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The aims of this study were to develop diagnostic criteria of Internet addiction for college students (DC-IA-C) with diagnostic interviews and to establish the optimal cutoff points of the Chen Internet Addiction Scale (CIAS) for the purposes of screening for and making the diagnosis of Internet addiction. A total of 216 college students (132 male and 84(More)
The aim of the study is to determine the incidence and remission rates for Internet addiction and the associated predictive factors in young adolescents over a 1-year follow-up. This was a prospective, population-based investigation. Five hundred seventeen students (267 male and 250 female) were recruited from three junior high schools in southern Taiwan.(More)
BACKGROUND A sudden change in antipsychotics in the pharmacotherapy of schizophrenia might worsen the clinical condition or induce a relapse of psychotic symptoms. This study reports on shifting from other antipsychotics to aripiprazole during the course of treatment, with further analysis of factors related to a successful switch. METHODS An(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this cross-sectional study was to examine (a) the relation of substance use with different levels of depressive symptoms and (b) the moderating effect of sex and age on the association between different levels of depressive symptoms and substance use in Taiwanese adolescents. METHODS The study group consisted of 9070 adolescent(More)
OBJECTIVE The aims of this cross-sectional study were to examine the associations of suicidal ideation and attempt with Internet addiction and Internet activities in a large representative Taiwanese adolescent population. METHODS 9510 adolescent students aged 12-18 years were selected using a stratified random sampling strategy in southern Taiwan and(More)
AIMS The aim of the present study was to gain insight into the prevalence of depression and its association with self-esteem, family, peer and school factors in a large-scale representative Taiwanese adolescent population. METHODS A total of 12,210 adolescent students were recruited into the present study. Subjects with a score >28 on the Center for(More)
BACKGROUND Few studies have compared the risks of mental health problems among the adolescents with different levels and different types of bullying involvement experiences. METHOD Bullying involvement in 6,406 adolescents was determined through use of the Chinese version of the School Bullying Experience Questionnaire. Data were collected regarding the(More)
AIMS To compare the level of insight among six groups of patients with psychiatric disorders, including those with schizophrenia (SZ), bipolar I disorder (BP), or depressive disorders (DD) who had or did not have comorbid alcohol use disorder (AUD). METHODS A total of 285 outpatients meeting the aforementioned criteria were recruited into the study. The(More)