Publications - Department of Psychological Medicine




Chang, S., Ong, H. L., Abdin, E., Vaingankar, J. A., Jeyagurunathan, A., Shafie, S., … Chong, S. A. (2017). Head circumference, leg length and its association with dementia among older adult population in Singapore. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. doi:10.1002/gps.4643


Feng, L., Lim, W.-S., Chong, M.-S., Lee, T.-S., Gao, Q., Nyunt, M. S., … Ng, T. P. (2017). Depressive symptoms increase the risk of mild neurocognitive disorders among elderly Chinese. The Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging, 21(2), 161–164. doi:10.1007/s12603-016-0765-3


Feng, L., Nyunt, M. S., Gao, Q., Feng, L., Yap, K. B., & Ng, T. P. (2017). Cognitive frailty and adverse health outcomes: Findings from the Singapore Longitudinal Ageing Studies (SLAS). Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 18(3), 252–258. doi:10.1016/j.jamda.2016.09.015


Heywood, R., Gao, Q., Nyunt, M. S., Feng, L., Chong, M. S., Lim, W. S., … Ng, T. P. (2017). Hearing loss and risk of mild cognitive impairment and dementia: Findings from the Singapore Longitudinal Ageing Study. Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders, 43(5–6), 259–268. doi:10.1159/000464281


Lim, H. A., Griva, K., Tan, J. Y., & Mahendran, R. (2017). A longitudinal exploration of the psychological resources influencing depression and anxiety in newly diagnosed Asian persons with cancer. Psycho-Oncology, 26(2), 278–281. doi:10.1002/pon.4110


Lipnicki, D. M., Crawford, J. D., Dutta, R., Thalamuthu, A., Kochan, N. A., Andrews, G., … (cosmic), C. S. of M. in an I. C. (2017). Age-related cognitive decline and associations with sex, education and apolipoprotein E genotype across ethnocultural groups and geographic regions: a collaborative cohort study. PLOS Medicine, 14(3), e1002261. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1002261


Liu, J., Griva, K., Lim, H. A., Tan, J. Y., & Mahendran, R. (2017). Longitudinal study of the protective effect of hope on reducing body image distress in cancer patients. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, 35(1), 77–89. doi:10.1080/07347332.2016.1221490


Liu, J., Peh, C. X., & Mahendran, R. (2017). Body image and emotional distress in newly diagnosed cancer patients: The mediating role of dysfunctional attitudes and rumination. Body Image, 20, 58–64. doi:10.1016/j.bodyim.2016.11.001


Loh, A. Z., Tan, J. S., Zhang, M. W., & Ho, R. C. (2017). The global prevalence of anxiety and depressive symptoms among caregivers of stroke survivors. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 18(2), 111-116. doi:10.1016/j.jamda.2016.08.014


Loo, B. P., Mahendran, R., Katagiri, K., & Lam, W. W. (2017). Walking, neighbourhood environment and quality of life among older people. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 25, 8–13. doi:10.1016/j.cosust.2017.02.005


Mahendran, R., & Kua, E. H. (2017). Measuring outcomes of mindfulness interventions. The British Journal of Psychiatry, 210(1), 84–85. doi:10.1192/bjp.210.1.84a


Mahendran, R., Lim, H. A., Chua, J., Lim, S. E., & Kua, E. H. (2017). Psychosocial concerns of cancer patients in Singapore. Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology, 13(2), e96–e103. doi:10.1111/ajco.12344


Mahendran, R., Lim, H. A., Tan, J. Y., Ng, H. Y., Chua, J., Lim, S. E., … Griva, K. (2017). Evaluation of a brief pilot psychoeducational support group intervention for family caregivers of cancer patients: a quasi-experimental mixed-methods study. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 15, 17. doi:10.1186/s12955-017-0595-y


Peh, C. X., Mahendran, R., Liu, J., Bishop, G. D., & Kua, E. H. (2017). Theory, statistics, and context are essential to understanding empirical research: Response to Salander’s critique. Psycho-Oncology, 26(2), 287–287. doi:10.1002/pon.4336


Pornpattananangkul, N., Chowdhury, A., Feng, L., & Yu, R. (2017). Social discounting in the elderly: Senior citizens are good samaritans to strangers. The Journals of Gerontology. Series B, Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences. doi:10.1093/geronb/gbx040


Rajaratnam, K., Xiang, Y. T., Tripathi, A., Chiu, H. F., Si, T.-M., Chee, K.-Y., … Sim, K. (2017). Clinical use of mood stabilizers with antidepressants in Asia: Report from the Research on Asian Psychotropic Prescription Patterns for Antidepressants (REAP-AD) Projects in 2004 and 2013. Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology, 37(2), 255–259. doi:10.1097/JCP.0000000000000670


Rawtaer, I., Gao, Q., Nyunt, M. S., Feng, L., Chong, M. S., Lim, W. S., … Ng, T. P. (2017). Psychosocial risk and protective factors and incident mild cognitive impairment and dementia in community dwelling elderly: Findings from the Singapore Longitudinal Ageing Study. Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, 57(2), 603–611. doi:10.3233/JAD-160862


Subramaniam, M., Abdin, E., Vaingankar, J. A., Picco, L., Seow, E., Chua, B. Y., … Chong, S. A. (2017). Comorbid diabetes and depression among older adults - Prevalence, correlates, disability and healthcare utilisation. Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore, 46(3), 91–101.


Wang, Y.-Y., Xiang, Y.-T., Ungvari, G. S., Ng, C. H., Chiu, H. F. K., Yim, L. C. L., … Shinfuku, N. (2017). A comparison of clinical characteristics of older adults treated with antidepressants in general and psychiatric hospitals in Asia. Psychogeriatrics, n/a-n/a. doi:10.1111/psyg.12243


Yu, J., Rawtaer, I., Mahendran, R., Kua, E.-H., & Feng, L. (2017). Degree, but not direction of grip strength asymmetries, is related to depression and anxiety in an elderly population. Laterality: Asymmetries of Body, Brain and Cognition, 22(3), 268–278. doi:10.1080/1357650X.2016.1184677


Zhang, M. W., & Ho, R. C. (2017). Moodle: The cost effective solution for internet cognitive behavioral therapy (I-CBT) interventions. Technology and Health Care, 25(1), 163–165. doi:10.3233/THC-161261


Zhang, M. W., & Ho, R. C. (2017). Personalized reminiscence therapy M-health application for patients living with dementia: Innovating using open source code repository. Technology and Health Care, 25(1), 153-156. doi:10.3233/thc-161253





Loh, K. S., Kua, E. H., & Mahendran, R. (2017). Mental health and psychiatry in Singapore: From asylum to community care. In H. Minas & M. Lewis (Eds.), Mental Health in Asia and the Pacific (pp. 193–204). Springer US. doi:10.1007/978-1-4899-7999-5_13