Psychiatric

Related to psychiatry, psychology, and about mental conditions, diseases and treatment.

Some mental illnesses added to Medisave chronic diseases list

Minister of Health Khaw Boon Wan has allowed depression and schizophrenia to be added to the list of chronic illnesses managed under the Chronic Diseases Management Programme (CDMP). The list currently includes six diseases – diabetes mellitus, asthma, hypertension (high blood pressure), hyperlipidemia (lipid disorders including high cholesterol problems), stroke, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). CDMP allows patients to get outpatient treatment from their general practitioners (GPs) (usually a family physician) and have the fees paid from their Medisave accounts.

Institute Of Mental Health (IMH) (Formerly Woodbridge Hospital)

The Institute of Mental Health (IMH) is a 2,400-bed acute tertiary psychiatric hospital. It has wards for inpatients as well as two specialist outpatient clinics. Started by the British colonial government in 1928 as the Mental Hospital, the institute was renamed Woodbridge Hospital in 1951. In 1993, it shifted to its current Hougang/Buangkok campus and was reorganized as the Institute of Mental Health/Woodbridge Hospital (IMH/WH). Since 2007/2008, the use of the Woodbridge Hospital name has been dropped.