Mental Health Doctors for depression & anxiety

Mental Health in Singapore

Mental Health in Singapore

Just like physical health, we must also pay attention to mental health. How we feel about our mental health can be influenced by a variety of external factors. We all have ups and downs, times when we feel great and times when we feel like we are struggling. This is normal.

However, when we’re going through tough times it can be hard to identify if it is a ‘rough patch’ or has evolved into something more. This is where doctors who have experience in mental health can help.

 

Mental health services

These are many different mental health challenges and in Singapore we can provide doctors experienced in treating mental health to support the following concerns. Please be aware that the list is not exhaustive:

When experiencing depression, it’s more than just feeling sad; it’s a persistent condition that can significantly impact one’s daily life, emotions, and physical health. When this happens, scheduling an appointment with a doctor in Singapore can be beneficial. Doctors experienced in treating depression can provide you with a supportive environment to explore these feelings and work with you to determine interventions that help manage your condition. These may include therapy, medication, or a combination of both.

Anxiety can manifest in various forms, including general anxiety disorder, panic attacks, and phobias, among others. Though it can be overwhelming, doctors with experience treating anxiety can provide strategies to help manage and reduce anxiety symptoms. Through therapy, lifestyle adjustments, and medication when necessary, you can regain control and improve your mental well-being.

OCD involves unwanted, intrusive thoughts and repetitive behaviours. It can be a consuming disorder, but with the help of doctors experienced in treating mental health, you can learn to manage these compulsions. Strategies to help you may include cognitive-behavioural therapy and medication, aiming to improve your quality of life significantly.

Eating disorders, such as anorexia, bulimia, and binge-eating disorder, significantly impact one’s eating habits along with their thoughts and feelings related to food and self-image. While individuals of all ages can be affected by eating disorders, teenagers may be more vulnerable to eating disorders for a variety of reasons. 

To support you going through the difficulties that come with eating disorders, doctors experienced in treating mental health adopt a caring and comprehensive strategy with an emphasis on healing and recovery. Their support encompasses medical care, nutritional guidance, and therapy, all customised to support each person’s path to fostering a positive relationship with food and their body.

 

Burnout is a reaction to prolonged or chronic job stress and is characterised by three main dimensions:

  • exhaustion
  • cynicism (less identification with the job)
  • feelings of reduced professional ability.

More simply put, if you feel exhausted, start to hate your job, and begin to feel less capable at work, you may be showing signs of burnout.

While burnout isn’t a diagnosable psychological disorder, it doesn’t mean it should not be taken seriously as an indicator of mental / physical stress.

When to seek support from mental health doctors

When to seek support from mental health doctors

If you or a loved one is currently experiencing some of the following, it’s recommended to seek medical support. Consulting a doctor experienced in treating mental health will start you on the journey to recovery:

  • a noticeable change in usual behaviour
  • feeling down for some time and not seeming to be getting any better
  • lack of energy and motivation to do everyday things
  • withdrawal from friends and activities
  • emotional outbursts
  • significant tiredness, low energy or problems sleeping
  • increased use of alcohol or other drugs
  • major changes in eating habits

Expat mental health doctor

If you are an expat looking for an international health clinic in Singapore that can provide mental health care, Osler Health can help. Osler Health’s international team of doctors experienced in mental health are known for their compassionate support for mental health concerns, as well as their years of experience in mental health and mental wellness. The Osler Health team can assist individuals in managing their mental health challenges, including expats who may face unique challenges related to living abroad.

 

Lifestyle medicine and mental health

Lifestyle medicine and mental health

Lifestyle medicine is an evidence-based, holistic medical approach that is all about supporting people to make healthy lifestyle changes. It emphasises the importance of understanding and modifying the environmental and lifestyle factors that contribute to overall health – including mental health conditions.

This approach recognises that physical and mental health are deeply interconnected, and improvements in physical health behaviours can significantly impact mental well-being. The main focus is on the 6 pillars of lifestyle medicine – healthy eating, stress management, physical activity, sleep, avoiding harmful substances such as tobacco and alcohol, and social connections. 

By integrating these pillars, you may feel empowered to take control of your health and target the root causes of mental health issues, creating a sustainable foundation for both physical and mental wellness. Through adopting the lifestyle medicine approach, doctors experienced in treating mental health can also offer a personalised and multi-faceted care plan that supports your overall well-being.

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Our doctors in Singapore are available to support you through your mental wellness journey. An appointment with a GP at our international health clinic/ family clinic can help you manage your symptoms of depression, anxiety, and other mental health concerns.

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Frequently asked questions about mental health doctors in Singapore

Mental health issues are unlikely to be resolved on their own, so it’s best to seek professional help as soon as possible. It is normal to feel like you’re struggling at times, and there is absolutely no shame in seeking help. The sooner you get help, the easier it is to tackle the issue. If you’re going through some mental health challenges here in Singapore, seek help from trusted doctors experienced in treating mental health. As they frequently meet and help patients with mental health struggles, know that you are not alone.

If you suspect that your child is facing mental health challenges, it’s best to seek professional help. Osler Health has doctors for teenagers who are experienced in managing teen mental health. If you are not sure – please call our reception team and they will be able to recommend suitable next steps to take. As trusted doctors in Singapore with experience in treating mental health, your chosen doctor’s main objective will be to support and listen to your child.

If you are looking for doctors experienced in mental health, you can visit our Star Vista clinic or our medical clinic near Esplanade MRT (Raffles Hotel Arcade). Our doctors can help with a range of mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, stress, panic attacks, insomnia, eating disorders and more. With an appointment, you and your doctor can better understand what you are going through so you can access the support and tools required.

You can consult a primary care doctor with experience in tackling mental health conditions. Primary care physicians can identify symptoms of depression and recommend a plan of action which may involve other specialised practitioners (such as counsellors, psychologists or psychiatrists). 

Firstly, Osler Health believes mental health is as important as physical health. We believe that our body and mind are linked. Our approach is based upon Lifestyle Medicine which is an evidence-based approach that recommends lifestyle changes to address physical and mental health challenges. This in no way replaces traditional medicine, but supplements it.This unique approach focuses on your holistic well-being, emphasising the importance of diet, exercise, sleep, and stress management in healing. By addressing both the mental and physical aspects of health, Osler Health doctors can offer a comprehensive and personalised strategy for managing mental health.

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