Top Mental Health Therapists and Clinics in Singapore

While Singapore has one of the best healthcare systems in the world, mental health is another silent killer that is not raised in public discourse because of the social stigma surrounding it.

The stress of living in Singapore, a performance driven society, with its constant emphasis on good grades, good schools, good jobs, high standing in society, leads to anxiety related symptoms like anxiety attacks or psychotic breakdowns when the stress one is confronted with exceeds our capacities for coping.

The competitive nature of our society can lead to paranoid disorders when people are less motivated to collaborate and more self-serving, sabotaging to gain from the fall of others.

Also mood disorders arise when there is a fracture between one’s self image and conflicts or frictions between others at school at work, leading to poor self-esteem, anxiety or paranoia when one is perceived to be different or odd, often leading to bullying, being ostracized, criticism, isolation.

Mental health statistics often do not reflect the reality, even though Singapore reports the lowest mental health prevalence rates at 13.9 %, behind Hong Kong.

More often, due to stigma, mental illness is underreported, under-treated, undiagnosed, undetected, dismissed as a tantrum, flighty mood, erratic behavior or fit of rage rather than a nervous illness or psychotic episode.

About Mental Health Therapists and Clinics in Singapore

While the incidence of generalized anxiety disorder stands low at 1.6%, very low for a developed nation, the cost of treating mental health conditions can cost an intimidating $200 000 a year at private hospitals, leading many to discontinue treatment or to seek outpatient treatment at public hospitals or the Institute of Mental Health.

While the costs at public hospitals are lower, private sector clinicians and psychiatrists tend to be able to devote more time, attention and updated medications as those prescribed in hospitals are generic and not the latest or updated, specialized treatments.

A combination of psychotherapy, counselling, herb treatments, exercise, social rehabilitation are recommended to improve patients ailments and coping. Some psychiatrists encourage gradual easing of medication due to side effects.

Private practice psychiatrists and private clinicians tend to be concentrated in Mount Elizabeth Orchard, Mount Elizabeth Novena, Novena Medical Center, Gleneagles, or in private stand-alone clinics in the Orchard area such as Paragon, Lucky Plaza etc, or in Farrer Road and Coleman street where big clinics with qualified psychiatrists and counsellors practice mental health treatment.

Raffles hospital and Adam Road Medical center, or Thomson medical also have notable psychiatrists and counsellors or psychologists to treat mental health disorders.

Top Mental Health Therapists and Clinics in Singapore 

Promises Top Mental Health Therapists and Clinics in Singapore

Mental Health Therapist & Clinic

Promises Healthcare

Specialty

Promises Healthcare was founded in 2011 by Dr Munidasa Winslow who is renowned internationally as an expert in addictions disorders. Their team of experienced psychiatrists, psychologists, therapists, and a family physician, provide holistic mental-health treatment. They are a preferred service provider for mental health and addiction treatment and recovery locally.

Services: Addictions treatment, General Psychiatry, Child psychiatry, Marriage counselling, Counselling

Pricing

Request a quotation: [email protected]

Website

https://www.promises.com.sg/

Address

#09-22/23, Novena Medical Center, 10 Sinaran Drive, Singapore 307506.

Telephone

+65 6397 7309
Operating Hours

Mon to Fri: 9am – 6pm
Sat: 9am – 3pm (Clinical Services Only)

Client

Chris C, Irene Lim, Tim Tan, Kathy Pattabao

 


Novena Psychiatry Top Mental Health Therapists and Clinics in Singapore

Mental Health Therapist & Clinic

Novena Psychiatry Clinic

Specialty

Tommy Tan was a senior consultant at the Institute of Mental Health Singapore. He trained in general adult psychiatry and liaison psychiatry. As a forensic psychiatrist, he has provided consultation to lawyers in Singapore and Malaysia. He treats psychological struggles like depression, psychiatric disorders like OCD, bipolar disorder, forensic psychiatry.
Services: Forensic psychiatry, Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar disorder, Schizophrenia

Pricing

Request a quotation: [email protected]

Website

http://www.forpsych.com.sg/

Address

10 Sinaran Drive Novena Medical Center #10-21 Singapore 307506

Telephone 

6397 2688

Operating Hours

24/7

 

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Dr. Yeo Top Mental Health Therapists and Clinics in Singapore

Mental Health Therapist & Clinic

Brian Yeo Clinic

Specialty

Some of the services provided by the Clinic are: Violent Behavior, Addictions, Child and Adolescent Problems, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Bipolar Disorder Treatment. Brian Yeo completed MBBS from NUS, 1986, M Med (Psych) from NUS, 1992 and Dip Child & Adolescent Psych from University of London, UK in 1995.
Services: Violent behavior, Addictions management, OCD treatment, Bipolar disorder, Child psychiatry

Pricing

Request a quotation: +65 6887 3378

Website

https://www.practo.com/singapore/doctor/dr-yeo-kah-loke-brian-psychiatrist
Address

3 Mount Elizabeth, Singapore 228510

Telephone

6887 3378

Operating Hours

9 am to 5.30 pm(Weekday), 9am to 1.30pm (Sat)

Client

Veron Wee, Nakashi Sakomoto, Natsumi DL, sankalp potbhare

 


Alvinpsyclinic Top Mental Health Therapists and Clinics in Singapore

Mental Health Therapist & Clinic

Adult & Child Psychological Wellness Clinic

Speciality

Alvin Liew obtained his medical degree (MBBS), and post-graduate psychiatry specialist training with M.Med (Psychiatry) from NUS. He took HMDP Psychiatry Fellowship at Yale University, USA. He treats anxiety disorders like OCD, social phobia, panic disorder, mood disorders like depression, bipolar disorder, school/ work adjustment issues, child and adolescent problems.
Services: OCD, social anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, child psychiatry

Pricing

 Request a quotation: [email protected]

Website

http://www.alvinpsyclinic.com.sg/
Address

101 Irrawaddy Road, Royal Square at Novena, #13-05, Singapore 329565

Telephone

62533354

Operating Hours

Weekday:
9:00am to 12:45pm.
Closed for Lunch: 12:45pm-2pm.
2:00pm to 5:00pm.
Clinic is fully closed on every Wed
(All consultations are strictly by pre-booked appointments.)

Saturday:
9:00am to 12pm.
Closed on Sun & Public Holiday.

Client

Isabel Smith

 


Adelphi Top Mental Health Therapists and Clinics in Singapore

Mental Health Therapist & Clinic

The Adelphi Psych Medicine Clinic

Specialty

The Adelphi Clinic employs caring, compassionate clinicians, comprising psychiatrists and therapists who are experienced experts, compassionate as therapists, passionately guiding patients back to regular lifestyles. Therapists held clinical leadership positions in civil service, restructured hospitals before going private. Adelphi treats depression, conducts art therapy, EDMR treatment for trauma, provides counselling.
Services: Forensic psychiatry, psychotherapy, stress and trauma management, depression treatment, counselling

Pricing

Request a quotation: 62509833

Website

https://adelphipsych.sg/

Address

1 Coleman Street, The Adelphi #04-32, Singapore 179803

Telephone

62509833

Operating Hours

Monday-Saturday: 10am to 7pm
Sun & PH: By Appointment

Client

Ning Yu, S K, Jacob Kwan, Zam Husref, ian l

 


Psychwellness center Top Mental Health Therapists and Clinics in Singapore

Mental Health Therapist & Clinic

The Psychological Wellness Center

Specialty

Psychological Wellness is founded by Nelson Lee to combine pharmaceutical treatments with empathy and care to treat psychiatric conditions like depression, anxiety and ADHD. He promises to treat patients with compassion to put patients at ease, comfort. Dr Nelson Lee’s Psychiatry practice treats anxiety, stress, mood disorders, also Child psychiatry.
Services: Depression, anxiety, ADHD, mood disorders, Child psychiatry

Pricing

Request a quotation:
[email protected]

Website

https://www.psychwellnesscentre.com
Address

#13-07 Royal Square Medical Suites 101 Irrawady Road Singapore(329565)

Telephone

+65 6733 7488

Operating Hours

9 am to 5.30pm (Weekday) 9am to 12.30 pm (Weekend)

Client

samuel Smith,Robert Fry,Thomas Tan,Jason Tan,JUNEZ WOO

 


Mind Care Clinic Top Mental Health Therapists and Clinics in Singapore

Mental Health Therapist & Clinic

Mind Care Clinic

Specialty

They seek to deliver compassionate, quality care with comfort, privacy. They tailor evidence-based diagnostics to customized treatment. They treat mood, stress disorders, anxiety disorders, OCD, psychosis, schizophrenia, delusions, behavioral changes, dementia, geriatric psychiatry. Emily Ho, clinic director, has treated depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders. She is experienced in treating dementia.

Services: Mood disorders, anxiety disorders, dementia, psychosis, behavioural changes

Pricing

Request a quotation: [email protected]

Website

http://www.mindcarespecialists.com/

Address

1 Farrer Park Station Road, #10-19 Farrer Park Medical Centre Connexion, Singapore 217562

Telephone

(+65) 67055 111

Operating Hours

Mondays – Fridays: 9am – 5.30pm (last appointment at 5pm)

Saturdays: 9am – 12.30pm (by appointment only)

Sundays / Public Holidays: Closed

Client

Jose Domingos, Kevin Ting,John L,Kaew Naanong,alina

 


Dr. Devan Top Mental Health Therapists and Clinics in Singapore

Mental Health Therapist & Clinic

Dr Devan Psychiatry & Psychotherapy

Specialty

G. S. Devan was trained at National University of Singapore for basic medical training and underwent post graduate psychiatric training at the United Kingdom where he obtained Membership, Royal College of Psychiatrists. Dr Devan worked at the Institute of Mental Health, Singapore, heading departments. He practices General, Forensic Psychiatry, Psychotherapy.
Services: General Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry, Psychotherapy, Group therapy, Addictions management

Pricing

Request a quotation: 6694 2351

Website

https://65doctor.com/doctor/g-s-devan
Address

#04-25 Mt Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre 38 Irrawaddy Road Mt. Elizabeth Novena Hospital, 329563

Telephone

6694 2351

Operating Hours

10 am to 5pm, (Weekday), 9 am to 12.30pm (Sat)

 


LP Clinic Top Mental Health Therapists and Clinics in Singapore

Mental Health Therapist & Clinic

L P Clinic

Specialty

Dr Lionel Lim completed MBBS from University Of Singapore in 1979,MRCP (UK) from RCPsych, United Kingdom in 1986 and FAMS – Fellowship of the Academy Medicine from Academy of Medicine, Singapore in 1990. He treats Anger Management, Stress Management, Antisocial Behaviour, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and De-Addiction, with Pauline Sim.
Services: Anger management, stress management, antisocial behaviour, Addiction management, CBT

Pricing

Request a quotation: +65 6397 7001

Website

https://www.practo.com/singapore/clinic/l-p-clinic-pte-ltd-orchard/doctors?specialization=Psychiatrist

Address

3 MOUNT ELIZABETH, #05-01, MOUNT ELIZABETH HOSPITAL, Singapore 228510

Telephone

+65 6397 7001

Operating Hours

9 am to 5 pm (Weekday), 9am to 1pm(Sat)

 


Mt. elizabeth Top Mental Health Therapists and Clinics in Singapore

Mental Health Therapist & Clinic

The Psychiatric & Behavioral Medicine Clinic

Specialty

Ang Peng Chye graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (M.B. B.S) degree at NUS in 1978.He trained at Royal Free Hospital Rotation in Psychiatry. His interests are psychosomatic medicine, stress research, and psychogeriatrics. He provides consultations to organizations on managing stress, managing transitions and cross-cultural awareness.
Services: Psychosomatic medicine, Stress research, psychogeriatrics, organization consulting, transition management

Pricing

Request a quotation: +65 6737 3663

Website

https://www.mountelizabeth.com.sg/doctor/psychiatry/ang-peng-chye/e09b4973-49bf-63ee-ab9a-ff0500dba087
Address

3 Mt Elizabeth, #15-08 Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre, Singapore 225810., Singapore

Telephone

+65 6737 3663

Operating Hours

Mon – Fri: 0900 – 1700 , Sat: 0900 – 1300

 


Pachealth holdings Top Mental Health Therapists and Clinics in Singapore

Mental Health Therapist & Clinic

Adam Road Medical Center

Specialty

ARMC is a private psychiatric medical centre with a multi-disciplinary team providing assessment and treatment for a wide array of mental health problems including depression, anxiety, stress-related disorders, sleep disorders, psychotic disorders, and psychological issues related to medical conditions. They employ Senior Consultant Psychiatrists, Clinical Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Counsellors and Therapists.
Services: Depression, Anxiety, Stress disorders, psychotic disorders, sleep disorders

Pricing

Request a quotation: [email protected]

Website

https://pachealthholdings.com/adam-road-medical-centre-armc/
Address

559 Bukit Timah Road, #01-02 King’s Arcade Singapore 269695

Telephone

(65) 6466 7777

Operating Hours

Monday to Friday 9:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday 9:00am – 1:00pm
Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays

 


Dr Koo So Meng Top Mental Health Therapists and Clinics in Singapore

Mental Health Therapist & Clinic

Ko and Ko Specialists

Specialty

Ko Soo Meng is a Psychiatrist in Thomson, Singapore and has an experience of 36 years in this field. He completed MBBS from NUS in 1983, MMed (Psych) from NUS. He treats: Panic Disorder Treatment, Depression in Elderly, Burn Out Syndrome, Phobia Counselling / Treatment and Bipolar Disorder Treatment etc.
Services: Panic disorder, Depression, Burn out, phobia counselling, bipolar treatment

Pricing

Request a quotation: +65 6356 9633

Website

https://www.practo.com/singapore/doctor/dr-ko-soo-meng-psychiatrist?specialization=
Address

820 Thomson Road, Mount Alvernia Medical Centre, #06-02, Singapore 574623

Telephone

+65 6356 9633

Operating Hours

8:30am–1pm
2–5pm(Weekday)
8:30am–3pm(Sat)

 


Nobel Medication Top Mental Health Therapists and Clinics in Singapore

Mental Health Therapist & Clinic

Nobel Psychological Wellness Centre

Specialty

Their psychiatrists are trained to engage with patients with well-balanced professionalism and compassion, observe strict patient confidentiality. They offer Psychological services such as psychotherapy and intellectual assessments for children, adults, elderly. They treat addictions, depression, bipolar disorder, OCD, psychosis, insomnia, stress, behavioural abnormalities, disturbed mental states, mental wellness, anxiety disorders.
Services: Depression, addictions, psychosis, OCD, stress disorders

Pricing

Request a quotation: [email protected]

Website

https://nobelmedicalgroup.com/nobel-psychological-wellness-centre/
Address

452 Ang Mo Kio Ave 10, #01-1773, Singapore 560452

Telephone

6459 2630

Operating Hours

9:30am–5:30pm

6:30–9pm

Sat: 9am–2pm

Client

Joshua Daniel,Aly t,Jacob Davis

 


Psychiatruc Clinic Top Mental Health Therapists and Clinics in Singapore

Mental Health Therapist & Clinic

Psychiatric Care Clinic

Specialty

Tay Liam Kai is a mental health specialist with more than 30 years of experience in psychiatry. He received his medical degree from the NUS,1982, followed by Masters, Psychiatry, 1988. He treats Bipolar Disorder, Abnormal, unusual Behaviour, VIOLENT PATIENT MANAGEMENT, Depression, Anxiety Disorders, with Low Bee Lee, member of SMC.
Services: Bipolar disorder, abnormal behaviour, violent behaviour, depression, anxiety

Pricing

Request a quotation: +65 6733 5565

Website

https://www.practo.com/singapore/clinic/psychiatric-care-clinic-orchard/overview?specialization=Psychiatrist
Address

3 Mount Elizabeth, Singapore 228510

Telephone

+65 6733 5565

Operating Hours

24/7

Clients

A, S.Lee,伟伟

 


Psywellness Top Mental Health Therapists and Clinics in Singapore

Mental Health Therapist & Clinic

Dr BL Lim Centre for Psychological Wellness

Specialty

BL Lim treats youth, adults, elderly for depression and other mood and anxiety disorders as well as ADHD in children, Adult ADHD and youth psychiatry. He is known to be an approachable, encouraging and uplifting psychiatrist. He was trained in the IMH, Singapore. He has authored books on clinical psychiatry.
Services: Depression, AFHD, mood disorder, anxiety disorder, bipolar disorder

Pricing

Request a quotation: +65 64796456

Website

http://www.psywellness.com.sg/dr-lim-boon-leng/
Address

6 Napier Road, #09-09, Gleneagles Medical Centre, Singapore 258499

Telephone

+65 64796456

Operating Hours

Mo,Tu,We,Fr 8:30 am – 5:30 pm; Th,Sa 8:30 am – 1:00 pm

Clients

gladys tai, casey lynn, girish Bhadoria, jenny lim, Reuben Ong

 


Ngui Psychiatry Top Mental Health Therapists and Clinics in Singapore

Mental Health Therapist & Clinic

Paul W Ngui Psychiatric Clinic

Specialty

Paul Ngui completed MBBS from University Of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur in 1956,DPM (Psychiatry) from RCPsych, UK in 1964 and FAMS (Psych) from Academy of Medicine, Singapore,1966. He treats De-Addiction, VIOLENT PATIENT MANAGEMENT, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Anxiety Disorders Treatment and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Treatment. Paul Ngui Clinic is in Novena.
Services: Addiction management, anxiety disorder, OCD, violent behaviour, CBT

Pricing

Request a quotation: +65 6734 4426

Website

https://www.singaporepsychiatry.com/
Address

101 Irrawaddy Rd, #15-07 Royal Square Medical Suites at, Singapore 329565

Telephone

6734 4426

Operating Hours

9 am to 5pm(Weekday), 9am to 1pm (Sat)

 


Gleneagles Top Mental Health Therapists and Clinics in Singapore

Mental Health Therapist & Clinic

Dr Art Lee Psych & Counselling Clinic

Specialty

Dr Arthur Lee is a Psychiatrist with wide international expertise to treat locals and expats who need medical and counselling help with stressful situations, depression, panic attacks, generalised anxiety at the workplace, family, or other settings. Dr Lee treats alcohol, sexual, internet addictions, impulse control, mood disorders, general psychiatry.
Services: Depression, panic attacks, anxiety disorders, addiction management, mood disorders

Pricing

Request a quotation: 64753470

Website

https://www.gleneagles.com.sg/doctor/psychiatry/lee-kiat-siong-arthur/bcc74973-49bf-63ee-ab9a-ff0000dba087
Address

6 Napier Road #07-07 Gleneagles Medical Centre Singapore 258499

Telephone

64753470

Operating Hours

24/7

 


Lim Shinh Loh Top Mental Health Therapists and Clinics in Singapore

Mental Health Therapist & Clinic

Psychiatric Clinic Lim Hsin Loh

Specialty

Lim Hsin Loh completed MBBS from NUS in 1967,DPM (Psychiatry) from RCPsych, UK,1973, MRCP (UK) from RCPsych, UK in 1973. Treatments include: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Abnormal, Unusual, Strange Behavior, VIOLENT PATIENT MANAGEMENT, Anxiety Disorders Treatment, Bipolar Disorder Treatment. Dr Lim is a Psychiatrist in Orchard, has 52 years’ experience.
Services: CBT, Anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, violent behaviour, abnormal behaviour

Pricing

Request a quotation: +6567346373

Website

https://www.practo.com/singapore/clinic/psychiatric-clinic-lim-hsin-loh-orchard?specialization=Psychiatrist
Address

3 Mount Elizabeth, #15-05 228510, Singapore 228510

Telephone

+6567346373

Operating Hours

24/7

 


Paragon Medical Top Mental Health Therapists and Clinics in Singapore

Mental Health Therapist & Clinic

Tan Chue Tin Clinic

Specialty

Tan Chue Tin completed MBBS from NUS in 1971,DPM (Psychiatry) from RCPsych, UK in 1975 and MRCP (UK) from RCPsych, UK in 1975. He is a member of Singapore Medical Association. Some of the services provided by the doctor are: De-Addiction, Stress Management, Antisocial Behaviour, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT),Depression.
Services: Addiction management, stress management, antisocial behaviour, CBT, depression treatment

Pricing

Request a quotation: 6734 3636

Website

https://paragonmedical.com.sg/practitioners_page/tan-chue-tin-clinic-pte-ltd/
Address

290 Orchard Road,#09-07 Singapore (238859)

Telephone

6734 3636

Operating Hours

Weekdays – 0900 to 1630
Saturday – 0830 to 1230
Sunday & Public Holiday – Closed

Clients

Ocha Sinaga, Pauline Teo

 


Paragon Medical Top Mental Health Therapists and Clinics in Singapore

Mental Health Therapist & Clinic

Ang Yong Guan Psychiatry

Specialty

Ang Yong Guan completed MBBS from NUS in 1979,MRCP (UK) from RCPsych, UK in 1986 and FAMS (Psych), Academy of Medicine,1997. He is a member of SMC, with 41 years’ experience. Treatment services include: Anxiety Disorders Treatment, Stress Management, De-Addiction, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Treatment and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).

Services: Anxiety disorders, stress management, addiction management, OCD treatment, CBT

Pricing

Request a quotation: 6738 0808

Website

https://paragonmedical.com.sg/practitioners_page/ang-yong-guan-psychiatry/
Address

290 Orchard Road, #11-09 Singapore (238859)

Telephone

6738 0808

Operating Hours

Weekdays – 0900 to 1700
Saturday – 0900 to 1200
Sunday & Public Holiday – Closed

Client

Shawn Wu, James Lee, Nicky G, Daniel Widyanto, Martin Loke

Top 5 prevailing mental illnesses and treatment fees charged:

Below include the top five mental illnesses in Singapore, treatment and charges incurred.

  1. Major Depressive Disorder

Most experience occasional low moods, damp morbid thoughts, but Major Depressive Disorder is more severe. Upon your experience of nagging sorrow and apathy in life as well as hobbies or previous habitual activities over an extended time of the minimum of two weeks or encounter escalated suicidal thoughts, you could be suffering from Major Depressive Disorder. It is highly treatable, however.

  1. OCD or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Though many typically link OCD with an obsession with schedules or purity, the disorder could also find other manifestations. Most compulsions, mental scenes or notions that flash repeatedly and lead to compulsive behaviour in any manifestation could indicate OCD. Symptoms could include recurring counting, hoarding or obsessive thoughts flashing. OCD specialists typically prescribe both antidepressants and behavioural psychotherapy. Still the patient could need to experiment with diverse medications till the appropriate dosage is diagnosed.

  1. Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a severe disease that could occur variously, with patients typically hallucinating or experiencing delusional perception. In effect, they could perceive that they are under constant surveillance, persecution or conspiratorial harm. It is the cumulation of distorted mental perception, and sufferers may not be able to cope with regular activities or ordinary social life.

Antipsychotic medication is typically dispensed to alleviate biochemical imbalances in neuro-chemistry.

  1. Dementia

Dementia is a form of mental decline that ails mostly elderly people. Alzheimer’s Disease is usually the most prevalent instance of dementia, and could turn the patient absent-minded, confused and gradually not capable of recalling friends, family or coping with regular life.

Many dementia cases are not reversible, however medications are on hand to ease symptoms. Doctors could also prescribe occupational therapy to help to make living surroundings better for patients with dementia. With more senior patients, you could also consider engaging a caregiver or shifting to a nursing home institute in the absence of caregivers for extended periods of time.

Because Dementia usually afflicts more senior patients, patients could consult medical experts at IMH psychogeriatric clinics, Community Wellness Clinics at Geylang Polyclinic, Queenstown Polyclinic. You may also find dementia-friendly wards at IMH that treat severe behavioural and psychological episodes of psychiatric patients aged 65 years and beyond.

  1. Alcohol abuse or alcoholism

Most of us indulge in the occasional alcoholic binge to drown sorrow, but alcohol excess or addiction is an ailment  that surpasses binge drinking or the occasional dependence on alcohol. Alcohol abuse is far more destructive and manifests in impulsive drinking despite having encountered destructive consequences from excessive alcoholic consumption, as well as ruin in personal life. Efforts to cease alcoholic addiction often lead to withdrawal symptoms. Patients are typically less social and not capable of executing ordinary tasks or regular life-skills.

In Singapore, there are certain institutes treating these addictions such as National Addictions Management Service (NAMS) and specialist outpatient clinic The Cabin.

 

Financial burden of mental illness

Upon having nagging suspicions that you or certain friends or family members have a mental illness, making sure the patient receives a suitable diagnosis and treatment is imperative. Here are some predictions of costs you could incur:

 

Diagnosis of any mental health ailment:

The biggest public venue is the Institute of Mental Health (IMH), which charges $38 for a first consultation if you are a subsidised patient, and $35 for subsequent consultations. Take heed that you need initially to obtain referrals from a doctor at a polyclinic to become a subsidised patient at IMH, which charges extra $10.70, or you could need to foot the non-subsidised price.

For non-subsidised patients, charges are $92 to $140 for a first consultation, contingent on the seniority of your consultant, and $62 to $92 for subsequent consultations.

An appointment with a private psychiatrist usually costs $100 or more per session.

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Counseling

If necessary, you could be dispensed a series of counselling sessions with a psychologist or psychotherapist. At public healthcare clinics, this commonly charges about $40 to $60 per session, but do expect extended waiting periods and longer intervals in between treatments.

Private therapists commonly ask for fees $140 to excess of $200 for a treatment lasting 50 minutes.

 

Medication

According to your symptoms, medication may or may not be prescribed. In the event of a chronic condition like schizophrenia, medication is often compulsory for long, extended periods.

According to a report from 2016, a patient diagnosed with depression could foot up to $90 for three weeks full  of prescriptions. This fee actually varies, as you could have to experiment with varied medication in order to locate a suitable drug dose.

 

Hospitalisation

In severe occasions, the patient may need to be hospitalized, whether at IMH, a hospital or, in addiction cases, any type of wellness or rehabilitation institute. IMH wards cost $32 to $61 per day, with addition of a $15 to $31 daily treatment fee.

For private psychiatric wards, you could encounter similar costs to private hospital charges, or even more in specialist clinics.

 

Example of the cost of a month’s stay in IMH

If you are resting in a ward in IMH, the costs truly pileup. You may be charged $960 plus $450 daily treatment fee a month, which amounts to $1,410 a month. Mental illnesses need long-term remedy so you could be hospitalized for several months. You could discount the costs by using Medisave to alleviate final fees.

Upon the hospitalization, you could require outpatient treatment to supplement, which amounts to a minimal $226 per month based on subsidised rates. 

 

Example of charges for an outpatient mental illness patient

Only if your condition is chronic and requires hospitalisation, most mental illness patients only require outpatient treatment. If a patient is diagnosed with depression, frequents the clinic two times a month and receives counselling once a month, his expenses may amount to fees as indicated:

 

Type of cost Cost per month:

  • Medication $90
  • Consultation $35 x 2
  • Counselling (subsidised) $60

Grand total $226

 


Trends in Mental Health Therapists and Clinics in Singapore

The largest mental health rehabilitation center is the Institute of Mental Health in Buangkok. Most of Singapore’s psychiatric patients seek treatment here as it is more affordable than treatment at private hospitals, which we have seen, can reach $200 000 yearly.

The latest Singapore Mental Health Society study found that about 14% of Singaporeans have experienced a mood, anxiety or alcohol-use disorder in their lifetime.

The most common mental illnesses in Singapore are Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), Alcohol Abuse and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), with a rate of 1 in 16 people affected by MDD, 1 in 28 affected by OCD and 1 in 24 affected by Alcohol Abuse. These disorders are increasing in lifetime prevalence (how many people have experienced a mental illness in their lifetime).

For instance, the proportion of individuals affected by GAD increased from 0.9% in 2010 to 1.6% in 2016. Comorbidity (the appearance of more than one mental illness) also increased from 3.1% to 4.1% according to the studies’ estimates.

For delusional disorders like psychosis, a blurring between reality and distorted perception takes place. The psychotic break is, losing touch with reality when isolation, anxiety overwhelms.

Psychosis involves the lapse into an inner reality, losing touch with outer reality when external threats, antagonisms overwhelm.

Psychosis occurs when one’s sense of logic, perception is fragmented, dissolved into terror by external threats, aggression, sadness, rejection, disappointment. 

These increases may indicate that more Singaporeans are recognizing their symptoms to be attributed to a mental illness, or they may feel more comfortable in admitting that they may be suffering from a mental illness due to a decrease in social stigma.

More affluent clients who seek greater privacy seek private practice psychiatrists in Mount Elizabeth Orchard, Novena or in Raffles Hospital and Adam Road Medical Center.

Sample Costs of Mental Health Therapists and Clinics in Singapore

Consultation of private practice psychiatrists are typically from $214 an hour. Consultations of private psychologists range from $160.50 an hour. Emergency or after-hours consultations begin from $642 an hour during office hours and $856 after office hours. Practice cost is $17 an hour. A week-long hospital stay in Mount Elizabeth could cost $8000 to $10 000.

Mental health issues like depression costs about $180 or three week’s worth of two types of medication. This number varies depending also on the type of medication being prescribed. Due to the nature of the depression as a nervous illness and electrochemical imbalance, there usually will not be available replacements/ alternatives that you can easily obtain from your pharmacy.

Getting a psychiatrist from a private clinic is expensive, with each session ranging from $150-$400/session. Hospitalization in private hospitals can go up to $250/day for a 4 bedded ward.

Benefits of Mental Health Therapists and Clinics in Singapore

Singapore’s main mental health facility, the Institute of Mental Health, was founded in 1841. While it began humbly with 30 beds, it has now expanded to 2,010 beds and seven specialist outpatient clinics.

Locals can also seek mental health services in public hospitals, outpatient polyclinics and private psychiatric offices.

Singapore’s government has also made major, large-scale efforts in the past years to raise awareness about mental wellness, decrease social stigma with health campaigns and increase discussion and access to help and counselling for people with mental health issues.

There are now campaigns to raise awareness for suicide risk and extending counselling, professional help to depressive, suicidal individuals.

Typically those at risk are bullied youth or those with problems adapting to the fast academic pace and school demands, or youths experiencing turbulent romantic or family relationships.

Social media bullying, doxing, public attacks on one’s character on internet forums, being targeted by netizen trolls, can also lead to panic attacks, paranoia, anxiety attacks.

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Currently, there is a focus on psychotherapy, counselling, non-pharmaceutical treatments instead of resorting to in-patient hospitalization for mild cases. This is an important step because it shows that there is recognition that different severity levels of mental illness require customized treatments.

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Private practice psychiatrists charge higher fees but offer greater privacy, more attention to the individual case study and treatment, and pharmaceutical treatments that are more modern, with rarer prescriptions not typically found on the mass market, less generic, more up to date with latest medical, pharmaceutical trends than public hospitals.


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