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University Medicine Cluster

Common Conditions:

 

 

Arthritis

High Blood Pressure

Asthma

High Cholesterol

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Lung Cancer

Dermatitis

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Gout

Pneumonia

Schizophrenia

 

Schizophrenia is a mental health condition that affects one’s perception of reality. It includes one or more of the following symptoms:

 

  • Changes in perception due to hallucination
  • Changes in thinking due to delusion
  • Blunted or inappropriate affect,
  • A reduced level of social functioning,
  • Cognitive function might be affected in the early stage

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Symptoms

 

Symptoms of schizophrenia includes delusion, hallucination, disorganised thoughts and/ or speech, reduced motivation and/ or taking initiative compared to baseline state. There might be gross reduction in spontaneity, speech and engagement with loss of interest to participate activities or experience less pleasure in activities.

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Treatment

 

The treatment of the condition includes use of medications.

 

Blood investigations and brain scan are sometimes perform to exclude medical conditions affecting the brain.

 

Hospitalisation might be recurred for patients who are at risk of harm to self or others, or for close monitoring and treatment.

 

Rehabilitation of the condition includes referral to community rehabilitation services. 

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Appointment and Enquiry

 

Location:

Neuroscience Clinic

Kent Ridge Wing, Level 4

National University Hospital

5 Lower Kent Ridge Road

Singapore 119074

 

Operating hours:

8.30am-5.30pm (Mondays-Fridays)

Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays

 

University Medicine Cluster Appointment Line/ General Enquiries:

Tel: 6772 8686

Fax: 6734 1641

Email: umcapptline@nuhs.edu.sg