Chin-Hong Chan

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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)
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)
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)
AIMS The aim of this study was to examine the correlations of birth seasonality in schizophrenia, considering influences of gender and income status. METHODS The sample consisted of 1 000 000 people in the general population randomly selected from the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database. Data for the birth-year period 1950-1989 were(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)
BACKGROUND We aimed to establish a feasible and reliable method to measure the level of aripiprazole and its main metabolite, dehydroaripiprazole, using a capillary-electrophoresis (CE) machine. METHODS Two blood samples were obtained from psychiatric patients hospitalized in Yu-Li Hospital who had been treated with aripiprazole for more than 4 weeks, at(More)