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Anxiety Therapy Singapore | Mood Disorders

Depression, Anxiety and Mood Disorders

Dr Ng Beng Yeong, Senior Consultant Psychiatrist in Singapore.

Anxiety Therapy Singapore | Mood Disorders, Dr Ng Beng Yeong clinic

Depression, Anxiety and Mood Disorders

Depression, Anxiety and Mood Disorders: Clinical Depression, OCD, Bipolar, Generalized Anxiety, Social Anxiety and many more.

1. Clinical Depression:

Depression, a pervasive mood disorder impacting emotions, thoughts, and daily functioning, is a challenge that many face. Mild to Major Depressive Disorder (MDD): Also known as clinical depression, depression is characterized by persistent feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and loss of interest or pleasure in activities. Depression is one of the most serious medical disorders in public health. Approximately 15% of the population will experience an episode of major depressive disorder (MDD) during their lifetime. The World Health Organization has projected that depression will remain the leading cause of disability, second only to cardiovascular disease, in the year 2020. With appropriate treatment, most patients are able to recover promptly from a depressive episode and return to their normal level of function.

2. Anxiety Disorders

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is a type of anxiety disorder characterized by excessive and persistent worry about a wide range of topics or events, often with no specific trigger. This worry is difficult to control and typically interferes with daily functioning. 

Panic Disorder: This disorder is characterized by recurrent, unexpected panic attacks, which are intense periods of fear or discomfort accompanied by physical symptoms such as heart palpitations, sweating, trembling, shortness of breath, and feelings of impending doom.

Social Anxiety Disorder (Social Phobia): Social anxiety disorder involves intense fear or anxiety about social situations, leading to avoidance of social interactions or significant distress when faced with social situations. Individuals fear being judged, criticized, or embarrassed by others.

3. Bipolar Disorder

In bipolar disorder, which affects up to 5% of the general population, there is an episode of mood elevation, where the person feels high and has increased activity. There has been an explosion of research into the neurobiology and treatment of bipolar disorder over the past 15 years, and effective treatment for the condition is now readily available. This disorder involves cycles of depressive episodes (similar to MDD) and manic or hypomanic episodes characterized by elevated mood, increased energy, impulsivity, and possibly reckless behavior. There are several types of bipolar disorder, including Bipolar I, Bipolar II, and Cyclothymic Disorder.

4. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD):

OCD, characterized by persistent intrusive thoughts and repetitive behaviors, can significantly disrupt daily life. Our specialized services provide a supportive environment to delve into the root causes of obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviors. OCD is characterized by recurrent, intrusive thoughts (obsessions) and repetitive behaviors or mental acts (compulsions) performed in response to these obsessions. These behaviors are aimed at reducing distress or preventing perceived harm but often interfere with daily functioning. Together, we work towards developing effective coping mechanisms and personalized strategies, empowering you to manage and ultimately overcome the challenges associated with OCD. 

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