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Integrated Programme for Management of Depression in Adolescents (IPMDA)


A program that aims to provide holistic and integrated care for adolescents with depression. We seek to identify youths with or at risk of depression to enable early treatment. Early detection and treatment can help sufferers recover more quickly, enabling them to pursue their goals and achieve their fullest potential in life.

About Us

Our multidisciplinary team comprises psychiatrists, clinical psychologists and case managers. We help depressed adolescents and their families by providing them with the support they need.

Our Services
Teen Skills Group (PDF, 1869 KB)
  • 3 levels: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced
  • Each level consists of 6 weekly sessions
  • 2 hours per session
Individual Psychotherapy
  • Individualised support
  • Frequency: Fortnightly
  • 1 hour per session
Parent Support Group (PDF, 1869 KB)
  • 4 weekly sessions
  • 2 hours per session
  • Crisis management
  • Liaison with external services
  • Emotional support
Service Region

Western region of Singapore

Referral criteria
  • Adolescents aged 13 to 18
  • Diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder / Depressive Disorder / Dysthymia or Adjustment Disorder with Depressive Mood by a doctor
Who can make a referral?
  • NUH Psychiatrists
  • NUH Paediatricians
  • NUH Psychologists

We have compiled some education materials on topics which may be of interest to adolescents and their parents.

Click on the following links to find out more about:

Please contact your health care professional for internal referral to IPMDA.

Thank you.

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