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

For Adults Assessments

 

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

Assessments:

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

 

For Children & Adolescents Assessments

 

  • Depressive disorder
  • Anxiety disorder
  • Schizophrenia and related psychotic disorders
  • Bipolar affective disorder
  • Adjustment disorder
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder

 

  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • Assessment of intellectual functioning
  • Application for special school placement and access to services
For Children & Adolescents
  • Depressive disorder
  • Anxiety disorder
  • Schizophrenia and related psychotic disorders
  • Bipolar affective disorder
  • Adjustment disorder
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder

Assessments:

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Assessment of intellectual functioning
  • Application for special school placement and access to services
Treatment

We prepare individualised treatment plans which may include:

  • Individual psychotherapy
  • Group psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness-based therapy
  • Family counselling

Treatment

We prepare individualised treatment plans which may include:
  • Individual psychotherapy
  • Group psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness-based therapy
  • Family counselling

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

For enquiries, please email ktph.thrive@ktph.com.sg

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THRIVE stands for Total Health Rich In Vitality and Energy. It is a Community Mental Health Programme managed by Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (KTPH), piloted by the Agency for Integrated Care (AIC) and funded by the Ministry of Health (MOH). The THRIVE partnership programme is part of the MOH Community Mental Health (CMH) Masterplan.

THRIVE aims to provide the community with easy access to information and services for their mental healthcare needs from the mildly distressed to the severely ill. Through the partnership programme, THRIVE networks with various agencies that come in contact with people with mental health problems to better help the ill and their families.

THRIVE also helps service partners to build their capabilities and skills by providing training and networking opportunities for cross-disciplinary learning and networking. Through this model of care, THRIVE accomplishes its mission to help patients get the right kind of care as well as facilitate their effective management and recovery in their community.

Wheel of Wellness (WOW)

Contact THRIVE

For any inquiries about THRIVE, please contact us at ktph.thrive@ktph.com.sg

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Patient Education

Self-help Guides

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

Brochures

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

Psychoeducation

A Handbook for Caregivers on Anxiety

Psychoeducation

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

Psychoeducation

A Handbook for Caregivers on Depression

Psychoeducation

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

Psychiatry

45 minutes

15 minutes

Psychotherapy

60 minutes

45 minutes

Family Counselling

60 minutes

60 minutes

Treatment:
Psychiatry

1st Session:
45 minutes

Subsequent Sessions:
15 minutes

Treatment:
Psychotherapy

1st Session:
60 minutes

Subsequent Sessions:
45 minutes

Treatment:
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.