oftentimes, persons experiencing mental fatigue report that they have a mental block poor concentration and focus a lack of motivation irritability stress eating or...
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If you intend to see a private psychiatrist, you just need to call up the clinic and make an appointment. You may not need to produce a referral letter. The waiting time for new cases differs from clinic to clinic. Generally, it will vary from 1 day to 14 days . If you wish...
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Schizophrenia is a severe form of mental disorder and it can be quite a painful process to go through when one realises that one is unwell or when a family member or a close friend has the condition. The important step to do is to seek treatment early as there are medications that...
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19 Oct 2019
Dr Ng Beng Yeong
"Psychiatrist with over 20 years of experience"
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