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OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic validity of the Korean version of the Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS-K) and its short form among elderly psychiatric patients. METHOD After three preliminary trials, the authors translated the GDS, including the Geriatric Depression Scale-Short Form (SGDS) into Korean. The GDS-K, the Korean(More)
BACKGROUND The dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) and anterior cingulate cortex (ACC) are critical for mood regulation. Alterations in the white matter connections of these regions may impair their role in mood regulation and increase the risk of developing depression. This study used diffusion tensor imaging to examine for white matter microstructural(More)
We investigated the prevalence of dementia and mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and the factors associate with risk of dementia from a representative nationwide sample of Korean elders. 8,199 randomly-sampled Koreans aged 65 years or older were invited to participate in the Phase I screening assessment using Mini-Mental State Examination by door-to-door home(More)
Based on the National Epidemiological Survey of Psychiatric Disorders in South Korea conducted in 2006, we examined the prevalence, clinical correlations, comorbidities, and suicidal tendencies of pathological gamblers in the community. Of the 6,510 participants who completed the Korean version of the Composite International Diagnostic Interview (K-CIDI)(More)
OBJECTIVE Hyperintense lesions are a common finding on neuroimaging and are associated not only with aging, medical illness, and some invasive medical procedures, but also with neurologic and psychiatric morbidity. We hypothesized that hyperintense lesions are associated with alterations in white matter structure beyond the visible lesion boundaries as(More)
BACKGROUND The influences of demographics, culture, language, and environmental changes on Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) scores are considerable. METHODS Using a sample of 7452 healthy, community-dwelling elderly Koreans, aged 55 to 94 years, who participated in the four ongoing geriatric cohorts in Korea, we investigated demographic influences on(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence of the DSM-IV major mental disorders in the Korean population using the Korean version of Composite International Diagnostic Interview (K-CIDI). METHODS The Korean Epidemiologic Catchment Area study Replication (KECA-R) was conducted between August 2006 and April 2007. The sampling of the(More)
The present study represents the first attempt at examining variation across Korean cohorts with respect to lifetime risk of DSM-IV psychiatric disorders. To present data on lifetime prevalence and projected lifetime risk, as well as age of onset (AOO) and demographic correlates of DSM-IV psychiatric disorders as assessed in the nationwide survey of a(More)
We examined the prevalence, correlates, and comorbidities of adult attention-deficit hypersensitivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms in a Korean community using data from the National Epidemiological Survey of Psychiatric Disorders in Korea conducted in 2006. A total of 6081 subjects aged 18 to 59 years participated in this study. Diagnostic assessments were(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to estimate prevalence rates and risk factors of LLD among a large nationwide sample of Korean elders in South Korea. METHOD Of 8199 randomly sampled Koreans aged 65 years or more, 6018 participated (response rate=73.4%). Using the Korean version of the short form Geriatric Depression Scale (SGDS-K), we classified individual(More)