Catherine Shiu-yin Chong

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OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to investigate the risk of cerebrovascular adverse events (CVAEs) in patients with behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) treated with typical or atypical antipsychotics in Hong Kong METHOD This was a retrospective cohort study. Patients aged 65 or above, diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease,(More)
Metacognitive training (MCT) was developed to promote awareness of reasoning biases among patients with schizophrenia. While MCT has been translated into 31 languages, most MCT studies were conducted in Europe, including newer evidence recommending an individualized approach of delivery. As reasoning biases covered in MCT are separable processes and are(More)
Hashimoto's encephalopathy may present with a variety of neurological symptoms and signs, including myoclonus, epileptic seizures, disturbance of consciousness, psychosis, ataxia, and presenile dementia. This report is of a 57-year-old woman with a history of thyroid disease who was investigated for generalised seizures, rapid decline in cognitive function,(More)
Two women presented independently with a clinical picture of mania-like psychosis after taking over-the-counter herbal slimming pills. Subsequent toxicology investigation found sibutramine in the samples of both patients. Sibutramine is an effective pharmacological treatment for obesity with a relatively favourable side-effect profile. However,(More)
INTRODUCTION Although physical activity helps to improve functioning and reduce the symptoms of mental illness, physical inactivity remains common in the mental illness population. This study aims to explore the associations between theoretical constructs in relation to physical activity behavior based on psychological theories to examine reasons for(More)
AIM To explore the changes of functioning in people suffering from first-episode psychosis throughout their first year into an early intervention service, and the baseline predictors of their functioning levels at baseline, 6 and 12 months METHOD: Consecutive subjects presenting to an early intervention service were recruited from 1 February 2013 to 31 May(More)
AIM This study aims at assessing the rate and predictors of disengagement of patients with first-episode psychosis (FEP) from the early intervention (EI) service in Hong Kong (EASY) that covers age 15 to 64. METHODS All FEP patients aged 15 to 64 years who were newly registered with the EASY programme of Kowloon West Psychiatric Unit from January to(More)
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