Po-Hsien Lin

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BACKGROUND Global smartphone penetration has brought about unprecedented addictive behaviors. AIMS We report a proposed diagnostic criteria and the designing of a mobile application (App) to identify smartphone addiction. METHOD We used a novel empirical mode decomposition (EMD) to delineate the trend in smartphone use over one month. RESULTS The(More)
PURPOSE Cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) has a wide spectrum of symptoms and is therefore difficult to diagnose. CVT has been reported to be associated with various etiologies. There are, however, very few reported cases of CVT associated with iron deficiency anemia (IDA), especially in adults. CASE REPORT We reported the case of a female patient with(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)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Little is known about the risk factors of suicide mortality among multiple attempters. This study aims to investigate the predictors of suicidal mortality in a prospective cohort of attempters in Taiwan, focusing on the time interval and suicide method change between the last two nonfatal attempts. METHODS The representative data(More)
BACKGROUND Global smartphone penetration has led to unprecedented addictive behaviors. The aims of this study are to develop diagnostic criteria of smartphone addiction and to examine the discriminative ability and the validity of the diagnostic criteria. METHODS We developed twelve candidate criteria for characteristic symptoms of smartphone addiction(More)
OBJECTIVE Global smartphone expansion has brought about unprecedented addictive behaviors. The current diagnosis of smartphone addiction is based solely on information from clinical interview. This study aimed to incorporate application (app)-recorded data into psychiatric criteria for the diagnosis of smartphone addiction and to examine the predictive(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) who receive dialysis may experience increased distress and risk of suicide. METHODS This population-based retrospective cohort study linked Taiwan's national register of ESRD patients on dialysis and the cause-of-death mortality data file. A separate multiple-cause-of-death data file was used to(More)