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. 12, No. 4, December

Antidepressants for the Treatment of Neuropathic Pain
Abstract Tricyclic antidepressants have been the mainstay treatment modality of neuropathic pain. However, use of these agents has been limited by their significant side effects and potential cardiac adverse events, particularly in overdose. Newer...
High-Load Continuous Performance Tests and Psychosis-Proneness in Hong Kong Chinese People
Abstract Objective: The continuous performance test reveals deficits in patients with schizophrenia compared with normal subjects. The 3-7 continuous performance test and degraded continuous performance test are 'high-load' versions that appear...
Neuropsychological Testing Profiles of Patients with Alzheimer's Disease and Mild Cognitive Impairment: A Case-Control Study
Abstract Objective: To identify markers of early cognitive changes in Alzheimer's disease using a battery of neuropsychological tests. Methods: The study was cross-sectional with a case-control design, and evaluated 3 groups of subjects: patients...
Rehabilitation Evaluation Hall and Baker Scale Survey in Castle Peak Hospital, Hong Kong
Abstract Objective: To study the nature and severity of disabilities in adult patients admitted to Castle Peak Hospital in Hong Kong for more than 6 months. Methods: A sample of 783 patients (606 men and 177 women) was surveyed in a 5-month period...
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