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Clin Asst Prof David Teo Choon Liang

Dr David Teo Choon Liang from Changi General Hospital

Clin Asst Prof David Teo Choon Liang

MBBS (NUS), MRC Psych (UK), FAMS (Psychiatry)

Consultant

Specialty: Psychological Medicine

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
Adolescent Psychiatry, General Psychiatry, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy.

Clinical Appointments

  • Consultant Psychological Medicine Changi General HospitalChangi General Hospital

Profile

Dr David Teo is a Consultant Psychiatrist with the Department of Psychological Medicine at Changi General Hospital (CGH). He heads CGH’s Health Wellness Programme (Assessment and Shared Care Team) and Medical Humanities programme. His subspecialty interests are in treating mental health problems in youth and the medically ill, psychodynamics, and combining psychotherapy and medications in treating mood and anxiety disorders.

Dr Teo graduated from the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore in 2008, and was conferred Membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (United Kingdom) in 2013. He obtained specialist accreditation in Psychiatry in 2016, and is a Fellow of the College of Psychiatrists, Academy of Medicine Singapore. He completed advanced training in Psychosomatic Medicine (Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry) at the New York-Presbyterian Columbia University Irving Medical Centre under the Health Manpower Development Plan Fellowship Award.

Passionate about medical education, Dr Teo has received teaching awards. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor with Duke-NUS Medical School; Clinical Senior Lecturer with the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS; and Clinical Core Faculty with the National Psychiatry Residency Programme. He is also active in research, advisory and editorial work. He has published widely in international peer-reviewed journals and textbooks.

Education

  • FAMS (Psychiatry) (Academy of Medicine, Singapore), 2017
  • MRC Psych (RCPsych, United Kingdom), 2013
  • MBBS (NUS, Singapore), 2008

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Programme Director, Health Wellness Programme (Assessment and Shared Care Team)
  • Fellow, College of Psychiatrists, Academy of Medicine, Singapore
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Duke-NUS Medical School
  • Clinical Senior Lecturer, Yong Loo Ling School of Medicine, National University Singapore
  • Core Clinical Faculty Member, NHG Psychiatry Residency Program
  • Physician Faculty, SingHealth Family Medicine Residency Program
  • Faculty, SingHealth Duke-NUS, Institute of Patient Safety and Quality
  • EXCO Member and CGH Lead, Office of Medical Humanities, SingHealth Duke-NUS Medicine Academic Clinical Programme
  • Co-Chair, World Psychiatric Association Psychotherapy Section, Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry SIG
  • Member, International Advisory Board, Psychodynamic Psychiatry
  • Member, Singapore Medical Association

Awards

  • SingHealth Duke-NUS Medicine Academic Clinical Programme Senior Educator Award, 2020
  • SingHealth 10-year Long Service Award, 2019
  • Health Manpower Development Plan (HMDP) Fellowship Award 2018 - Psychosomatic Medicine Across Hospital and Community Settings - A New Paradigm of Seamless, Integrated Care
  • Changi General Hospital Quality Improvement Festival 2018 - Silver Award
  • Changi General Hospital Research Grant 2017 - A Qualitative Study on the Relationship Between Social Media Use and Depressive Symptoms and Deliberate Self-Harm in Depressed Adolescents
  • 3rd SingHealth Duke-NUS Education Conference, 2017 – Merit / Commendation Award
  • Changi General Hospital Quality Improvement Festival 2015 – Silver Award

Research Interests

Publications

  • Nair SS, Chua JM, Teo DCL. Lurasidone-Induced Manic Switch in an Adolescent with Bipolar I Disorder: a Case Report. East Asian Arch Psychiatry 2021;31:80-2. doi: 10.12809/eaap2040
  • Teo DCL, Yan S, Tan MSQ, Lim HK, Tirtajana I, Saffari ES, Peh LH. Impact of an Integrated Care Programme on Patient-reported Outcomes for Mild to Moderate Mental Health Conditions in Singapore – A Pilot Study. Singapore Medical Journal. 2021; 62 (5), 230-234.
  • Nair S, Kwan SY, Ng CWM, Teo DCL. Approach to the Patient with Multiple Somatic Symptoms. Singapore Medical Journal. 2021; 62 (5), 252-258.
  • Tan YK, Kwan YH, Teo DCL, Velema M, Deinum J, Tan PT, et al. Improvement in quality of life and psychological symptoms after treatment for primary aldosteronism: Asian Cohort Study. Endocr Connect. 2021;10(8):834-44.
  • Ng JWL, Peh ALH, Teo DCL, Goh LG. Preventing Mental Illness: The Role of Primary Care Physicians. The Singapore Family Physician. 2021;47(7):27-31.
  • Teo DCL, Kamaneh S, Duchonova K, Ng JWL. Religion, Spirituality, Belief systems and suicide. In: Suicide by Self-Immolation – Biopsychosocial and Transcultural Aspects. Springer. 2021 
  • Teo DCL, Della DC, Michael MC, Tay TS. Affective States in Suicide. In: Suicide by Self-Immolation – Biopsychosocial and Transcultural Aspects. Springer. 2021
  • Della CD, Teo DCL, Agiananda F, Nimnuan C. Culturally informed psychotherapy in Asian consultation‐liaison psychiatry. Asia-Pacific Psychiatry. 2021;13(1). doi: 10.1111/appy.12431. 
  • Olarte SW, Teo DCL, Alfonso CA. Intermittent Treatment with the Psychodynamic Psychiatrist: A Patient-Centered Approach. Psychodyn Psychiatry. 2020 Fall;48(3):314-336. doi: 10.1521/pdps.2020.48.3.314. PMID: 32996848.
  • Yan S, Wuan KM, Peh LH, Tay TS, Ho CW, Saffari SE, Teo DCL. Impact of Experience-Based, Longitudinal Psychiatry Training on Family Medicine Residents’ Attitudes Toward Depression and Psychiatry in Singapore: a Prospective Study. Academic Psychiatry (2018). doi: 10.1007/s40596-018-1006-3.
  • Teo DCL, Wong HK, Tan SN. Atypical Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome Precipitated by Clozapine and Quetiapine Overdose: A Diagnostic Challenge. Innovations in Clinical Neuroscience. 2018 Jul;15(7-8):20.
  • Wuan E, Tay TS, Peh LH, Teo DCL. Dynamic interactions in the Primary Care Consultation and An Introduction to Balint Groups. Singapore Family Physician. 2018 44(4): 32-34.
  • Teo DCL, Abraham AM, Peh AL. Folie à deux and Fregoli syndrome with greater severity in the ‘secondary’– A case report. Asian Journal of  Psychiatry. 2017 Feb 28;25:254-5.
  • Ng ES, Tan CH, Teo DCL, Seah CY, Phua KH. Knowledge and perceptions regarding colorectal cancer screening among Chinese — a community-based survey in Singapore. Preventive medicine. 2007 Nov 30;45(5):332-5.

Research Trials

  • Principle Investigator: A Qualitative Study on the Relationship Between Social Media Use and Depressive Symptoms and Deliberate Self-Harm in Depressed Adolescents
  • Principle Investigator: A Survey on the Attitudes and Perceptions of Psychiatrists and Psychiatry Residents Working in Public Hospitals in Singapore on Spirituality and Psychiatry
  • Co-Investigator: Risk Perception and Psychosocial Impact of COVID-19 on Health Care Workers
  • Co-Investigator: Time to Discontinuation for Psychotropic Medication in Outpatient Psychiatric Patients