Mental illness

Mental illness refers to all diagnosable mental disorders—health conditions characterized by alterations in thinking, mood, or behavior associated with distress or impaired functioning.

A person struggling with their mental health may experience this because of stress, loneliness, depression, anxiety, relationship problems, death of a loved one, suicidal thoughts, grief, addiction, ADHD, Cutting, Self-harm, Self-Injury, burning, various mood disorders, or other mental illnesses of varying degrees, as well as learning disabilities.

Therapists, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, nurse practitioners or physicians can help manage mental illness with treatments such as therapy, counseling, or medication.

Recent Questions

What type of doctor should I consult when experiencing burnout?

You can seek treatment from a mental health professional like a psychiatrist or a psychologist. You can also talk to your family physician for an initial evaluation which may include a blood test to evaluate your thyroid function. Burn-out is included in the 11th Revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) as an occupational phenomenon. Burn-out is defined in ICD-11 as follows: “Burn-out is a syndrome conceptualized as resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed.

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What anxiety causes tremors?

Psychogenic tremor, also referred to as functional tremor, commonly appear as shakes of the hands when one is anxious or nervous. Its symptoms may vary but often start abruptly and may affect other body parts as well. The tremor increases in times of stress and decreases or disappears when distracted. Many individuals with psychogenic tremor have an underlying psychiatric disorder such as generalised anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, panic disorder, major depressive disorder or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

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Recent Sessions

Feeling the Blues: Depression and What it Means for your Loved Ones

Ended on August 21, 2020

Dr Thomas Lee graduated from the National University of Singapore (NUS) and received his basic medical degree and Master of Medicine in Psychiatry. Also, he is a certified substance abuse and gambling addiction counsellor as well as a clinical supervisor in addiction counselling. He is currently the consultant psychiatrist and medical director at The Resilienz Clinic. Previously, he served as the head of the Addiction Medicine Department at the Institute of Mental Health. At present, he serves as a visiting consultant at eh National Addictions Management Service and Changi General Hospital and is an executive committee member of the Association of Professionals specialized in Addiction Counselling.

Besides being an addiction psychiatrist, he has intensive experiences in treating various conditions like anxiety, depressions, obsessive-compulsive disorder, insomnia and psychosis. He is also experienced in providing the professional and expert psychiatric opinion for offensive and medico-legal cases. Dr. Lee uses a combination of medication and therapy which is individualized and fitted to his patient's needs to achieve the optimum outcome.

Ms Jeanie has extensive experience working with individuals in hospital settings where she conducted psychological assessments and therapy for children, adults and elderly who suffered from a variety of medical conditions with psychological and/or cognitive issues. Her past clientele in the hospital settings include individuals who suffered from anxiety (general, health-related, obsessive-compulsive disorder, social anxiety, and specific phobia etc.), depression, eating disorder, self-harm, schizophrenia, interpersonal issues, behavioural issues (e.g., anger and violence), developmental issues and learning difficulties (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, dyslexia). Having played various roles in diverse settings, Jeanie is competent in working with her clients individually and facilitating joint sessions (e.g., with couples, parent-child, and families). She is also fluent in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, and Hokkien. Her sessions can be conducted in any of these languages.

Eating Disorders

Ended on May 27, 2020

Resilienz Clinic has a mission that is to strive for extending people’s capacity to develop psychological immunity by building a resilient culture. Their team is made up of people with the necessary knowledge and skills, enhancing their capacity to cultivate strengths so that they can positively cope with, respond and adapt to life’s adversities and challenges.


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