Professor Andrew Law
Professor Law is the Head of Department of Psychiatry at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland & University College Dublin (Malaysia Campus). He studied medicine at Saint Louis University in the US and trained in psychiatry at the University of Toronto. He has also obtained higher degrees from the University of Cambridge and McGill University in cardiovascular physiology and neuroscience, respectively. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, American Psychiatric Association, and the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh.
With a special expertise in managing cognitive disorders, most of my patients are elderly, afflicted with various types of dementia. I also see adult patients with depression, anxiety, and other neuropsychiatric presentations.
As a psychiatrist valuing evidence-based practice, I focus on up-to-date pharmacotherapy and appropriate psychotherapeutic interventions, utilizing cognitive-behavioural, interpersonal, and integrative approaches. I also work closely with my clinical psychology colleagues at The Mind Faculty.
Harmony and mutual respect are crucial in the doctor-patient dyadic relationship. I believe in the balanced practice of psychological and drug treatments by using a holistic approach. While mental health being the key concern, as a physician, I am mindful of the potential impact of physical health on psychiatric disorders. Primary and secondary preventions are often integral parts of the therapy.
Each session is thirty to sixty minutes in length, during which I would actively listen to your concerns and get to know you as a person – from your history to your fear, struggles and joys. Treatment goal(s) and method(s) will be established during the initial session(s). In each session, we shall review treatment progress and update goal(s) as needed. You will have comfortable surroundings to disclose your thoughts without being judged and confidentiality is a key priority.
I am fluent in English and Cantonese.