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A Case of Intractable Suspected Perilymph Fistula with Severe Depression

Goto F, Oishi N, Tsutsumi T, Ogawa K

  • Psychiatry Investig.
  • 2014 Oct;11(4):499-501.
  • doi: 10.4306/pi.2014.11.4.499
A 68-year-old woman presented dizziness whenever she put her finger into the right ear and also complained of water-streaming tinnitus, which indicated she would have been suffering from perilymph fistula....
Depression and Somatic Symptoms May Influence on Chronic Prostatitis/Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome: A Preliminary Study

Koh JS, Ko HJ, Wang SM, Cho KJ, Kim JC, Lee SJ, Pae CU

  • Psychiatry Investig.
  • 2014 Oct;11(4):495-498.
  • doi: 10.4306/pi.2014.11.4.495
The present study is the first one to investigate the impacts of depression and somatization on the disease severity and quality of life (QoL) in patients with chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic...
High Altitude Remains Associated with Elevated Suicide Rates after Adjusting for Socioeconomic Status: A Study from South Korea

Kim J, Choi N, Lee YJ, An H, Kim N, Yoon HK, Lee HJ

  • Psychiatry Investig.
  • 2014 Oct;11(4):492-494.
  • doi: 10.4306/pi.2014.11.4.492
There have been several studies supporting a possible relationship between high suicide rate and high altitude. However socioeconomic status may confound this association because low socioeconomic status, which is known...
Delay in the Recovery of Normal Sleep-Wake Cycle after Disruption of the Light-Dark Cycle in Mice: A Bipolar Disorder-Prone Animal Model?

Jung SH, Park JM, Moon E, Chung YI, Lee BD, Lee YM, Kim JH, Kim SY, Jeong HJ

  • Psychiatry Investig.
  • 2014 Oct;11(4):487-491.
  • doi: 10.4306/pi.2014.11.4.487
OBJECTIVE: Disruption of the circadian rhythm is known as a provoking factor for manic episodes. Individual differences exist in the recovery rate from disruption in the general population. To develop...
Abelson Helper Integration Site-1 Gene Variants on Major Depressive Disorder and Bipolar Disorder

Porcelli S, Pae CU, Han C, Lee SJ, Patkar AA, Masand PS, Balzarro B, Alberti S, De Ronchi , Serretti A

  • Psychiatry Investig.
  • 2014 Oct;11(4):481-486.
  • doi: 10.4306/pi.2014.11.4.481
OBJECTIVE: The present study aimed to explore whether 4 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) within the AHI1 gene could be associated with major depressive disorder (MD) and bipolar disorder (BD), and...
Association of SNAP-25 Gene Ddel and Mnll Polymorphisms with Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Herken H, Erdal ME, Kenar AN, Unal GA, Cakaloz B, Ay ME, Yucel E, Edgunlu T, Sengul C

  • Psychiatry Investig.
  • 2014 Oct;11(4):476-480.
  • doi: 10.4306/pi.2014.11.4.476
OBJECTIVE: The synaptosomal-associated protein of 25 kDa (SNAP-25) gene is a presynaptic plasma membrane protein and an integral component of the vesicle docking and fusion machinery mediating secretion of neurotransmitters....
Schneiderian First Rank Symptoms and Gamma Oscillatory Activity in Neuroleptic Naive First Episode Schizophrenia: A 192 Channel EEG Study

Tikka SK, Yadav S, Nizamie SH, Das B, Tikka DL, Goyal N

  • Psychiatry Investig.
  • 2014 Oct;11(4):467-475.
  • doi: 10.4306/pi.2014.11.4.467
OBJECTIVE: Schneiderian first-rank symptoms (FRS) and abnormal EEG gamma activity in schizophrenia have been reported independently to have a neurodevelopmental basis. We aimed to investigate spontaneous gamma power in two...
The Effectiveness of Cross-Tapering Switching to Ziprasidone in Patients with Schizophrenia or Schizoaffective Disorder

Ko YH, Na KS, Kim CE, Kim SH, Jeon YW, Yi JS, Lee MS, Kim SG, Jeong HG, Jung HY

  • Psychiatry Investig.
  • 2014 Oct;11(4):459-466.
  • doi: 10.4306/pi.2014.11.4.459
OBJECTIVE: Switching antipsychotics is one useful therapeutic option when the treatment of schizophrenia encounters suboptimal efficacy and intolerability issues. This study aimed to investigate the efficacy and tolerability of cross-tapering...
Effects of Clozapine, Haloperidol, and Fluoxetine on the Reversal of Cocaine-Induced Locomotor Sensitization

Cha SK, Kang UG

  • Psychiatry Investig.
  • 2014 Oct;11(4):454-458.
  • doi: 10.4306/pi.2014.11.4.454
OBJECTIVE: Repeated treatment with psychostimulants induces sensitization of the dopaminergic system in the brain. Dopaminergic sensitization has been proposed as a mechanism of psychosis. Although antipsychotics block the expression of...
A Normative Study of the Disability Assessment for Dementia in Community-Dwelling Elderly Koreans

Jhoo JH, Chi YK, Choi HJ, Han JW, Kim TH, Lee JJ, Lee SB, Park JH, Youn JC, Kim JL, Ryu SH, Lee DY, Kim KW

  • Psychiatry Investig.
  • 2014 Oct;11(4):446-453.
  • doi: 10.4306/pi.2014.11.4.446
OBJECTIVE: We investigated demographic influences on Korean version of Disability Assessment for Dementia (DAD-K) performance and developed normative data for DAD-K. METHODS: The DAD-K was administered to 2362 normal controls (NCs),...
The Mediating Effects of Self-Esteem and Optimism on the Relationship between Quality of Life and Depressive Symptoms of Breast Cancer Patients

Ha EH, Cho YK

  • Psychiatry Investig.
  • 2014 Oct;11(4):437-445.
  • doi: 10.4306/pi.2014.11.4.437
OBJECTIVE: This study investigated the mediating effects of the internal psychological factors of self-esteem and optimism on the relationship between breast cancer patients' quality of life in terms of symptoms...
Altitude May Contribute to Regional Variation in Methamphetamine Use in the United States: A Population Database Study

Kim TS, Kondo DG, Kim N, Renshaw PF

  • Psychiatry Investig.
  • 2014 Oct;11(4):430-436.
  • doi: 10.4306/pi.2014.11.4.430
OBJECTIVE: Methamphetamine (MA) use rates in the United States (US) have consistently demonstrated geographical variation and have been higher in the West and Midwest. This uneven pattern of use could...
Application of the Seven-Factor-Model of Personality to an Italian Preschool Sample

Melegari M, Innocenzi , Marano A, De Rosa L, Donfrancesco R, Rozsa S, Cloninger

  • Psychiatry Investig.
  • 2014 Oct;11(4):419-429.
  • doi: 10.4306/pi.2014.11.4.419
OBJECTIVE: Advances in dimensional assessment of children in healthy and clinical populations has renewed interest in the study of temperament. Cloninger's Temperament and Character Inventory (TCI) has shown high reliability...
Clinical Characteristics of the Respiratory Subtype in Panic Disorder Patients

Song HM, Kim JH, Heo JY, Yu BH

  • Psychiatry Investig.
  • 2014 Oct;11(4):412-418.
  • doi: 10.4306/pi.2014.11.4.412
OBJECTIVE: Panic disorder has been suggested to be divided into the respiratory and non-respiratory subtypes in terms of its clinical presentations. The present study aimed to investigate whether there are...
Psychosocial, Physical, and Autonomic Correlates of Depression in Korean Adults: Results from a County-Based Depression Screening Study

Kim KW, Kim SH, Shin JH, Choi BY, Nam JH, Park SC

  • Psychiatry Investig.
  • 2014 Oct;11(4):402-411.
  • doi: 10.4306/pi.2014.11.4.402
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to investigate the prevalence and psychosocial and neurophysiological correlates of depression in a large county-based cohort of Korean adults. METHODS: We recruited 2355 adults from a rural county-based...
A Preliminary Validity Study of the Cambridge Neuropsychological Test Automated Battery for the Assessment of Executive Function in Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder

Kim HS, An YM, Kwon JS, Shin MS

  • Psychiatry Investig.
  • 2014 Oct;11(4):394-401.
  • doi: 10.4306/pi.2014.11.4.394
OBJECTIVE: Although the executive function subtests of the Cambridge Neuropsychological Test Automated Battery (CANTAB) have been used to assess cognitive function in diverse psychiatric illnesses, few studies have verified the...
The Difference in Comorbidities and Behavioral Aspects between Internet Abuse and Internet Dependence in Korean Male Adolescents

Lee JY, Park EJ, Kwon M, Choi JH, Jeong JE, Choi JS, Choi SW, Lee CU, Kim DJ

  • Psychiatry Investig.
  • 2014 Oct;11(4):387-393.
  • doi: 10.4306/pi.2014.11.4.387
OBJECTIVE: This study examined the differences in psychiatric comorbidities and behavioral aspects in accordance with the severity of Internet addiction in male adolescents. METHODS: One hundred and twenty-five adolescents from four...
Psychosocial Risk Factors Associated with Internet Addiction in Korea

Lee JY, Shin KM, Cho SM, Shin YM

  • Psychiatry Investig.
  • 2014 Oct;11(4):380-386.
  • doi: 10.4306/pi.2014.11.4.380
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to examine the prevalence of Internet addiction in middle school students and to identify associated psychosocial risk factors and depression. METHODS: This study was...
A Meta-Analysis Comparing Open-Label versus Placebo- Controlled Clinical Trials for Aripiprazole Augmentation in the Treatment of Major Depressive Disorder: Lessons and Promises

Pae CU, Seo HJ, Lee BC, Seok JH, Jeon HJ, Paik JW, Kwak KP, Ham BJ, Han C, Lee SJ

  • Psychiatry Investig.
  • 2014 Oct;11(4):371-379.
  • doi: 10.4306/pi.2014.11.4.371
OBJECTIVE: The present study is to provide whether open-label studies (OLS) may properly foresee the efficacy of randomized, placebo-controlled trials (RCTs) using OLSs and RCTs data for aripiprazole in the...
Psychiatry in Former Socialist Countries: Implications for North Korean Psychiatry

Park YS, Park SM, Jun JY, Kim SJ

  • Psychiatry Investig.
  • 2014 Oct;11(4):363-370.
  • doi: 10.4306/pi.2014.11.4.363
Very little information is available regarding psychiatry in North Korea, which is based on the legacy of Soviet psychiatry. This paper reviews the characteristics of psychiatry in former socialist countries...

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