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"1 in 7 people in Singapore has experienced a mental disorder in their lifetime."

Institute of Mental Health, 2016, Singapore Mental Health Study.

Treatment information

General psychiatry & care

Consultation & Treatment Process

The initial consultation usually takes approximately 30 – 60 minutes to address your immediate concerns, as well as garner other information that helps me to understand you better, such as your social background, personality traits, values and treatment goals.

In certain complex situations, further consultations may be required to achieve the clinical diagnosis.

The treatment plan will be discussed in collaboration with you, and would usually involve several options, such as talking therapy and/or medication treatment. Rest assured that you are in the driver’s seat, and the choice of treatment would depend on your preference and what suits you best in terms of accessibility and availability.

Once treatment is initiated, follow-up reviews will be scheduled to check in with you and whether the treatment is helping you. I may also communicate with the other service providers involved with the treatment plan to coordinate your overall care.

Some of the conditions that I can help with are:

  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Psychological disturbances (related to medical or surgical problems) and neuropsychiatric disorders
  • Psychotic disorders (such as Schizophrenia)
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Psychological and behavioral issues (in children, adolescents and the elderly)
  • Specific mental wellness issues (related to gender and sexual minority)
  • Stress-related disorders (including marital, military and work-related)
Doctor Zheng Zhimin Psychiatrist in Singapore | General Psychiatry

Gender & Sexual Minority Care

Consultation & Treatment Process

Individuals of gender and sexual minority groups are shown to be at higher risk of developing depressive and anxiety disorders, compared to the general population. However, there is a lack of specific healthcare facilities to cater to the needs of these population groups.

With this in mind, I established the Gender Care Clinic in the Institute of Mental Health in 2016, with the aim to provide affirming mental health care for individuals who struggle with gender identity concerns.

Having moved onto private practice, I am still passionate to provide such care for individuals of various age groups, in a more timely manner.

Some of the services I provide are:

  • Assessment for Gender Dysphoria
  • Providing information with regards to gender diversity and transitioning
  • Referrals to appropriate providers for transitioning options
  • Continued follow-up of mental wellbeing during transitioning journey
  • Provision of letters of certification for relevant organizations
  • Helping your loved ones to understand your concerns and what Gender Dysphoria entails
Doctor Zheng Zhimin Psychiatrist in Singapore | LGBT Psychiatry

Women's mental health

Consultation & Treatment Process

Some disorders are more common in women such as depression and anxiety. And there are also certain types of disorders that are unique to women. For example, some women may experience symptoms of mental disorders at times of hormone change, such as perinatal depression, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, perimenopausal depression and anxiety.

Women face various challenges at different life stages and across the lifespan. Some of the conditions that I can help with are:

  • School and/or occupational burnout
  • Fertility-related anxiety
  • Parenting stress
  • Working mother burnout
  • Relationship / marital difficulties
  • Perimenopausal mood changes
  • Empty nest syndrome

If you are troubled by any of the above, consider dropping in for a chat.

Doctor Zheng Zhimin Psychiatrist in Singapore | Community Psychiatry

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