Kah Wee Ng

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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)
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)
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)
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)
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