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A large-scale community survey in Shatin, Hong Kong, is presented with a modified two-phase design using flagged and nonflagged subsamples. A modified Self-Reporting Questionnaire and the Diagnostic Interview Schedule (version III) were used as the screening and diagnostic instruments, respectively. Lifetime rates for 19 Diagnostic Interview(More)
The last 20 years have seen a significant paradigm shift in how we view alcohol misuse. The dichotomous model of "alcoholism" and "normal drinking" has now been replaced by the concept of a spectrum of disorders. In this new framework, "hazardous alcohol use" is defined as a repeated pattern of drinking that confers the risk of harmful consequences. It is a(More)
BACKGROUND Anxiety and depression are common following traumatic brain injury (TBI), often co-occurring. This study evaluated the efficacy of a 9-week cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) program in reducing anxiety and depression and whether a three-session motivational interviewing (MI) preparatory intervention increased treatment response. METHOD A(More)
OBJECTIVE Associations between parental and offspring size at birth are well established, but the relative importance of parental growth at different ages as predictors of offspring birthweight is less certain. Here we model parental birthweight and postnatal conditional growth in specific age periods as predictors of offspring birthweight. METHODS We(More)
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