Activity Participation and Perceived Health Status in Patients with Severe Mental Illness: a Prospective Study.
Authors: Ng SSW, Leung TKS, Ng PPK, Ng RKH, Wong ATY Abstract OBJECTIVE: To examine associations between severe mental illness (SMI), general health symptoms, mental wellbeing, and different activity levels in patients with SMI. METHOD: Consecutive patients with SMI referred for occupational therapy were prospectively included. Their hours of activities per day during hospital stay were recorded as 3 hours in three categories: basic self-care activities, interest-based activities, and role-specific activities. Patients were free to join or decline any activities. Patients' somatic and mental health were measure...
Source: East Asian Archives of Psychiatry - December 24, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: East Asian Arch Psychiatry Source Type: research

Perceived Stigma in Remitted Psychiatric Patients and their Caregivers and its Association with Self-Esteem, Quality of Life, and Caregiver Depression.
CONCLUSION: Perceived stigma is prevalent among patients and caregivers and affects their quality of life. The stigma associated with substance use disorder merits special attention. PMID: 33349616 [PubMed - in process] (Source: East Asian Archives of Psychiatry)
Source: East Asian Archives of Psychiatry - December 24, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: East Asian Arch Psychiatry Source Type: research

Psychometric Properties and Validation of the 9-Item Social Media Scale Among Pre-University Students in Nigeria.
Authors: Afe T, Ogunsemi O, Ayotunde A, Olufunke A, Osalusi B, Afe B Abstract OBJECTIVE: To validate the Social Media Disorder scale in Nigerian adolescents by determining its unidimensional structure, reliability, sensitivity, specificity, and criterion validity. METHODS: A total of 516 and 1213 pre-university students in two universities were randomly recruited and assessed using the 9-item Social Media Scale and the 12-item General Health Questionnaire (in the second survey only). RESULTS: 46.3% and 56.3% of respondents in the first and second surveys met the criteria for social media disorder, respectiv...
Source: East Asian Archives of Psychiatry - December 24, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: East Asian Arch Psychiatry Source Type: research

Family Caregivers' Perspective on Factors Affecting Recovery from Schizophrenia.
CONCLUSION: The recovery process is facilitated through family involvement and support by mental health professionals. Thus, giving a pre-treatment counselling to the caregivers and repeating the same content to the patients after regaining insight can be helpful. PMID: 33349618 [PubMed - in process] (Source: East Asian Archives of Psychiatry)
Source: East Asian Archives of Psychiatry - December 24, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: East Asian Arch Psychiatry Source Type: research

Elevated Clozapine Level Following Acute Infection in a Patient with Schizophrenia: a Case Report.
We describe a 58-year-old Chinese man with schizophrenia who presented with an elevated clozapine level suspected to be related to acute infection. PMID: 33349619 [PubMed - in process] (Source: East Asian Archives of Psychiatry)
Source: East Asian Archives of Psychiatry - December 24, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: East Asian Arch Psychiatry Source Type: research

Mindfulness Meditation, Mental Health, and Health-Related Quality of Life in Chinese Buddhist Monastics.
Authors: Tsui MCF, To JCN, Lee ATC Abstract OBJECTIVE: To determine associations between mindfulness meditation and mental health and health-related quality of life among Buddhist monastics. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional study of Chinese Buddhist monastics aged ≥18 years who practised mindfulness meditation daily. Mental health was assessed by the 12-item General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-12), whereas health-related quality of life was assessed by the 12-item Short Form Health Survey (SF-12). The number of years and the average daily amount of time spent in mindfulness meditation were collected. RES...
Source: East Asian Archives of Psychiatry - October 2, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: East Asian Arch Psychiatry Source Type: research

Development and Psychometric Testing of the Stigma Assessment Tool for Family Caregivers of People with Mental Illness.
CONCLUSIONS: The SAT-FAM is a valid and reliable self-report instrument for assessing stigma towards family caregivers of patients with mental illness. It enables a practical way of evaluating interventions aimed at reducing stigma. PMID: 32994374 [PubMed - in process] (Source: East Asian Archives of Psychiatry)
Source: East Asian Archives of Psychiatry - October 2, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: East Asian Arch Psychiatry Source Type: research

Emotional/Behavioural Problems and Functional Impairment in Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.
This study aimed to compare the emotional/behavioural problems and functional impairment between early school-age children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and non-ADHD controls. Factors associated with behavioural problem scores were also evaluated. METHODS: Children aged 6 to 10 years who were diagnosed with ADHD based on the Swanson, Nolan and Pelham version IV Scale (SNAP-IV) and the DSM-5 criteria for ADHD were compared with age-and sex-matched controls with negative SNAP-IV results in terms of emotional/behavioural problems (as assessed by the Child Behavioural Checklist) and functional impair...
Source: East Asian Archives of Psychiatry - October 2, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: East Asian Arch Psychiatry Source Type: research

Validity and Reliability of the Persian Version of the Food Thought Suppression Inventory for Obese University Students.
CONCLUSION: The Persian version of the FTSI is a valid and reliable tool for screening patients in obesity clinics and for evaluating treatment outcomes. PMID: 32994376 [PubMed - in process] (Source: East Asian Archives of Psychiatry)
Source: East Asian Archives of Psychiatry - October 2, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: East Asian Arch Psychiatry Source Type: research

Prevalence of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Among Primary School Children in Oforikrom, Ghana Based on the Disruptive Behavior Disorders Rating Scale.
CONCLUSION: The prevalence of ADHD among primary school children in Oforikrom was 5%. 51% of those with ADHD symptoms were male. Most (19%) of those with ADHD symptoms were in primary 5. PMID: 32994377 [PubMed - in process] (Source: East Asian Archives of Psychiatry)
Source: East Asian Archives of Psychiatry - October 2, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: East Asian Arch Psychiatry Source Type: research

Survival of Melancholia: a Retrospective Study of Patients with Depressive Disorders.
Authors: Gupta R, Mirza T, Majeed MH, Seemüller F, Moeller HJ Abstract BACKGROUND: The DSM-IV and the DSM-5 eliminated the importance of the syndromal identity of melancholic depression in favour of a dimensional model within the domain of major depressive disorders. Melancholic depression was excluded from DSM as a distinct disorder owing to the impact of ageing, genetics, and course of illness. We challenge these assertions using retrospective data collected from patients with depression. METHOD: Electronic medical records of 1073 patients with depressive-spectrum disorders in 12 centres across Germany s...
Source: East Asian Archives of Psychiatry - July 4, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: East Asian Arch Psychiatry Source Type: research

Reliability and Validity of Persian Version of State-Trait Anxiety Inventory Among High School Students.
Authors: Abdoli N, Farnia V, Salemi S, Davarinejad O, Ahmadi Jouybari T, Khanegi M, Alikhani M, Behrouz B Abstract OBJECTIVES: The aim of the present study was to assess the reliability and validity of the Persian version of the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory Form Y (STAI-Y) among high school students. METHODS: A sample of 492 high school students in Kermanshah city, Iran were randomly selected via multistage sampling. They were asked to complete the STAI-Y and Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI) to determine the correlation coefficients. Data analysis was performed via descriptive statistics, factor analysis, Cronbach...
Source: East Asian Archives of Psychiatry - July 4, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: East Asian Arch Psychiatry Source Type: research

Validity and Reliability of the Thai Version of the Short Mood and Feelings Questionnaire.
CONCLUSION: The Thai version of SMFQ has a high degree of psychometric validity and reliability. PMID: 32611827 [PubMed - in process] (Source: East Asian Archives of Psychiatry)
Source: East Asian Archives of Psychiatry - July 4, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: East Asian Arch Psychiatry Source Type: research

Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy for Generalised Anxiety Disorder: a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.
CONCLUSION: MBCT was effective for treating GAD. PMID: 32611828 [PubMed - in process] (Source: East Asian Archives of Psychiatry)
Source: East Asian Archives of Psychiatry - July 4, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: East Asian Arch Psychiatry Source Type: research

Social Distance Towards Mental Illness Among Undergraduate Pharmacy Students in a Nigerian University.
CONCLUSION: Our pharmacy students had a low social distance towards people with mental illness. Predictors for the low social distance were younger age and previous visits to a mental hospital. We recommend more robust educational and training programme, and increased exposure to clinical clerkship in psychiatry to improve social distance towards people with mental illness among pharmacy students. PMID: 32611829 [PubMed - in process] (Source: East Asian Archives of Psychiatry)
Source: East Asian Archives of Psychiatry - July 4, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: East Asian Arch Psychiatry Source Type: research

Patients' Reports of Traumatic Experience and Posttraumatic Stress in Psychiatric Settings.
CONCLUSIONS: Lifetime TE and TE in psychiatric settings are common among patients with SMI. Trauma-informed care is suggested for mental health services. PMID: 32229641 [PubMed - in process] (Source: East Asian Archives of Psychiatry)
Source: East Asian Archives of Psychiatry - April 3, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: East Asian Arch Psychiatry Source Type: research

Multi-disciplinary Psychiatric Case Management Model in Hong Kong: Service Coverage and Risk Stratification.
CONCLUSIONS: Risk stratification should be a structured clinical judgement based on comprehensive and accurate information of protective and risk factors, rather than relying on cut-off scores of assessment rating scales. PMID: 32229642 [PubMed - in process] (Source: East Asian Archives of Psychiatry)
Source: East Asian Archives of Psychiatry - April 3, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: East Asian Arch Psychiatry Source Type: research

Melancholic Versus Non-Melancholic Depression: a Prospective Study.
This study aims to investigate the sociodemographic, clinical, and course differences between melancholic and non-melancholic depression. METHODS: This prospective observational study was carried out at Kasturba Hospital, Manipal, India from November 2010 to September 2011. We recruited consecutive inpatients aged 18 to 60 years who have a diagnosis of depressive disorder (based on ICD-10), with or without any psychiatric or physical comorbidities. Patients were categorised into melancholia and non-melancholia using the CORE questionnaire, with scores of ≥8 indicating the presence of melancholic depression. In addit...
Source: East Asian Archives of Psychiatry - April 3, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: East Asian Arch Psychiatry Source Type: research

Prevalence and Correlates of Depressive Symptoms among Medical Students: a Cross-sectional Single-centre Study.
CONCLUSIONS: Depressive symptoms are common among medical students in Sultan Qaboos University. Risk factors for depressive symptoms are female sex and family history of depression. PMID: 32229644 [PubMed - in process] (Source: East Asian Archives of Psychiatry)
Source: East Asian Archives of Psychiatry - April 3, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: East Asian Arch Psychiatry Source Type: research

Cognitive Functioning of Ageing Patients with Severe Mental Illness: a Pilot Study.
Authors: Wong MMC, Pang PF PMID: 32229645 [PubMed - in process] (Source: East Asian Archives of Psychiatry)
Source: East Asian Archives of Psychiatry - April 3, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: East Asian Arch Psychiatry Source Type: research

Staff Mental Health Self-Assessment During the COVID-19 Outbreak.
Authors: Chung JPY, Yeung WS PMID: 32229646 [PubMed - in process] (Source: East Asian Archives of Psychiatry)
Source: East Asian Archives of Psychiatry - April 3, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: East Asian Arch Psychiatry Source Type: research

Validation of the Chinese Version of Obsessive-Compulsive Inventory-Revised.
CONCLUSION: The C-OCI-R is a valid and reliable measure for assessing the severity of obsessive-compulsive symptoms in local Chinese patients with OCD. PMID: 31871306 [PubMed - in process] (Source: East Asian Archives of Psychiatry)
Source: East Asian Archives of Psychiatry - December 26, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: East Asian Arch Psychiatry Source Type: research

Early Maladaptive Schemas, Depression Severity, and Risk Factors for Persistent Depressive Disorder: a Cross-sectional Study.
CONCLUSION: All five EMS domains correlated significantly with depression severity. PDD and MDD differed in psychopathology. The EMS domains of disconnection and rejection, impaired autonomy and performance, and over-vigilance and inhibition may be specific risk factors for PDD. PMID: 31871307 [PubMed - in process] (Source: East Asian Archives of Psychiatry)
Source: East Asian Archives of Psychiatry - December 26, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: East Asian Arch Psychiatry Source Type: research

Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in a Malaysian Forensic Mental Hospital: a Cross-sectional Study.
CONCLUSIONS: Adult ADHD is common in a Malaysian forensic mental hospital and is associated with unmarried status, alcohol abuse, lifetime manic/hypomanic episodes, generalised anxiety disorder, and younger age at first offence. PMID: 31871308 [PubMed - in process] (Source: East Asian Archives of Psychiatry)
Source: East Asian Archives of Psychiatry - December 26, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: East Asian Arch Psychiatry Source Type: research

Association of Childhood Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Symptoms with Academic and Psychopathological Outcomes in Indian College Students: a Retrospective Survey.
CONCLUSIONS: Clinical evaluation and appropriate management may be warranted for adults who retrospectively recall clinically significant ADHD symptoms in childhood. PMID: 31871309 [PubMed - in process] (Source: East Asian Archives of Psychiatry)
Source: East Asian Archives of Psychiatry - December 26, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: East Asian Arch Psychiatry Source Type: research

Reducing Injury During Restraint by Crisis Intervention in Psychiatric Wards in Singapore.
CONCLUSION: Our quality improvement project identified six root causes and implemented three plan-do-study-act cycles to successfully eliminated patient injuries during the use of restraints. PMID: 31871310 [PubMed - in process] (Source: East Asian Archives of Psychiatry)
Source: East Asian Archives of Psychiatry - December 26, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: East Asian Arch Psychiatry Source Type: research

Pulmonary Embolism as a Cause of Death in Psychiatric Inpatients: a Case Series.
We report four cases of fatal pulmonary embolism confirmed by autopsy among inpatients in a Hong Kong psychiatric hospital from 2010 to 2014. None of the four patients had a medical or premorbid condition associated with vascular thromboembolism or causing prolonged immobilisation. Only two patients were taking long-term antipsychotic medication, but all were physically restrained shortly before the event. PMID: 31871311 [PubMed - in process] (Source: East Asian Archives of Psychiatry)
Source: East Asian Archives of Psychiatry - December 26, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: East Asian Arch Psychiatry Source Type: research

New Service Model for Common Mental Disorders in Hong Kong: a Retrospective Outcome Study.
Authors: Lee WK, Lo A, Chong G, Chang SYS, Lu V, Yip PLI, Liu CMK, Leung M, Chung CM, Wong KY, Yeung YYE, Chan SMA, Ngai YS, Wong PS, Lo TL Abstract OBJECTIVE: To review the first 8-month outcome of the Common Mental Disorder Clinic model in Hong Kong in terms of patient exit status and improvement in depressive and anxiety symptoms. METHODS: During the first appointment, patients were interviewed by a multidisciplinary team comprising a psychiatrist, a psychiatric nurse, and an occupational therapist. A multidisciplinary case conference was conducted to discuss clinical observations, diagnosis, issues of conce...
Source: East Asian Archives of Psychiatry - October 2, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: East Asian Arch Psychiatry Source Type: research

Five Personality Traits in Late-onset Depression in Hong Kong.
This study aimed to examine the association between five personality traits and late-onset depression in Hong Kong older people. METHODS: This cross-sectional study included a convenience sample of 40 older people with late-onset depression (LOD) and 54 non-depressed elderly controls. The patients were assessed using the NEO Five Factor Inventory (for personality), the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (for depression severity), the Mini-Mental State Examination (for cognitive function), the Lawton Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (for functioning), and the Cumulative Illness Rating Scale (for number of physical ...
Source: East Asian Archives of Psychiatry - October 2, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: East Asian Arch Psychiatry Source Type: research

Prevalence of Aggressive or Violent Behaviour in Thai Patients with Schizophrenia: a Cross-Sectional Study.
This study aimed to determine the prevalence of violence and factors associated with aggressive or violent behaviour in Thai patients with schizophrenia. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted in all patients with schizophrenia aged ≥18 years admitted to Suan Prung Psychiatric Hospital, Thailand, between January and November 2014. Baseline interviews were conducted by a psychiatrist and psychiatric nurses. Accessibility to weapons and toxic chemicals was evaluated. RESULTS: Of 230 patients with schizophrenia screened, 207 (162 men and 45 women) were included. Of them, only 16 (7.7%) patients had aggre...
Source: East Asian Archives of Psychiatry - October 2, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: East Asian Arch Psychiatry Source Type: research

Mental Health Literacy in Cancer Outpatients in Singapore.
CONCLUSIONS: MHL is comparable between oncology outpatients and controls and is positively associated with education level. PMID: 31566185 [PubMed - in process] (Source: East Asian Archives of Psychiatry)
Source: East Asian Archives of Psychiatry - October 2, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: East Asian Arch Psychiatry Source Type: research

Anti-Voltage-gated Potassium Channel Limbic Encephalitis with Psychiatric Features: a Case Report.
We report a case of anti-voltage-gated potassium channel (VGKC) limbic encephalitis in a 47-year-old man presenting with a 2-year history of psychiatric features. The patient had cognitive impairment, slurred speech, and a mildly unsteady gait but no other neurological deficits or seizures. Results of blood, urine, and cerebrospinal fluid tests and magnetic resonance imaging of the brain were normal. However, electroencephalography showed an epileptogenic focus in the bilateral temporal regions with mild to moderate diffuse encephalopathy. Autoimmune panel results confirmed the diagnosis of anti-VGKC limbic encephalitis, w...
Source: East Asian Archives of Psychiatry - October 2, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: East Asian Arch Psychiatry Source Type: research

'Organic Anxiety' in a Middle-aged Man Presenting with Dyspnoea: a Case Report.
We report a case of pulmonary embolism in a patient who presented with repeated anxiety attacks and psychotic symptoms and was misdiagnosed as having withdrawal seizure or anxiety disorder not otherwise specified. This case highlighted the nonspecific clinical features of pulmonary embolism and the principles in making psychiatric diagnosis. Careful history taking, thorough physical examination, appropriate investigation, and a high index of suspicion led to the correct diagnosis. The principle of hierarchy of psychiatric diagnosis (ie, organic over non-organic) and the possibility of comorbidities should always apply. ...
Source: East Asian Archives of Psychiatry - October 2, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: East Asian Arch Psychiatry Source Type: research

Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry in Hong Kong: a 2019 Update.
Authors: Mak ADP, Wong EKY PMID: 31237244 [PubMed - in process] (Source: East Asian Archives of Psychiatry)
Source: East Asian Archives of Psychiatry - June 28, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: East Asian Arch Psychiatry Source Type: research

Associations between Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Major Depressive Episodes, and Healthcare Utilisation: a Community-based Study.
Authors: Mak ADP, Wu JCY, Chan Y, Tse YK, Lee S Abstract OBJECTIVE: To examine the prevalence and comorbidity of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) with generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) and major depressive episodes (MDE) in a general population using DSM-IV, and to evaluate the associations between these conditions and healthcare utilisation. METHODS: A random population-based telephone survey was conducted to record frequency of GORD symptoms, symptoms of GAD and MDE based on DSM-IV, and healthcare utilisation. RESULTS: Of 2011 respondents, 4.2% had weekly GORD and 13.9% had monthly GORD, whereas ...
Source: East Asian Archives of Psychiatry - June 28, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: East Asian Arch Psychiatry Source Type: research

Neurocognitive Characteristics of Individuals with Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
Authors: Wong KMF, Yuen SSY, Mak ADP Abstract Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a systems-based brain-gut axis disorder. Cognitive functions reflect central affective and attentional processes that are driven by genetic and epigenetic influences and effect complex brain-gut interactions. These interactions include stress-induced changes in hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis and autonomic nervous system, remodelling of the immune system, and alterations in microbiota composition. This review summarises current neurocognitive findings on patients with IBS. 13 studies of neurocognition in IBS patients were identified...
Source: East Asian Archives of Psychiatry - June 28, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: East Asian Arch Psychiatry Source Type: research

Clinical Toxicology and Overdose of Psychiatric Medications.
This article reviews the poisoning epidemiology in Hong Kong, assessment and treatment of acute poisoning, and management of acute psychiatric medication overdose. In 2016, nearly 4000 poisoning cases involving approximately 6000 poisons were reported to Hong Kong Poison Information Centre. About 25% of the poisons involved were psychiatric-related medications. The initial medical assessment on poisoning includes history taking, vital signs monitoring, and focused physical examination. Approaches in managing acute poisoning include supportive measures, decontamination, antidote use, and enhanced elimination. Management on ...
Source: East Asian Archives of Psychiatry - June 28, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: East Asian Arch Psychiatry Source Type: research

Compulsory Mental Health Treatment in Hong Kong: Which Way Forward?
Authors: Cheung D Abstract On 25 to 26 August 2017, the 'Compulsory Mental Health Treatment in Hong Kong: Which Way Forward?' conference was held in Hong Kong. Academics and practitioners from the United Kingdom, United States, New Zealand, and Hong Kong came together to discuss such important topics as the philosophical justifications for compulsory treatment, constitutional and human rights, and how compulsory powers are and should be used in practice. Speakers and conference participants then engaged in roundtable discussions on various issues that arose, in particular how reform of the law regulating compulsory...
Source: East Asian Archives of Psychiatry - June 28, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: East Asian Arch Psychiatry Source Type: research

Depression and Quality of Life in Patients with Neurological Disorder in a Malaysian Hospital.
Authors: Das P, Naing NN, Wan-Arfah N, Naing Noor Jan KO, Kueh YC, Rasalingam K Abstract OBJECTIVE: To investigate association between major depressive disorder (MDD) and quality of life in patients with neurological disorder. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was carried out at a Malaysian hospital between April 2016 and December 2016 using convenience sampling. Patients aged ≥18 years with intracranial tumour or other brain disorders were invited to participate. Quality of life was assessed using the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life questionnaire version 3.0; dia...
Source: East Asian Archives of Psychiatry - June 28, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: East Asian Arch Psychiatry Source Type: research

Attentional Bias Modification Training for Patients with Generalised Anxiety Disorder: a Randomised Controlled Study.
CONCLUSION: The efficacy of the brief ABMT as a mechanistically focused treatment for GAD was not supported. The small sample size and short duration of treatment may have rendered the results inconclusive. PMID: 31237250 [PubMed - in process] (Source: East Asian Archives of Psychiatry)
Source: East Asian Archives of Psychiatry - June 28, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: East Asian Arch Psychiatry Source Type: research

Factors Associated with Falls in Psychogeriatric Inpatients and Comparison of Two Fall Risk Assessment Tools.
CONCLUSIONS: Patients with dementia and women had higher risk of fall. Extra proportion of at-risk patients are able to benefit from additional fall risk interventions when WSFRAT is used instead of MFS. Further studies are needed to calculate the psychometric properties of WSFRAT. PMID: 31237251 [PubMed - in process] (Source: East Asian Archives of Psychiatry)
Source: East Asian Archives of Psychiatry - June 28, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: East Asian Arch Psychiatry Source Type: research

Prevalence, Factors, and Outcome of Physical Violence against Mental Health Professionals at a Nigerian Psychiatric Hospital.
CONCLUSIONS: Physical violence encountered by mental health professionals at a Nigerian neuropsychiatric hospital is substantial. Policy review of staff safety, training, and support is recommended. PMID: 31237252 [PubMed - in process] (Source: East Asian Archives of Psychiatry)
Source: East Asian Archives of Psychiatry - June 28, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: East Asian Arch Psychiatry Source Type: research

Association of Temporomandibular Joint Osseous Changes with Anxiety, Depression, and Limitation of Mandibular Function in Elderly Vietnamese.
CONCLUSIONS: Anxiety and depression and TMJ osseous changes were prevalent in elderly Vietnamese. Rural residents had higher prevalence of anxiety and depression than urban residents. TMJ osseous changes were not associated with anxiety, depression, or limitation of mandibular function. PMID: 31237253 [PubMed - in process] (Source: East Asian Archives of Psychiatry)
Source: East Asian Archives of Psychiatry - June 28, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: East Asian Arch Psychiatry Source Type: research

Religion, Psychiatry, and Alternate Sexuality.
Authors: Darmansjah D, Kalra G, Ventriglio A Abstract Religious institutions tend to display a conservative view towards individuals with alternate sexuality or identity. For managing patients with alternate sexuality, it is imperative that clinicians understand and take into account religious views and its effects on a person's mental health. We review the literature on religion, alternate sexuality, and psychiatry to ascertain their interaction and impact on the mental health of individuals with alternate sexuality or identity. Differing but overlapping perspectives on alternate sexuality persist across world rel...
Source: East Asian Archives of Psychiatry - June 28, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: East Asian Arch Psychiatry Source Type: research

Sexuality in the 21st Century: Sexual Fluidity.
Authors: Ventriglio A, Bhugra D Abstract Sexuality is a vital component of human life. Sexuality deals with procreation and pleasure. Sexual behaviours and orientations vary and may be related to mental health. Some sexual orientations may be discriminated or censored by religious or political beliefs, and this has a big impact on sexual variations. Frequently, sexual variations are considered to be pathological and need to be medically treated. However, it should be accepted that sexuality includes a continuum of behaviours, thoughts, fantasies, acts, and attractions that are beyond procreation. Modern sexology in...
Source: East Asian Archives of Psychiatry - June 28, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: East Asian Arch Psychiatry Source Type: research

Forensic Psychiatric Services in Hong Kong.
Authors: Siu BW, Lam M PMID: 30563946 [PubMed - in process] (Source: East Asian Archives of Psychiatry)
Source: East Asian Archives of Psychiatry - December 21, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: East Asian Arch Psychiatry Source Type: research

Profiling Mentally Ill Offenders in Hong Kong: a 5-year Retrospective Review Study.
This study aimed to determine the prevalence of mental illness in offenders referred to psychiatrists from January 2011 to March 2016 and any associations between crime and mental illness in these offenders. METHODS: Case notes of offenders referred to psychiatrists at the Siu Lam Psychiatric Centre from 1 January 2011 to 31 March 2016 were reviewed. Data on sex, age on admission, educational level, principal psychiatric diagnosis, index offence, source and reason of referral, and outcome were collected. RESULTS: Case notes were reviewed for 4492 offenders (75% males) aged 14 to 93 (mean, 40.6) years. Of these, 68%...
Source: East Asian Archives of Psychiatry - December 21, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: East Asian Arch Psychiatry Source Type: research

Compulsory Admission in Hong Kong: Balance between Paternalism and Patient Liberty.
Authors: Siu BW, Fistein EC, Leung HW, Chan LS, Yan CK, Lai AC, Yuen KK, Ng KK Abstract In Hong Kong, compulsory admission is governed by the Mental Health Ordinance Section 31 (detention of a patient under observation), Section 32 (extension of period of detention for such a patient), Section 36 (detention of certified patients), and the sections in Part IV for hospital order, transfer order, and removal order. Mental health professionals adopt both legal criteria and practice criteria for compulsory admission. The present study discusses the harm principle, the patient's decision-making capacity, the multi-axial ...
Source: East Asian Archives of Psychiatry - December 21, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: East Asian Arch Psychiatry Source Type: research

Combination of Psychiatric and Psychological Approaches in the Assessment and Treatment of Sexual Offenders.
Authors: Chan O, Lam S Abstract This review discusses the association between mental disorders and sexual offending, and provides an overview of the combination of psychiatric and psychological approaches to assess and treat sexual offenders at the Sex Offender Evaluation and Treatment Unit in Siu Lam Psychiatric Centre in Hong Kong. PMID: 30563949 [PubMed - in process] (Source: East Asian Archives of Psychiatry)
Source: East Asian Archives of Psychiatry - December 21, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: East Asian Arch Psychiatry Source Type: research

Prevalence and Screening of Mental Illness among Remand Prisoners in Hong Kong.
CONCLUSION: Psychiatric disorders are prevalent in remand prisoners in Hong Kong. The CMHS is an effective tool to screen remand prisoners for timely treatment of prisoners with mental health needs. PMID: 30563950 [PubMed - in process] (Source: East Asian Archives of Psychiatry)
Source: East Asian Archives of Psychiatry - December 21, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: East Asian Arch Psychiatry Source Type: research