Till The Break of Day

A History of Mental Health Services in Singapore, 1841-1993

Ng Beng Yeong

Till The Break of Day

Ng Beng Yeong

Distributed for National University of Singapore Press

340 pages | 6 x 9
Paper $34.00 ISBN: 9789814722407 Published July 2017 For sale in North and South America and China only
This book documents the development of psychiatry in Singapore since its humble beginnings in the British colonial period. It should be of interest to health professionals, medical students, historians interested in the development of medicine and psychiatry and even members of the public with some basic understanding of psychiatry and psychology. Relatives and caregivers of psychiatric patients would also find the information furnished in this book enlightening.
Contents
List of Tables
List of Photographs, Maps and Other Historical Documents
Abbreviations
Foreword to the Second Edition
Foreword
Acknowledgements
Chronology of Events
A Brief Note on Currency
About the Author
 
Introduction
 
Section One: The Colonial Era
1. The First Hundred Years: Early Beginnings, Physical Facilities and Years of Wanderings
2. Mental Conditions and Their Classification Systems: A Study of the Asylum/Mental Hospital Records
3. Physical Ill-health and Mortality Patterns of the Inmates
4. The Abolition of Restraints: Illusion or Reality?
5. Attendants and the Asylum Culture
6. Work and Occupation for the Mentally Ill
7. A Long Haul: The Japanese Occupation and the Post-war Years
8. From Colony to Nation: Changes and Transitions
9. Ethnocultural Influences: Lay Beliefs of Mental Illness, Help Seeking Behaviour and Indigenous Healers
10. Crossing the Border: Interface with the Law
 
Section Two: Post-Colonial Developments
11. Moving On: Service Provision and Further Developments
12. Shaping Lives and Minds: A Torch is Passed
13. The Multidisciplinary Psychiatric Treatment Team: From Myth to Reality
14. beyond the Barded-wire Fences: Psychiatric Practice in Other Settings
15. A Few Good Men: The Origins of Professional Bodies and Social Agencies
16. A New Dawn?
 
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index
 
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