East Asian Archives of Psychiatry

Articles from Vol. 20, No. 3, 2010

Depressive Disorders and Family Functioning among the Caregivers of Patients with Schizophrenia
AbstractObjective: To determine the prevalence of depressive disorders among caregivers of patients with schizophrenia, its association with patient's and caregiver's socio-demographic characteristics and family functioning.Methods: This was a cross-sectional...
Development of a Psychological Well-Being Scale for Family Caregivers in Palliative Care
AbstractObjective: A Psychological Well-being Scale for Caregivers (PWS-C) was developed to screen for psychological distress among family caregivers in a Palliative Care Unit for patients with advanced cancer.Methods: To study the psychometric properties...
Internet Addiction: Consensus, Controversies, and the Way Ahead
AbstractObjectives: To review the fast-growing literature on Internet addiction.Methods: Descriptive review, using electronic databases as well as hand-search of relevant publications or cross-references from 1970 to 2010.Results: There are no universally...
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study of Hippocampus Structural Alterations in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: A Brief Review (Translated Version)
AbstractPost-traumatic stress disorder is a disabling condition that may affect individuals who have been exposed to severe emotional or physically life-threatening traumatic events. The majority of neuroimaging studies of post-traumatic stress disorder...
Neuropsychological Performance Predicts Decision-Making Abilities in Chinese Older Persons with Mild or Very Mild Dementia
AbstractObjective: To explore the relationship of the 4 decision-making abilities (Understanding, Appreciation, Reasoning, and Expressing a Choice) and neuropsychological performance in patients with very mild and mild dementia.Methods: Chinese subjects...
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus as a Cause of First-Episode Psychosis in the Second Trimester of Pregnancy
AbstractA Chinese woman had a first-episode of psychosis in the second trimester of pregnancy. The sudden onset of psychotic symptoms and fluctuating mental condition with visual hallucinations suggested an organic origin for the psychosis. Antipsychotic...