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. 10, No. 3, September

A 5-Year Outcome Study of Chronically Ill Psychiatric Patients in Hong Kong
ABSTRACT There is limited data on the outcome of non-Western patients with chronic psychiatric illness discharged from psychiatric hospitals. Most outcome studies focus on psychiatric outcomes of relapse and mortality rates. In Hong Kong, there...
A Cost-Analysis of Risperidone in the Treatment of Chronic Schizophrenia with Predominating Negative Symptoms in Hong Kong
ABSTRACT A comparative study of risperidone and conventional anti-psychotic therapy was performed for out-patients with schizophrenia with predominantly negative symptoms. After 3 months, there was a significant change in the Brief Psychiatric Rating...
An Integrated Issue
Readers of our Journal may remember that we focused on child and adolescent psychiatry back in 1993. In the current issue, Dr Kelly YC Lai provides an overview of primary prevention in child and adolescent psychiatry, covering the various risks and...
A Review of 354 Outreach Patients of the Kwai Chung Hospital Community Psychiatric Team
ABSTRACT This paper reports an analysis of the characteristics of the first 354 outreach patients by the community psychiatric team at Kwai Chung Hospital. By categorising patients into 'new patient' and 'known patient' groups, the reasons for delay...
Primary Prevention in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry-An Overview
ABSTRACT Although primary prevention has been a concern among child mental health professionals for many years, progress in the field has been slow and is fraught with conceptual and methodological difficulties. The aim of this paper is to provide...
Risperidone: Truly Non-Cataleptogenic?
ABSTRACT Although risperidone has been hailed as a 'truly non-cataleptogenic' antipsychotic and endorsed in standard textbooks as a drug causing minimal or negligible extrapyramidal symptoms at therapeutic doses, our clinical experience with this...
Suicide Attempts by Jumping from Height
ABSTRACT Background: The issue of suicide attempts by jumping from height is a serious problem in Hong Kong. This study explores the characteristics of survived suicidal jumpers and the suicide attempts. Methods: This is a retrospective data...
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