- About the Author
This book documents the development of psychiatry in Singapore since its humble beginnings in the British colonial period. It should be of interest to health professionals, medical students, historians interested in the development of medicine and psychiatry and even members of the public with some basic understanding of psychiatry and psychology. Relatives and caregivers of psychiatric patients would also find the information furnished in this book enlightening.
"Dr Ng has written an informative and detailed history of an issue of national importance. Psychiatry is a discipline continually facing stigma, and its history is often ignored on such a basis. Dr Ng's history, and his clear advocacy of the advances made in Singapore psychiatry, should inform both general and specialist readers."
—Prof. Gordon Parker, Research Director, Institute of Mental Health, Singapore (1998-2000)
Ng Beng Yeong is the founding President of College of Psychiatrists, Academy of Medicine, Singapore. He was formerly Head of Department, Psychiatry, Singapore General Hospital (2006-2015) and President of Singapore Sleep Society (2006-2008).
Cover Type: Paperback
Page Count: 340
Year Published: 2016
Size: 216mm x 152mm