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How and where to get help for mental health conditions

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How can I get a diagnosis

Mental health professionals diagnose mental health conditions using a manual called the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V). To make a diagnosis, they will need to conduct different psychological evaluations or assessments. They may ask you about the symptoms you are experiencing, your thoughts, feelings and behaviours or even ask you to fill out a questionnaire.

Where can I seek help?

You can seek diagnosis at the GPs, Polyclinics and restructured hospitals, or get screened and assessed by Community Mental Health Partners.

Programmes and initiatives in the community

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Consult a General Practitioner or Polyclinic Doctor to provide diagnosis

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Get in touch with Community Outreach Teams (CREST - Community Resource Engagement and Support Team) and Community Intervention Teams (COMIT)

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Assessment and Shared Care Team (ASCAT/ shared care), are specialists from the hospitals

Other community programmes

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Senior Care Centres

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Psychiatric Rehabilitation Homes

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Psychiatric Sheltered Homes

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Psychiatric Day Care Centres

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Psychiatric Rehabilitation Homes

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Group Homes

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