Ching-Shu Tang

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OBJECTIVES To identify the determinants of adherence to immediate-release (IR) methylphenidate in children and adolescents with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD); to examine the impact of adherence on ADHD-related symptoms; and to compare the efficacy, adherence, and side effects of IR methylphenidate and osmotic release oral system (OROS)(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to examine the association between adherence to immediate-release methylphenidate (IR MPH) and maternal psychological distress, parenting style, parent- child relationship, and perceived family support. METHODS The sample consisted of 307 children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) (271 boys and 36(More)
BACKGROUND The use of aripiprazole has been associated with a positive influence on mood and improved cognitive skills and social interactions; however, studies of its effects on young schizophrenic patients have been limited to active symptoms. AIMS This prospective, open-label study investigated the neurocognitive effects of aripiprazole in adolescents(More)
AIMS The study aims to determine the clinical outcomes of aripiprazole treatment in adolescents and young adults with schizophrenia spectrum disorders. METHODS This was a 24-week, observational, prospective study. Patients with schizophrenia spectrum disorders were prescribed a daily dose of 5 mg to 30 mg of aripiprazole. Effectiveness was assessed by the(More)
Abstract Objective. The purpose of this study was to investigate the long-term effectiveness of aripiprazole in Taiwanese samples of adolescents and young adults with bipolar disorders. Methods. This investigation comprises a 24-week, observational, prospective study. A total of 28 patients with bipolar I disorder, diagnosed using the Mini International(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to identify the optimal dose of osmotic release oral system methylphenidate (OROS-MPH) using a dosage forced-titration scheme to achieve symptomatic remission in children with attention- deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). We also evaluated the efficacy and safety of, and patient and parent satisfaction with, the(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with bipolar disorder have neurocognitive impairments, which are associated with poor functional outcomes. AIMS This study evaluated the neurocognitive effects of aripiprazole in adolescents and young adults with bipolar disorder. METHODS This was a 24-week, observational, prospective study performed in Taiwan. Participants in the(More)
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