Masters of Medicine (Psychiatry)(Singapore)
Grad Dip Psychotherapy (Distinction)
Medical Director & Psychiatrist The Psychological Wellness Centre
Dr Nelson Lee Boon Chuan is a psychiatrist who graduated with his basic medical degree from the National University of Singapore (NUS). He has a keen interest in the human mind and subsequently specialised in Psychiatry and qualified with his Masters in Medicine (Psychiatry) (Singapore). He is now part of a small group of psychiatrists in Singapore in private practice.
Dr Nelson Lee‘s main area of interest in Psychiatry is in the treatment of anxiety, stress and mood related disorders, particularly Major Depression and Bipolar disorders. He also has interest in the treatment of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric disorders as well as the use of psychotherapeutic techniques in treatment. He holds a Diploma in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (Distinction) from the National University of Singapore (NUS). He has a wealth of experience in handling both clients from Singapore and also International patients, and is keenly aware of the challenges and potential psychiatric issues that expatriates and their families may face when settling in Singapore.
He was previously the Director of the Ministry of Health’s Mental Health GP partnership programme. He was also con-currently Deputy Chief of the Department of General Psychiatry 1, Institute of Mental Health (This is the largest tertiary psychiatric facility in Singapore). He has since ventured into private practice.
Dr Nelson Lee is best known by his patients both in Singapore and abroad as a Psychiatrist with a friendly, cheerful and approachable disposition. He believes that being human is perhaps the most important trait that a psychiatrist should have. His consistent and excellent bedside manner had resulted in him being awarded the National Healthcare Group’s Service Champion and Service Pillar awards on numerous occasions and Spring Singapore’s Excellent Service Star Award (EXSA). He was also top three in the EXSA SuperStar category.
Dr Nelson Lee has also been active in the Singapore Psychiatric Association and has been previously elected as its Vice-President as well as its Honorary Secretary. He was also elected as Singapore’s representative to the World Psychiatric Association’s Young Psychiatrist Council. As a psychiatrist, he believes in educating other medical professionals as well as the general public. He believes this is part of his duty, as this is the best way to reduce the misconceptions associated with psychological disorders in Singapore as well as in the region.
He has published articles in medical and psychiatric publications in Singapore and internationally, and he has also published a book on coping with stress, a children’s book on enuresis and also contributed the chapter on suicide to the publication “Beating the Blues”, a book on depression in Singapore.
He is also interested in teaching and was previously appointed as a clinical tutor (Psychiatry) to the National University Singapore. He was awarded the National Healthcare Group (NHG) excellence in teaching award and has been the lead module developer for two of the modules in the upcoming Graduate Diploma in Psychiatry, Singapore (an initiative spearheaded by the Ministry of Health, Singapore).
In his spare time, he enjoys reading and dabbles occasionally in writing of poetry.
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