Hong Kong Journal of Psychiatry

The official peer-reviewed publication of the Hong Kong College of Psychiatrists, it is one of the few English psychiatric journals in Asia. Publishes psychiatric reports not only from Hong Kong, but also from China, most Asian countries and other parts of the world. It aims to provide a platform for psychiatrists and mental health professionals in the region to share their research output in the field.

Articles from Vol. 7, No. 1, April

Abuse of Benzodiazepines-The Current Scene *
Summary Benzodiazepines, with it's propensity of abuse proven and the prescription practice of clinicians often put to blame by the public, official guidelines are prepared and whose controversy has been argued extensively. The importance of survey$...
A Common Language for Describing Mental Disability Using a Multi-Axial Scheme Based on ICD-10 *
SUMMARY The tenth revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10) which was published by the World Health Organization in 1992 (WHO, 1992), provides a common language with which to describe mental disability. The present study...
Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry in Kwai Chung Hospital
SUMMARY The Consultation-liaison Team of Kwai Chung Hospital has collected data regarding the psychiatric service it provided to the in-patients of a nearby regional general hospital in the period between July 94 and June 95. The characteristics...
Editorial
The Hong Kong Journal of Psychiatry, just like the Hong Kong College of Psychiatrists, has now entered its seventh year. This seventh year is often called a 'sabbatical year' and signified a period of rest and recuperation. Therefore, it is a right...
General Hospital Psychiatry in Hong Kong
SUMMARY The emphasis on the community care of psychiatric patients has led to, inter alia, the development of general hospital psychiatric units, After a review of the overseas and local histories, the particular roles of the general hospital psychiatrist...
Guidelines on the Use of Benzodiazepines and Related Medicine
In accordance with the opinions of the Fellows of the Hong Kong College of Psychiatrists as expressed in the Annual General Meeting of the College in December 1995, the Council of the College set up an Ad Hoc Committee to draft its guidelines on the...
Long and Short Stay Patients in a Hong Kong Psychiatric Day Hospital
SUMMARY The present study tried to compare the various socio-demographic and clinical data between the short-stay and the long-stay psychiatric day patients of a district general hospital. The results showed that there were not much differences...
Recent Developments in Consultation Liaison Psychiatry-A View from Oxford
INTRODUCTION Recent yews have seen important developments in the subspecialty known as consultation-liaison psychiatry (C-L psychiatry). These developments include an evolving definition, a widening scope to include out-patient clinics and primary...
Temperament Study on Children of Mentally Ill Parents
SUMMARY It is a comparative study of temperament and psychopathology in children born to mentally sick parents. 200 children one each of 80 psychotic parents (40 schizophrenic and 40 affective disorder) 80 neurotic parents (on ICID 10 criteria)...
Use & Misuse of Benzodiazepines-Professional Controversies *
Summary To determine whether the use of a benzodiazepine in a particular patient by a medical practitioner is appropriate use or misuse is an issue with controversies. The data from the Central Registry of Drug Addicts shows increase in the number...