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Completion of Chronic Hepatitis C Virus Treatment in Interferon-Induced Major Depressive Disorder with Psychotic Features

Park SH

  • Psychiatry Investig.
  • 2011 Dec;8(4):381-383.
Interferon (IFN)-associated psychiatric disorders can be managed without interruption to hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatment. The limited number of cases in the literature reporting psychotic depression as an adverse drug...
Use of Lorazepam in Drug-Assisted Interviews: Two Cases of Dissociative Amnesia

Lee SS, Park S, Park SS

  • Psychiatry Investig.
  • 2011 Dec;8(4):377-380.
Drug-assisted interviews are useful for psychiatric diagnosis and treatment. However, amobarbital, a typical medication used for this purpose, is associated with elevated risk of respiratory depression. Benzodiazepines are good substitutes...
Electroencephalographic Abnormalities in Clozapine-Treated Patients: A Cross-Sectional Study

Goyal N, Praharaj S, Desarkar P, Nizamie H

  • Psychiatry Investig.
  • 2011 Dec;8(4):372-376.
The objective of our study was to examine the electroencephalogram (EEG) abnormalities associated with clozapine treatment. It was a cross-sectional study on 87 psychiatric patients on clozapine treatment. 32 channel...
Transferrin In Korean Children With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Kwon HJ, Lim MH, Ha M, Kim EJ, Yoo SJ, Kim JW, Paik KC

  • Psychiatry Investig.
  • 2011 Dec;8(4):366-371.
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to investigate the relationship between iron, ferritin, transferrin, total iron binding capacity (TIBC), hemoglobin, mean corpuscular volume (MCV) mean corpuscular hemoglobin (MCH),...
Neutrophils Are Decreased in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Preliminary Investigation

Atmaca M, Kilic F, Koseoglu F, Ustundag B

  • Psychiatry Investig.
  • 2011 Dec;8(4):362-365.
OBJECTIVE: There has been no study in the literature evaluating total blood count in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Therefore, we performed the present study to spesifically measure serum total blood count...
Multistrategic Memory Training with the Metamemory Concept in Healthy Older Adults

Youn JH, Lee JY, Kim S, Ryu SH

  • Psychiatry Investig.
  • 2011 Dec;8(4):354-361.
OBJECTIVE: According to the increase of older people, the need for effective methods to maintain or improve cognitive functions in the elderly has increased. These cognitive enhancing methods may contribute...
A Combination of the Korean Version of the Mini-Mental State Examination and Korean Dementia Screening Questionnaire Is a Good Screening Tool for Dementia in the Elderly

Shin MH, Lee YM, Park JM, Kang CJ, Lee BD, Moon E, Chung YI

  • Psychiatry Investig.
  • 2011 Dec;8(4):348-353.
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to investigate whether a combination of the Korean version of the mini-mental state examination (K-MMSE) and the Korean dementia screening questionnaire (KDSQ) is...
Early Assessment of Delirium in Elderly Patients after Hip Surgery

Lee HJ, Hwang DS, Wang SK, Chee IS, Baeg S, Kim JL

  • Psychiatry Investig.
  • 2011 Dec;8(4):340-347.
OBJECTIVE: This study is intended to identify predictive factors of delirium, including risk factors and prodromal symptoms. METHODS: This study included sixty-five patients aged 65 years or older who had undergone...
Exploratory Factor Analysis and Confirmatory Factor Analysis of the Korean Version of Hypomania Checklist-32

An D, Hong KS, Kim JH

  • Psychiatry Investig.
  • 2011 Dec;8(4):334-339.
OBJECTIVE: The Hypomania Checklist - 32 (HCL-32) is a self-assessment instrument developed by Angst et al. (2005) to identify bipolarity in the general population, as well as patients with unipolar...
Alexithymia and Acne Vulgaris: A Case Control Study

Sunay D, Baykir M, Ates G, Eksioglu M

  • Psychiatry Investig.
  • 2011 Dec;8(4):327-333.
OBJECTIVE: To assess relationship between alexithymia and acne vulgaris in young people. METHODS: A hundred and eleven subjects between 15 and 25 years of age referred to out-patient clinic of dermatology...
A Study on Correlation between Anxiety Symptoms and Suicidal Ideation

Choi HY, Kim SI, Yun KW, Kim YC, Lim WJ, Kim EJ, Ryoo JH

  • Psychiatry Investig.
  • 2011 Dec;8(4):320-326.
OBJECTIVE: In South Korea, the number of deaths from suicide has increased in the last two decades, and suicide has become both a social and political problem. In this study,...
The Symptom Frequency Characteristics of the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale and Possible Symptom Clusters of Depressive Disorders in Korea: The CRESCEND Study

Jang SH, Park YN, Jae YM, Jun TY, Lee MS, Kim JM, Jeong SH, Kim JB

  • Psychiatry Investig.
  • 2011 Dec;8(4):312-319.
OBJECTIVE: This study analyzed the symptom frequencies of 17-item Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HDRS-17) to understand the characteristics of each item and to propose the possible symptoms clusters. METHODS: From psychiatric...
Reliability and Validity of the Korean Version of the Childhood Trauma Questionnaire-Short Form for Psychiatric Outpatients

Kim D, Park SC, Yang H, Oh DH

  • Psychiatry Investig.
  • 2011 Dec;8(4):305-311.
OBJECTIVE: The Childhood Trauma Questionnaire (CTQ) is perhaps the most widely used and well-studied retrospective measure of childhood abuse or neglect. This study tested the initial reliability and validity of...
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Depression, and Heart-Rate Variability among North Korean Defectors

Song BA, Yoo SY, Kang HY, Byeon SH, Shin SH, Hwang EJ, Lee SH

  • Psychiatry Investig.
  • 2011 Dec;8(4):297-304.
OBJECTIVE: This study evaluated the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among North Korean defectors and their level of suicidal ideation and the correlation between these and heart-rate variability (HRV)...
Gamma Oscillation in Schizophrenia

Shin YW, O'Donnell , Youn S, Kwon JS

  • Psychiatry Investig.
  • 2011 Dec;8(4):288-296.
Dysfunctional neural circuitry has been found to be involved in abnormalities of perception and cognition in patients with schizophrenia. Gamma oscillations are essential for integrating information within neural circuits and...
Sundown Syndrome in Persons with Dementia: An Update

Khachiyants N, Trinkle D, Son SJ, Kim KY

  • Psychiatry Investig.
  • 2011 Dec;8(4):275-287.
"Sundowning" in demented individuals, as distinct clinical phenomena, is still open to debate in terms of clear definition, etiology, operationalized parameters, validity of clinical construct, and interventions. In general, sundown...

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