Cross-national epidemiology of major depression and bipolar disorder.
There are striking similarities across countries in patterns of major depression and of bipolar disorder and the differences in rates for major depression across countries suggest that cultural differences or different risk factors affect the expression of the disorder.
Prevalence of suicide ideation and suicide attempts in nine countries
Background. There are few cross-national comparisons of the rates of suicide ideation and attempts across diverse countries. Nine independently conducted epidemiological surveys using similar…
Prevalence of psychiatric disorders in Taiwan defined by the Chinese Diagnostic Interview Schedule
This study presents the lifetime and one‐year prevalence of 27 and of 17 specific psychiatric disorders respectively, using the multistage random sampling method from metropolitan Taipei, 2 small towns and 6 rural villages from 1982 to 1986.
The cross national epidemiology of obsessive compulsive disorder. The Cross National Collaborative Group.
- M. Weissman, R. Bland, P. Wickramaratne
- Psychology, MedicineJournal of Clinical Psychiatry
- 1 March 1994
The findings suggest the robustness of OCD as a disorder in diverse parts of the world, as data for age at onset and comorbidity with major depression and the other anxiety disorders are consistent among countries, but the predominance of obsessions or compulsions varies.
The cross-national epidemiology of panic disorder.
BACKGROUND Epidemiological data on panic disorder from community studies from 10 countries around the world are presented to determine the consistency of findings across diverse cultures. METHOD…
Alcoholism--North America and Asia. A comparison of population surveys with the Diagnostic Interview Schedule.
There is considerable variation in the lifetime prevalence of alcoholism but a similarity in the age of onset, the symptomatic expression, and the associated risk factors, which has implications for the definition of alcoholism and for a better understanding of genetic and environmental interactions in its etiology.
Sustained attention deficit and schizotypal personality features in nonpsychotic relatives of schizophrenic patients.
- W. Chen, S. K. Liu, C. J. Chang, Y. Lien, Y. H. Chang, H. Hwu
- Psychology, MedicineAmerican Journal of Psychiatry
- 1 September 1998
Sustained attention deficit may be a genetic vulnerability marker for schizophrenia, and it may be more useful in linkage analysis than traditional phenotype definitions of schizophrenia.
Frequency‐specific alternations in the amplitude of low‐frequency fluctuations in schizophrenia
The results suggest that the abnormalities of LFOs in schizophrenia is dependent on the frequency band and suggest that future studies should take the different frequency bands into account when measure intrinsic brain activity.
Comparative genetic architectures of schizophrenia in East Asian and European populations
- Max W. Y. Lam, Chia-Yen Chen, Hailiang Huang
- Psychology, MedicineEuropean Neuropsychopharmacology
- 17 October 2018
The largest study to date of East Asian participants is reported, identifying 21 genome-wide-significant associations in 19 genetic loci associated with schizophrenia and highlighting the importance of including sufficient samples of major ancestral groups to ensure their generalizability across populations.
MicroRNA Expression Aberration as Potential Peripheral Blood Biomarkers for Schizophrenia
The results indicated that the mononuclear leukocyte-based miRNA profiling is a feasible way to identify biomarkers for schizophrenia, and the seven-miRNA signature warrants further investigation.