Social distance towards schizophrenia in health professionals
ConclusionHigh levels of self-rated familiarity and high literacy about schizophrenia were associated with low social distance, a positive attitude, and less prejudice towards schizophrenia among health professionals. Therefore, sufficient education and training are imperative to increase familiarity and knowledge of schizophrenia. Appropriate education could be implemented from different perspectives, including communication skills, resources of social support, and topics to reduce stigma and prejudice. (Source: Asia-Pacific Psychiatry)
Source: Asia-Pacific Psychiatry - December 20, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Chen ‐Hua Lin, Tzu‐Yu Lai, Yu‐Jen Chen, Shun‐Ku Lin Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Profiling mentally ill offenders in Hong Kong: A 10 ‐year retrospective review study
This study aimed to analyze the estimated prevalence of mental disorders among offenders and compare the estimated crime rate between mentally ill patients and the total population in Hong Kong.MethodsService data of offenders referred to psychiatrists at the Siu Lam Psychiatric Centre from January 2011 to December 2020 were analyzed. Demographic data of gender, age on admission, educational level, principal psychiatric diagnosis, index offense, and assessment outcome were collected.ResultsData of 7535 offenders (74.8% males) aged 14 to 97 (mean: 41.3  ± 13.7) years were analyzed. More than 60% (66.2%)...
Source: Asia-Pacific Psychiatry - December 13, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Bonnie Wei Man Siu, Eric Shek Kin Lai, Jessica Pui Yan Lam, Clement Chan, Anita Wai Lan Chan, Kin Yan Chu, Sek Lim Leong, Sing Heung Lui, Amy Ching Yung Liu, Dorothy Yuen Yee Tang, Wai Lam So, Hon Wah Leung, Cycbie Ching Man Mok, Ming Lam Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Interpersonal psychotherapy for complex posttraumatic stress disorder related to childhood physical and emotional abuse with great severity of depression: A case report
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Source: Asia-Pacific Psychiatry - December 9, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Yuko Toshishige, Masaki Kondo, Tatsuo Akechi Tags: CLINICAL CASE CONFERENCE Source Type: research

Use of modern technology in psychiatry training in a middle ‐income country
AbstractRecent advances in information technology (IT) provided us with novel teaching solutions, with the potential of a new enhanced learning experience, that is, more adapted to the needs and preferences of the younger generations of psychiatric trainees. These tools include the use of online/virtual whiteboards, live surveys/polls, live quizzes, virtual classrooms, and virtual reality. In the present paper, we describe the implementation of modern technology in psychiatric training in Tunisia, a North-African middle-income country. We discuss the potential benefits arising from this implementation, and we report the ch...
Source: Asia-Pacific Psychiatry - December 7, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Sami Ouanes, Amine Larnaout, Lamia Jouini Tags: SPECIAL ISSUE ARTICLE Source Type: research

Training and retaining mental health professionals: The Romanian experience in the European Union
ConclusionAlthough in a trend toward improvement of health services, "brain drain" has been and continues to be a massive phenomenon among Romanian psychiatrists, mainly driven to Western-European countries due to financial reasons, various shortcomings in overall infrastructure, and because of the lack of continuous professional and personal development opportunities. As the world is currently facing an unprecedented mental health crisis, steps must be taken to improve psychiatric training, retain psychiatrists in Romania, and provide better national mental health services. (Source: Asia-Pacific Psychiatry)
Source: Asia-Pacific Psychiatry - December 7, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Ana Giurgiuca, Catalina Giurgi ‐Oncu, Valentin Petre Matei Tags: SPECIAL ISSUE ARTICLE Source Type: research

How to improve the quality of World Psychiatric Association educational activities? Results from an online survey with World Psychiatric Association zonal representatives
ConclusionsThese findings represent the first step in the continuing promotion of education carried out by the WPA. We aim to run these kinds of initiatives from time to time in order to adapt themes and topics of these materials to the real educational needs of all mental healthcare professionals worldwide. (Source: Asia-Pacific Psychiatry)
Source: Asia-Pacific Psychiatry - December 7, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Gaia Sampogna, Andrea Fiorillo, Danuta Wasserman Tags: SPECIAL ISSUE ARTICLE Source Type: research

How to overcome barriers to publication in low ‐ and middle‐income countries: Recommendations from early career psychiatrists and researchers from around the world
AbstractThere is an increasing movement toward international collaboration and global discussion in mental health. If provided with the right opportunities, early career psychiatrists (ECPs) and researchers in mental health can contribute meaningfully to this discussion. However, they often experience multiple barriers when attempting to add their voices via academic publications. We represent a diverse group of ECPs and researchers from all six World Health Organization regions. In this piece, we discuss these barriers, grounded in our first-hand experiences, and put forth a series of recommendations. The most potentially...
Source: Asia-Pacific Psychiatry - December 7, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Sarah El Halabi, Zargham Abbas, Fisayo Adesokun, Frances Adiukwu, Agah Ashrafi, Renato de Filippis, Jibril Handuleh, Florence Jaguga, Ruta Karaliuniene, Ozge Kilic, Sachin Nagendrappa, Margaret Ojeahere, Oluseun Peter Ogunnubi, Dorottya Ori, Tags: SPECIAL ISSUE ARTICLE Source Type: research

Training and education in digital psychiatry: A perspective from Asia ‐Pacific region
ConclusionImplementing psychiatry training programs may significantly improve the level of knowledge and use of digital tools in mental healthcare. Moreover, mental health services and infrastructures should be properly adapted to the digital era, considering the overall weak and heterogeneous technical support and equipment, issues of internet connectivity, and other administrative-related challenges observed in APAC. (Source: Asia-Pacific Psychiatry)
Source: Asia-Pacific Psychiatry - December 7, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Laura Orsolini, Chonnakarn Jatchavala, Isa Multazam Noor, Ramdas Ransing, Yuto Satake, Sheikh Shoib, Bigya Shah, Irfan Ullah, Umberto Volpe Tags: SPECIAL ISSUE ARTICLE Source Type: research

Training the trainers: Finding new educational opportunities in the virtual world
AbstractThe COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted scientific gatherings and conferences, opening up opportunities for virtual learning platforms. Realizing the potential of online academic exchanges, the World Psychiatric Association (WPA) also developed virtual avenues and information systems for capacity building of mental health professionals across the world. Among its first such initiatives, the WPA organized a virtual Train the Trainers workshop, where 123 psychiatrists, psychiatric trainees, and educators from 45 countries participated. The innovative and interactive workshop allowed participants to get to know each other...
Source: Asia-Pacific Psychiatry - December 7, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Franziska Baessler, Norman Sartorius, Afzal Javed, Allan Tasman, Bulent Coskun, Dorota Frydecka, Olga Kazakova, Gaia Sampogna, Olena Zhabenko, Katja Koelkebeck, Cenan Hepdurgun, Ali Zafar, Andrea Fiorillo Tags: SPECIAL ISSUE ARTICLE Source Type: research

Education and training on addiction psychiatry in low and middle income countries: Observations from existing literature and recommendations going ahead
ConclusionsStrengthening of the training on addictive disorders shall not only help bridge the gap of the unmet need for the evidence-based interventions of addictive disorders across these countries it shall also help enhance the research capacity on addictive disorders in these countries. (Source: Asia-Pacific Psychiatry)
Source: Asia-Pacific Psychiatry - December 7, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Yatan Pal Singh Balhara, Pawan Sharma, Nishtha Chawla Tags: SPECIAL ISSUE ARTICLE Source Type: research

Education and training in psychiatry in low ‐ and middle‐income countries during and after the COVID‐19 pandemic
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Source: Asia-Pacific Psychiatry - December 7, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Andrea Fiorillo, Afzal Javed Tags: EDITORIAL Source Type: research

Implementing competency ‐based medical education curriculum in undergraduate psychiatric training in India: Opportunities and challenges
AbstractMedical education in India is undergoing a landmark transformation under the National Medical Commission implementing competency-based medical education (CBME). The CBME approach intends to ensure that medical graduates acquire the competencies needed to fulfill the health needs of the patient and society. This outcome-based approach shifts the focus from the traditional knowledge-based training to skill-based training valued on attitude, ethics, and communication (AETCOM) competencies. CBME thus aims to create medical professionals capable of providing holistic care with compassion and excellence embracing the glo...
Source: Asia-Pacific Psychiatry - December 7, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Sreeja Sahadevan, Neetu Kurian, Anu Mary Mani, Manohar Rao Kishor, Vikas Menon Tags: SPECIAL ISSUE ARTICLE Source Type: research

Education and training in psychiatry in South Asian countries
This article will look to explore education and training in psychiatry in some of the South Asian countries with a special focus on India. (Source: Asia-Pacific Psychiatry)
Source: Asia-Pacific Psychiatry - December 7, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Roy Abraham Kallivayalil, Arun Enara Tags: SPECIAL ISSUE ARTICLE Source Type: research

Training of psychiatry and mental health in a low ‐ and middle‐income country: Experience from Thailand before and after COVID‐19 outbreak
AbstractSince the start of COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, training of psychiatry and mental health has been impacted considerably. We illustrated the change of academic and clinical psychiatric residency training procedure at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand, a developing country situated in South East Asia which is categorized in the low and middle income category of countries. The training setting has set up a task force responsible to set various strategies in response to the COVID-19 measure of social and physical distancing to maintain standard of care for psychiatric patients and educational experience...
Source: Asia-Pacific Psychiatry - December 7, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Rasmon Kalayasiri, Sorawit Wainipitapong Tags: SPECIAL ISSUE ARTICLE Source Type: research

A comparison of child and adolescent psychiatry in the Far East, the Middle East, and Southeast Europe
This study compared CAP training programs and CAMHS workforce using the World Psychiatric Association, CAP Section's regional studies data.ResultsThis study included data from 44 countries: 18 countries in the Far East, 15 countries in the Middle East, and 11 countries in Southeast Europe. There were significant differences both within, and between, the three included regions with regards to availability and infrastructure of CAP training programs. Besides Greece, all included countries reported the need for more child and adolescent psychiatrists and allied child and adolescent mental health professionals.DiscussionThere ...
Source: Asia-Pacific Psychiatry - October 19, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Martine Stecher Nielsen, Carolyn E. Clausen, Tomoya Hirota, Hojka Kumperscak, Anthony Guerrero, Hitoshi Kaneko, Norbert Skokauskas Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Predictors of prolonged grief disorder in Chinese elderly shidu parents: The role of perceived stigma and perceived stress
This study aimed to investigate predictors of prolonged grief disorder (PGD) among Chinese elderly shidu parents.MethodsTwo hundred and ninety-eight elderly shidu parents from Shenyang were included in this cross-sectional study. Participants completed a questionnaire including the Prolonged Grief questionnaire-13 (PG-13), the PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) Checklist for DSM-5 (PCL-5), the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scales (CES-D), the Self-Rating Anxiety Scale (SAS), and the Perceived Stress Scale-10 (PSS-10). Multiple linear regression was used to examine socio-demographic, bereavement-related and...
Source: Asia-Pacific Psychiatry - October 1, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Shuang Zhao, Longfei Ren, Qiong Wang, Meijun Long, Hui Wu, Yang Wang Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Analysis of the trends of polypharmacy and high ‐dose prescriptions in Japan
DiscussionThe Research on Asian Psychotropic Prescription Patterns surveys demonstrated that science plays a limited role in the decision-making process for prescriptions of psychotropic medications. Such prescriptions are influenced by a wide range of factors, such as the national mental health policy, prescription-financing systems, the history of psychiatry in each country, and the prevailing culture. Hospital-based national mental health policies and mental health financing systems have been the primary obstacles to reducing polypharmacy in Japan. (Source: Asia-Pacific Psychiatry)
Source: Asia-Pacific Psychiatry - September 14, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Naotaka Shinfuku Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

A quarter of century after: The changing ecology of psychiatric emergency services
This study aims to survey the current epidemiology and the changing ecology of emergency psychiatry services in Taiwan.MethodsA total of 804 psychiatry consultations were initiated at the ED during the 1-year period from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015 in a medical center in northern Taiwan. Clinical data of gender, age, chief complaints, tentative diagnoses, dispositions, and ED staying hours were compared to a previous report in the same hospital in 1988.ResultsPsychiatry consultation was initiated in 0.72% of all ED visits (804/111,923). Among these visits, females were 1.73 times of the males. The most common chief compl...
Source: Asia-Pacific Psychiatry - September 12, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Wen ‐Hao Chen, Ming H. Hsieh, Shih‐Cheng Liao, Chen‐Chung Liu, Chih‐Min Liu, Chi‐Shin Wu, Yi‐Ting Lin, Tzung‐Jeng Hwang, Yi‐Ling Chien Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Resilience and its inter ‐relationship with symptomatology, illness course, psychosocial functioning, and mediational roles in schizophrenia: A systematic review
DiscussionViewed within the context of various resiliency models (compensatory, challenge, protective factor models), suggestions were made to enhance resilience and balance risk versus protective factors in order to improve disease management. Future research should seek to better elucidate associated biomarkers, inter-relationships with carer resilience, and evaluate the efficacy of suitable resilience-targeted interventions in schizophrenia. (Source: Asia-Pacific Psychiatry)
Source: Asia-Pacific Psychiatry - August 26, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jerry Jay Yeo, Qian Hui Chew, Kang Sim Tags: REVIEW Source Type: research

Corrigendum
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Source: Asia-Pacific Psychiatry - August 11, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: CORRIGENDUM Source Type: research

Issue Information
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Source: Asia-Pacific Psychiatry - August 11, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: ISSUE INFORMATION Source Type: research

Language disorder as a marker for schizophrenia
AbstractA language disorder is a significant symptom of schizophrenia. A psychiatrist can find this disorder when interviews with a patient. Screening and diagnosis in patients with schizophrenia alone rely heavily on interviews conducted on patients and any instructions captured from patients both verbally and nonverbally. A psychiatrist can also analyze the language aspects in schizophrenia from a language level perspective ranging from phonetic to pragmatic. This analysis paves the way for the process of interference detection since the prodromal phase. Language disorder in schizophrenia is often associated with impaire...
Source: Asia-Pacific Psychiatry - July 31, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Dhenni Hartopo, Royke Tony Kalalo Tags: REVIEW Source Type: research

Comprehensive approaches to youth suicide prevention
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Source: Asia-Pacific Psychiatry - July 2, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Andres J. Pumariega Tags: EDITORIAL Source Type: research

Suicide prevention is everybody's business
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Source: Asia-Pacific Psychiatry - July 2, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Gabriel Ivbijaro Tags: COMMENTARY Source Type: research

Suicide prevention and COVID ‐19
DiscussionIncrease in suicide is not inevitable and suicide prevention during pandemics and post COVID 19 pandemics requires a collaborative whole system approach. We require real time data to inform dynamic action planning. (Source: Asia-Pacific Psychiatry)
Source: Asia-Pacific Psychiatry - June 11, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Gabriel Ivbijaro, Lucja Kolkiewicz, David Goldberg, Isatou N. S. N'jie, Todd Edwards, Michelle B. Riba, Igor Švab, Jeffrey Geller, Yaccub Enum Tags: SPECIAL ISSUE ARTICLE Source Type: research

Suicide prevention in older adults
ConclusionsSuicide prevention in older adults should broaden its focus and pay attention to the many socio-environmental conditions that may be relevant in older age, especially social isolation, financial security and physical health. (Source: Asia-Pacific Psychiatry)
Source: Asia-Pacific Psychiatry - June 11, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Carlos Augusto Mendon ça Lima, Diego De Leo, Gabriel Ivbijaro, Igor Svab Tags: SPECIAL ISSUE ARTICLE Source Type: research

The role of internet gaming in the association between anxiety and depression: A preliminary cross ‐sectional study
ConclusionFindings suggest a dual role of Internet gaming in the association between anxiety and depression, depending on the intensity of one's disordered gaming symptoms. Depression prevention and intervention protocols should be optimized by considering the effects of Internet gaming among anxious gamers by focusing on the intensity of a gamer's involvement and any gaming disorder symptoms. Further research should include clinical samples to better understand this interaction. (Source: Asia-Pacific Psychiatry)
Source: Asia-Pacific Psychiatry - May 26, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Vasileios Stavropoulos, Jeremy Vassallo, Tyrone Leonard Burleigh, Rapson Gomez, Michelle Colder Carras Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Issue Information
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Source: Asia-Pacific Psychiatry - May 19, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: ISSUE INFORMATION Source Type: research

Prevention of suicide is possible
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Source: Asia-Pacific Psychiatry - May 19, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Norman Sartorius Tags: EDITORIAL Source Type: research

Mental health literacy: A systematic review of knowledge and beliefs about mental disorders in Malaysia
ConclusionsThere is an increase in studies on MHL in Malaysia. A few of these studies, based on experimental design, have shown positive effects. Researchers, practitioners, and policymakers should develop standardized measures and interventional studies based on all the components of MHL. (Source: Asia-Pacific Psychiatry)
Source: Asia-Pacific Psychiatry - May 18, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Khadeeja Munawar, Firdaus Mukhtar, Fahad Riaz Choudhry, Alvin Lai Oon Ng Tags: REVIEW Source Type: research

Validating the Mandarin version of the Memorial delirium assessment scale in general medical hospital patients
AbstractIntroductionDelirium is a common neuropsychiatric condition in the general hospital population. Thus, the goal of the present study is to extend the use of diagnostic tools for delirium by developing and validating a Mandarin version of the Memorial Delirium Assessment Scale (MDAS).MethodsParticipants were sampled from two general Mackay Memorial Hospital locations in Taipei and Danshui. Board ‐certified psychiatrists assessed patients using the MDAS, confusion assessment method (CAM), and Mini‐Mental State Examination (MMSE). Another consultation‐liaison psychiatrist confirmed the diagnosis of delirium. We a...
Source: Asia-Pacific Psychiatry - May 4, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Ching ‐Ho Hu, Yu‐Chuan Chiu, Shen‐Ing Liu, Kai‐ting Ko Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Keynote Lecture
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Source: Asia-Pacific Psychiatry - April 8, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: INVITED LECTURE Source Type: research

Issue Information
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Source: Asia-Pacific Psychiatry - April 8, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: ISSUE INFORMATION Source Type: research

Author Index
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Source: Asia-Pacific Psychiatry - April 8, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: AUTHOR INDEX Source Type: research

PRCP 2021 Invited Lecture, Young Psychiatrist Session & Free Communication
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Source: Asia-Pacific Psychiatry - April 8, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: SUPPLEMENT ARTICLE Source Type: research

Free Communication 1
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Source: Asia-Pacific Psychiatry - April 8, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: FREE COMMUNICATION SESSION Source Type: research

Anxiety Disorders / Somatoform Disorders / Dissociative Disorders
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Source: Asia-Pacific Psychiatry - April 8, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: E ‐POSTER ABSTRACTS Source Type: research

Young Psychiatrist Session 1
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Source: Asia-Pacific Psychiatry - April 8, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: YOUNG PSYICHIATRIST SESSION Source Type: research

PRCP 2021 E ‐Poster Exhibition
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Source: Asia-Pacific Psychiatry - April 8, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: SUPPLEMENT ARTICLE Source Type: research

A descriptive mapping review of suicide in vulnerable populations in low and middle countries
ConclusionIn LMICs, specific and unique socio ‐cultural and environmental factors may increase the risk of vulnerable groups to suicidal behaviors. In order to develop effective and comprehensive suicide prevention strategies, it is crucial to evaluate these differential risk factors and develop culturally appropriate and sensitive interventi ons and strategies. (Source: Asia-Pacific Psychiatry)
Source: Asia-Pacific Psychiatry - April 6, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Lakshmi Vijayakumar, Somidha Ray, Tanya Nicole Fernandes, Soumitra Pathare Tags: SPECIAL ISSUE ARTICLE Source Type: research

Suicide prevention in Japan: Government and community measures, and high ‐risk interventions
AbstractSuicide is one of the most critical issues worldwide. In Japan, more than 30  000 people died by suicide every year between 1998 and 2011, and the Japanese government, local governments, and various other agencies have been working on suicide prevention programs to reduce the suicide rate. While the number of suicides is still high (more than 20 000 per year), many speci alists are striving to further reduce the number of suicides in Japan. The Japanese government has played a central role in suicide prevention through the enactment of several laws, and in recent years, suicide prevention has shifted ...
Source: Asia-Pacific Psychiatry - April 1, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Kazuya Okamura, Katsumi Ikeshita, Sohei Kimoto, Manabu Makinodan, Toshifumi Kishimoto Tags: SPECIAL ISSUE ARTICLE Source Type: research

Occurrence of macroprolactinemia in schizophrenia patients treated with risperidone or amisulpride
ConclusionRisperidone and amisulpride caused hyperprolactinemia and macroprolactinemia; thus, detection of MPRL in the clinical setting should be performed as this phenomenon appears early in treatment (the second week) and continues, that can avoid unnecessary examination and treatment for asymptomatic patients with macroprolactinemia. (Source: Asia-Pacific Psychiatry)
Source: Asia-Pacific Psychiatry - March 30, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Wang Zhenhua, Chen Haizhi, Li Jing, Fei Xiaocong, Li Jianhua, Liu Jianjun, Lei Lilei, Jin Haiying Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Quality of life, mental health, and family functioning of schizophrenia caregivers: A community ‐based cross‐sectional study
AbstractThe caregivers of people with schizophrenia might suffer from various problems. We investigated the prevalence of depression, anxiety, and stress among them, and factors associated with their quality of life. A cross ‐sectional study in communities of rural areas was conducted. We found that the prevalence of depression, anxiety, and stress were 14.2%, 25.5%, and 6.6%, respectively. Their quality of life was independently associated with family functioning (affective responsiveness, problem solving, communicat ion) and the presence of depressive symptoms (p 
Source: Asia-Pacific Psychiatry - March 20, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Cut Husnul Khatimah, Aulina Adami, Asnawi Abdullah, Marthoenis Tags: BRIEF REPORT Source Type: research

Association of FKBP5 gene variants with depression susceptibility: A comprehensive meta ‐analysis
ConclusionsFKBP5 rs1360780 was associated with an increased risk of depression in the codominant model. We also found that rs4713916 and rs3800373 were involved in depression, rs4713916 was positively associated with depression in the codominant model and recessive model, and rs3800373 was related to an elevated risk of depression in the codominant model and dominant model. (Source: Asia-Pacific Psychiatry)
Source: Asia-Pacific Psychiatry - March 20, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Beifang Fan, Jianping Ma, Huimin Zhang, Yuhua Liao, Wanxin Wang, Sheng Zhang, Ciyong Lu, Lan Guo Tags: REVIEW Source Type: research

Thyroid function in postpartum psychosis: An exploratory study
AbstractThe study aimed to compare thyroid function between psychosis with postpartum onset (PPO), psychosis without postpartum onset (PWPO), and normal postpartum females (HC). Twenty women were recruited in each of the three groups. The PPO group had significantly greater psychopathology and shorter episodes compared to the PWPO group. The PPO group was found to have significantly greater right lobe volume than the other groups. The PPO group also had significantly higher FT4 levels than the HC group. We conclude that isolated increase in FT4 and thyroid lobe volumetric changes could be more specifically associated with ...
Source: Asia-Pacific Psychiatry - March 20, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Rati Ranjan Sethy, Shobit Garg, Daya Ram, Sai Krishna Tikka Tags: BRIEF REPORT Source Type: research

Reflective practice: An invaluable learning tool for young psychiatrists and trainees
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Source: Asia-Pacific Psychiatry - March 15, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Joel Philip, Vinu Cherian Tags: Young Psychiatrists' Forum Source Type: research

Adapting dialectical behavior therapy in Mandarin ‐speaking Chinese patients with borderline personality disorder: An open pilot trial in Taiwan
DiscussionThis pilot study found that DBT may be an effective and feasible intervention for Mandarin ‐speaking individuals with a recent history of suicidal behaviors with BPD. Future randomized controlled trials with comparison groups are needed to further determine the efficacy of DBT on this population. (Source: Asia-Pacific Psychiatry)
Source: Asia-Pacific Psychiatry - March 9, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Ting ‐Hsin Chang, Shen‐Ing Liu, Kathryn Korslund, Chen‐Ju Lin, Ying Lin, Hui‐Chun Huang, Shu‐Chin Chen, Yi‐Hung Chang, Fang‐Ju Sun, Shu‐I Wu Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Suicide prevention and mood disorders: Self ‐exclusion agreements for firearms as a suicide prevention strategy
AbstractSuicide involves a complex set of behaviors and emotions that lead up to actions that may be based on planning and forethought or the result of impulse. While there are a host of antecedent circumstances the presence of a mood disorder, primarily depression, is the most common factor in suicide. While management of depression is recognized as important prevention strategy in depression, the means by which suicide occurs must be a critical element of prevention. Policies that lower access to the means for suicide will decrease the fatality. Guns are associated with half of suicides and the case fatality rate of gun ...
Source: Asia-Pacific Psychiatry - March 9, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Melvin G. McInnis, Stephen B. Thompson, Sofia D. Merajver, Carl E. Schneider Tags: SPECIAL ISSUE ARTICLE Source Type: research

Suicide prevention: The role of families and carers
This article describes a family ‐oriented assessment process that can facilitate family‐involvement in care. Suicide risk assessment requires a skilled interview with the individual patient to determine accurately suicidal intent. However, family members provide a vital source of collateral information for assessing risk and t he relational support needed to diminish risk. Strength‐based strategies for intervening with patients and family members to help prevent suicide are described. (Source: Asia-Pacific Psychiatry)
Source: Asia-Pacific Psychiatry - March 5, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Todd M. Edwards, Jo Ellen Patterson, James L. Griffith Tags: SPECIAL ISSUE ARTICLE Source Type: research

Educational environments in Asian medical schools: A cross ‐national comparison between Malaysia, Singapore, and China
AbstractIntroductionPerceptions of the educational environment (EE) represent an important source of information on medical students' learning experience. Understanding and addressing these perceptions can help inform initiatives designed to improve the learning experience and educational outcomes, while comparison of student perceptions across medical schools can provide an added perspective. The aim of the study was to compare the EEs of three Asian medical schools: Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and University College Dublin Malaysia Campus, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, Singapore and Xiangya School of Medicine...
Source: Asia-Pacific Psychiatry - March 5, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Bharathy Arokiamary, Vincent Russell, Haikel Asyraf Lim, Jun Min Koay, Jie Xia, Xiao ‐Hua Zhao, Xin Xu, Da‐Xing Wu, Jun‐Xiang Chen, Ee Heok Kua, Rathi Mahendran Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research