Psychiatry Archives - Promises Healthcare
Targeted Zaps to Treat Depression

Targeted Zaps to Treat Depression

Freedom from depression is possible through TMS treatment.

Each of us has a different genetic make-up, which is why anti-depressants may prove ineffective. Depression is a chronic mental illness that cannot be overcome simply by practicing positive thinking. For many who suffer from depression, a ‘normal life’ is often painfully out of reach. They may become more isolated and withdrawn, because it’s simply too difficult and agonising to ‘live a normal life’.

Promises Healthcare is the pioneer in providing rTMS treatment in Singapore.

rTMS stands for Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation or repetitive magnetic brain stimulation (also called TMS). It is a non-drug alternative to anti-depressants without any of the side effects. It’s non-invasive, unlike the dated practice of electroconvulsive therapy. The treatment requires 20-30 sessions lasting 40 minutes each. During each session, around 3000 targeted magnetic pulses are delivered to the specific area of the brain that regulates moods.

It is an FDA approved treatment for depression that is proven to work – and if you are treatment-resistant (to anti-depressant medication), TMS may just be that ray of hope.

Promises Healthcare also harnesses the power of TMS to treat anxiety disorders.

For more information on the rTMS treatment, please contact our clinic.

New Children’s and Adolescent’s Services at Promises

New Children’s and Adolescent’s Services at Promises


Promises launched a comprehensive range of psychiatric and psychological services for children and adolescent. Psychological services comprise of counselling and psychological evaluations to address legal, diagnostic and educational purposes.

The children’s and adolescent’s division of Promises is focused on supporting your child’s cognitive, social and emotional development. We provide psychological therapy and counselling in addition to psychological evaluations.

Our Services
Our team of Clinical Psychologists are experience in providing evidence-based therapeutic
interventions and, comprehensive diagnostic and psycho-educational evaluations. Generally, our services are summarized into the following:

Individual counselling for children and adolescents
Group therapy for children and adolescents (e.g. Social Skills Training and Anger
Management groups)
Parenting skills training
Couples and Family counselling
Psychological Assessments (Diagnostic, Developmental and Psycho-Educational)

Some of the treatment areas that can be supported by our team of therapists’ include but are not limited to:

  • Adjustment/Transition Issues
  • Anxiety Disorders (such as panic attacks, phobias, excessive worry and separation anxiety)
  • Anger Management
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders (including conditions previous known as Asperger’s Syndrome and Pervasive Developmental Disorders)
  • Academic Difficulties
  • Art Therapy
  • Behavioural Issues
  • Bullying
  • Co-dependency
  • Depression
  • Developing Social Communication
  • Eating Disorders (such as Anorexia and Bulimia)
  • Expat Relocation Counselling
  • Family Violence
  • Family Therapy (including Divorce Counselling for Families)
  • Gender Identity Issues
  • Grief and Trauma
  • Internet and Gaming Addictions
  • Learning Disorders (such as Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dyspraxia and Dysgraphia)
  • Marriage and Relationship Conflicts and, Enhancement
  • Parenting Concerns and Parenting Training
  • Play Therapy for Children
  • Self-Esteem issues and Assertiveness Training
  • Sleep Problems

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