The history of mental illness is probably as old as the origin of mankind as illustrated in ancient books such as the holy books of various ancient religions. The term “psychiatry” literally means in Greek, “medical treatment of the soul”, it was coined by Dr. Johann Christian Reil In the early 19th century.
Mental Health in Singapore where psychiatrists, psychotherapists, psychologists and counsellors work together is filled with medical terminologies that can be confusing for the layman. Here are some common terms you may encounter in mental health.
Psychiatrists and Psychologists often work together for the treatment and promotion of mental health in Singapore. Many Singaporeans are often confused about their expertise and hence not sure whom to consult for their presenting problem. This article presents the training background and specialised services offered by psychiatrists and psychologists in Singapore.
It has been observed that, a good majority of individuals diagnosed with different forms of mental illness continue to suffer as they don’t report their ailment because they’re apprehensive of being stigmatized or ostracized. And for those who do, there is a high possibility of their not receiving adequate restorative treatment.
A walk through the history of prison systems throughout the world. We take a look at the history, the current landscape as well as the possible future of prison systems in Europe, Africa, America and Asia including Singapore.
An early history of psychiatric and psychology services in Singapore from the 1800s until the 1950s.
Social responsibility is an integrated constituent DNA of Adelphi Psych Medicine Clinic. As psychiatrists, psychotherapists and psychologists in Singapore, we want to promote good mental health especially to our young people. We are a corporate partner of Boys’ Town Singapore.
Abnormal behaviours are objective signs of disturbed minds in mental illnesses. Together with symptoms of subjective distress, they are principal manifestations of disorders that affect the mental health of one in eight people over their lifetime in Singapore.
Dr Matthew Woo specialises in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing) therapy. He is the founder president of EMDR Singapore in 2010-2012, and has been a facilitator with the EMDR institute since 2011. He has also undertaken the Basic and Masters Level Training for EMDR therapy from 2007-2012. He is also the President-Elect of EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitiation Reprocessing) Asia, an organisation that upholds the standards and training of EMDR therapy across Asia.
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