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Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
3 Mount Elizabeth #15-05
Singapore 228510

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Dr Ng Beng Yeong received his medical education and postgraduate training in Psychiatry in Singapore. He was subsequently awarded a scholarship to pursue his interest in Organic Psychiatry and Neuropsychiatry at the Maudsley Hospital, UK. He was a Senior Consultant Psychiatrist with the Department of Psychiatry and Sleep Disorders Unit, Singapore General Hospital (SGH). He also ran sessions at the Urology Centre, Singapore General Hospital, where he treated patients with sexual concerns.

He was Head of Department, Psychiatry, SGH, from 1 July 2006 to 31 Dec 2015. His book, 'Till the break of day: a history of mental health services in Singapore, 1841-1993' is often used as a reference text by many young psychiatrists and mental health professionals in the country. The book is now in its second edition.

He is also known for his research in dissociative trance disorder, which was done when he worked at the Institute of Mental Health. He was President of Singapore Sleep Society from 2006 to 2008. He is the founding President of College of Psychiatrists.

Active in professional groups, he was the Associate Editor and Treasurer of Annals (2005 – 2016), and is the Chairman of Lejia Society (2008 – current), a society that focuses on mental health issues within the community.

Over the years, he has won accolades for his teaching and mentoring of medical students and junior staff. The awards that he has garnered include the following: Pioneer Award from Duke NUS, 2011, SingHealth Best Mentor Award, 2012, Duke-NUS Faculty Appreciation Award, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, NUS Medical Society Outstanding Tutor Award in 2013, YLL Role Model Award for Graduating Class 2014, and NUS YLL Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence, Oct 2015. His recent contribution is the co-editing of the book, "Mental Health of a Nation, 1993-2015", which captures the historical developments of mental health services in the country, together with Dr Daniel Fung, CMB of IMH. The book will be launched soon.

A strong believer in patient advocacy, he has conducted more than 100 outreach talks and programmes to educate the public on various mental health issues like insomnia, sleep problems, stress management, anxiety disorder, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, chronic pain and psychosexual problems. Apart from adults, Dr Ng is also experienced in the management of children and teenagers.

He is member of the Residency Advisory Committee (RAC) for psychiatry (2013 till present), Deputy Chief Examiner for MMed (Psychiatry) exam in 2014 and member of the Standard Setting Committee for Psychiatry exams in 2014 and 2015.

He is Board member, editorial team, Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment (2004 - current) and Co-editor of ASEAN Journal of Psychiatry (2010 - current).

He is one of the editors of the highly successful core textbooks for undergraduates "Mastering Psychiatry" which is now in its 4th edition.

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Very nice Senior Consultant Professor I ever experienced. Prof Ng used to treat me when I was in SGH and he always have this voice and his face is "magical" enough to calm me down. Very engaging Prof Dr, unlike most Prof who are more interested in their research than their patients. Worth my resp...
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I have been receiving treatment from Dr Ng for the last 3 months and he has been very patient with me,during the first session with him,he had a very accurate diagnosis of my illness and has since been giving me suitable medication to take. I have fully recovered in just 3 months th...
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The Best Tips From A Singaporean Psychiatrist On How To Take Care Of Your Mental Health

Mental health is more than just a diagnosis. It doesn't only refer to psychiatric or psychological disorders that require actual medical attention. 

It's about your overall mental health—how you feel about yourself, your ability to manage your emotions, and navigate whatever is going on in your life. 

Sometimes, you might find yourself stuck in negative thoughts due to difficult moments in your life. A 21-year-old reader asked a question on DxD's QnA platform, seeking advice on what he should do to improve his emotional health.

Dr Ng Beng Yeong, DxD's resident psychiatrist offered some pearls of wisdom on how you can reclaim your true self in the face of such challenges. 

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Will Stopping Your Antidepressant Medication Lead To Withdrawal Symptoms? This S'porean Psychiatrist Explains

Antidepressants are drugs used to treat patients with depressive disorders. While they're carefully prescribed by doctors to help patients feel better, it's not uncommon for patients to develop 'side effects' when they stop taking the medications. 

Lexi, a 20-year-old female asked a question on DxD's question and answer platform. She was on antidepressants on 2 months, and has stopped taking her antidepressants for 2 weeks.

Recently, she has been experiencing nauseousness and migraines and she wanted to know if her nauseousness and migraines are withdrawal symptoms. 

Dr Ng Beng Yeong, a psychiatrist, responded to her question based on his extensive experience in the field. Here's what you should know before popping those pills.

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How Do You Know If Gender Dysphoria Is Not Just A 'Phase'? A Psychiatrist Gives You The Low-Down

The generation of today is increasingly challenging conventional gender stereotypes. A massive poll done in the USA revealed that 50% of millennials believe that gender is actually a spectrum.

In Singapore, gender fluidity is not often talked about. Gender dysphoria refers to the distress a person experiences as a result of the sex and gender they were assigned at birth. This leads to them feeling very disconnected between their sense of self and body. Could gender dysphoria simply be a phase?

Psychiatrist, Dr Ng Beng Yeong, delved further into this topic on DxD. Here's what he had to share.

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Can Police Catch You Go IMH? This S'porean Psychiatrist Shares His First-Hand Insights

Involuntary hospitalisation is something that's rarely talked about in Singapore. 

A DxD reader sent in a question to find out if he could be detained at IMH by force if they feel that his condition has worsened. 5 years ago, he sought treatment at IMH for obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). However, he discontinued the treatment because he felt that the medication was not helping him. 

Dr Ng Beng Yeong, a renowned psychiarist in Singapore shared his expert advice with our reader on this issue. 

Hint: Yes, in certain cases, you can be forcibly hospitalised under Section 10 of the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) Act (MHCTA).

373 views 28 Nov 2018

A Psychiatrist Explains How Depression Is Diagnosed And Treated In Singapore

We are all familiar with negative emotions. Depression, however, is something quite different. It’s estimated that over 300 million people suffer from depression (that's equivalent to 4.4% of the world’s population).

The Singapore Mental Health Study conducted in 2010 revealed that 5.8% of the adult population in Singapore suffered from Major Depressive Disorder at some point in their lives.

How is depression dealt with in Singapore from a medical perspective? Psychiatrist and active DxD member, Dr Ng Beng Yeong, answered several questions related to depression. These are some of his key points.

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