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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The accurate identification of minor mental disorders associated with depression and anxiety in non-psychiatric medical settings is an important component of mental health care. The present study aimed to develop a reliable and valid short screening tool to improve the identification of psychiatric morbidity. METHODS Data from the(More)
OBJECTIVES This study aimed to compare the characteristics of psychiatric and nonpsychiatric suicidal inpatients in one general hospital and examine the predictors of completed suicide in the patients with suicidal acts during hospitalization. METHODS One hundred ten study subjects were identified by the adverse event reports of suicidal acts during(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the characteristics and prevalence of binge eating among overweight Taiwanese and to determine the effect of binge eating on outcome of weight loss treatment. METHODS One hundred and eighty-nine participants in a 12-week traditional weight-reduction program were classified on the basis of the Bulimic Investigation Test, Edinburgh(More)
Encephalopathy associated with autoimmune thyroid disease (EAATD) is a rare condition associated with Hashimoto's thyroiditis or Graves' disease. It is often underdiagnosed because of the various clinical presentations and lack of widely accepted diagnostic criteria. We report a 46-year-old man who presented with an acute depressive episode and was proven(More)
We report the development of hyponatremia following initiation of escitalopram therapy in a 73-year-old woman. The patient, with a history of dementia with Lewy bodies, had presented with multiple neuropsychiatric symptoms. Within 2 months of escitalopram, she became delirious with a serum sodium level of 122 mmol/L. After discontinuation of escitalopram,(More)
BACKGROUND To investigate the prevalence and correlates of bipolar disorders in patients with eating disorders (EDs), and to examine differences in effects between major depressive disorder and bipolar disorder on these patients. METHODS Sequential attendees were invited to participate in a two-phase survey for EDs at the general psychiatric outpatient(More)
Defining product specifications so that customers’ needs could be well matched with suppliers’ capabilities is a very challenging task in custom product design. This research links technical requirements on product design with product management issues and formulates specification definition as multi-attribute negotiation. Specification negotiation is(More)
OBJECTIVE Patients with eating disorder (ED) often remain unrecognized in many settings. Few studies have explored the use of eating measures in an adult male population. This study aimed to examine the comparative validity of the SCOFF questionnaire for detecting ED cases in men and women in the psychiatric outpatient setting. METHOD Psychiatric(More)
This study examined the changes in eating disorder (ED) status over 1 year and identified risk factors for EDs among female dance students. In 2003, all students enrolled in each of the nation's 12 high schools with gifted dance programs participated in a two-phase survey. The same participants were invited to take part in a follow-up survey 1 year later.(More)