Dr Terence Leong

MBBS, MMed (Psychiatry), FAMS

Promises Healthcare

#09-22/23 Novena Medical Centre

10 Sinaran Drive, Singapore 307506

 

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About Dr Terence Leong

1. Specialty/Sub-Specialty/Area of Medicine

Psychiatry

2. Services

  • Depression Management
  • Anxiety Management

3. Experience

Dr Terence Leong currently holds a Senior Consultant Psychiatrist position at the clinic Promises Healthcare located in Novena Medical Centre. His main areas are general adult psychiatry and medical psychiatry also known as consultation-liaison psychiatry. He has completed forensic reports for cases in both the state courts and the high court in Singapore.

In 1999, Dr Leong obtained his MBBS degree from the National University of Singapore (NUS) then went on to finish his postgraduate degree, MMed (Psychiatry). He continued as a senior registrar with the Department of Psychological Medicine, National University Health System (NUH).

In 2009, Dr Leong finished his specialist training and became a registered specialist with the Singapore Accreditation Board (SAB) and Singapore Medical Council (SMC). Following that, he served as the Clinical Director at the Psychological Medicine Department from 2013 - 2014. Other positions he held include being the Department Representative for NUHS’s Joint Commission International Accreditation, the Department Patient Safety Officer and Clinical Quality Officer. During his time in NUHS, he developed a range of expertise while dealing with patients suffering from depression, anxiety, psychosis, women's mental health, psycho-oncology, psychological issues relating to old age and even children's mental health. 

Dr Leong also lectured at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine while he was on tenure with NUHS, and supervised psychiatry residents throughout their rotations. 

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 Languages Spoken:

  • English
  • Mandarin
  • Cantonese
  • Hokkien
  • Malay
  • Indonesian

Education

MBBS (NUS, Singapore) 1999 
M Med (Psych) (NUS, Singapore) 2007
FAMS (Psych) (Academy of Medicine, Singapore) 

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This Singaporean Psychiatrist Explains The Six Types Of Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders
This Singaporean Psychiatrist Explains The Six Types Of Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders

Sleep. It’s said to be even more vital to health than food or water. With numerous ailments and biological problems associated with inconsistent sleeping patterns, one of the most common consequences of bad sleeping habits is obviously tiredness. However, specific causes of tiredness can often be difficult to identify. In many cases, the problem lies within the circadian rhythm of sleep.

Dr Terence Leong currently holds a Senior Consultant Psychiatrist position at Promises Healthcare located in Novena Medical Centre. In a DoctorxDentist post, he spoke in detail on the circadian rhythm of sleep and how it could lead to tiredness. Here's what he had to share.

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Many conditions can result in poor attention. Insufficient or poor quality sleep Attention deficit disorder Depression Anxiety Even medical conditions such as thyroid & other endocrine disorders, nutritional deficiencies etc. I would suggest a psyc...
26 Jul 2019
Hi, Most people present to their family doctor, school counselor/teachers, or are noted by their family/friends to be suffering from psychosis, a condition which tends to start in adolescence or early adulthood. Their symptoms may be seeing or hearing things that others d...
24 May 2019
Hi, The best way is to simply adjust the dose or type of antipsychotic. I suggest Confirm that the cause of the hyperprolactemia is due to anti-psychotics and not due to a physical cause such as a prolactinoma, and once confirmed, Clinically assess if the person can ...
24 May 2019
A psychiatrist is a medical doctor who specializes in mental health (psychiatry). To qualify to be a psychiatrist, we must first complete medical school and qualify as medical doctors. Subsequently, we undergo 5 to 6 more years of post-graduate training and examinations to specia...
8 May 2019
The best way is to adjust the antipsychotic regime by either lowering the dose or switching to another antipsychotic (one that has a lower risk of increasing prolactin levels), while maintaining the person's well being and good symptom control. Sometimes, a combination of two antipsychotics may ...
8 May 2019
You need to take good care of your own emotional health too, as you are clearly suffering from care-giver stress. Otherwise, if both parents become depressed, who will care for your child? I suggest that you see a mental health professional for assessment and discussion of treatment...
6 May 2019
Perseveration is what happens when a child is "stuck" with a particular idea or action. The best treatment is via a combination of judicious medication (such as serotoninergic antidepressants, antipsychotics) and psychotherapy. Some tips that may be useful for you: i) Talking abo...
6 May 2019
Such behaviours do decrease with age for most children. You can best help him by bringing him to see a psychiatrist or psychologist for assessment and appropriate treatment. Perseveration is a symptom. We need to identify the underlying disorder. By treating the underlying illness, ...
6 May 2019
Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) is a psychological disorder that results from suffering prolonged repeated interpersonal trauma. Examples of such trauma include childhood sexual abuse, chronic emotional or physical abuse, chronic domestic violence etc. I.e. C-PTSD arises from suffering multip...
6 May 2019
One out of every two adults has nightmares on occasion. The decision of whether or not to seek help rests on these questions: i) are your nightmare(s) causing you significant distress? ii) are they interrupting your sleep on a regular basis? iii) do you suffer from conditi...
6 May 2019
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