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A previous survey had shown a high level of psychiatric morbidity among human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected individuals, but the number of patients that are actually identified as having a psychiatric disorder in the medical service in Taiwan is unknown. Using the claims data of a nationally representative cohort from the Taiwan National Health(More)
BACKGROUND Online gaming technology has developed rapidly within the past decade, and its related problems have received increasing attention. However, there are few studies on the psychiatric symptoms associated with excessive use of online games. The aim of this study is to investigate the characteristics of online gamers, and the association between(More)
Introduction. Benzodiazepines (BZDs) and zolpidem, zopiclone, and zaleplon (Z-drugs) are commonly prescribed to HIV-infected patients. We hypothesized that frequent BZD and Z-drug use among these patients may be associated with psychiatric illnesses, particularly in long-term users. Methods. We included 1,081 patients with HIV between 1998 and 2011 from the(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the independent or comorbid effect of conduct and mood disorders on the risk of suicide. STUDY DESIGN The Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database was used to derive data for 3711 adolescents aged 12-17 years with conduct disorder and 14 844 age- and sex-matched controls between 2001 and 2009. The participants were followed(More)
OBJECTIVE Herpes zoster results from reactivation of the endogenous varicella zoster virus infection. Previous studies have shown that herpes zoster and postherpetic neuralgia were associated with anxiety, depression, and insomnia. However, no prospective study has investigated the association between herpes zoster and the development of depressive(More)
OBJECTIVES Tardive dyskinesia (TD) is generally considered the most severe extrapyramidal sequelae of antipsychotic treatments. METHOD Case report. RESULTS We present a 20-year-old woman with previous treatment of risperidone 6-7 mg daily for approximately 4 years. She developed TD 2 years later after switching to paliperidone 9 mg daily. To the best of(More)
BACKGROUNDS Previous studies have found an increased prevalence of atopic diseases among patients with major depression and bipolar disorder. But the temporal association between atopic diseases in adolescence and the subsequent risk of developing mood disorders has been rarely investigated. METHODS Using the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research(More)
OBJECTIVES Previous studies suggested a relationship between posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the specific population (i.e., war survivors and veterans) and subsequent dementia risk. However, whether patients with PTSD in the general population were at an increased risk for developing dementia in later life remained unclear. METHODS The Cox(More)
OBJECTIVE Several cross-sectional studies have reported a relationship between posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and epilepsy. However, the temporal association between PTSD and epilepsy has rarely been investigated. We hypothesized that the risk of developing epilepsy later in life would be higher in patients with PTSD than in those without PTSD. (More)
LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) patients suffer from stigma and discrimination when seeking healthcare. A large LGBT healthcare survey revealed that 56% of gay patients and 70% of transgender patients suffered some type of discrimination while seeking healthcare in 2014. The fostering of LGBT-friendly healthcare services is not just an advanced(More)
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