News & Info - Department of Psychological Medicine

Mushrooms may reduce risk of cognitive decline

12th March 2019

From left: Asst Prof Feng and Dr Cheah believe that eating a variety of mushrooms as part of a healthy lifestyle may significantly reduce the risk of cognitive decline A team from the Department of Psychological Medicine and Department of Biochemistry at the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine has found that seniors who consume more…

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National study on emotional resilience, mental health of youths to begin in April

21st January 2019

NUS will embark on the first national study to estimate the prevalence of mental health conditions in youths aged 10 to 18, as well as gauge their emotional resilience. The Singapore Youth Epidemiology and Resilience Study, done in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and the Institute of Mental Health, will reach out to 12,000…

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5th NUS Academic Psychiatry Conference 2019

21st January 2019

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Frailty tests for elderly at senior activity centres

8th November 2018

In February 2019, a team of researchers from NUS and the Geriatric Education and Research Institute will seek to delay or reverse frailty in 300 seniors in the community. These seniors will undergo frailty screening at senior activity centres run by NTUC Health in Whampoa and Taman Jurong, and centres run by Presbyterian Community Services…

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Congratulations Prof Kua Ee Heok for receiving the Public Service Star

10th August 2018

Congratulations to Prof Kua Ee Heok on being awarded The Public Service Star (BBM) at the 2018 National Day Awards! The Bintang Bakti Masyarakat (Public Service Star), instituted in 1963, is awarded to any person who has rendered valuable public service to the people of Singapore, or who has distinguished themselves in the field of arts and letters,…

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Call for Abstracts: 5th NUS Academic Psychiatry Conference 2019

20th July 2018

We are now accepting free paper and poster abstracts for the 5th NUS International Psychiatry Conference (21-22 January 2019) which is being held in Singapore! The theme for the upcoming conference is Resilience Across the Age Continuum. When submitting your abstracts, please ensure that the following components are included: Title, Authorship, Background, Objective, Design or Approach, Results, and…

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Congratulations to the Winners of Best Clerkship Prize in Psychiatry AY2017/18!

1st March 2018

(Pictured, left to right) Mr Randy Soh, Mr Poon Kei Jun, A/Prof John Wong, Ms Geraldine Lei, and Mr Marcus Tan  We are delighted to announce that Mr Randy Soh, Mr Poon Kei Jun, Ms Geraldine Lei, and Mr Marcus Tan have won the Best Clerkship Prize for AY2017/2018! This Annual Clerkship Prize is a…

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Hearing loss linked to dementia

27th February 2018

A local study on Singaporeans has revealed that people aged 55 and above with hearing loss are more likely to develop dementia. As more than 60 per cent of Singaporeans aged above 60 years old experience varying forms of hearing loss, the findings could prove to be significant; opening the possibility that early diagnosis and…

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Dementia-prevention programme to expand to 40 community centres by 2023

20th February 2018

Around 2,000 more people aged 50 and above who are at risk of dementia will benefit from a programme that aims to prevent the disease. The Age Well Every Day programme, which has activities such as mindfulness awareness practice and exercise, will be scaled up to 40 community centres by 2023, up from its current nine…

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The health implications of a better diet among the Elderly

20th December 2017

Malnutrition among elderly is a serious health issue, and SingHealth had recently announced the launch of a new study to help undernourished elderly in Singapore. Assoc Prof Ng Tze Pin, research director in the Department of Psychological Medicine at NUS Medicine, commented on the significance of this new interventional study. “Numerous studies show that malnutrition…

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