My blueprint for mental wellness
Conventional psychiatry combined with cutting edge research
My learning journey has led me to acquire a unique skillset that boosts my patients’ mental wellness, together with the judicious use of psychiatric medications. As a medical doctor, I understand that medication and conventional therapy have proven efficacy in combating mental illness and can be lifesaving. However, I also believe that a comprehensive treatment plan cannot stop at that. It has to involve other interventions targeted at fighting the root cause of the disease. This is especially helpful for patients who have been on medication and therapy with limited success. There are further modifications we can make to add on to their current therapeutic regime that will help them.
Holistic mental healthcare
I firmly believe in the role that nutritional, environmental, social and emotional factors play in contributing to my patients’ recovery. And I employ a bio-psycho-social-spiritual model to my practice. Being well versed in mindfulness, meditation, nutritional, environmental and lifestyle modifications with a strong evidence base, aimed towards improving recovery and preventing future relapses, I aim to provide my clients with the very best psychiatric care. I have teamed up with experts in the fields of nutrition science, mindfulness and psychology in a bid to source out the best care providers for my patients.
Food for Mood
I believe that in a world full of modern maladies, food is often the best medicine. My hope is for nutritional psychiatry to reach every patient struggling with mental illness. Professor Felice Jacka, who heads the Food and Mood Centre in Deakin University, has demonstrated in a remarkable trial, that depressed patients who received dietary interventions had a much greater reduction in their depressive symptoms, compared to those in the control group. A diet rich in whole food and nutrients will increase chances of recovery from mental illness. I guide my patients in making small dietary changes that stack up big gains over time.
Mindfulness based interventions have demonstrated reduced rates of relapse in depressed and anxious patients. I coach my patients to develop a sustainable mindfulness practice, to help them weather the storms to come.