Siow Ann Chong

Summary

Affiliation: Institute of Mental Health
Country: Singapore

Publications

  1. doi Mental disorders: employment and work productivity in Singapore
    Siow Ann Chong
    Research Division, Institute of Mental Health, Buangkok Green Medical Park, 10 Buangkok View, Singapore, 539747, Singapore
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 48:117-23. 2013
  2. ncbi Policy implications of the Singapore Mental Health Study
    Siow Ann Chong
    Research Division, Institute of Mental Health, Buangkok Green Medical Park, 10 Buangkok View, Singapore 539747
    Ann Acad Med Singapore 41:258-63. 2012
  3. doi Treatment gap in common mental disorders: the Singapore perspective
    S A Chong
    Research Division, Institute of Mental Health
    Epidemiol Psychiatr Sci 21:195-202. 2012
  4. ncbi Where do people with mental disorders in Singapore go to for help?
    Siow Ann Chong
    Research Division, Institute of Mental Health, Singapore
    Ann Acad Med Singapore 41:154-60. 2012
  5. ncbi Prevalence and impact of mental and physical comorbidity in the adult Singapore population
    Siow Ann Chong
    Research Division, Institute of Mental Health, Singapore
    Ann Acad Med Singapore 41:105-14. 2012
  6. ncbi A population-based survey of mental disorders in Singapore
    Siow Ann Chong
    Research Division, Institute of Mental Health, Singapore
    Ann Acad Med Singapore 41:49-66. 2012
  7. ncbi Psychosis--a need for preemptive intervention?
    S A Chong
    Department of Early Psychosis Intervention, Institute of Mental Health and Woodbridge Hospital 10, Buangkok View, Singapore 539747
    Singapore Med J 44:426-7. 2003
  8. ncbi Assessing the quality of care for patients with first-episode psychosis
    S A Chong
    Institute of Mental Health, Buangkok Green Medical Park, 10 Buangkok View, Singapore 539747
    Singapore Med J 47:882-5. 2006
  9. ncbi Performance measures for mental healthcare in Singapore
    Siow Ann Chong
    Research Division, Institute of Mental Health, Singapore
    Ann Acad Med Singapore 37:791-6. 2008
  10. ncbi Determinants of duration of untreated psychosis and the pathway to care in Singapore
    Siow Ann Chong
    Woodbridge Hospital Institute of Mental Health, Singapore
    Int J Soc Psychiatry 51:55-62. 2005

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Publications100

  1. doi Mental disorders: employment and work productivity in Singapore
    Siow Ann Chong
    Research Division, Institute of Mental Health, Buangkok Green Medical Park, 10 Buangkok View, Singapore, 539747, Singapore
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 48:117-23. 2013
    ..To examine the association between mental disorders and work disability in the adult resident population in Singapore...
  2. ncbi Policy implications of the Singapore Mental Health Study
    Siow Ann Chong
    Research Division, Institute of Mental Health, Buangkok Green Medical Park, 10 Buangkok View, Singapore 539747
    Ann Acad Med Singapore 41:258-63. 2012
    ..Incorporation of mental health education and screening of mental disorders in the workforce should also be augmented with work practices that protect against discriminating those with mental disorders...
  3. doi Treatment gap in common mental disorders: the Singapore perspective
    S A Chong
    Research Division, Institute of Mental Health
    Epidemiol Psychiatr Sci 21:195-202. 2012
    ..The problem of wide treatment gaps in mental disorders is endemic world wide. The study aims to establish the treatment gap of common mental disorders in Singapore...
  4. ncbi Where do people with mental disorders in Singapore go to for help?
    Siow Ann Chong
    Research Division, Institute of Mental Health, Singapore
    Ann Acad Med Singapore 41:154-60. 2012
    ..This study aims to examine the pattern of services utilisation and the factors associated with help-seeking behaviour among those with mental disorders in the multi-ethnic Asian population of Singapore...
  5. ncbi Prevalence and impact of mental and physical comorbidity in the adult Singapore population
    Siow Ann Chong
    Research Division, Institute of Mental Health, Singapore
    Ann Acad Med Singapore 41:105-14. 2012
    ..This study aims to assess the prevalence rates of mental disorders and chronic medical conditions in the Singapore resident population, and examine their association and respective impact on the quality of life...
  6. ncbi A population-based survey of mental disorders in Singapore
    Siow Ann Chong
    Research Division, Institute of Mental Health, Singapore
    Ann Acad Med Singapore 41:49-66. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to establish the prevalence of select mental disorders and their associated sociodemographic correlates in the adult Singapore resident population...
  7. ncbi Psychosis--a need for preemptive intervention?
    S A Chong
    Department of Early Psychosis Intervention, Institute of Mental Health and Woodbridge Hospital 10, Buangkok View, Singapore 539747
    Singapore Med J 44:426-7. 2003
    ..In this case the patient was very distressed by his symptoms and had requested treatment with medications. Indeed, treatment has resulted in the remission of his symptoms and restored him to his previous level of functioning...
  8. ncbi Assessing the quality of care for patients with first-episode psychosis
    S A Chong
    Institute of Mental Health, Buangkok Green Medical Park, 10 Buangkok View, Singapore 539747
    Singapore Med J 47:882-5. 2006
    ..This study evaluated the quality of care in an early psychosis intervention programme (EPIP), as compared to standard treatment received by patients prior to the inception of the programme...
  9. ncbi Performance measures for mental healthcare in Singapore
    Siow Ann Chong
    Research Division, Institute of Mental Health, Singapore
    Ann Acad Med Singapore 37:791-6. 2008
    ..This paper describes the process of choosing the relevant measures with the appropriate attributes, and suggests a framework, which can serve as a guide for selecting mental health performance measures...
  10. ncbi Determinants of duration of untreated psychosis and the pathway to care in Singapore
    Siow Ann Chong
    Woodbridge Hospital Institute of Mental Health, Singapore
    Int J Soc Psychiatry 51:55-62. 2005
    ..In this study, we established the Duration of Psychosis (DUP) in a sample of patients with first-episode psychosis and examined the pathways to care...
  11. ncbi Reducing polypharmacy through the introduction of a treatment algorithm: use of a treatment algorithm on the impact on polypharmacy
    Siow Ann Chong
    Department of Early Psychosis Intervention, Institute of Mental Health, Singapore
    Ann Acad Med Singapore 35:457-60. 2006
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  12. ncbi Spontaneous parkinsonism in antipsychotic-naive patients with first-episode psychosis
    Siow Ann Chong
    Department of Early Psychosis Intervention, Institute of Mental Health, Woodridge Hospital, Singapore
    Can J Psychiatry 50:429-31. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to establish rates of spontaneous parkinsonism (SP) among the different types of psychosis. We hypothesized that the rate would be higher among persons with affective symptoms...
  13. ncbi Reducing the duration of untreated psychosis and changing help-seeking behaviour in Singapore
    Siow Ann Chong
    Institute of Mental Health, Woodbridge Hospital, 10 Buangkok View, Singapore, 539747, Singapore
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 40:619-21. 2005
    ..This study was conducted to examine the impact of early detection strategies of an early psychosis intervention programme on the duration of untreated psychosis (DUP) and the pattern of help-seeking behaviour...
  14. ncbi Perception of the public towards the mentally ill in developed Asian country
    Siow Ann Chong
    Institute of Mental Health, 10, Buangkok View, Singapore, 539747, Singapore
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 42:734-9. 2007
    ..This study assessed public perceptions and attitudes towards and causal beliefs about mental health problems in Singapore - a multi-racial country in South-East Asia...
  15. ncbi How clinician-scientists think
    Siow Ann Chong
    Medical Board Research, Institute of Mental Health, Singapore
    Ann Acad Med Singapore 38:260-3. 2009
    ..This essay examines these factors and how the melding of that could lead to breakthrough discoveries. It may in some instances, go wrong, or take a morally ambiguous path...
  16. doi The Singapore flagship programme in translational and clinical research in psychosis
    Siow Ann Chong
    Research Division, Institute of Mental Health Singapore, Buangkok Medical Park, 10 Buangkok View, Singapore
    Early Interv Psychiatry 5:290-300. 2011
    ..This paper describes the rationale, aims and development of the Singapore Translational and Clinical Research in Psychosis, which is a 5-year programme...
  17. doi Early interventions and lessons from Harvard Business Review
    Siow Ann Chong
    Institute of Mental Health, Singapore
    Early Interv Psychiatry 1:346-50. 2007
    ..To describe the establishment and development of an Early Psychosis Intervention Programme in Singapore that is based on a business model and with concepts drawn from the corporate world...
  18. ncbi Tardive dyskinesia and impaired glucose tolerance
    Siow Ann Chong
    Woodbridge Hospital Institute of Mental Health, Singapore
    Hum Psychopharmacol 17:305-7. 2002
    ..However, prospective long-term studies with multiple assessment points are needed to clarify the role of glucose metabolism in the development of tardive dyskinesia...
  19. doi An assessment of the understanding and motivations of patients with schizophrenia about participating in a clinical trial
    Siow Ann Chong
    Institute of Mental Health, Buangkok Green Medical Park, Singapore 539747, Singapore
    Contemp Clin Trials 30:446-50. 2009
    ..PPA administration with educational module supplementation may provide a valuable addition to clinical trial procedures in patients with schizophrenia...
  20. doi Authorizing psychiatric research: principles, practices and problems
    Siow Ann Chong
    Institute of Mental Health, Singapore
    Bioethics 25:27-36. 2011
    ..We do not purport to offer a blueprint for the future; we do, however, seek to advance the debate by identifying some of the key questions to which better answers are required...
  21. ncbi Prolonged QTc intervals in medicated patients with schizophrenia
    Siow Ann Chong
    Woodbridge Hospital Institute of Mental Health, 10 Buangkok View, Singapore 539747
    Hum Psychopharmacol 18:647-9. 2003
    ..Caution should be exercised and monitoring with ECG should be considered in patients prescribed chlorpromazine and depot antipsychotic medications even at recommended doses...
  22. ncbi Polymorphisms of dopamine receptors and tardive dyskinesia among Chinese patients with schizophrenia
    Siow Ann Chong
    Woodbridge Hospital Institute of Mental Health, Singapore
    Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet 116:51-4. 2003
    ..The association of TD with the serine/serine genotype of the DRD3 may be an epiphenomenon of patients with a subtype of schizophrenia who had more exposure to neuroleptics...
  23. doi Body mass index and risk of mental disorders in the general population: results from the Singapore Mental Health Study
    Mythily Subramaniam
    Research Division, Institute of Mental Health, Buangkok Green Medical Park, Singapore, Singapore
    J Psychosom Res 74:135-41. 2013
    ..The aims of the current study were to elucidate the association between body mass index (BMI) and mental disorders and to examine whether these associations are moderated by socio-demographic correlates and comorbid physical disorders...
  24. ncbi Measuring health-related quality of life among adults in Singapore: population norms for the EQ-5D
    Edimansyah Abdin
    Research Division, Institute of Mental Health, Singapore, Singapore
    Qual Life Res 22:2983-91. 2013
    ..To provide population norms for the Euro-QoL-5D (EQ-5D) according to age, sex, ethnicity and language version using a representative sample of adults aged 18 years and above in the Singapore population...
  25. doi Obsessive--compulsive disorder: prevalence, correlates, help-seeking and quality of life in a multiracial Asian population
    Mythily Subramaniam
    Research Division, Institute of Mental Health, Buangkok Green Medical Park, 10 Buangkok View, Singapore, 539747, Singapore
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 47:2035-43. 2012
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  26. ncbi The Singapore Mental Health Study: an overview of the methodology
    Mythily Subramaniam
    Research Division, Institute of Mental Health, Singapore
    Int J Methods Psychiatr Res 21:149-57. 2012
    ..0 to establish lifetime and 12-month prevalence of mental disorders, the current use of mental health services (both Western and traditional services), the treatment gaps and loss of role functioning...
  27. ncbi Academic attainment: a predictor of psychiatric disorders?
    Siow Ann Chong
    Institute of Mental Health, Buangkok Green Medical Park, 10 Buangkok View, Singapore, 539747, Singapore
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 44:999-1004. 2009
    ..However, it is not clear as to how academic performance compares as a marker for other mental disorders. The objective of this study was to examine whether educational attainment is a candidate marker for certain psychiatric disorders...
  28. ncbi The Longitudinal Youth at Risk Study (LYRIKS)--an Asian UHR perspective
    Jimmy Lee
    Research Division, Institute of Mental Health, Singapore Department of General Psychiatry 1, Institute of Mental Health, Singapore Office of Clinical Sciences, Duke NUS Graduate Medical School, National University of Singapore, Singapore Electronic address
    Schizophr Res 151:279-83. 2013
    ..5% (n=6) at 6 months. Follow-up measures are currently underway to assess longitudinal incidence of psychosis and impact of risk factors on cognition, functioning and remission...
  29. ncbi Psychiatric comorbidity in first episode schizophrenia: a 2 year, longitudinal outcome study
    Kang Sim
    Department of Adult Psychiatry, Woodbridge Hospital Institute of Mental Health, 10, Buangkok View, Singapore 539747, Singapore
    J Psychiatr Res 40:656-63. 2006
    ....
  30. ncbi Unraveling the relationship between obesity, schizophrenia and cognition
    Nur Amirah Abdul Rashid
    Research Division, Institute of Mental Health, Singapore
    Schizophr Res 151:107-12. 2013
    ..Here, we examined age, years of education, schizophrenia, and gender differences which might affect the relationship between obesity and cognition...
  31. doi Gender differences in disability in a multiethnic Asian population: the Singapore Mental Health Study
    Mythily Subramaniam
    Research Division, Institute of Mental Health, Buangkok Green Medical Park, 10 Buangkok View, 539747 Singapore
    Compr Psychiatry 54:381-7. 2013
    ....
  32. ncbi The mental health screening of conscripts for the Singapore Armed Forces: rationale, objectives, and design
    Siow Ann Chong
    Institute of Mental Health and Woodbridge Hospital, 10 Buangkok View, Singapore 539747
    Mil Med 172:1245-9. 2007
    ..This study is unusual in that it involved almost the entire male population in 1 year but its relevance is the development of a screening instrument that can be used with ease in a large population of conscripts...
  33. pmc Lifetime and twelve-month prevalence of heavy-drinking in Singapore: results from a representative cross-sectional study
    Wei Yen Lim
    Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore and National University Health System, MD3, 16 Medical Drive, S 117597, Singapore, Singapore
    BMC Public Health 13:992. 2013
    ....
  34. ncbi Substance abuse in schizophrenia. A Singapore perspective
    Swapna K Verma
    Department of Early Psychosis Intervention, Woodbridge Hospital and Institute of Mental Health, 10 Buangkok View, Singapore 539747
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 37:326-8. 2002
    ..This study was undertaken with the aim to identify the prevalence and patterns of substance abuse among patients with first-episode schizophrenia in the city-state of Singapore...
  35. doi Comorbid depression and increased health care utilisation in individuals with diabetes
    Mythily Subramaniam
    Institute of Mental Health, Singapore 539747, Singapore
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 31:220-4. 2009
    ..The objective of this study was to examine the extent of health care utilisation (excluding costs) of diabetic patients with and without depressive symptoms attending a specialist clinic in Singapore...
  36. ncbi ARVCF genetic influences on neurocognitive and neuroanatomical intermediate phenotypes in Chinese patients with schizophrenia
    Kang Sim
    Department of General Psychiatry, Woodbridge Hospital Institute of Mental Health, Singapore
    J Clin Psychiatry 73:320-6. 2012
    ..We hypothesized that ARVCF gene haplotypes influence caudate nucleus volume, fractional anisotropy, and neurocognitive functioning in schizophrenia...
  37. doi Prevalence and correlates of psychotic symptoms among Asian males
    Mythily Subramaniam
    Institute of Mental Health, Buangkok Green Medical Park, 10 Buangkok View, Singapore 539747, Republic of Singapore
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 47:137-44. 2012
    ..We studied the association of psychotic symptoms with educational attainment and other psychiatric disorders in 23,248 male pre-enlistees for National Service in Singapore...
  38. ncbi Physical comorbidity, insight, quality of life and global functioning in first episode schizophrenia: a 24-month, longitudinal outcome study
    Kang Sim
    Department of Adult Psychiatry, Woodbridge Hospital Institute of Mental Health, and Biostatistics Unit, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Schizophr Res 88:82-9. 2006
    ....
  39. pmc Prevalence of and factors related to the use of antidepressants and benzodiazepines: results from the Singapore Mental Health Study
    Mythily Subramaniam
    Research Division, Institute of Mental Health, Buangkok Green Medical Park, 10 Buangkok View, Singapore 539747, Singapore
    BMC Psychiatry 13:231. 2013
    ..The current study aimed to establish the prevalence and factors associated with the use of antidepressants (ADs) and benzodiazepines (BZDs) in Singapore...
  40. doi Prevalence and correlates of alcohol use disorders in the Singapore Mental Health Survey
    Mythily Subramaniam
    Research Division, Institute of Mental Health, Buangkok Green Medical Park, 10 Buangkok View, Singapore
    Addiction 107:1443-52. 2012
    ..To establish the prevalence, correlates, comorbidity and treatment gap of alcohol use disorders in the Singapore resident population...
  41. ncbi Diagnostic stability 2 years after treatment initiation in the early psychosis intervention programme in Singapore
    Mythily Subramaniam
    Institute of Mental Health, 10 Buangkok View, Singapore
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 41:495-500. 2007
    ..To evaluate the diagnostic stability of psychotic disorders over a 2 year period in patients presenting with first-episode psychosis...
  42. ncbi Impact of depression on health related quality of life in patients with diabetes
    Swapna K Verma
    Department of Early Psychosis Intervention, Institute of Mental Health, Singapore
    Ann Acad Med Singapore 39:913-7. 2010
    ..Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a serious chronic illness that has a major impact on the quality of life of the individuals. Our aim was to examine the determinants of health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in patients with DM...
  43. doi White matter abnormalities and neurocognitive deficits associated with the passivity phenomenon in schizophrenia: a diffusion tensor imaging study
    Kang Sim
    Department of General Psychiatry, Woodbridge Hospital, Institute of Mental Health, 10, Buangkok View, 539747 Singapore
    Psychiatry Res 172:121-7. 2009
    ..The findings suggest distributed involvement of cortical and subcortical regions underlying passivity and support the notion of neural network models underlying specific psychiatric symptoms such as passivity...
  44. ncbi Development, validity and reliability of the short multidimensional positive mental health instrument
    Janhavi Ajit Vaingankar
    Research Division, Institute of Mental Health, 10 Buangkok View, Singapore, 539747, Singapore
    Qual Life Res 23:1459-77. 2014
    ..This study aimed to (1) develop a short PMH instrument and (2) establish its validity and reliability among the adult Singapore population...
  45. ncbi Perceived unmet needs of informal caregivers of people with dementia in Singapore
    Janhavi Ajit Vaingankar
    Research Division, Institute of Mental Health, 10 Buangkok View, Singapore
    Int Psychogeriatr 25:1605-19. 2013
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  46. doi Impact of psychiatric disorders and chronic physical conditions on health-related quality of life: Singapore Mental Health Study
    Mythily Subramaniam
    Institute of Mental Health, Buangkok Green Medical Park, 10 Buangkok View, Singapore 539747, Singapore
    J Affect Disord 147:325-30. 2013
    ..The aim of the current study was to establish and compare the QALY losses associated with select mental and chronic physical conditions in Singapore...
  47. ncbi Prevalence, correlates, comorbidity and severity of bipolar disorder: results from the Singapore Mental Health Study
    Mythily Subramaniam
    Research Division, Institute of Mental Health, 10, Buangkok View, Buangkok Green Medical Park, Singapore 539747, Singapore
    J Affect Disord 146:189-96. 2013
    ..The study aimed to establish the prevalence of BPD and examine the associated socio-demographic correlates, comorbidity, severity, impairment and treatment contact in the Singapore resident population...
  48. ncbi Tumor necrosis factor-alpha gene promoter polymorphisms in chronic schizophrenia
    Ene Choo Tan
    Defense Medical Research Institute, Defense Science and Technology Agency, Republic of, Singapore, Singapore
    Biol Psychiatry 54:1205-11. 2003
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate four biallelic polymorphisms in the tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNFalpha) gene promoter in relation to susceptibility to schizophrenia...
  49. ncbi Aggression in Asian patients with first-episode psychosis
    Swapna Verma
    Department of Early Psychosis Intervention, Institute of Mental Health Woodbridge Hospital, Buangkok View, Singapore
    Int J Soc Psychiatry 51:365-71. 2005
    ..The aims of this study were to examine the prevalence and severity of aggression in patients with first-episode psychosis and to identify the association between aggression and sociodemographic and clinical factors...
  50. ncbi Depressive symptoms and diabetes mellitus in an Asian multiracial population
    Siow Ann Chong
    Institute of Mental Health, Buangkok Green Medical Park, 10 Buangkok View, Singapore 539747, Singapore
    Asian J Psychiatr 2:66-70. 2009
    ..Singapore has one of the world's highest rates of diabetes mellitus (DM). DM is also associated with depression, the nature of this relation is possibly bidirectional and complex and there are a number of putative associated factors...
  51. ncbi The continuous performance test, identical pairs: norms, reliability and performance in healthy controls and patients with schizophrenia in Singapore
    Attilio Rapisarda
    Research Division, Institute of Mental Health, Singapore Neuroscience and Behavioral Disorders, Duke National University of Singapore Graduate Medical School, Singapore
    Schizophr Res 156:233-40. 2014
    ..Participants Data were collected on 1011 healthy ethnic Chinese and 654 patients diagnosed with schizophrenia, all between 21 and 55 years of age...
  52. doi Quality of life in obsessive-compulsive disorder: impact of the disorder and of treatment
    Mythily Subramaniam
    Research Division, Institute of Mental Health, Buangkok Green Medical Park, 10 Buangkok View, Singapore 539747, Singapore
    CNS Drugs 27:367-83. 2013
    ..QoL is an important component that measures the impact of OCD on an individual and QoL goals must be incorporated as an outcome measure of therapeutic interventions...
  53. ncbi Smoking and nicotine dependence in Singapore: findings from a cross-sectional epidemiological study
    Louisa Picco
    Research Division, Institute of Mental Health, Buangkok Green Medical Park, 10 Buangkok View, Singapore 539747
    Ann Acad Med Singapore 41:325-34. 2012
    ....
  54. ncbi Health-related quality of life and psychiatric comorbidity in first episode psychosis
    Kang Sim
    Department of Early Psychosis Intervention, Woodbridge Hospital Institute of Mental Health, Singapore
    Compr Psychiatry 46:278-83. 2005
    ..This study seeks to evaluate the health-related QOL in patients with first episode psychosis and comparing those with psychiatric comorbidity to those without in an Early Psychosis Intervention Program...
  55. ncbi Translational and clinical research in Singapore: ethical issues in a longitudinal study of the prodromal phase of schizophrenia
    Tamra Lysaght
    Institute of Mental Health, Early Psychosis Intervention, Buangkok Green, Medical Park, Singapore
    Early Interv Psychiatry 6:3-10. 2012
    ..The project will collect both observational and clinically relevant data from an at-risk group: adolescents and young adults...
  56. pmc The positive mental health instrument: development and validation of a culturally relevant scale in a multi-ethnic Asian population
    Janhavi Ajit Vaingankar
    Research Division, Institute of Mental Health Woodbridge Hospital, 10, Buangkok View, 539747, Singapore
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 9:92. 2011
    ..We present the item reduction and validation of the Positive Mental Health (PMH) instrument in a community-based adult sample in Singapore...
  57. doi Validity of a brief screening instrument-CRAFFT in a multiethnic Asian population
    Mythily Subramaniam
    Research Division, Institute of Mental Health, Singapore
    Addict Behav 35:1102-4. 2010
    ..To validate the CRAFFT screening test, against the DSM IV Axis 1-based diagnostic inventory in a population of adolescents and young adult males in Singapore...
  58. doi Mortality rates among patients with schizophrenia and tardive dyskinesia
    Siow Ann Chong
    Institute of Mental Health, Woodbridge Hospital, Singapore, Singapore
    J Clin Psychopharmacol 29:5-8. 2009
    ..90; 95% confidence interval, 1.12-3.20; P = 0.017). Our finding showed a robust association with increased mortality rate and TD, but we failed to find any significant association with any specific cause of death and TD...
  59. doi Body mass index, obesity, and psychopathology in patients with schizophrenia
    Mythily Subramaniam
    From the Research Division and Department of General Psychiatry 1 and Research Division, Institute of Mental Health Office of Clinical Sciences, Duke NUS Graduate Medical School, National University of Singapore and Early Psychosis Intervention Programme, Institute of Mental Health, Singapore
    J Clin Psychopharmacol 34:40-6. 2014
    ....
  60. ncbi Socio-demographic Correlates of Positive Mental Health and Differences by Depression and Anxiety in an Asian Community Sample
    Janhavi A Vaingankar
    Research Division, Institute of Mental Health, Singapore
    Ann Acad Med Singapore 42:514-23. 2013
    ..Conclusion: Socio-demographic correlates of PMH were identified in an Asian community sample. PMH scores were significantly lower among those with depression and anxiety. ..
  61. ncbi Diabetes mellitus and impaired glucose tolerance in patients with schizophrenia
    Mythily Subramaniam
    Research Unit, Institute of Mental Health and Woodbridge Hospital, 10 Buangkok View, Singapore 539747
    Can J Psychiatry 48:345-7. 2003
    ..This study aimed to establish the prevalence of diabetes mellitus (DM) and impaired glucose tolerance in patients with schizophrenia and to elucidate some of the factors associated with hyperglycemia...
  62. ncbi From well-being to positive mental health: conceptualization and qualitative development of an instrument in Singapore
    Janhavi Ajit Vaingankar
    Research Division, Institute of Mental Health, Woodbridge Hospital, Singapore, Singapore
    Qual Life Res 21:1785-94. 2012
    ..Existing instruments are developed in Western societies that differ in their conceptualization of well-being from Asian populations. Moreover, very few instruments address the multidimensional construct of well-being...
  63. ncbi "How much can I take?": predictors of perceived burden for relatives of people with chronic illness
    Janhavi A Vaingankar
    Research Division, Institute of Mental Health, Singapore
    Ann Acad Med Singapore 41:212-20. 2012
    ..We investigate the predictors of perceived burden of care among relatives of people with any chronic physical or mental illness using secondary data from a nationwide survey in Singapore...
  64. doi Hippocampal volumes in first-episode psychosis
    Swapna Verma
    Department of Early Psychosis Intervention, Institute of Mental Health Woodbridge Hospital, Singapore
    J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci 21:24-9. 2009
    ..Our results suggest that smaller hippocampal volumes are present even in early stages of the illness...
  65. doi EQ-5D as a measure of programme outcome: results from the Singapore early psychosis intervention programme
    Mythily Subramaniam
    Research Division, Institute of Mental Health, Singapore Electronic address
    Psychiatry Res 215:46-51. 2014
    ..Our results suggest that the EQ-5D is responsive to improvement as it corresponded well to objective ratings of remission in our patients with FEP. ..
  66. ncbi Brief communication: factors affecting rehospitalisation in psychiatric patients in Singapore
    Rathi Mahendran
    Institute of Mental Health, Woodbridge Hospital, Singapore
    Int J Soc Psychiatry 51:101-5. 2005
    ..To study the patterns of readmission in Singapore using a cohort of first admission schizophrenia patients to the state mental health institute...
  67. ncbi Reappraising consent: conducting ethical psychiatric research in Singapore
    Gurpreet Rekhi
    Research Division, Institute of Mental Health Woodbridge Hospital, Singapore
    J Law Med 20:152-64. 2012
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  68. doi Exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses of the Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support in patients with schizophrenia
    Janhavi Ajit Vaingankar
    Research Division, Institute of Mental Health, Singapore 539747, Singapore
    Compr Psychiatry 53:286-91. 2012
    ..This study was conducted to provide evidence of the reliability and construct validity of the MSPSS in an adult Asian population with schizophrenia...
  69. ncbi A risk reduction approach for schizophrenia: the Early Psychosis Intervention Programme
    S A Chong
    Department of Early Psychosis Intervention, Institute of Mental Health, Singapore
    Ann Acad Med Singapore 33:630-5. 2004
    ..However, there remain various challenges which we are yet to overcome...
  70. doi Age of onset of life-time mental disorders and treatment contact
    Janhavi Ajit Vaingankar
    Research Division, Institute of Mental Health, Buangkok Green Medical Park, 10 Buangkok View, Singapore 539747, Singapore
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 48:835-43. 2013
    ..The impact is more pronounced when early onset is also associated with treatment delay. Little is known about the age of onset (AOO) for mental disorders and its predictors in Singapore...
  71. doi The prevalence and impact of major depressive disorder among Chinese, Malays and Indians in an Asian multi-racial population
    Siow Ann Chong
    Research Division, Institute of Mental Health, Singapore
    J Affect Disord 138:128-36. 2012
    ..Reports of rates of depression among different Asian ethnic groups within the same country using standardized assessments are rare in the extant literature...
  72. ncbi Providing integrated mental health services in the Singapore primary care setting--the general practitioner psychiatric programme experience
    Alvin Wm Lum
    Institute of Mental Health, Singapore
    Ann Acad Med Singapore 37:128-31. 2008
    ..Yet, there are many patients with chronic mental illnesses who are stable, require maintenance medications and are best managed in the community...
  73. ncbi Metabolic differences between Asian and Caucasian patients on clozapine treatment
    Mythily Subramaniam
    Institute of Mental Health and Woodbridge Hospital, Singapore, and Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne, Richmond, Australia
    Hum Psychopharmacol 22:217-22. 2007
    ..To establish if there are ethnic differences in the various metabolic disturbances that are common with clozapine treatment...
  74. ncbi Command hallucinations among Asian patients with schizophrenia
    Theresa M Y Lee
    Woodbridge Hospital Institute of Mental Health, Republic of Singapore
    Can J Psychiatry 49:838-42. 2004
    ..This study aimed to establish the prevalence of command hallucinations and to identify the factors that affect compliance with the commands, together with patients' coping methods...
  75. ncbi A 24-month prospective outcome study of first-episode schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder within an early psychosis intervention program
    Kang Sim
    Department of Adult Psychiatry, Institute of Mental Health Woodbridge Hospital, Singapore
    J Clin Psychiatry 68:1368-76. 2007
    ..We tested the hypothesis that patients with first-episode schizoaffective disorder had better clinical and functional outcomes compared to patients with first-episode schizophrenia...
  76. pmc Smoking and tardive dyskinesia: lack of involvement of the CYP1A2 gene
    Siow Ann Chong
    Woodbridge Hospital and Institute of Mental Health, Singapore
    J Psychiatry Neurosci 28:185-9. 2003
    ..To establish if there is an association between cigarette smoking and tardive dyskinesia (TD) in patients with schizophrenia and to evaluate the role of the CYP1A2 polymorphism in TD in patients of Chinese descent...
  77. doi Integrated genetic and genomic approach in the SingaporeTranslational and Clinical Research in Psychosis Study: an overview
    Kang Sim
    Department of General Psychiatry, Woodbridge Hospital Institute of Mental Health Research Division, Singapore
    Early Interv Psychiatry 5:91-9. 2011
    ..This article seeks to provide an overview on what our group has embarked on--to elucidate genetic risk factors for schizophrenia within the Chinese ethnic group...
  78. ncbi Safety and efficacy of long-acting injectable risperidone in patients with schizophrenia spectrum disorders: a 6-month open-label trial in Asian patients
    Swapna Verma
    Early Psychosis Intervention Programme, Institute of Mental Health Woodbridge Hospital, Singapore
    Hum Psychopharmacol 25:230-5. 2010
    ..LAR was effective in improving symptom severity within the first month of starting treatment. However, significant increases in weight and plasma levels of fasting glucose and cholesterol raise concern about metabolic side effects...
  79. doi Spontaneous dyskinesia in first-episode psychosis in a Southeast Asian population
    Jimmy Lee
    Institute of Mental Health Woodbridge Hospital, Singapore
    J Clin Psychopharmacol 28:536-9. 2008
    ..Patients with dyskinetic movements at baseline could have a more treatment refractory course of illness...
  80. ncbi Clinical characteristics and associated factors in antipsychotic-induced akathisia of Asian patients with schizophrenia
    S A Chong
    Woodbridge Hospital, Institute of Mental Health, 10 Buangkok Green, Singapore, Singapore
    Schizophr Res 59:67-71. 2003
    ..We studied the prevalence of akathisia and its relationship to a number of sociodemographic and clinical factors in a population of Chinese inpatients with Schizophrenia...
  81. ncbi Thyroid dysfunction in chronic schizophrenia within a state psychiatric hospital
    K Sim
    Woodbridge Hospital and Institute of Mental Health, 10 Buangkok View, Singapore 539747
    Ann Acad Med Singapore 31:641-4. 2002
    ..We also hypothesize that raised thyroid hormones are associated with more severe psychopathology...
  82. ncbi Psychiatric comorbidity in first episode psychosis: the Early Psychosis Intervention Program (EPIP) experience
    K Sim
    Department of Early Psychosis Intervention, Woodbridge Hospital and Institute of Mental Health, Singapore
    Acta Psychiatr Scand 109:23-9. 2004
    ..To determine the prevalence rates of psychiatric comorbidity in a hospitalized Asian patient group with first episode psychosis and examine its clinical correlates...
  83. ncbi Post-SARS psychological morbidity and stigma among general practitioners and traditional Chinese medicine practitioners in Singapore
    S Verma
    Institute of Mental Health, Singapore
    Ann Acad Med Singapore 33:743-8. 2004
    ..This study aims to examine the psychological impact of SARS on general practitioners (GPs) and traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) practitioners in Singapore...
  84. ncbi The effect of risperidone on cognitive functioning in a sample of Asian patients with schizophrenia in Singapore
    L Chua
    Institute of Mental Health, Woodbridge Hospital, Singapore
    Singapore Med J 42:243-6. 2001
    ..To evaluate the effect of risperidone treatment on the cognitive functioning in a group of Asian patients with schizophrenia..
  85. ncbi Attitudes and perceptions of physicians to genetic testing and establishment of genetic database
    S Mythily
    Institute of Mental Health Woodbridge Hospital, Singapore
    Ann Acad Med Singapore 33:S33-5. 2004
  86. ncbi Neuropsychological correlates of hippocampal volumes in first episode psychosis
    L Y Poon
    Research Unit, Institute of Mental Health Woodbridge Hospital, Singapore
    Ann Acad Med Singapore 33:S63-4. 2004
  87. ncbi Clinical and social correlates of duration of untreated psychosis in first-episode psychosis patients
    E Pek
    Research Unit, Institute of Mental Health Woodbridge Hospital, Singapore
    Ann Acad Med Singapore 35:24-6. 2006
    ..This study aims to examine the socio-demographic and clinical correlates of the duration of untreated psychosis (DUP) in first-episode psychosis patients in an Asian country...
  88. doi Gender differences in Singaporean Chinese patients with schizophrenia
    Jimmy Lee
    Institute of Mental Health, Singapore, Singapore Duke NUS Graduate Medical School, Singapore, Singapore
    Asian J Psychiatr 4:60-4. 2011
    ..These differences were consistent with findings from Caucasian population, and could possibly be explained by influences of oestrogen...
  89. doi Validity of the Personality Diagnostic Questionnaire-4 (PDQ-4+) among mentally ill prison inmates in Singapore
    Edimansyah Abdin
    Institute of Mental Health, Buangkok View Medical Park, 10 Buangkok View, 539747 Singpore
    J Pers Disord 25:834-41. 2011
    ..The area under the curve indicated moderate discriminatory capabilities. Our results suggest that the PDQ-4+ could be used as a potential screening instrument for personality disorders in prison inmates...
  90. ncbi Live or let die: ethical issues in a psychiatric patient with end-stage renal failure
    Aaron Ang
    Department of Geriatric Psychiatry, Institute of Mental Health, Singapore
    Ann Acad Med Singapore 38:370-4. 2009
    ..In particular, the assessment of decisional capacity and the role of the doctors (if the patient lacks capacity) are discussed. Recommendations are also made on how to better manage such situations...
  91. ncbi Subjective quality of life in first episode schizophrenia spectrum disorders with comorbid depression
    Kang Sim
    Department of Early Psychosis Intervention, Woodbridge Hospital Institute of Mental Health, 10, Buangkok View, Singapore 539747, Singapore
    Psychiatry Res 129:141-7. 2004
    ..Alternative explanations are also possible, providing possible foci for psychological support and intervention...
  92. ncbi Psychosocial factors in the neurobiology of schizophrenia: a selective review
    Caroline Lim
    Department of Early Psychosis Intervention, Institute of Mental Health, Buangkok Green Medical Park, 10 Buangkok View, Singapore
    Ann Acad Med Singapore 38:402-6. 2009
    ..In this paper, we attempt to examine these putative psychosocial factors and place them in a temporal context and propose a neurobiological mechanism linking these factors...
  93. ncbi Determinants of patient's willingness towards participation in clinical drug trial in a psychiatric setting
    E S P Sim
    Institute of Mental Health, Singapore
    Ann Acad Med Singapore 33:S46-8. 2004
  94. ncbi Subjective versus observer-rated insight in first-episode psychosis in Singapore
    L Choo
    Department of Early Psychosis Intervention, Institute of Mental Health, Woodbridge Hospital, 10 Buangkok View, Singapore 539747
    Ann Acad Med Singapore 32:S14-6. 2003
  95. pmc A Review of Brain-derived Neurotrophic Factor as a Candidate Biomarker in Schizophrenia
    Milawaty Nurjono
    Research Division, Institute of Mental Health Woodbridge Hospital, Singapore
    Clin Psychopharmacol Neurosci 10:61-70. 2012
    ..Longitudinal prospective studies will also be of added advantage for evaluation of prognostic utility of BDNF in schizophrenia...
  96. ncbi Attempted suicide and polymorphism of the serotonin transporter gene in Chinese patients with schizophrenia
    S A Chong
    Department of Adult Psychiatry, Woodbridge Hospital and Institute of Mental Health, 10 Buangkok View, Singapore 539747, Singapore
    Psychiatry Res 97:101-6. 2000
    ..From our results, this 5-HTTLPR polymorphism is unlikely to have a major effect on suicidal behavior in Chinese patients with schizophrenia...
  97. ncbi Plasma risperidone levels and clinical response in patients with first-episode psychosis
    Swapna K Verma
    J Clin Psychopharmacol 25:609-11. 2005
  98. doi Screening for depressive symptoms: validation of the center for epidemiologic studies depression scale (CES-D) in a multiethnic group of patients with diabetes in Singapore
    Dorit Stahl
    Diabetes Centre, Alexandra Hospital, Singapore
    Diabetes Care 31:1118-9. 2008
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  99. ncbi SARS or not SARS: outbreak of fever in a state mental institute in Singapore
    Siow Ann Chong
    Can J Psychiatry 49:216-7. 2004
  100. ncbi Medical compliance in the East
    Siow Ann Chong
    Transcult Psychiatry 41:422-3. 2004