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BACKGROUND Early attrition can impede treatment success of depression; its contributing factors and impacts on subsequent treatment course need further clarification. METHODS All Taiwanese adult patients prescribed with antidepressants for depression (n=216,557) in 2003 were identified through a total population health insurance claims database; their(More)
OBJECTIVE As depressive disorders are highly heterogeneous, and as patients exhibit wide differences in clinical characteristics and comorbidities, we aim to examine whether and how demographic and clinical correlates affect healthcare costs for patients with depression in a real-world setting. METHOD A national cohort of adult patients (n = 216,557) who(More)
OBJECTIVE Whether the early treatment pattern in people with bipolar disorder (BD) could influence later mortality remains to be determined. We aimed to explore the potential effects of early hospitalization and number of outpatient clinic visits on the 3-year mortality in patients with newly diagnosed BD. METHOD Adult participants with newly diagnosed BD(More)
BACKGROUND Evidence regarding the relationships between the socioeconomic status and long-term outcomes of individuals with bipolar affective disorder (BPD) is lacking. AIMS We aimed to estimate the effects of baseline socioeconomic status on longitudinal outcomes. METHOD A national cohort of adult participants with newly diagnosed BPD was identified in(More)
BACKGROUND The oral health of patients with severe mental illness is poor, in general, and this may be attributed, in part, to inadequate dental care. This study investigated dental care utilization among patients with severe mental illness using a national representative sample. METHODS This study used Taiwan's National Health Insurance Research Dataset(More)
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