EVENT: UNDERSTANDING BIPOLAR DISORDER
SPEAKER: Dr Leslie Lim
DATE: 29 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)
This is a fascinating condition characterised by roller coaster highs and lows in mood. You will discover why this is a condition where psychiatrists could miss the diagnosis through no fault of their own.
Yet accurate diagnosis is needed for correct treatment to be given. With proper management, the best chances of recovery can be achieved.
In this talk, you will learn the essential facts about Bipolar Disorder, how to recognise features of Bipolar Disorder, who are its likely victims, and what are the causes of this condition.
Are there overlaps between Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia, and what are the similarities and differences? We can expect relatively favourable chances for recovery. What proportion of patients recover?
You will also learn about the treatments available, how a simple salt -like compound, called Lithium Carbonate, can be one of the most powerful and effective drugs available in the treatment of this illness.
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.