Chin-Hong Chan

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Community care has been a paradigm shift for psychiatric treatment worldwide; however, it has not been successfully implemented in many developing countries, including Taiwan. This qualitative study aimed to explore the Taiwanese mentally ill persons' difficulties living in the community. Social disadvantages and illness adaptation were recognized as two(More)
BACKGROUND We aimed to explore relations between symptomatic remission and functionality evaluation in schizophrenia patients treated with paliperidone extended-release (ER), as seen in a normal day-to-day practice, using flexible dosing regimens of paliperidone ER. We explored symptomatic remission rate in patients treated with flexibly dosed paliperidone(More)
Patients with schizophrenia have a higher risk of developing metabolic abnormalities and their associated diseases. Some studies found that the accumulative number of metabolic syndrome components was associated with the severity of metabolic abnormalities. The purpose of this study was to examine the roles of the ADRA1A, ADRA2A, ADRB3, and 5HT2A genes in(More)
OBJECTIVE An estimate of the risk of stroke among patients with panic disorder was sought. METHOD A retrospective cohort study was conducted using data from the National Health Insurance Research Database in Taiwan. A total of 1725 patients who were newly diagnosed with panic disorder between 2001 and 2007 and had no other psychiatric disorders or history(More)
BACKGROUND Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a common physical disease among psychiatric patients. OBJECTIVE We conducted this study to investigate the prevalence and risk of GERD in patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) in Taiwan. METHODS We conducted a cross-sectional study using the National Health Insurance Research Database in(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective was to describe a case of juvenile Huntington's disease that first presented with seizures and psychosis. METHODS A male patient with no history of epilepsy and psychiatric disorder had his first seizure at the age of 20 years, which was followed by 3 years of psychotic disorder. RESULTS Laboratory investigations were normal, and(More)
Allergic rhinitis (AR) is common in children. Characteristic symptoms of AR may result in daytime inattention, irritability, and hyperactivity, which are also components of ADHD. Conflicting data in previous studies exist regarding the relationship between ADHD and AR. The aim of this study was to examine the prevalence and risk of AR in ADHD patients in(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to assess the risk of depressive disorders in women who underwent hysterectomy in Taiwan. METHODS A retrospective study was conducted in a matched cohort of cases using the National Health Insurance Research Database of Taiwan. Database records from 1689 women who underwent hysterectomy between 2001 and 2005 were(More)
OBJECTIVES Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) exposure has controversial results in increasing the stroke risk. With the risk of stroke increased with age, the safety of SSRI use among older adults attracts much concern. METHODS We analyzed 28,145 subjects older than 65 years from a subset of a 9-year cohort database from the National Health(More)
INTRODUCTION The primary aim of this study was to explore the incidence rate of erectile dysfunction (ED) among major depressive disorder (MDD) patients in an Asian country. The second aim was to compare the risk of ED in MDD patients that were treated using antidepressants with a high risk-ED, antidepressants with a low risk-ED, or without treatment. (More)