Hsiang Huang

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The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence and correlates of suicidal ideation among low-income pregnant women living in Brazil. We performed a cross-sectional analysis of 831 women surveyed during 20 to 30 weeks of pregnancy using the Self-Report Questionnaire-20. The prevalence of suicidal ideation was 6.3%. The factors associated with suicidal(More)
Background Improving survival and extending the longevity of life for all populations requires timely, robust evidence on local mortality levels and trends. The Global Burden of Disease 2015 Study (GBD 2015) provides a comprehensive assessment of all-cause and cause-specifi c mortality for 249 causes in 195 countries and territories from 1980 to 2015. These(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine the relationship between antidepressant use in pregnancy and low birth weight (LBW) and preterm birth (PTB). DATA SOURCES AND STUDY SELECTION We searched English and non-English language articles via PubMed, CINAHL and PsychINFO (from their start dates through December 1st, 2012). We used the following keywords and their(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to understand care managers' experiences in caring for depressed mothers in an integrated behavioral health program. METHODS As part of a quality improvement project, we conducted a focus group interview with six care managers caring for low income mothers with behavioral health needs in a safety net program in King(More)
BACKGROUND Few studies have examined recent trends in medical expenditures and outcomes in patients with asthma. OBJECTIVE To examine the level and changes in medical expenditures, health status, and functional outcomes in adults, adolescents, and children with asthma and to provide nationally representative estimates of asthma medical costs from 2000(More)
Addressing disparities in health services utilization remains critical for improving minority health; however, most studies do not report on the health service use of multiracial young adults (age 22–34). This study compares past year health service use of self-identified multiracial (two or more races) young adults with monoracial White young adults.(More)
BACKGROUND Non-fatal outcomes of disease and injury increasingly detract from the ability of the world's population to live in full health, a trend largely attributable to an epidemiological transition in many countries from causes affecting children, to non-communicable diseases (NCDs) more common in adults. For the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and(More)
OBJECTIVES Dopamine has been implicated in the etiology of bipolar disorder. The aim of this study was to explore striatal dopamine transporter (DAT) availability in euthymic bipolar patients. METHODS Seventeen drug-free euthymic bipolar patients were recruited. The availability of DAT was approximated using single photon emission computed tomography(More)
It has been speculated that novelty seeking (NS) behavior is related to the dopaminergic system. Fifty-two subjects completed the Tridimensional Personality Questionnaire and underwent single photon emission computed tomography with (123)I-iodobenzamide. A marginally positive correlation was noted between NS and striatal dopamine D(2)/D(3) receptor(More)
BACKGROUND The use of mHealth technology is an innovative approach for screening low-income mothers for depression. Past studies show that the use of technology removes barriers such as literacy issues, language challenges, concerns about privacy and lack of transportation and can also increase reliability. However, little is known about staff attitudes and(More)