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A Case of Galactorrhea Associated with Excitalopram

Shim SH, Lee YJ, Lee EC

  • Psychiatry Investig.
  • 2009 Sep;6(3):230-232.
Escitalopram is one of the most popular selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) in current use as a first-line treatment for depression. Escitalopram is well-tolerated and rarely associated with serious side...
Psychiatric Disorder in Two Siblings with Hallervorden-Spatz Disease

Sunwoo YK, Lee JS, Kim WH, Shin YB, Lee MJ, Cho IH, Ock SM

  • Psychiatry Investig.
  • 2009 Sep;6(3):226-229.
Hallervorden-Spatz disease (HSD) is a rare autosomal-recessive hereditary disorder characterized by the early onset of progressive movement alterations, including dystonia, rigidity, choreoathetosis, and mental deterioration. HSD is also associated with...
Genetic Polymorphisms in Dopamine- and Serotonin-Related Genes and Treatment Responses to Risperidone and Perospirone

Tsutsumi A, Kanazawa T, Kikuyama H, Okugawa G, Uenishi H, Miyamoto T, Matsumoto , Koh J, Shinosaki , Kishimoto , Yoneda H, Kinoshita

  • Psychiatry Investig.
  • 2009 Sep;6(3):222-225.
We investigated the possible association between genetic polymorphisms in the dopamine receptor and serotonin transporter genes and the responses of schizophrenic patients treated with either risperidone or perospirone. The subjects...
Association between Dopamine D4 Receptor Gene Polymorphism and Scores on a Continuous Performance Test in Korean Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Kim B, Koo MS, Jun JY, Park IH, Oh DY, Cheon KA

  • Psychiatry Investig.
  • 2009 Sep;6(3):216-221.
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between a variable number of tandem repeats polymorphism at the dopamine D4 receptor gene (DRD4) and the performance of...
Association between Antipsychotics-Induced Restless Legs Syndrome and Tyrosine Hydroxylase Gene Polymorphism

Cho CH, Kang SG, Choi JE, Park YM, Lee HJ, Kim L

  • Psychiatry Investig.
  • 2009 Sep;6(3):211-215.
OBJECTIVE: Restless legs syndrome (RLS) has been reported to be more prevalent in schizophrenic patients who take antipsychotics. The cause of RLS is unknown but associated with dopaminergic deficiency. Tyrosine...
The Effects of Galantamine Hydrobromide Treatment on Dehydroepiandrosterone Sulfate and Cortisol Levels in Patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Turan T, Izgi HB, Ozsoy S, Tanriverdi F, Basturk M, Asdemir A, Besirli A, Esel E, Sofuoglu S

  • Psychiatry Investig.
  • 2009 Sep;6(3):204-210.
OBJECTIVE: Mental fatigue, cognitive disorders, and sleep disturbances seen in chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) may be attributed to cholinergic deficit. A functional deficiency of cholinergic neurotransmission may cause the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal...
Plasma Concentration of Prolactin, Testosterone Might Be Associated with Brain Response to Visual Erotic Stimuli in Healthy Heterosexual Males

Seo Y, Jeong B, Kim JW, Choi J

  • Psychiatry Investig.
  • 2009 Sep;6(3):194-203.
OBJECTIVE: Many studies have showed that excess or lack of sexual hormones, such as prolactin and testosterone, induced the sexual dysfunction in humans. Little, however, is known about the role...
Economic Evaluation of Add-on Levetiracetam for the Treatment of Refractory Partial Epilepsy in Korea

Suh GH, Lee SK

  • Psychiatry Investig.
  • 2009 Sep;6(3):185-193.
OBJECTIVE: This study estimated the expected cost-effectiveness ratio expressed as the incremental cost per seizure-free day (SFD) gained and the incremental cost per quality adjusted life year (QALY) gained when...
Impairment of Instrumental Activities of Daily Living in Patients with Mild Cognitive Impairment

Ahn IS, Kim JH, Kim S, Chung JW, Kim H, Kang HS, Kim DK

  • Psychiatry Investig.
  • 2009 Sep;6(3):180-184.
OBJECTIVE: This study was conducted to examine the following: whether patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) show impairments in instrumental activities of daily living (IADL) as compared to controls; to...
Reliability and Validity of the 20-Item Toronto Alexithymia Scale in Korean Adolescents

Seo SS, Chung US, Rim HD, Jeong SH

  • Psychiatry Investig.
  • 2009 Sep;6(3):173-179.
OBJECTIVE: Adolescence is a period of developing emotional regulation. However, alexithymia has rarely been examined during this period. The objective of this study is to examine the factor structure and...
The Korean Version of the Adolescent Dissociative Experience Scale: Psychometric Properties and the Connection to Trauma among Korean Adolescents

Shin JU, Jeong SH, Chung US

  • Psychiatry Investig.
  • 2009 Sep;6(3):163-172.
OBJECTIVE: The Adolescent Dissociative Experience Scale (A-DES) is a screening measure for dissociative experience in adolescents. The present study aimed to investigate the reliability, validity and psychometric properties of the...
The Impact of Executive Function on Emotion Recognition and Emotion Experience in Patients with Schizophrenia

Lee SJ, Lee HK, Kweon YS, Lee CT, Lee KU

  • Psychiatry Investig.
  • 2009 Sep;6(3):156-162.
OBJECTIVE: This study investigated the impact of executive function on the performance of two different affective tasks, the Facial Affect Identification Task (FAIT) and the Iowa Gambling Task (IGT), in...
Comparison of Clinical Features and Personality Dimensions between Patients with Major Depressive Disorder and Normal Control

Hur JW, Kim YK

  • Psychiatry Investig.
  • 2009 Sep;6(3):150-155.
OBJECTIVE: Personality dimension is considered as a risk factor of depression. This study was to compare aggression, impulsivity, hopelessness, and TCI (temperament and character dimensions) between patients with major depressive...
A Comparative Study of Involvement and Motivation among Casino Gamblers

Lee CK, Lee B, Bernhard B, Lee TK

  • Psychiatry Investig.
  • 2009 Sep;6(3):141-149.
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this paper is to investigate three different types of gamblers (which we label "non-problem", "some problem", and "probable pathological gamblers") to determine differences in involvement and...
The Effect of the Traditional Living Arrangement, Anpakkori, on Depressive Symptoms in Elderly People Residing on Jeju Island

Oh EH, Kim MD, Hong SC

  • Psychiatry Investig.
  • 2009 Sep;6(3):131-140.
OBJECTIVE: We examined the effect of anpakkori, a traditional living arrangement, on depression among elderly people on Jeju Island in Korea. METHODS: A total of 593 subjects were assessed using...
Prevalence and Correlates of Depressive Symptoms among North Korean Defectors Living in South Korea for More than One Year

Jeon BH, Kim MD, Hong SC, Kim NR, Lee CI, Kwak YS, Park JH, Chung J, Chong H, Jwa EK, Bae MH, Kim S, Yoo B, Lee JH, Hyun MY, Yang MJ, Kim DS

  • Psychiatry Investig.
  • 2009 Sep;6(3):122-130.
OBJECTIVE: This study examined the prevalence and correlates of depressive symptoms in North Korean defectors who have been living in South Korea for more than one year. METHODS: We used...
Virtual Reality for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Past and the Future

Kim K, Kim CH, Kim SY, Roh D, Kim SI

  • Psychiatry Investig.
  • 2009 Sep;6(3):115-121.
The use of computers, especially for virtual reality (VR), to understand, assess, and treat various mental health problems has been developed for the last decade, including application for phobia, post-traumatic...

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