Volume 50, Number 5
May 2021

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Nutritional psychiatry is an emerging field of study that investigates the role of diet and nutrition in mental health. A recent study on dietary patterns of persons with mental disorders found sociodemographic factors, rather than diagnosis of mental disorders, influence dietary quality of people with depressive and psychotic disorders. Awareness of reasons behind nuanced poor dietary choices will enable clinicians to provide targeted psychoeducation to specific groups of patients. Further innovative strategies may also help alleviate adverse outcomes and burden.

Nutritional psychiatry: The next frontier in mental health treatment

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Medical management of PAD: Expand or consolidate?

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Dietary intake of persons with depressive and psychotic disorders in Singapore

Unhealthy diet is a modifiable risk factor in many health conditions, including mental disorders. Nutritional psychiatry is an emerging field that examines the role...

Impact of unemployment on mental disorders, physical health and quality of life: Findings from the Singapore Mental Health Study

Several reviews and meta-analyses have established an association between unemployment and psychological distress. This relationship between unemployment and mental health is complex and likely...

Prevalence of thyroid malignancy and hormonal dysfunction following radiation exposure in childhood

The incidence of thyroid cancer has been steadily increasing worldwide. Childhood radiation exposure is a known risk factor for thyroid malignancy. However, data on...


Review on Epidemic of Obesity

Rationale for Redefining Obesity in Asians