EVENT: UNDERSTANDING schizophrenia
SPEAKER: Dr Leslie Lim
DATE: 22 AUG THU
TIME: 7:30 - 9:30 pm
Fee: $10 (includes $5 voucher)
VENUE: ALBY Events
111 North Bridge Road, Peninsula Plaza #05-09 (City Hall MRT)
Schizophrenia, the dreaded term which conjures visions of madness and insanity, is one of the most severe, stigmatised and misunderstood forms of mental illness known to mankind. For many years the condition has been cloaked in myth and mystery.
Many consider this to be a result of split personality or demonic possession. All these misconceptions spring from ignorance, unfortunately encouraged by film and media portrayals of schizophrenia sufferers as a violent, unstable and unpredictable group of people, to be shunned by society.
Fortunately, hope is available. Medical research continues to yield important findings and has provided us with a better understanding into this condition. In this talk, we hope to explode the myths and mysteries, explore the signs, symptoms, risk factors and the causes of schizophrenia. While family support is important yet high expressed emotion may worsen the condition.
Treatments are available, but to achieve the best chances of recovery it should be instituted early. Many people recover, some fare better, others less so. Come and learn more about this condition and ask questions you never had the chance to ask.
About Dr Leslie Lim
Dr Lim has been a psychiatrist for nearly 30 years. He trained in Psychiatry in the United Kingdom and is currently a Senior Consultant Psychiatrist at a busy General Hospital.
He is a Clinical Associate Professor in Psychiatry and an Adjunct Associate Professor at two medical schools in Singapore. He is the past President of the S’pore Association for Mental Health, and is listed in Marquis Who’s Who in the United States.
He has written 4 books DEPRESSION: THE MISUNDERSTOOD ILLNESS, MENTAL ILLNESS OR DEMONISATION? and FREEDOM FROM FEAR. They are all available in both English and Chinese. The latest is Confronting your Anxiety a biblical response to overcoming your fear and worry.