Chia-Chuang Hsu

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OBJECTIVE To assess the exposure experience and prevalence of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among adolescent victims in the worst-affected region (Chungliao) near the epicenter of a severe earthquake (7.3 on the Richter scale) that occurred on September 21, 1999, in Taiwan. METHOD The experience of exposure to the earthquake and subjective symptoms(More)
Neuroimaging studies of patients with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have largely been performed in adult populations. The purpose of the current study was to investigate neural correlates of PTSD in adolescents. Specifically, this study investigates whether a differential brain response was present during the visual perception and imaginary(More)
The purposes of this study were to examine the differences in prevalence of lifetime substance use disorders (SUDs), age at initial substance use, and knowledge and attitudes toward substance use between aboriginal and non-aboriginal adolescents living in a mountain region of southern Taiwan, and to separately examine the correlates of SUDs among the two(More)
The purposes of this study were to examine the relationships among mental health status, demographic characteristics, and social contexts, including family conflict and support, connectedness to school, and affiliation with peers who exhibit delinquent behavior and who use substances, among Taiwanese aboriginal adolescents. A total of 251 aboriginal junior(More)
The aim of this study was to examine the hypothesis that Taiwanese aboriginal adolescents feature more severe psychopathology than non-aboriginal adolescents who live in the same mountainous region of southern Taiwan, and to test the hypothesis by controlling other individual and environ-mental factors. In this study, a total of 251 aboriginal and 79(More)
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