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The Singapore Mental Health Survey (2012), a national survey, found that 1 in 8 people in Singapore will suffer from an episode of Depression, Anxiety Disorder (like Obssessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), other mood disorders and alcohol use disorder.

This finding suggests that 330,200 adults will have one mental disorder once in their lifetime. Given that our population has increased rapidly, this number is expected to increase substantially.

The survey also found that women are more likely to suffer from depression whereas men were more likely to suffer from problems with alcohol... READ MORE>>>

Dr Lim Boon Leng (Dr BL Lim) is a psychiatrist in private practice who treats children, youth, adults and the elderly. He has special interests in depression and other mood and anxiety disorders as well as Adult ADHD and youth psychiatry. He is known to be an approachable, reassuring and good-natured psychiatrist.

He recommends a consultative and collaborative approach between the doctor and the patient as he believes this to be the best way for you to achieve a good recovery and wellness in your mental health.

He believes that early diagnosis and treatment will lead to the best outcomes... READ MORE>>>

Our psychiatric clinic in Singapore, Dr BL Lim Centre for Psychological Wellness, strives to deliver personalized and sensitive care for your best outcomes.

Privacy and confidentiality are strictly ensured.

Services provided include:
- Psychiatric Consults / Reviews
- Pharmacological Treatment
- Psychotherapy & Counselling
- Forensic / Occupational Opinions
- House calls, emergency / after hours consults.


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(65) 64796456
(65) 65358833
#09-09, Gleneagles Medical Centre
6 Napier Road

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Depression, low mood and sadness
Adult ADHD / ADD

Anxiety Disorders including:
- Panic Attacks and Panic Disorder
- Phobias / Social Phobia
- Psychological Trauma / Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Bipolar Disorder / Mood Swings
Anger management problems
Stress & Adjustment Disorders
Psychosis & related conditions
Interpersonal & relationship issues

Men's Mental Health
Women's Mental Health


Child & Adolescent Problems
- Attention Deficit & Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD / ADD)
- Anxiety & Emotional Conditions
- Autism
- Learning Disorders

Dementia & Old Age Psychiatry


Call for an appointment with our doctor today and embark on the road to psychological well-being and mental wellness.

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Why See A Psychiatrist in Singapore?

Searching for a Psychiatrist in Singapore?
In Singapore, a psychiatrist is a physician / medically trained doctor who specializes in the field of psychiatry and psychology. A Singapore psychiatrist has to first go through 5 years of medical school. Subsequently, he is trained in medical and surgical disciplines before being selected for specialist psychiatric training. He then undergoes another 5-6 years of specialist training in various psychiatric discipline including general adult psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, psychogeriatric psychiatry and forensic psychiatry. He has to complete his training and pass several professional examinations before he will be accredited with the Minstry of Health as a Psychiatrist and be allowed to practise independantly.
What does a Psychiatrist do?

A psychiatrists is an expert who specialises in assessing, diagonsing and treating psychological conditions and mental disorders. As a physician, a psychiatrist has to evaluate if the symptoms a patient present with is due to psychological reasons only, is the consequence of a medical illness or both. In order to do this, he has to:
1) take a thorough and comprehensive history from the patient and sometimes the patient's family or friends,
2) conduct a mental state examination through careful observation of the patient's behaviour, thoughts and emotions during the interview
3) perform a physical examination on the patient to look for possible medical causes.
4) ascertain if blood investigations and / or radiological investigations like CT or MRI brain is necessary to exclude any underlying physical abnormalities.

A Singapore psychiatrist can prescribe medication to treat the condition and the symptoms. Depending on his training, he may also make use of various forms of psychotherapy / talk therapy to help the patients.

Should I see a Psychiatrist?
In Singapore, up to 15% of people may experience some psychological or emotional distress. Most people who see psychiatrists are simply trying to look for ways to cope with these difficult emotions and feelings. You can seek help from a psychiatrist if you notice the following symptoms:
  • Depression and low mood
  • Excessive worries and anxiety
  • Forgetfulness and poor concentration
  • Difficulty coping with stress
  • Excessive irritability and anger
  • Unusual behaviour in your loved ones
Seeing a psychiatrist is like seeing any other medical doctor and is an easy thing to do. You may be anxious initially but a good psychiatrist is trained to put you at ease and to complete a comprehensive evaluation in what seems like a chit chat session.
Where can I see a Psychiatrist?
If you will like to look for a psychiatrist in Singapore, you can either go to a public hospitals like the Institute of Mental Health or to a private psychiatric clinic. Singaporeans and permanent residents are entitled to subsidised care in the public hospitals but to will need to first get a referral from a polyclinic.

If you prefer to see a private psychiatrist, you can call the clinic directly and a referral letter is not necessary. Your family doctor or referring specialist may sometimes provide you with a referral letter. A psychiatric clinic in Singapore are like any other medical specialist clinic. Most clinics go by an appointment system to ensure that you are served timely and do not have to wait in the clinic.

For more information, you can call us at (65) 64796456 or email

Blog: A Singapore Psychiatrist

Sunday, 15 November 2015 - FAQ: Physical Punishment in Children

Thursday, 12 November 2015 - Fears in Children: 4 Questions Answered

Tuesday, 31 March 2015 - Four Differences Between Depression and Burnout

Tuesday, 13 May 2014 - Attention Deficit Hyper Activity Disorder (ADHD / ADD) Medications Cheatsheet

Sunday, 20 October 2013 - Side Effects of Antidepressants

Sunday, 13 October 2013 - Eating Disorder in Singapore

Friday, 2 August 2013 - ADHD in Children FAQ Part 2

Friday, 26 July 2013 - ADHD in Children FAQ Part 1

Mon, 13 May 2013 - Post Partum Depression

Wed, 10 April 2013 - The Myths About Antidepressants

Fri, 22 March 2013 - ADHD Increases Risk of Mental Illness in Adulthood

Sun, 3 February 2013 - The Top Five Regrets of the Dying

Sun, 3 February 2013 - How to Prevent a Relapse of Bipolar Disorder

Tues, 29 January 2013 - Can Changes in Diet Improve ADHD Symptoms?

Wed, 9 January 2013 - Most adolescent suicidal behavior preceded by mental health treatment

Sat, 5 January 2013 - 3 Ways to Prevent Depression

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