Shanghai Archives of Psychiatry

Articles from Vol. 25, No. 2, April

Case Report of Rapid-Eye-Movement (REM) Sleep Behavior Disorder
1. Case history The patient was a 23-year-old female student of Han ethnicity. Five years ago, for no obvious reason, she began to have episodes about every 20 to 30 days in which she would sit up in bed while sleeping (usually at about 01:00 h)...
Comorbidity of Mental and Physical Diseases: A Main Challenge for Medicine of the 21st Century
Over the past two decades the prevalence of comorbid mental and physical diseases has increased dramatically, reaching epidemic proportions in many countries. In persons over the age of sixty the simultaneous presence of two or more diseases has become...
Efficacy and Safety of Generic Escitalopram versus Lexapro in the Treatment of Major Depression: A Multicenter Double-Blinded Randomized Controlled Trial
1. Introduction Depression is characterized by high prevalence, frequent relapse, substantial disability, and increased mortality. In both high-income and low- and middle-income countries it is one of the two most important causes of disease burden....
In This Issue
The lead-off for this issue is an editorial by one of our associate editors, Professor Norman Sartorius, [1] that discusses an increasingly important problem: the high prevalence and substantial health burden associated with comorbid mental and physical...
Methodology of China's National Study on the Evaluation, Early Recognition, and Treatment of Psychological Problems in the Elderly: The China Longitudinal Aging Study (CLAS)
1. Background Improvement in the health status of China's population has led to substantial increases in life expectancy. The resultant rapid aging of China's population will inevitably lead to an increased prevalence of Alzheimer's disease, [1]...
Mild Cognitive Impairment: A Concept Useful for Early Detection and Intervention of Dementia
As life expectancy increases around the globe, dementia has become an increasingly important public health issue that has created new challenges for communities' social service networks [1]. The early detection and prevention of dementia, particularly...
Neuroimaging Studies in Patients with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in China
1. Introduction Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a common mental disorder with a lifetime occurrence of 2 to 3% in the general population. [1] The main clinical presentations of OCD include uncontrollable obsessive thinking and compulsive...
Pesticides Availability and Medically Serious Suicide Attempts in China
The case-control study of attempted suicide by Jiang and colleagues [1] that appeared in the last issue of the Shanghai Archives of Psychiatry, reminds us of the many peculiarities and differences in suicidal behavior around the world. The study examined...
Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorders among Children in China: A Systematic Review
1. Introduction Autism is a developmental disorder with an onset during earlychildhoodthat results insocialdeficits, communication deficits, stereotyped interests, and repetitive behaviors. [1] Recently the term 'autism spectrum disorders' (ASD)...
Relationship of Changes in Cognitive and Depressive Symptoms during Antidepressant Treatment of Individuals with Geriatric Depression and Their Relationship to the APOE Epsilon 4 Allele
1. Introduction Cognitive impairment is common in geriatric depression. [1-2] Some authors suggest that the cognitive impairment in geriatric depression does not improve with remission of depression, and it may even progress to fully-blown dementia....
The Statistics of Suicide
1. Why is suicide so important to study? Worldwide, there are about one million suicides annually. In the United States (USA) approximately 750,000 people died by suicide over the last 25 years. Suicides outnumber homicides by at least a 3:2 ratio...
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