- MMed (Psychiatry)
Dr Ng Beng Yeong obtained his medical degree and underwent postgraduate training in Psychiatry in Singapore. He furthered his studies in Organic Psychiatry and Neuropsychiatry under a scholarship at the Maudsley Hospital, UK. Upon completion of his studies, he obtained the role of a Senior Consultant Psychiatrist with the Department of Psychiatry and Sleep Disorders Unit, Singapore General Hospital (SGH). He also conducted sessions covering sexual concerns his patients had at the Urology Centre in SGH. From 2006-2015 he was appointed as the Head of the Psychiatry Department in SGH.
Dr Ng has also managed above 100 outreach talks and programmes to inform the public on a variety of mental health issues such as insomnia, sleep problems, stress management, anxiety disorder, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, chronic pain and psychosexual problems. His focus is not limited by age; his patients also include children and teenagers.
Dr Ng remains active within the psychiatry community by being a member of the Residency Advisory Committee (RAC) for psychiatry since 2013, the Deputy Chief Examiner for MMed (Psychiatry) exam in 2014 and member of the Standard Setting Committee for Psychiatry exams in 2014 and 2015. On to of that, he is a Board member of the editorial team, Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment (2004 - current) and Co-editor of ASEAN Journal of Psychiatry (2010 - current).
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- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
- Sexual Health Problem
- Relationship Problems and Marital Difficulties
- Insomnia, Sleeping Difficulties
- Depression Issues
- Anxiety / Panic Disorders
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Depression, Anxiety, & Insomnia
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.