Kah Wee Ng

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Research has shown that eating disorders have a serious and detrimental impact on an individual’s physical and mental well-being. In various studies conducted in the West, it was seen that eating disorders have a negative impact on psychosocial functioning and that individuals with eating disorders report a lower quality of life. It is interesting to note(More)
INTRODUCTION There is limited data on the psychopathology of eating disorders in Singapore. This study: (a) describes levels of eating psychopathology and psychosocial impairment among individuals diagnosed with eating disorders at our hospital; and (b) compares the related psychopathology of these patients. METHODS Between 1 August 2010 and 31 July 2012,(More)
Altered social-emotional functioning is considered to play an important role in the development and maintenance of anorexia nervosa (AN). Recently, there has been increasing interest in investigating the role of intranasal oxytocin in social-emotional processing. The present study aimed to investigate the effects of intranasal oxytocin on the interpretation(More)
Dear Editor, Hyperprolactinemia was found to be prevalent in a multi-centred study of 402 patients with schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder and schizophreniform disorder treated with conventional antipsychotics and Risperidone.1 Antipsychotics inhibit the dopamine receptors and induce hyperprolactinemia via the tubulo-infundibular pathway, with(More)
Sounds from the temporomandibular joint were recorded on audiotape from 238 individuals by placing microphones in both ears. The recordings were later digitized at a sample rate of 1.7 kHz with 10-bit resolution and stored on computer disk. At least two open-close cycles were assessed from each individual; 2707 different individual sounds were analysed in(More)
BACKGROUND Heightened threat sensitivity is a transdiagnostic feature in several psychiatric disorders. The neuropeptide oxytocin has been shown to reduce fear related behaviours and facilitated fear extinction in animals. These findings have led to increasing interest to explore the effects of intranasal oxytocin on threat processing in humans. METHODS(More)
Accurate interpretation and appropriate expression of emotions are key aspects of social-cognition. Several mental disorders are characterised by transdiagnostic difficulties in these areas and, recently, there has been increasing interest in exploring the effects of oxytocin on social-emotional functioning. This review consists of 33 studies. Fifteen of(More)
BACKGROUND Anorexia nervosa (AN) is characterised by severe malnutrition as well as intense fear and anxiety around food and eating with associated anomalies in information processing. Previous studies have found that the neuropeptide, oxytocin, can influence eating behaviour, lower the neurobiological stress response and anxiety among clinical populations,(More)
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