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Postby Beeroclock » Tue, 29 Apr 2014 10:09 am

curiousgeorge wrote:I'm not convinced a Western Psychiatrist is necessary - clinically any Psychiatrist can gauge the symptoms of depression and prescribe accordingly. Singapore Doctors are noted for their ability to overwhelm you with medications.

If on the other hand you are looking for talk-therapy then yeah I can see how a fellow Westerner might help. But then, isn't talk-therapy all about mirroring the subject making race irrelevant?
Yeah I was trying to make the same point too. If OP has any desire/preference for a certain type of treatment, this might be the more important criteria to ask the psychiatrist his/her views on counseling, psychotherapy, medication etc. Definitely some doctors will be highly inclined towards prescribing drugs, others will exhaust other methods first....

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Postby JR8 » Tue, 29 Apr 2014 10:10 am

curiousgeorge wrote: If on the other hand you are looking for talk-therapy then yeah I can see how a fellow Westerner might help. But then, isn't talk-therapy all about mirroring the subject making race irrelevant?


I wouldn't call it mirroring, it's more helping to lead one along a path of understanding.

I attended one long ago due to the 'emotional place/state' I was in as a result of someone close to me. Figuring out what was up with that other person took the psych about two hours discussion. Wow, what an epiphany!!!

Some further sessions followed which were effectively 'psych rehab' and then 'pysch defence', i.e. understanding what aspects of my character subconsciously facilitated the 'it takes two-to-tango' situation.

A bit of a life-saver at the time, very interesting as I learned a lot about personalities/human-nature that I would never have even imagined, and very useful for the future. All achieved via 1-1 talk therapy.

And no I can't imagine having gone that deeply into myself with a person from outside of my culture; you need to feel a bond. I don't know, perhaps my thinking boils down to why risk making it harder for yourself right from square one.

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Postby taxico » Thu, 01 May 2014 4:09 pm

most of the "western" psychiatrists are at IMH but not all are... "life experienced..."

Munt Ian Gordon
Qualifications MBBS (UQ, Australia) 1984
FRANZCP (Psych) (RANZCP, Australia) 2005
Type of first registration / date Conditional Registration (25/04/2011)

Andrea Barron Diana Ruth
Qualifications MBBS (U of London, United Kingdom) 1998
MRC Psych (RCPsych, United Kingdom) 2005
Type of first registration / date Conditional Registration (03/09/2012)

Mellor Richard Cuthbert
Qualifications MB ChB (U of Leicester, United Kingdom) 2001
MRC Psych (RCPsych, United Kingdom) 2008
Type of first registration / date Conditional Registration (06/09/2012)

Yanofski Jason Russell
Qualifications MD (Drexel U, United States) 2004
Board Cert (Psych) (ABPN, United States) 2009
Board Cert (Psych) (ABPN, United States) 2009
Type of first registration / date Conditional Registration (31/03/2014)

all 4 are C-reg so you can only see them at IMH. please google.

at NUH we have:

Broekman Birit Froukje Philippien
Qualifications Physician's Diploma (U of Amsterdam, Netherlands) 2002
PhD (U of Amsterdam, Netherlands) 2011
First registration / date (20/02/2008)

Dr Broekman is fully registered and might thus also work at a private clinic away from NUH...

there are psychiatrists that are asian (of all flavors) but were educated overseas.

there's only 1 psychiatrist i can recommend. she's a local but awesome awesome awesome. LP Sim at mt elizabeth.
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