Mental Health (Caring & Treating Since 2005)
Holistic & Multi Disciplinary Approach
Mental Health issues affect people across all ages and walks of life. Often people or family members do not recognize the symptoms. In fact, 1 in 8 people in Singapore is at risk of developing a mental health condition in their lifetime.
At Dr Tan and Partners, we believe in a holistic approach looking after the person with mental health issues. We believe in a multidisciplinary approach working with trusted friends and family (caregivers), professional counsellors and psychologists, social organizations. All with the focus on supporting the person with mental health concerns on their recovery journey.
We believe that when a person has insight into their condition, their recovery journey has begun and through this network of support, we build resilience for the person in recovery and empower his or her immediate circle to support them.
Visit our Holland Village Branch we accept both walk-in and an appointment.
Major Depressive Disorder (Depression)
Everyone faces moments of sadness in their lives but when these symptoms of low mood become persistent and prevent one from enjoying the things they usually enjoy, this requires further medical attention.
Persistent low mood can be caused by hormonal imbalances as part of ageing (andropause) or other undiagnosed chronic medical conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, thyroid disease, HIV/AIDS or autoimmune diseases such as arthritis or lupus. Further causes of depression can also be due to chemical imbalances in the brain.
Early investigation and treatment of these conditions can reverse the mood changes and help one return to the normalcy of life.
Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
From time to time, it is normal to have worries or concerns. But being extremely anxious or worried on most days for a prolonged duration is not normal. This is called GAD or generalized anxiety disorder. This disorder can make it hard to do everyday tasks.
People often feel very worried or “on edge” much of the time, they can have trouble sleeping or forget things. Plus they can also have physical symptoms such as feeling very tired or have tense muscles. Some may even experience stomach aches or chest tightness.
Seeing a doctor early allows one to assess their level of anxiety and through a combination of psychotherapy (counselling) and medicines, one finds effective ways to deal with their stresses and anxieties.
Good sleep is important for health. Often poor sleep can affect one’s hormones, weight and even mood.
Common conditions which affect sleep include jet lag (change of time zones), mental health conditions such as (anxiety, depression), undiagnosed medical conditions such as (andropause or menopause), sleep apnea, heart disease, thyroid problems.
If you think that poor sleep has disrupted your life and health, it is advisable to speak to us to investigate these early so that you can take charge of your health.
Psychosis happens when a person who may or may not have another mental health condition starts to experience delusions.
Seeing or hearing things which are not there, hallucinating. This impairment of their relationship with reality can be frightening and at times cause them to hurt themselves or those around them.
Early interventions of psychosis through investigations, medication and appropriate specialist referrals allow one to achieve full recovery and return to normalcy of life at school or work.