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Serum S100B Levels and Major Depressive Disorder: Its Characteristics and Role in Antidepressant Response

Jang BS, Kim H, Lim SW, Jang KW, Kim DK

  • Psychiatry Investig.
  • 2008 Sep;5(3):193-198.
OBJECTIVE: S100B is a neurotrophic factor that is involved in neuroplasticity. Neuroplasticity is disrupted in depression; however, treatment with antidepressants can restore neuroplasticity. S100B has previously been used as a...
A Prospective Study on Changes in Health Status Following Flood Disaster

Heo JH, Kim MH, Koh SB, Noh S, Park JH, Ahn JS, Park KC, Shin J, Min S

  • Psychiatry Investig.
  • 2008 Sep;5(3):186-192.
OBJECTIVE: We examined changes in general health status, the prevalence of depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms, and the existence of pre-trauma contributing factors in an agricultural population following...
The Relationship between Alexithymia and General Symptoms of Patients with Depressive Disorders

Kim JH, Lee SJ, Rim HD, Kim HW, Bae GY, Chang SM

  • Psychiatry Investig.
  • 2008 Sep;5(3):179-185.
OBJECTIVE: Depression has been associated with alexithymic features. However, few studies have investigated the differences in the general symptoms of patients with depressive disorders according to the presence of alexithymia....
A Study of the Reliability and Validity of the Korean Version of the Penn Alcohol Craving Scale for Alcohol-Dependent Patients

Kim MJ, Kim SG, Kim HJ, Kim HC, Park JH, Park KS, Lee DK, Byun WT, Kim CM

  • Psychiatry Investig.
  • 2008 Sep;5(3):175-178.
OBJECTIVE: The Penn Alcohol Craving Scale (PACS) is a stronger predictor of subsequent drinking and relapse of alcohol dependence that can be administered more quickly and easily than other craving...
Is Familiality Associated with Downward Occupation Drift in Schizophrenia?

Bhatia T, Chakraborty S, Thomas P, Naik A, Mazumdar S, Nimgaonkar VL, Deshpande

  • Psychiatry Investig.
  • 2008 Sep;5(3):168-174.
OBJECTIVE: Downward occupational drift has been extensively investigated in schizophrenia. It is known that certain illness related factors, such as severity, affect drift, but the impact of familial factors has...
Psychometric Properties of the Life Events Checklist-Korean Version

Bae H, Kim D, Koh H, Kim Y, Park JS

  • Psychiatry Investig.
  • 2008 Sep;5(3):163-167.
OBJECTIVE: The Life Events Checklist is a brief screening instrument that is used for potentially traumatic events such as accidents, disasters, sexual or physical assaults, or combat-related exposures. The original...
Impacts of Poor Social Support on General Health Status in Community-Dwelling Korean Elderly: The Results from the Korean Longitudinal Study on Health and Aging

Shin JK, Kim KW, Park JH, Lee JJ, Huh Y, Lee SB, Choi EA, Lee DY, Woo JI

  • Psychiatry Investig.
  • 2008 Sep;5(3):155-162.
OBJECTIVE: We investigated the influence of social support on health, quality of life (QOL), and the risk of depression in elderly Korean people. METHODS: This study was conducted as a part...
The Emotional Characteristics of Schizotypy

Yoon SA, Kang DH, Kwon JS

  • Psychiatry Investig.
  • 2008 Sep;5(3):148-154.
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between emotional traits and schizotypal symptoms and to establish a hypothetical model for the causal relationship between them. METHODS: Schizotypal...
Triple Reuptake Inhibitors: A Premise and Promise

Marks DM, Pae CU, Patkar AA

  • Psychiatry Investig.
  • 2008 Sep;5(3):142-147.
On the horizon there is a new class of psychoactive medications which work by inhibiting the neuronal reuptake of serotonin, norepinephrine, and dopamine. There are multiple potential indications for these...
Clinical Correlates of Hwa-Byung and a Proposal for a New Anger Disorder

Min SK

  • Psychiatry Investig.
  • 2008 Sep;5(3):125-141.
This paper reviewed the studies on hwa-byung (HB), which literally means anger disorder and this is known as the culture-related chronic anger syndrome of Koreans. Based on these studies and...

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