Swapna Verma

Summary

Affiliation: Institute of Mental Health
Country: Singapore

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint 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
  2. doi request reprint Symptomatic and functional remission in patients with first-episode psychosis
    S Verma
    Department of Early Psychosis Intervention, Institute of Mental Health, Singapore, Singapore
    Acta Psychiatr Scand 126:282-9. 2012
  3. ncbi request reprint Ministry of Health clinical practice guidelines: schizophrenia
    S Verma
    Ang Mo Kio Polyclinic, Singapore
    Singapore Med J 52:521-5; quiz 526. 2011
  4. ncbi request reprint 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
  5. ncbi request reprint 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
  6. doi request reprint Effect of treatment on weight gain and metabolic abnormalities in patients with first-episode psychosis
    Swapna Verma
    Early Psychosis Intervention Programme, Institute of Mental Health Woodbridge Hospital, 10 Buangkok View, Singapore
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 43:812-7. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint Metabolic risk factors in drug-naive patients with first-episode psychosis
    Swapna K Verma
    Early Psychosis Intervention Programme, Institute of Mental Health Woodbridge Hospital, Singapore
    J Clin Psychiatry 70:997-1000. 2009
  8. doi request reprint 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
  9. ncbi request reprint 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
  10. ncbi request reprint 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

Detail Information

Publications34

  1. ncbi request reprint 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...
  2. doi request reprint Symptomatic and functional remission in patients with first-episode psychosis
    S Verma
    Department of Early Psychosis Intervention, Institute of Mental Health, Singapore, Singapore
    Acta Psychiatr Scand 126:282-9. 2012
    ..Our study aims to examine the rates of both symptomatic and functional remission in first-episode psychosis (FEP) patients at 2 years and identify sociodemographic and clinical factors associated with recovery...
  3. ncbi request reprint Ministry of Health clinical practice guidelines: schizophrenia
    S Verma
    Ang Mo Kio Polyclinic, Singapore
    Singapore Med J 52:521-5; quiz 526. 2011
    ..moh.gov. sg/mohcorp/publications.aspx?id=26138. The recommendations should be used with reference to the full text of the guidelines. Following this article are multiple choice questions based on the full text of the guidelines...
  4. ncbi request reprint 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...
  5. ncbi request reprint 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...
  6. doi request reprint Effect of treatment on weight gain and metabolic abnormalities in patients with first-episode psychosis
    Swapna Verma
    Early Psychosis Intervention Programme, Institute of Mental Health Woodbridge Hospital, 10 Buangkok View, Singapore
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 43:812-7. 2009
    ..The aim of the present prospective and naturalistic study was to examine the effects of antipsychotic medication on weight and serum levels of lipids, glucose and insulin in first-episode psychosis patients...
  7. ncbi request reprint Metabolic risk factors in drug-naive patients with first-episode psychosis
    Swapna K Verma
    Early Psychosis Intervention Programme, Institute of Mental Health Woodbridge Hospital, Singapore
    J Clin Psychiatry 70:997-1000. 2009
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  8. doi request reprint 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...
  9. ncbi request reprint 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...
  10. ncbi request reprint 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...
  11. doi request reprint 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...
  12. ncbi request reprint 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...
  13. doi request reprint Nicotine dependence and psychiatric disorders among young males in Singapore
    Mythily Subramaniam
    Research Division, Institute of Mental Health, Singapore
    Nicotine Tob Res 11:1107-13. 2009
    ..While the risk for a number of medical illnesses is well established for those who smoke, the risk for psychiatric disorders is not so well studied in Singapore...
  14. doi request reprint 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...
  15. doi request reprint 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...
  16. ncbi request reprint Predictors of suicide in Asian patients with first episode psychosis
    Natasha Mitter
    Research Division, Institute of Mental Health, Buangkok Green Medical Park, 10 Buangkok View, Singapore 539747, Singapore Electronic address
    Schizophr Res 151:274-8. 2013
    ..The present study aims to investigate the prevalence of completed suicides and associated risk factors in a multi-ethnic Asian society...
  17. ncbi request reprint 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...
  18. ncbi request reprint 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...
  19. ncbi request reprint Comparing effectiveness of risperidone with first-generation antipsychotic medications in patients with schizophrenia-spectrum disorders
    Alvin Liew
    Early Psychosis Intervention Programme, Institute of Mental Health Woodbridge Hospital, 539 747 Singapore
    J Psychopharmacol 24:973-80. 2010
    ....
  20. ncbi request reprint 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...
  21. doi request reprint 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...
  22. doi request reprint 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...
  23. ncbi request reprint 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...
  24. ncbi request reprint 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...
  25. ncbi request reprint 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
  26. doi request reprint 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
    ....
  27. ncbi request reprint 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...
  28. ncbi request reprint 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...
  29. ncbi request reprint 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...
  30. ncbi request reprint 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...
  31. doi request reprint Analysis of blood-based gene expression signature in first-episode psychosis
    Jimmy Lee
    Department of General Psychiatry 1 and Research Division, Institute of Mental Health Woodbridge Hospital, and Office of Clinical Sciences, Duke National University of Singapore Graduate Medical School, Singapore
    Psychiatry Res 200:52-4. 2012
    ..We identified a 400-gene signature that classified patients from controls accurately and tested the robustness using other modelling methods...
  32. ncbi request reprint 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
  33. ncbi request reprint 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...
  34. ncbi request reprint Plasma risperidone levels and clinical response in patients with first-episode psychosis
    Swapna K Verma
    J Clin Psychopharmacol 25:609-11. 2005