Dr Stephen Jambunathan
Medical Director/ Psychiatrist
MMED, University of Malaya
Fellowship, University of Malaya
Expert Training, University of Melbourne
License/ Professional Membership
Committee Member, Asian Bipolar Educational Committee, 2008
Member, Asian Network for Bipolar Disorders, 2008
Life Member, International Early Psychosis Association, Life Member, 2003
Member, International Harm Reduction Association, Member, 2003
Deputy President, MPA REACH Association, Deputy President, 2002
Consultant, Early Intervention Association, Consultant, 2001
Member, Malaysian Psychiatric Association, Member, 1999
I am a clinical psychiatrist who favours a dialetic approach. I strongly believe in moving away from labels such as ‘bipolar’ or ‘schizophrenic’, and treating the person. I treat the individual not the illness.
Apart from pharmacological therapy when necessary, I incorporate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodyanmic therapies and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing into my practice. My focus is on the emotional and social aspect of a client’s issues.
I see a wide range of clients from adolescents to elderly patients. My areas of interest are adolescents: I believe that this is an interesting stage in their development, which makes them a challenging yet rewarding age group to work with. I am particularly interested in treating trauma, OCD, ADHD and depression.
In the first session, I will perform a complete psychiatric evaluation. It’s important that I get to know the client and the client gets to know my approach. At the end of the session, I will make suggestions on what possible treatments may benefit the client.
I speak English, Malay and Tamil.