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Dr Lui Yit Shiang

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MB BS, M Med (Psych), MRC Psych, M Sc (Addiction Studies), AKC, Certified Substance Abuse Counsellor (CSAC); Certified Gambling Addiction Counsellor (CGAC) []
Consultant, Department of Psychological Medicine, National University Hospital
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychological Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore

Sub Specialty:
Addiction Psychiatry, General Adult Psychiatry
Medical and Surgical Conditions:
Addictive Disorders, Adjustment Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, Conversion Disorder, Factitious Disorder, Illness Anxiety Disorder, Pain Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Acute Stress Disorder (ASD), Social Anxiety Disorder, Somatic Symptom Disorder, Specific Phobia
Special Interest:
Antidepressant and Antipsychotic Therapy
Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
Mental Health in LGBTQ
Transplant Psychiatry
National University Hospital
National University Health System
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.

Professional Education
MB BS, National University of Singapore
M Med in Psychiatry, National University of Singapore
Certified Substance Abuse Counsellor (CSAC), Association of Professionals Specialising in Addiction Counselling
Certified Gambling Addiction Counsellor (CGAC), Association of Professionals Specialising in Addiction Counselling
Certificate in Medical Education, National University of Singapore
MSc in Addiction Studies, King's College London, United Kingdom

Awards and Honours

​AMDA 2015, Long Service Award (LSA) 2018

Professional Memberships

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