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. 8, No. 1, August

Association of Apolipoprotein E Allele 4 with Alzheimer's Disease in Chinese Population
SUMMARY Several studies have shown similar distribution of the apolipoprotein E polymorphism in different population despite differences in their genetic background and environmental factors. Significant associasion of the apoE [epsilon]4 allele...
A Survey on Suicide in China during the Past Decade
SUMMARY Using the method of document metrology, the authors reviewed the literature published in the past decade on suicidal behaviour (suicide and parasuicide) including epidemiological data, clinical characteristics of suicide and social factors...
Clinical and Experimental Study of Low Energy Helium-Neon Intravascular Laser Irradiation of Blood in Chronic Schizophrenia
SUMMARY By means of a prospective randomized controlled study, the low energy helium-neon intravascular laser irradiation of blood (LEILIB) was tested in schizophrenic patients. A total of 66 patients were recruited, matched for the duration of...
Editorial
To commensurate the return of the sovereignty of Hong Kong to China on 1st July, 1997, the Editorial Board decided to publish a special issue of 'Psychiatry In China'. Prominant psychiatrists in different parts of the People's Republic of China known...
Family Management of Schizophrenia in China
SUMMARY The development of family management programs of schizophrenia In China is summarized in this brief review. With regard to future directions, it is proposed that an integrative program of family management should be adopted, in which outreach...
Five-Year Analysis of Patients Discharged from Beijing Anding Hospital
SUMMARY Statistical analysis and vertical comparison patients discharged from Beijing Anding Hospital during 1991-1995 were performed to learn the trends and changes in disease patterns of psychiatric disorders. The demographic data, psychiatric...
Group Psychosocial Education for Relatives of Schizophrenic Patients in Community: A Three-Year Experience
SUMMARY A prospective three-year control study was canned out in Nanshi district of Shanghai, People's Republic of China, It aimed to assess the long-term effectiveness of group psychosocial education program for relatives of schizophrenic patients...
Psychosocial Rehabilitation Effects of Music Therapy in Chronic Schizophrenia
SUMMARY This study examines the use of music as an adjunct therapy to medication. Seventy chronic schizophrenic patients with social disability were randomly assigned to an experimental group (n=40) and a control group (n=30). Individual and group...
Recent Developments in the Study of Prevalence and Phenomenology of Neurasthenia in General Health Care across Cultures
SUMMARY The authors examined the prevalence of neurasthenia based on ICD-10 criteria across centers and its diagnostic validity in primary take by different diagnostic thresholds using the data of the WHO Collaborative Study on Psychological Problems...
Risperidone for the Treatment of Schizophrenia
SUMMARY Results of an open-label trial of risperidone In the treatment of schizophrenia involving 30 subjects are reported. During the 8-week long trial, the overall improvement rate was 87%. Risperidone treatment improved both positive and negative...
The Mental Health of Women in China
SUMMARY A study of Chinese health statistics demonstrates a number of very unusual features in the mental health profiles of warren e.g. that them are more completed suicides amongst women than men, and more women than mere are diagnosed with schizophrenia,...
The Use of Buprenorphine in the Treatment of Heroin Addiction in China: A Review
SUMMARY Buprenorphine hydrochloride, a partial opioid agonist with low abuse potential, is a promising agent for opiate addiction. The experience and clinical trials from China were reviewed here. The detoxification programs with buprenorphine monotherapy...
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