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Medical Psychiatry

​​​Medical Psychiatry provides a comprehensive, integrated, multi-disciplinary service in the management of patients with psychological and psychiatric disorders. ​


About Us

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Our Services

We provide specialist assessment and treatment for the following conditions:

Depression is a mental health condition that manifests as persistent low mood and a loss of interest in activities. Other symptoms include sleep disturbances, changes in appetite, and difficulty in concentrating or engaging in daily affairs.

Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar disorder is a mental health condition characterised by extreme mood swings, usually between extreme highs (mania or hypomania) and extreme lows (depression). 

Psychotic Disorder
Psychosis is a condition whereby one loses touch with reality. Individuals may suffer from hallucinations, delusions, and exhibit disorganised or irrelevant train of thought. 

Anxiety Disorder
Anxiety disorders are a group of mental health disorders which are characterized by significant and debilitating fear and anxiety. Some of these symptoms may manifest physically (e.g. palpitations, shortness of breath, giddiness) or psychologically (e.g. unshakeable worries, catastrophic thinking).

Examples of anxiety disorder include:
• Generalised anxiety disorder
• Obsessive compulsive disorder
• Phobia
• Panic attacks

Stress and adjustment
Everyone experiences stress in their lifetime. However, severe forms of stress may render an individual unable to cope. 

Old Age Psychiatry
Our team also serves to meet the mental health needs of older persons by providing diagnosis and management of psychiatric disorders and support for caregivers.

Psycho-oncology and psychiatry in end-of-life
We care for patients who face mental health issues in the face of a life-limiting illness, e.g. cancer.

Medicolegal assessments
Patients with complex medical issues and require a medicolegal assessment, e.g. decision-making capacity.

What should I expect during my first visit to see a psychiatrist?

First visit
The first visit is usually the most comprehensive assessment, as we are seeing you for the first time and will be eliciting detailed information about your symptoms. It is also often useful to know more about you, such as the nature of your work or your family history of illness, as we assess the impact of the symptoms on your daily life.

If you have a doctor’s memo or a referral letter, do bring it along and pass them to our clinic staff.

If you were prescribed medications for mental health issues before by another doctor, do bring these medications along during your first visit. 

For mentally incapacitated persons (e.g. dementia), the presence of a caregiver who is familiar with the patient will be helpful to us to perform an accurate assessment. 

​If it is deemed necessary, you may be required to undergo blood tests or scans to guide assessment and management.

What types of treatment will my doctor recommend?
Your doctor will discuss a recommended treatment plan with you. Such treatments may include:
    • Medications
    • Counselling, either through a community organisation or our medical social workers
    • Psychotherapy (talk therapy)
    • For complex conditions requiring intensive subspecialised treatment, we may recommend a referral to another mental health provider, either within Woodlands Health or in other healthcare organisations. This is to ensure that patients with complex conditions have access to the appropriate subspecialised care.
    • For stable conditions, we may recommend that your family doctor continue to see you.

Can I use Medisave to pay for my clinic visits?
To learn more about using Medisave for mental health disorders, visit the MOH website at




Need help urgently?

If you or someone you know is in immediate harm, call the emergency medical services at 995, or visit the nearest A&E.

If you or someone you know needs emotional support, is thinking about or is affected by suicide, call the SOS 24-hour Hotline at 1800-221-4444.

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