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Dr Lui Yit Shiang

  • Senior Consultant, Department of Psychological Medicine, National University Hospital
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Psychological Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore
MB BS, M Med (Psych), MRC Psych, M Sc (Addiction Studies), AKC
Addiction Psychiatry, Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, General Adult Psychiatry
Special Interests:
Antidepressant and Antipsychotic Therapy, Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT), Mental Health in LGBTQ, Psychotherapy, Transplant Psychiatry


Yit Shiang obtained his basic medical degree from NUS in 2002. He completed the local basic and advanced specialty training in psychiatry and subsequently became a Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, UK (RCPsych) in 2013. He is also certified as a Substance Abuse & Gambling Addiction Counsellor by the Association of Professionals Specialising in Addiction Counselling. He was awarded an academic medicine development award by NUH to pursue a Master of Science in Addiction Studies at King’s College London and Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience in 2016.

He is currently practising as a general adult psychiatrist in the department with a clinical focus on addiction medicine, particularly dual disorders within the medical and surgical disciplines in the hospital as well as consultation-liaison psychiatry. He is working closely with the Psychiatric Ward Team in NUH. Besides his interest in clinical service, he is also involved in medical education and training nursing and medical students at NUS. He is also an examiner for the RCPsych and the Advanced Practice Nursing Course. His passion in medical teaching also led him to pursue a Certificate in Medical Education from the Center for Medical Education, NUS (CenMed) in 2014.

Yit Shiang is interested in researching on the attitudes and perceptions of healthcare workers towards their patients with alcohol use problem and has done studies in screening and brief interventions for substance use. Some papers included an audit of very-brief advice on smoking among persons with mental illness, quantifying effects of brief intervention on healthcare workers’ attitudes towards alcoholics and cultural factors influencing gambling behaviours. He had written articles for the media focusing on gambling and alcohol use.


  • Long Service Award (LSA) 2018

Journals & Publications

​1.      YS Lui, AHY Loh, TT Chee, et al. Education of medical students in child and adolescent psychiatry. The Asia Pacific Scholar 2021; 6(1): 30-39. 


2.      TT Chee, YS Lui. Pathological gambling, gambling disorder, and problem gambling among the Chinese ethnic population living in western countries: is culture a sufficient explanation for the reported excess rates? Journal of Gambling Studies 2021. PMID: 33521910. [IF – 2.836]


3.      SSM Lau, SWC Koh, YS Lui. Managing unhealthy alcohol use in general practice. Singapore Medical Journal 2021; 62(2): 69-71. [IF – 1.141]


Professional Memberships

  • ​Member, Royal College of Psychiatrists, United Kingdom 
  • Associate Member, Academy of Consultation Liaison Psychiatry, United State of America


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