Psychological Medicine

Depression, anxiety, stress and adjustment or sleep difficulties are common psychological conditions seen in our community. Our Psychological Medicine department provides comprehensive treatment and management for these conditions through a multi-disciplinary team of psychiatrists, psychologists, behavioural health counsellors and case managers.

We are keen to get to know you and find out the issues you face. It is important to us that you are involved in the treatment planning and are comfortable with the recommended treatment. We take care of people of all ages, from children to the elderly.

Our Services


  • Depressive disorder
  • Anxiety disorder
  • Schizophrenia and related psychotic disorders
  • Bipolar affective disorder
  • Adjustment disorder
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Insomnia
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Dementia


  • IQ assessment/Intellectual and adaptive functioning
  • Medicolegal assessment
  • Mental capacity assessment (including testamentary capacity, Lasting Power of Attorney)
  • Forensic assessment
  • Neuropsychological and dementia assessment


We prepare individualised treatment plans which may include:

  • Individual psychotherapy
  • Group psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness-based therapy
  • Family counselling
  • Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS)

For external referrals for rTMS by Psychiatrists from Public and Private Healthcare institutions, and Private Psychiatry Clinics, please email to and a referral form will be sent to you.

We organise mental health training and provide talks for our community partners and public.

For enquiries, please email

For a list of our research areas and papers, please visit Clinical Research »

For a list of our undergraduate, postgraduate, residency and internship programmes, please visit healthcare professional Medical Education »

Assessment & Shared Care Team (ASCAT) KTPH, formerly known as THRIVE, comprises of a multi-disciplinary team to provide assessment, treatment, and holistic care for clients with moderate to severe mental health conditions. In addition to supporting clients and caregivers, the team also builds capability of community mental health providers through training and clinical leadership.

The Assessment & Shared Care Team is one of the programmes under the Community Mental Health Masterplan developed by the Agency for Integrated Care (AIC), together with the Ministry of Health (MOH).

How can ASCAT KTPH support you?

  • Provide fast-track clinical care including quick stabilisation, assessment, diagnosis and treatment for person with mental health conditions
  • Develop capabilities of providers including primary care physicians, for example GPs and community agencies to provide quality mental health care through training and professional support
  • Develop community support initiatives and provide clinical leadership in the development of integrated community mental health network


For any inquiries about ASCAT KTPH, please contact us at

Wheel of Wellness (WOW)

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Patient Education

Self-help Guides

Click this link for a range of self-help guide booklets.


Clinical Care

A Brief Guide on Antidepressant Medications

Clinical Care

A Brief Guide on Antipsychotic Medications

Clinical Care

A Brief Guide on Hypnotics and Anxiolytics


A Handbook for Caregivers on Anxiety


A Handbook for Caregivers on Obsessive-compulsive Disorder (OCD)


A Handbook for Caregivers on Depression


Achieving Happiness in Singapore

Clinical Care

A Brief Guide on Mood Stabilizers

 Our Medical Team

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I see a psychiatrist or psychologist for my condition? What’s the difference?

A psychiatrist has a medical degree and can prescribe medication for psychiatric conditions, such as anti-depressants and anti-psychotics. Some, but not all, psychiatrists offer “talk therapy” to their patients.

A clinical psychologist typically has a degree in psychology and at least two years of postgraduate training in clinical psychology. Generally, clinical psychologists receive more training in “talk therapy” and as such, specialise in this area.

You may be referred to see a psychiatrist for medication needs, or to a clinical psychologist for “talk therapy”.

How do I get referred to see a mental health practitioner?

You may be referred by:

  • Your primary care doctor
  • Your lawyer who may refer you for an assessment as your mental health condition can impact legal decisions, such as the ability to make a will
  • Contacting our contact centre (self-referral)

How long is a treatment session?

Treatment 1st Session Subsequent Sessions


45 minutes

15 minutes


60 minutes

45 minutes

Family Counselling

60 minutes

60 minutes


1st Session:
45 minutes

Subsequent Sessions:
15 minutes


1st Session:
60 minutes

Subsequent Sessions:
45 minutes

Family Counselling

1st Session:
60 minutes

Subsequent Sessions:
60 minutes

How long do I have to be on treatment?

Not all mental health conditions require long-term treatment. For example, anti-depressants can be discontinued 6-9 months after one episode of uncomplicated depressive illness. Most patients benefit from 8-12 sessions of psychotherapy, which may last 6-9 months for one episode of illness.

What happens when I run out of medications before my appointment?

You may make an appointment to see a doctor for a consultation and medication top up.

Are psychiatric conditions included under the Chronic Disease Management Programme (CDMP)?

The Ministry of Health website lists these four conditions under CDMP:

  • Schizophrenia
  • Major depression
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Dementia

For the latest updates, please refer to the Ministry of Health website.

Will my medical information be released to employers, government agencies and university administrators without my knowledge?

Your medical information will not be released without your prior consent, unless it is required by law.