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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)
OBJECTIVE 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. METHOD Of the 6,510 participants who completed the Korean version of the Composite International Diagnostic(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 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)
OBJECTIVE There is widespread recognition of the effect of physical activity on mental health. The authors examined the relationships between physical activity and mental health in a nationwide sample of Korean adults. METHODS A total of 6,510 subjects aged 18 to 64 years participated in the study. The short form of the International Physical Activity(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)
INTRODUCTION The objective of this study was to investigate the clinical features of depression in Asian patients. METHODS It was a cross-sectional, observational study of depression in China, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, and Thailand. Participants were drug-free outpatients with depressed mood and/or anhedonia. Symptoms and clinical features were(More)
OBJECTIVE The prevalence of restless legs syndrome (RLS) and its relationship with the demographic variables in an older Korean population were examined. METHODS A face-to-face household survey was conducted in five different regions of Korea from June 2008 to August 2008. Among a total of 3074 individuals who were aged more than 65, 1990 participants(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)