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In this transcultural study of schizophrenic delusions among Koreans, Korean-Chinese and Chinese, many delusions were shown to be different among the three groups in their frequency and content and the differences could be explained by sociocultural and political factors. Delusional themes sensitive to influence by sociocultural or political situations and(More)
AIMS Few studies have examined the use of depot antipsychotics in East Asian patients with schizophrenia. This study examined the prevalence of depot antipsychotic use and its clinical correlates. METHODS Across six East Asian countries and territories, 2399 patients with schizophrenia were surveyed using a standardized protocol. RESULTS Depot(More)
The purpose of this international collaborative study was to investigate the prescription patterns of antipsychotic drugs for schizophrenia in East Asia and to analyze factors that affect these patterns. Prescription patterns for patients admitted for treatment of schizophrenia were surveyed using a standardized protocol from six East-Asian(More)
Since characterological characteristics of patients with schizophrenia and comorbid alcohol abuse are not well established, we compared outpatients with DSM-IV schizophrenia, with (n = 51) and without alcohol-abuse (n = 51), matched for sex, age, IQ, and symptom severity, using the Temperament and Character Inventory. Dual-diagnosis patients showed highly(More)
BACKGROUND High-dose antipsychotic regimes (defined as the prescription of more than 1000 chlorpromazine-equivalents milligrams of antipsychotic per day) in the management of patients with schizophrenia are not uncommon, but most reports are from western countries. Recent functional neuroimaging studies have found that the previous notion concerning the use(More)
OBJECTIVE The authors examined the genetic polymorphisms of alcohol dehydrogenase 2 and 3 (ADH2 and ADH3) and aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH2) in patients diagnosed as having Cloninger's type I or type II alcoholism. METHOD Seventy-two alcoholic men and 38 nonalcoholic, healthy men were tested for the distribution of genotypes and alleles of ADH2, ADH3, and(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate the sex differences in prescribing patterns of psychotropic drugs and drug-induced side effects in schizophrenia patients in Asia using the data of the Research on Asian Psychotropic Prescription Pattern (REAP) surveys. METHOD The prescription patterns of 6,441 schizophrenia inpatients in six Asian(More)
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