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Dr Christl Yong

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  • Associate Consultant, Department of Psychological Medicine, National University Hospital


MBBS (Australia), MRCPsych (UK)



Clinical Disciplines/Programmes:

Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, General Adult Psychiatry

Special Interests:

Women's Mental Health (Perinatal)

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Dr. Christl Yong graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from Monash University in 2012. She then joined the National Healthcare Group (NHG) National Psychiatry Residency Programme in 2015, where she rotated through various departments including National University Hospital (NUH), Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH), Singapore General Hospital (SGH), and Institute of Mental Health (IMH). She was conferred a Membership in the Royal College of Psychiatrists from the United Kingdom in 2019. During her residency years, she was part of the Singapore Young Psychiatrist in Training (SYPT) EXCO in 2019. She completed her training successfully and obtained her specialist accreditation for Psychiatry in 2022.

She believes that a holistic and multidisciplinary approach is essential to patient care. She has interests in perinatal psychiatry. She is also passionate about continued medical education and is involved in undergraduate medical education with NUS.

Journals & Publications

  1. Ng QX, Chong JWX, Yong CSK, Sivalingam V. Re-considering the use of bupropion in schizophrenia: A case report and review of literature. Psychiatry Res. 2021 Jan;295:113636. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2020.113636. Epub 2020 Dec 9. PMID: 33321400. [IF 11.22]
  2. Ng QX, Yong CSK, Chong JWX, Chee KT. Neuropsychiatric masquerades: Distinguishing neurodegenerative disease from bipolar disorder. Bipolar Disord. 2020 Nov;22(7):761-763. doi: 10.1111/bdi.12984. Epub 2020 Aug 28. PMID: 32780916. [IF 6.744]
  3. Ng QX, Yeo WS, Chong JWX, Chua Z, Yong CSK. How do we manage bipolar depression in patients with end-stage kidney disease? Asia Pac Psychiatry. 2021 Jun;13(2):e12418. doi: 10.1111/appy.12418. Epub 2020 Sep 2. PMID: 32881294. [IF 2.76]
  4. Ng QX, Yong CSK, Loke W, Yeo WS, Soh AYS. Escitalopram-induced liver injury: A case report and review of literature. World J Hepatol. 2019 Oct 27;11(10):719-724. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v11.i10.719. PMID: 31749902; PMCID: PMC6856019. [IF 3.173]

Professional Memberships

  • Member, Singapore Psychiatry Association
  • Member, Royal College of Psychiatrists, United Kingdom

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