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Dr Stephen Jambunathan

Medical Director/ Psychiatrist

Education 

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

About Me

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.