The Psychological Wellness Centre

Singapore Psychiatrist treating ADHD, Anxiety and Depression
Emotional Wellness is Just a Step away

Your Doctor

Dr Nelson Lee
Medical Director & Psychiatrist

MBBS Singapore
Masters of Medicine (Psychiatry / Singapore)
Grad Dip Psychotherapy (Distinction)

Dr Nelson Lee is a psychiatrist who graduated with his basic medical degree from the National University of Singapore (NUS). He has a keen interest in the human mind and subsequently specialised in Psychiatry and qualified with his Masters in Medicine (Psychiatry) (Singapore). He is now part of a small group of psychiatrists in Singapore in private practice.  

Dr Nelson Lee's main area of interest in Psychiatry is in the treatment of anxiety, stress and mood related disorders, particularly Depression and Bipolar disorders. He also has interest in the treatment of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric disorders like ADHD as well as the use of psychotherapeutic techniques in treatment. He holds a Diploma in Psycho-dynamic Psychotherapy (Distinction) from the National University of Singapore (NUS).

He has a wealth of experience in handling both clients from Singapore and also International patients, and is keenly aware of the challenges and potential psychiatric issues that expatriates and their families may face when settling in Singapore.   He was previously the Director of the Ministry of Health's Mental Health GP partnership programme. He was also con-currently Deputy Chief of the Department of General Psychiatry 1, Institute of Mental Health (This is the largest  tertiary psychiatric facility in Singapore). He has since ventured into private practice.  

Dr Lee is best known by his patients both in Singapore and abroad as a Psychiatrist with a friendly, cheerful and approachable disposition. He believes that being human is perhaps the most important trait that a psychiatrist should have. His  consistent and excellent bedside manner had resulted in him being awarded the National Healthcare Group's Service Champion and Service Pillar awards  (at least 4 consecutive quarters of service champion awards) on numerous occasions and Spring Singapore’s Excellent Service Star Award (EXSA). He was also top three in the EXSA SuperStar category (Awarded to the best 3 healthcare service providers across the whole Singapore).   Dr Nelson Lee has also been active in the Singapore Psychiatric Association and has been previously elected as its Vice-President as well as its Honorary Secretary. He was  also elected as Singapore's representative to the World Psychiatric Association's Young Psychiatrist Council.

As a psychiatrist, he believes in educating other medical professionals as well as the general public. He believes this is  part of his duty, as this is the best way to reduce the misconceptions associated with psychological disorders in Singapore as well as in the region.   He has published articles in medical  and psychiatric publications in Singapore and internationally, and with this he also keeps up with International best practices in psychiatry. He has also published a book on coping with stress, a children’s book on enuresis and also contributed the chapter on suicide to the publication “Beating the Blues”, a book on depression in Singapore. He is also interested in teaching and was previously appointed as a clinical tutor (Psychiatry) to the National University Singapore. He was awarded the National Healthcare Group (NHG) excellence in teaching award and has been the lead module developer for two of the modules in the upcoming Graduate Diploma in Psychiatry, Singapore (an initiative spearheaded by the Ministry of Health, Singapore).  

In his spare time, he enjoys reading a good book and dabbles occasionally in writing of poetry.