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Dr Teng Jia Ying

  • Consultant, Department of Psychological Medicine, National University Hospital
MBBS (S’pore), MMed (Psych) (S’pore), MSc (Child & Adolescent Mental Health) (UK)
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Special Interests:
Women’s Mental Health (Perinatal)


Dr Teng Jia Ying obtained her medical degree from the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore. She then joined the Psychiatry Basic and Advanced Specialty training programme, which included rotations at NUH, SGH and IMH. She received the Singapore Psychiatry Association Book Prize for the Master of Medicine (Psychiatry) examination in 2011. Dr Teng obtained her specialist accreditation for Psychiatry in 2014.

She works in a multidisciplinary setting and believes that a team approach is best for holistic care of patients. As part of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry team, she provides inpatient and outpatient care for young patients with mental health conditions. She has collaborated with the NUH Paediatric Renal team to develop a depression-screening programme, targeting adolescent patients with chronic kidney disease.

As a Clinician-Educator, Dr Teng is involved in undergraduate medical education and postgraduate residency training. She completed the Certificate in Medical and Health Professions Education programme at NUS in 2016. She received the National University Health System Academic Medicine Development Award, which supported the completion of a Master of Science (MSc) programme in Child and Adolescent Mental Health at King's College London. She worked with the UK E-Risk Longitudinal Twin Study research team for her MSc research project, titled "Evaluating the prevalence, predictors and correlates of interpersonal trauma in British adolescents". Dr Teng received a distinction and the 2017 Michael Rutter Prize for her performance at the course. She has an interest in research on adolescent and maternal mood disorders, and using technology to aid in mental health assessment and treatment.


  • Academic Medicine Development Award, NUHS (2016)
  • Michael Rutter Prize for Master of Science (MSc) in Child and Adolescent Mental Health, King’s College London (2017)

Journals & Publications

​1. SJ Lewis, L Arseneault, A Caspi, HL Fisher, T Matthews, TE Moffitt, CL Odgers, D Stahl, JY Teng, A Danese. The epidemiology of trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder in a representative cohort of young people in England and Wales. The Lancet Psychiatry 2019; 6 (3): 247-256. [IF – 16.209]

2. S Jarzabek, K Cheong, YW Lim, JCM Wong, RK Kayanoth, JY Teng. CBT Assistant Platform: web/mobile co-design solution for cognitive behavioural therapy. Journal of Hospital Management and Health Policy 2018; 2:1-7.

3. YY Wang, YT Xiang, GS Ungvari, CH Ng, HFK Chiu, LCL Yim, TM Si, KY Chee, A Avasthi, S Grover, MY Chong, K Sim, S Kanba, YL He, MS Lee, SY Yang, P Udomratn, RA Kallivayalil, AJ Tanra, MM Maramis, WW Shen, N Sartorius, R Mahendran, JY Teng, CH Tan, N Shinfuku. A comparison of clinical characteristics of older adults treated with antidepressants in general and psychiatric hospitals in Asia. Psychogeriatrics 2017; 17(6): 348-355. [IF – 2.940]

4. JY Teng, CYI Chee, YS Chong, LY Lee, EL Yong, C Chi, B Broekman. A suicidal pregnant patient's request for premature Cesarean section: Clinical and ethical challenges. Journal of Affective Disorders 2016; 194: 168-70.  [IF – 4.084]

5. JY Teng, SE Lim, J Chua, H Lim, R Mahendran. Distress, anxiety and depressive symptoms in Asian cancer patients. Annals of the Academy of Medicine of Singapore. 2014; 43 Suppl 10: S49–50. [IF – 1.533]

6. JY Teng, TS Lee. Acute and subacute neuropsychiatric presentations in H1N1 viral encephalitis. The Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience 2011; 23: E7-E8. [IF – 2.192]


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