G S Ungvari

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Affiliation: The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Country: China

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Schizophrenia with prominent catatonic features ('catatonic schizophrenia'): I. Demographic and clinical correlates in the chronic phase
    Gabor S Ungvari
    Department of Psychiatry, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, N T Hong Kong SAR, China
    Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 29:27-38. 2005
  2. ncbi request reprint Schizophrenia with prominent catatonic features ('catatonic schizophrenia'). II. Factor analysis of the catatonic syndrome
    Gabor S Ungvari
    Department of Psychiatry, Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
    Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 31:462-8. 2007
  3. ncbi request reprint The pharmacological treatment of catatonia: an overview
    G S Ungvari
    Department of Psychiatry, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 251:I31-4. 2001
  4. pmc The pharmacological treatment of schizophrenia in Chinese patients: a comparison of prescription patterns between 1996 and 1999
    Gabor S Ungvari
    Department of Psychiatry, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, SAR, China
    Br J Clin Pharmacol 54:437-44. 2002
  5. ncbi request reprint Reactive psychosis: a classical category nearing extinction?
    G S Ungvari
    Department of Psychiatry, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, SAR, China
    Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 54:621-4. 2000
  6. ncbi request reprint Reactive psychoses revisited
    G S Ungvari
    Department of Psychiatry, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, SAR
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 34:458-67. 2000
  7. ncbi request reprint Lorazepam for chronic catatonia: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled cross-over study
    G S Ungvari
    Department of Psychiatry, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, SAR, China
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 142:393-8. 1999
  8. ncbi request reprint Gradual withdrawal of long-term anticholinergic antiparkinson medication in Chinese patients with chronic schizophrenia
    G S Ungvari
    Department of Psychiatry, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR
    J Clin Psychopharmacol 19:141-8. 1999
  9. doi request reprint Schizophrenia with prominent catatonic features ('catatonic schizophrenia') III. Latent class analysis of the catatonic syndrome
    Gabor S Ungvari
    Department of Psychiatry, School of Public Health, Chinese University of Hong Kong, and Castle Peak Hospital, Hong Kong, China
    Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 33:81-5. 2009
  10. ncbi request reprint Distant visual acuity in chronic psychiatric patients. A pilot study
    Gabor S Ungvari
    Department of Psychiatry, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, N T, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 37:488-91. 2002

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  1. ncbi request reprint Schizophrenia with prominent catatonic features ('catatonic schizophrenia'): I. Demographic and clinical correlates in the chronic phase
    Gabor S Ungvari
    Department of Psychiatry, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, N T Hong Kong SAR, China
    Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 29:27-38. 2005
    ..Catatonia can be differentiated from EPS. Catatonic features indicate a generally poor prognosis in the chronic phase of schizophrenia...
  2. ncbi request reprint Schizophrenia with prominent catatonic features ('catatonic schizophrenia'). II. Factor analysis of the catatonic syndrome
    Gabor S Ungvari
    Department of Psychiatry, Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
    Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 31:462-8. 2007
    ..The results support recent findings that four main factors underlie catatonic signs/symptoms in chronic schizophrenia...
  3. ncbi request reprint The pharmacological treatment of catatonia: an overview
    G S Ungvari
    Department of Psychiatry, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 251:I31-4. 2001
    ..Within this broad framework, this paper summarizes the results of recent benzodiazepine treatment response studies in catatonic movement disorders with particular reference to the authors' own studies in Chinese patients with catatonia...
  4. pmc The pharmacological treatment of schizophrenia in Chinese patients: a comparison of prescription patterns between 1996 and 1999
    Gabor S Ungvari
    Department of Psychiatry, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, SAR, China
    Br J Clin Pharmacol 54:437-44. 2002
    ..It was expected that the widespread introduction of novel antipsychotic drugs coupled with continuing medical education would favourably alter prescribing habits...
  5. ncbi request reprint Reactive psychosis: a classical category nearing extinction?
    G S Ungvari
    Department of Psychiatry, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, SAR, China
    Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 54:621-4. 2000
    ..Clinical and conceptual issues concerning reactive psychosis are briefly reviewed with respect to major classical and modern papers...
  6. ncbi request reprint Reactive psychoses revisited
    G S Ungvari
    Department of Psychiatry, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, SAR
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 34:458-67. 2000
    ..Clinical and conceptual issues concerning reactive psychosis are examined on the basis of a critical review of major classical and modern papers. A brief illustrative case history is also provided...
  7. ncbi request reprint Lorazepam for chronic catatonia: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled cross-over study
    G S Ungvari
    Department of Psychiatry, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, SAR, China
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 142:393-8. 1999
    ..Lorazepam had no effect on the subjects' catatonic signs and symptoms, suggesting that acute and chronic catatonic syndromes associated with schizophrenic illness might have a different neurobiological basis...
  8. ncbi request reprint Gradual withdrawal of long-term anticholinergic antiparkinson medication in Chinese patients with chronic schizophrenia
    G S Ungvari
    Department of Psychiatry, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR
    J Clin Psychopharmacol 19:141-8. 1999
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  9. doi request reprint Schizophrenia with prominent catatonic features ('catatonic schizophrenia') III. Latent class analysis of the catatonic syndrome
    Gabor S Ungvari
    Department of Psychiatry, School of Public Health, Chinese University of Hong Kong, and Castle Peak Hospital, Hong Kong, China
    Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 33:81-5. 2009
    ..Identifying distinct catatonic syndromes would help to find their biological substrates and to develop specific therapeutic measures...
  10. ncbi request reprint Distant visual acuity in chronic psychiatric patients. A pilot study
    Gabor S Ungvari
    Department of Psychiatry, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, N T, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 37:488-91. 2002
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  11. ncbi request reprint Clinical and social determinants of long-term use of benzodiazepines and its impact on quality of life of Chinese schizophrenia patients
    Y T Xiang
    Department of Psychiatry, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, PR China
    Pharmacopsychiatry 40:269-74. 2007
    ..This study examined the frequency and socio-demographic and clinical correlates of BZD prescription in Hong Kong (HK) and Beijing (BJ), China...
  12. doi request reprint Antipsychotic polypharmacy in inpatients with schizophrenia in Asia (2001-2009)
    Y T Xiang
    Department of Psychiatry, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, P R China
    Pharmacopsychiatry 45:7-12. 2012
    ..This study aimed to identify trends in the use of antipsychotic polypharmacy (APP) and their demographic and clinical correlates in the treatment of schizophrenia in Asia between 2001 and 2009...
  13. doi request reprint Adjunctive mood stabilizer and benzodiazepine use in older Asian patients with schizophrenia, 2001-2009
    Y T Xiang
    Department of Psychiatry, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR
    Pharmacopsychiatry 45:217-22. 2012
    ..This study surveyed the use of adjunctive mood stabilizers (MS) and benzodiazepines (BZD) in older Asian schizophrenia patients and examined their demographic and clinical correlates...
  14. doi request reprint Cerebral microbleeds and quality of life in acute ischemic stroke
    W K Tang
    Department of Psychiatry, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Neurol Sci 32:449-54. 2011
    ..The study findings suggest that CMBs have a significant impact on the HRQoL of stroke survivors...
  15. ncbi request reprint Cytochrome P450 2D6 genotyping and association with tardive dyskinesia in Chinese schizophrenic patients
    L C Lam
    Department of Psychiatry, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Kwai Chung Hospital, Hong Kong
    Pharmacopsychiatry 34:238-41. 2001
    ..This may contribute to the development of tardive dyskinesia (TD) in patients with prolonged exposure to anti-psychotic drugs...
  16. ncbi request reprint Tardive dyskinesia in the treatment of schizophrenia: the findings of the Research on Asian Psychotropic Prescription Pattern (REAP) survey (2001 - 2009)
    Y T Xiang
    Department of Psychiatry, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    Int J Clin Pharmacol Ther 49:382-7. 2011
    ..The aim of the study was to survey the frequency of tardive dyskinesia (TD) in patients with schizophrenia and its demographic and clinical correlates in selected Asian countries...
  17. doi request reprint Serotonin receptor 2C gene polymorphism associated with post-stroke depression in Chinese patients
    W K Tang
    Department of Psychiatry, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    Genet Mol Res 12:1546-53. 2013
    ..020) and the rs2192371 G allele (odds ratio = 2.866) were found to be significantly associated with PSD in males. Genetic variation in HTR2C receptors appears to be involved in the pathogenesis of PSD in Chinese males...
  18. ncbi request reprint Brief acute psychosis following hysterectomy in ethnopsychiatric context
    J M Tsoh
    Department of Psychiatry, Prince of Wales Hospital, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong
    Singapore Med J 41:359-62. 2000
    ..The impact of the womb's removal is explored in the context of the ethnicity of the patients and their sociocultural background...
  19. ncbi request reprint Clinical characteristics of cough mixture abusers referred to three substance abuse clinics in Hong Kong: a retrospective study
    A K Tang
    Department of Psychiatry, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong SAR, China
    East Asian Arch Psychiatry 22:154-9. 2012
    ..Psychotic disorders are the most frequent psychiatric diagnosis associated with cough mixture abuse...
  20. doi request reprint Predictors of the depressive symptomatology of the family caregivers of Chinese stroke patients in Hong Kong
    C G Lau
    Department of Psychiatry, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    J Psychiatr Ment Health Nurs 19:285-93. 2012
    ..Adverse events encountered by caregivers in the past 6 months, their current health problems and patients' depressive symptoms were found to be the principal factors associated with caregivers' depressive symptoms...
  21. doi request reprint Acute psychiatric disorders in foreign domestic workers in Hong Kong: a pilot study
    Phyllis W L Lau
    Department of Psychiatry, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, NT Hong Kong SAR, China
    Int J Soc Psychiatry 55:569-76. 2009
    ..To explore the psychopathology of foreign domestic workers (FDWs) who had an acute psychiatric disorder in Hong Kong...
  22. ncbi request reprint Health-related quality of life in community-dwelling men with pneumoconiosis
    Wai Kwong Tang
    Department of Psychiatry, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, SAR, China
    Respiration 73:203-8. 2006
    ..HRQOL is an important aspect of daily living in patients with industrial diseases. Objectives: To investigate the HRQOL and factors that contribute to the impairment of HRQOL in patients with pneumoconiosis...
  23. doi request reprint Use of anticholinergic drugs in patients with schizophrenia in Asia from 2001 to 2009
    Y T Xiang
    Department of Psychiatry, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, People s Republic of China
    Pharmacopsychiatry 44:114-8. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to survey the use of anticholinergic medication (ACM) in Asia between 2001 and 2009 and examine its demographic and clinical correlates...
  24. ncbi request reprint Hospital and community-based care for patients with chronic schizophrenia in Hong Kong--quality of life and its correlates
    Grace W L Chan
    Department of Psychiatry, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, N T, Hong Kong, SAR, China
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 38:196-203. 2003
    ....
  25. ncbi request reprint Tardive dyskinesia in Chinese inpatients with chronic schizophrenia
    Siu Kau Leung
    Castle Peak Hospital, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 27:1029-35. 2003
    ..The study has also replicated the association of TD in Chinese schizophrenia patients with older age but failed to demonstrate any association between TD and other demographic or clinical characteristics including catatonia...
  26. doi request reprint Prospective memory and its correlates and predictors in schizophrenia: an extension of previous findings
    Gabor S Ungvari
    Department of Psychiatry, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    Arch Clin Neuropsychol 23:613-22. 2008
    ....
  27. doi request reprint Cognitive impairments in poly-drug ketamine users
    H J Liang
    Department of Psychiatry, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    Addict Behav 38:2661-6. 2013
    ..Ketamine users are often poly-substance users. This study compared the cognitive functions of current and former ketamine users who were also abusing other psychoactive substances with those of non-users of illicit drugs as controls...
  28. doi request reprint Suicidal thoughts and behaviors in older adults in rural China: a preliminary study
    H F K Chiu
    Department of Psychiatry, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, SAR, China
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 27:1124-30. 2012
    ..Another purpose was to investigate among older people in rural China the prevalence of suicidal thoughts/behaviors, as well as their sociodemographic and clinical correlates...
  29. ncbi request reprint Dopamine D3 receptor gene and tardive dyskinesia in Chinese schizophrenic patients
    M M Garcia-Barcelo
    Department of Psychiatry, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR
    J Neural Transm 108:671-7. 2001
    ..We found no evidence that the dopamine D3 receptor gene is likely to confer susceptibility to the development of tardive dyskinesia in Chinese patients with schizophrenia...
  30. ncbi request reprint Clinical and social determinants of antipsychotic polypharmacy for Chinese patients with schizophrenia
    Y T Xiang
    Department of Psychiatry, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Pharmacopsychiatry 40:47-52. 2007
    ..Clinicians should bear in mind that, at least for clinically stable patients, no scientifically sound therapeutic principles for antipsychotic polypharmacy exist...
  31. ncbi request reprint Screening psychiatric morbidity after miscarriage: application of the 30-item General Health Questionnaire and the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale
    D T Lee
    Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong
    Psychosom Med 59:207-10. 1997
    ..Psychiatric morbidity affects 48% to 51% of women who have miscarried. This study evaluated the utility of two sample and brief self-report questionnaires in screening psychiatric morbidity after miscarriage...
  32. ncbi request reprint Psychiatric morbidity at a female residential drug treatment centre in Hong Kong
    A Tang
    Department of Psychiatry, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong SAR, China
    East Asian Arch Psychiatry 21:28-31. 2011
    ..To describe the psychiatric co-morbidity of female psychotropic substance abusers treated at a residential treatment centre...
  33. ncbi request reprint Screening for poststroke depression in a Hong Kong rehabilitation hospital: impact of different raters
    Wai Kwong Tang
    Department of Psychiatry, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin Hospital, Shatin, N T, Hong Kong SAR, China
    J Nerv Ment Dis 191:474-6. 2003
  34. doi request reprint Clinical and radiologic correlates of insomnia symptoms in ischemic stroke patients
    Yang Kun Chen
    Department of Psychiatry, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 26:451-7. 2011
    ..Insomnia is a common complaint in stroke survivors. The purpose of this study was to investigate the clinical and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) correlates of insomnia symptoms in Chinese ischemic stroke survivors...
  35. ncbi request reprint Querulous paranoia in Chinese patients: a cultural paradox
    A H Pang
    Department of Psychiatry, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, N T, Hong Kong
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 30:463-6. 1996
    ..There has been no reported case of querulous paranoia from the Asian population. A prospective study was undertaken to identify patients with querulous paranoia in an outpatient clinic...
  36. doi request reprint Microbleeds and post-stroke emotional lability
    W K Tang
    Department of Psychiatry, Shatin Hospital, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong SAR, China
    J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 80:1082-6. 2009
    ..Lesions located in various cortical and subcortical areas are thought to be involved in the pathophysiology of post-stroke emotional lability (PSEL). This study examined the association between PSEL and MBs...
  37. ncbi request reprint Clinical and social correlates with the use of depot antipsychotic drugs in outpatients with schizophrenia in China
    Y T Xiang
    Beijing Anding Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China
    Int J Clin Pharmacol Ther 46:245-51. 2008
    ..This study explored the frequency and sociodemographic and clinical correlates of DA in schizophrenia outpatients in both Hong Kong (HK) and Beijing (BJ), China...
  38. doi request reprint Is fatigue associated with short-term health-related quality of life in stroke?
    Wai K Tang
    Department of Psychiatry, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 91:1511-5. 2010
    ..Tang WK, Lu JY, Chen YK, Mok VC, Ungvari GS, Wong KS. Is fatigue associated with short-term health-related quality of life in stroke?..
  39. doi request reprint Examining item bias in the anxiety subscale of the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Wai Kwong Tang
    Department of Psychiatry, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, SAR, China
    Int J Methods Psychiatr Res 17:104-10. 2008
    ..No item had DIF for other indicators of the severity of COPD. In conclusion, this study found that for one item the HADS-A has significant item bias for the severity of disease in patients with COPD...
  40. doi request reprint Prevalence and socio-demographic correlates of schizophrenia in Beijing, China
    Yu Tao Xiang
    Beijing Anding Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China
    Schizophr Res 102:270-7. 2008
    ..This study aimed to determine the lifetime prevalence of schizophrenia and its socio-demographic correlates in Beijing, China...
  41. doi request reprint Long-term use of mood stabilizers and its impact on the quality of life of chinese patients with schizophrenia
    Yu Tao Xiang
    Beijing An Ding Hospital, Capital Medical University, China
    Clin Neuropharmacol 32:16-21. 2009
    ..This study examined the frequency and sociodemographic and clinical correlates of MS prescription for outpatients with schizophrenia in Hong Kong (HK) and Beijing (BJ), China...
  42. ncbi request reprint Impact of sociodemographic and clinical factors on subjective quality of life in schizophrenia patients in Beijing, China
    Yu Tao Xiang
    Department of Psychiatry, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    J Nerv Ment Dis 195:853-6. 2007
    ....
  43. pmc The prevalence of insomnia, its sociodemographic and clinical correlates, and treatment in rural and urban regions of Beijing, China: a general population-based survey
    Yu Tao Xiang
    Beijing Anding Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China
    Sleep 31:1655-62. 2008
    ..To determine the prevalence of insomnia, its sociodemographic and clinical correlates, and treatment patterns in Chinese people...
  44. doi request reprint Association of frontal subcortical circuits infarcts in poststroke depression: a magnetic resonance imaging study of 591 Chinese patients with ischemic stroke
    Wai Kwong Tang
    Department of Psychiatry, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol 24:44-9. 2011
    ..In conclusion, FSC infarcts are independent predictors of PSD. Further work is needed to clarify whether these infarcts have an impact on the clinical presentation, treatment responses, and prognosis of PSD...
  45. doi request reprint Emotional incontinence and executive function in ischemic stroke: a case-controlled study
    W K Tang
    Department of Psychiatry, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    J Int Neuropsychol Soc 15:62-8. 2009
    ..420. Further follow-up and functional imaging studies are warranted to explore the relationship between PSEI, brain infarcts, and executive dysfunction. (JINS, 2009, 15, 62-68.)...
  46. doi request reprint Cerebral microbleeds and symptom severity of post-stroke depression: a magnetic resonance imaging study
    W K Tang
    Department of Psychiatry, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    J Affect Disord 129:354-8. 2011
    ..This study examines the association between post-stroke depression (PSD) symptom severity and CMBs...
  47. doi request reprint Independent association of prospective memory with retrospective memory and intelligence in schizophrenia: a controlled study
    Yu Tao Xiang
    Department of Psychiatry, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Arch Clin Neuropsychol 25:680-4. 2010
    ..In schizophrenia, PM deficit may arise from the impairments of the retrospective components of memory...
  48. doi request reprint White matter hyperintensities in post-stroke depression: a case control study
    W K Tang
    Department of Psychiatry, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 81:1312-5. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between WMHs and PSD in Chinese patients with first or recurrent stroke...
  49. doi request reprint Gender differences in sociodemographic and clinical characteristic and the quality of life of Chinese schizophrenia patients
    Yu Tao Xiang
    Department of Psychiatry, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Ground Floor, Multicentre Building, Tai Po Hospital, Tai Po, NT, Hong Kong
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 44:450-5. 2010
    ..The aim of the present study was to determine the sociodemographic and clinical correlates of the gender of Chinese schizophrenia outpatients and their impact on patients quality of life (QOL)...
  50. doi request reprint Socio-demographic and clinical determinants of quality of life in Chinese patients with schizophrenia: a prospective study
    Yu Tao Xiang
    Laboratory of Clinical Psychopharmacology, Beijing Anding Hospital, Capital Medical University, Xicheng District, 100088, Beijing, China
    Qual Life Res 19:317-22. 2010
    ..The aim of the study was to assess the changes in the quality of life (QOL) of Chinese schizophrenia patients and to identify their predictors over a 1-year follow-up...
  51. doi request reprint Acute basal ganglia infarcts in poststroke fatigue: an MRI study
    Wai Kwong Tang
    Department of Psychiatry, Shatin Hospital, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, N T, Hong Kong SAR, China
    J Neurol 257:178-82. 2010
    ..Acute BG infarct remained an independent predictor of PSF in the multivariate analysis. In conclusion, these results suggest that BG infarcts may play a role in the development of PSF...
  52. doi request reprint Relationships of sleep duration with sleep disturbances, basic socio-demographic factors, and BMI in Chinese people
    Yu Tao Xiang
    Beijing Anding Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China
    Sleep Med 10:1085-9. 2009
    ..This study aimed at determining the mean total sleep time (TST) and the relationship between sleep duration and basic socio-demographic factors and BMI sleep problems in Chinese subjects...
  53. doi request reprint Alcohol-related disorders in Beijing, China: prevalence, socio-demographic correlates, and unmet need for treatment
    Yu Tao Xiang
    The Beijing Anding Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 33:1111-8. 2009
    ..0). Data on basic socio-demographic and current major medical conditions were also collected...
  54. pmc Prevalence and correlates of insomnia and its impact on quality of life in Chinese schizophrenia patients
    Yu Tao Xiang
    Department of Psychiatry, Chinese University ofHong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China, BeijingAnding Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China
    Sleep 32:105-9. 2009
    ..This study aimed to determine the prevalence and the sociodemographic and clinical correlates of insomnia in Chinese schizophrenia outpatients and its impact on patients' quality of life (QOL)...
  55. ncbi request reprint Subjective quality of life in outpatients with schizophrenia in Hong Kong and Beijing: relationship to socio-demographic and clinical factors
    Yu Tao Xiang
    Department of Psychiatry, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Qual Life Res 17:27-36. 2008
    ..This study compared the subjective quality of life (SQOL) in schizophrenia patients living with their families in Hong Kong (HK) and Beijing (BJ) and explored the relationship between SQOL and basic socio-demographic and clinical factors...
  56. ncbi request reprint Alcohol consumption, lung function, and quality of life in pneumoconiosis
    Wai Kwong Tang
    Department of Psychiatry, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 29:1230-6. 2005
    ..The aim of this study was to examine drinking patterns and the impact of drinking on lung function and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in Chinese patients with pneumoconiosis...
  57. ncbi request reprint Patients' and their relatives' knowledge of, experience with, attitude toward, and satisfaction with electroconvulsive therapy in Hong Kong, China
    Wai Kwong Tang
    Department of Psychiatry, Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
    J ECT 18:207-12. 2002
    ..The researchers concluded that Hong Kong Chinese patients and their relatives accepted ECT as a treatment. The way information is provided to patients and relatives when obtaining consent for ECT needs improvement...
  58. ncbi request reprint Frequency and determinants of prestroke dementia in a Chinese cohort
    Wai Kwong Tang
    Department of Psychiatry, Shatin Hospital, Shatin, N T, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    J Neurol 251:604-8. 2004
    ..Comparative studies involving both Caucasian and Chinese stroke patients are required to further explore the role of AF and TIA in the development of PSD in both Chinese and Caucasian patients...
  59. ncbi request reprint Detecting depression in Chinese stroke patients: a pilot study comparing four screening instruments
    Wai Kwong Tang
    Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin Hospital, Department of Psychiatry, Hong Kong, China
    Int J Psychiatry Med 34:155-63. 2004
    ..To determine which screening instrument is most suitable for detecting depression in Chinese stroke patients...
  60. ncbi request reprint Can the Geriatric Depression Scale detect poststroke depression in Chinese elderly?
    Wai Kwong Tang
    Department of Psychiatry, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, SAR
    J Affect Disord 81:153-6. 2004
    ..Little is known about the performance of the Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS) in the screening of post-stroke depression (PSD) among Chinese elderly...
  61. ncbi request reprint Oral health of psychiatric in-patients in Hong Kong
    Wai Kwong Tang
    Department of Psychiatry, Chinese University of Hong Kong
    Int J Soc Psychiatry 50:186-91. 2004
    ..Poor oral health has been reported among various psychiatric populations. Little is known regarding the oral health among psychiatric patients in Asia...
  62. ncbi request reprint The scoring scheme of the informant questionnaire on cognitive decline in the elderly needs revision: results of rasch analysis
    Wai Kwong Tang
    Department of Psychiatry, School of Public Health, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, SAR, China
    Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord 18:250-6. 2004
    ..Although the IQCODE was unidimensional overall, there was evidence of item redundancy, thus indicating that a shortened version is desirable...
  63. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of electroconvulsive therapy in treatment-resistant schizophrenia: a prospective open trial
    Wai Kwong Tang
    Department of Psychiatry, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, 11 F, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 27:373-9. 2003
    ..ECT augmentation of risperidone and olanzapine is of marginal efficacy compared to reports of the greater augmentation of these antipsychotics with other agents...
  64. ncbi request reprint Emotional incontinence in Chinese stroke patients--diagnosis, frequency, and clinical and radiological correlates
    Wai Kwong Tang
    Department of Psychiatry, Chinese University of Hong Kong
    J Neurol 251:865-9. 2004
    ..In conclusion, PSEI is relatively common among Chinese stroke survivors. A previous history of depression or cortical lesions were independent predictors for PSEI. There is a need for a revision of the diagnostic criteria for PSEI...
  65. ncbi request reprint Can IQCODE detect poststroke dementia?
    Wai Kwong Tang
    Department of Psychiatry, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, SAR, China
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 18:706-10. 2003
    ..Little is known about the performance of the Informant Questionnaire on Cognitive Decline in the Elderly (IQCODE) in the screening of post-stroke dementia (PSDE)...
  66. ncbi request reprint Maintenance therapy in schizophrenia: a critical comment
    Sandra S M Chan
    Department of Psychiatry, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, SAR, China
    Int J Neuropsychopharmacol 5:277-81. 2002
    ..With the widespread use of atypical antipsychotics, current long-term maintenance strategies may need a reappraisal...
  67. ncbi request reprint Impact of applying NINDS-AIREN criteria of probable vascular dementia to clinical and radiological characteristics of a stroke cohort with dementia
    Wai Kwong Tang
    Department of Psychiatry, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, SAR, China
    Cerebrovasc Dis 18:98-103. 2004
    ..There are no data concerning the relative representation of clinical vascular risk factors and radiological lesions in cases that have been ruled in and ruled out for probable vascular dementia (VaD) according to NINDS-AIREN criteria...
  68. ncbi request reprint Screening of dementia in stroke patients with lacunar infarcts: comparison of the mattis dementia rating scale and the mini-mental state examination
    Wai Kwong Tang
    Department of Psychiatry, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, SAR, China
    J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol 18:3-7. 2005
    ..41, 0.98, and 0.91, respectively. The overall performance of the MDRS-IP was comparable to the MMSE...
  69. ncbi request reprint Poststroke depression in Chinese patients: frequency, psychosocial, clinical, and radiological determinants
    Wai Kwong Tang
    Department of Psychiatry, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, SAR, China
    J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol 18:45-51. 2005
    ..Multivariate logistic regression analysis suggested that female gender, a high MLES score, and subcortical and ACA lesions were independent risk factors for PSD and that a high LSNS score was a protective factor...
  70. ncbi request reprint Effect of piracetam on ECT-induced cognitive disturbances: a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind study
    Wai Kwong Tang
    Department of Psychiatry, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, SAR, China
    J ECT 18:130-7. 2002
    ..All clinical ratings were consistently, albeit not significantly, better in the piracetam group, suggesting that piracetam may have augmented the effects of ECT...
  71. ncbi request reprint Psychiatric morbidity in first time stroke patients in Hong Kong: a pilot study in a rehabilitation unit
    Wai Kwong Tang
    Department of Psychiatry, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 11 F, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, N T, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 36:544-9. 2002
    ..We examined the frequency of post-stroke psychiatric morbidity in Chinese first time stroke patients, including depressive and anxiety disorders, mania, and psychosis...
  72. ncbi request reprint Rating catatonia in patients with chronic schizophrenia: Rasch analysis of the Bush-Francis Catatonia Rating Scale
    Eric Wong
    Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    Int J Methods Psychiatr Res 16:161-70. 2007
    ..The aim of the present study was to examine the suitability and accuracy of using the Bush-Francis Catatonia Rating Scale (BFCRS) in chronic schizophrenia inpatients...
  73. ncbi request reprint Quality of life of Chinese schizophrenia outpatients in Hong Kong: relationship to sociodemographic factors and symptomatology
    Yu Tao Xiang
    Department of Psychiatry, Shatin Hospital, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 41:442-9. 2007
    ..To explore the relationships between sociodemographic and clinical factors and quality of life (QOL) in a cohort of Chinese schizophrenia outpatients...
  74. doi request reprint Quality of life and mental health in Chinese culture
    Yu Tao Xiang
    Department of Psychiatry, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Curr Opin Psychiatry 23:43-7. 2010
    ..The QOL concept is culture-dependent, which means that the results of Western studies may not be applicable to Chinese patients. The aim of this study is to summarize the recent literature on QOL and mental health in Chinese culture...
  75. ncbi request reprint Rasch analysis of the scoring scheme of the HADS Depression subscale in Chinese stroke patients
    Wai Kwong Tang
    Department of Psychiatry, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Psychiatry Res 150:97-103. 2007
    ..In clinical samples with a low frequency of depression, the scoring categories of the HADS-D may be reduced...
  76. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of electroconvulsive therapy combined with antipsychotic medication in treatment-resistant schizophrenia: a prospective, open trial
    Wai Kwong Tang
    Department of Psychiatry, Chinese University Hong Kong, Prince Wales Hospital, Hong Kong SAR, China
    J ECT 18:90-4. 2002
    ..In addition, they were significantly better in terms of BPRS and SANS scores, as well as work performance and social functioning at the 2-month post-ECT evaluation...
  77. ncbi request reprint Frequency and clinical determinants of poststroke cognitive impairment in nondemented stroke patients
    Wai Kwong Tang
    Department of Psychiatry, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol 19:65-71. 2006
    ..After removal of 54 patients with previous stroke from the sample, the frequency of cognitive impairment decreased to 18.4%. It was concluded that cognitive impairment is common among nondemented Chinese stroke patients in Hong Kong...
  78. ncbi request reprint Training patients with schizophrenia with the community re-entry module: a controlled study
    Yutao Xiang
    Dept of Psychiatry, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 41:464-9. 2006
    ....
  79. ncbi request reprint The Geriatric Depression Scale should be shortened: results of Rasch analysis
    Wai Kwong Tang
    Department of Psychiatry, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, SAR, China
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 20:783-9. 2005
    ....
  80. ncbi request reprint Frequency and determinants of poststroke dementia in Chinese
    Wai Kwong Tang
    Department of Psychiatry, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Stroke 35:930-5. 2004
    ..The objective of this study was to examine the prevalence and clinical correlates of PSDE in Chinese stroke patients in Hong Kong...
  81. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial condition of family caregivers of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in Hong Kong
    E Lee
    Department of Psychiatry, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    East Asian Arch Psychiatry 20:180-5. 2010
    ..This study demonstrates that depressive and anxiety symptoms are associated with caregivers' burden and HRQOL. Further studies on evaluating interventions on caregivers' HRQOL and burden should take mood symptoms into consideration...
  82. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and correlates of depression in Chinese elderly patients with pneumoconiosis
    W K Tang
    Department of Psychiatry, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Aging Ment Health 10:177-81. 2006
    ..In conclusion, depressive disorders were common and associated with poorer functional ability and social support in patients with pneumoconiosis...
  83. ncbi request reprint Psychopathology of catatonic speech disorders and the dilemma of catatonia: a selective review
    G S Ungvari
    Department of Psychiatry, Chinese University of Hong Kong
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 29:653-60. 1995
    ..The aims of the present paper are to outline the conceptual history of catatonic speech disorders and to follow their development in contemporary clinical research...
  84. pmc The catatonia conundrum: evidence of psychomotor phenomena as a symptom dimension in psychotic disorders
    Gabor S Ungvari
    Department of Psychiatry, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Schizophr Bull 36:231-8. 2010
    ....
  85. doi request reprint Diagnosis of schizophrenia: reliability of an operationalized approach to 'praecox-feeling'
    Gabor S Ungvari
    Department of Psychiatry, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, SAR, China
    Psychopathology 43:292-9. 2010
    ..This study examined the reliability of operationalized praecox-feeling against the background of modern diagnostic criteria and assessment methods...
  86. ncbi request reprint Characteristics of unrecognised bipolar disorder in patients treated for major depressive disorder in china: general versus psychiatric hospitals
    F Z Chen
    Department of Psychiatry, Tongji Hospital, Tongji University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China
    East Asian Arch Psychiatry 23:139-43. 2013
    ..1-9.8). CONCLUSION. Patients with bipolar I disorders receiving treatment in general hospital psychiatric units had different clinical characteristics compared to their counterparts treated in psychiatric hospitals in China. ..
  87. ncbi request reprint Referral patterns and clinical characteristics of subjects referred to substance abuse clinic of a regional hospital in Hong Kong
    A Tang
    Department of Psychiatry, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong SAR, China
    East Asian Arch Psychiatry 21:22-7. 2011
    ..To examine the clinical characteristics of subjects referred to the Substance Abuse Clinic of the Prince of Wales Hospital between 1 January 2007 and 31 December 2009 in Hong Kong...
  88. ncbi request reprint Screening post-stroke depression in Chinese older adults using the hospital anxiety and depression scale
    W K Tang
    Department of Psychiatry, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    Aging Ment Health 8:397-9. 2004
    ..28, 0.96 and 0.75, respectively. The HADS does not appear to be a useful tool in screening for PSD in Chinese older adults...
  89. doi request reprint Modified and unmodified electroconvulsive therapy: a comparison of attitudes between psychiatrists in Beijing and Hong Kong
    Chi Ming Leung
    Department of Psychiatry, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong
    J ECT 25:80-4. 2009
    ....
  90. doi request reprint Imprinting in the schizophrenia candidate gene GABRB2 encoding GABA(A) receptor β(2) subunit
    F W Pun
    Department of Biochemistry, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Hong Kong, China
    Mol Psychiatry 16:557-68. 2011
    ..Thus multiple lines of evidence pointed to the occurrence of imprinting in the GABRB2 gene and its possible role in the development of schizophrenia...
  91. ncbi request reprint Asystole during electroconvulsive therapy: a case report
    W K Tang
    Department of Psychiatry, The Chinese Univeersity of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, NT
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 35:382-5. 2001
    ..A brief review of the relevant literature is also provided...
  92. pmc Antipsychotic polypharmacy in patients with schizophrenia: a multicentre comparative study in East Asia
    Kang Sim
    Institute of Mental Health Woodbridge Hospital, Singapore
    Br J Clin Pharmacol 58:178-83. 2004
    ..This study seeks to examine the prevalence of antipsychotic polypharmacy in patients with schizophrenia and compare the differences between patients receiving one vs. those receiving more than one antipsychotic...
  93. doi request reprint Socio-demographic and clinical characteristics of 3129 heroin users in the first methadone maintenance treatment clinic in China
    Wan jun Du
    Chinese National Drug Dependence Treatment Center affiliated with Beijing Anding Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China
    Drug Alcohol Depend 94:158-64. 2008
    ..This study aimed to determine the characteristics of heroin users in the first methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) clinic in China...
  94. ncbi request reprint Antipsychotic prescription patterns in outpatient settings: 24-month results from the Intercontinental Schizophrenia Outpatient Health Outcomes (IC-SOHO) study
    Istvan Bitter
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary
    Eur Neuropsychopharmacol 18:170-80. 2008
    ..001). However, treatment modification due to patient request was significantly greater for olanzapine-treated patients, compared to risperidone-, quetiapine- or haloperidol-treated patients (p<or=.001)...
  95. ncbi request reprint The state of psychiatry in Hong Kong: a bird's eye view
    Gabor S Ungvari
    Int J Soc Psychiatry 50:5-9. 2004
  96. ncbi request reprint Performance of schizophrenia patients on time-, event-, and activity-based prospective memory tasks
    David Shum
    School of Psychology, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia
    Schizophr Bull 30:693-701. 2004
    ..Results of this study support the importance and contribution of prefrontal lobe processes in prospective remembering and have implications for the assessment and treatment of individuals with schizophrenia...
  97. ncbi request reprint Antipsychotic drug prescription for schizophrenia in East Asia: rationale for change
    Mian Yoon Chong
    Chang Guan Memorial Hospital, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
    Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 58:61-7. 2004
    ..The pattern of antipsychotic medication use varied from country to country and is likely to be influenced by the prevailing health-care system, the availability and cost of the drugs...
  98. ncbi request reprint Depot antipsychotic use in schizophrenia: an East Asian perspective
    Kang Sim
    Institute of Mental Health Woodbridge Hospital, Singapore
    Hum Psychopharmacol 19:103-9. 2004
    ..Few studies have examined the use of depot antipsychotics in East Asian patients with schizophrenia. This study examined the prevalence of depot antipsychotic use and its clinical correlates...