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OBJECTIVE We examined changes in general health status, the prevalence of depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms, and the existence of pre-trauma contributing factors in an agricultural population following a massive flood. METHODS Eighty-three of 160 residents of Garisan-ni, Inje-gun, Gangwon-do, were assessed using the Korean(More)
To determine the effects of excessive drinking and alcohol dependency on mortality and chronic health problems in a rural community in South Korea, this study represents a nested case-control study. In 1998, we conducted the Alcohol Dependence Survey (ADS), a population survey of a village in Korea. To measure the effects of alcohol on chronic health(More)
BACKGROUND Somatization refers to the tendency to emphasize somatic symptoms when experiencing a psychiatric disturbance. This tendency has been widely reported in patients from East Asian cultural contexts suffering from depression. Recent research in two Chinese samples have demonstrated that the local cultural script for depression, involving two(More)
Introduction: There have been multiple explorations for the finding of biological markers of suicide. Some studies indicated the association of neurophysiological markers with suicidal ideation (SI). In previous studies, antidepressant treatment-emergent SI was associated with theta value in midline right frontal region, and pretreatment assessment of(More)
s | 99 Conclusions: This will be the first study to expose diurnal and seasonal patterns that differentiate alcohol related deliberate self-poisoning from non-alcohol related deliberate selfpoisoning, and to statistically model the influence of alcohol co-ingestion. Patterns specific to Alc+ behaviour may elucidate chronotherapeutic prevention strategies(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the reliability and validity of the self-report Korean version of Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ-Kr) in the community sample. METHODS The SDQ-Kr was administered to a large sample of school children and adolescents (n=2814) and youth attendees of a psychiatric clinic (n=385) aged 11-16 years. To examine temporal(More)
BACKGROUND Exposure to pesticides is associated with mental disorders, including depression, especially among occupationally exposed populations, such as farmers. The results of experimental studies ascribed the negative effects of pesticides on mental health to their neurotoxic and endocrine-disrupting activities. PURPOSE This study aimed to investigate(More)
Background: Suicide is among the leading causes of death worldwide. Although alcohol drinking is a well-known risk factor for suicide attempts, the impact of alcohol use on the intent and lethality of suicide attempts has rarely been studied. The aim of this study is to clarify the role of alcohol use disorder and acute alcohol consumption in suicide(More)
Objective The aim of this study was to examine the mediating roles of uncontrolled eating and sedentary behaviours in the link of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and weight. Methods A total of 352 children in fifth and sixth grade participated in the present study by completing the self-rated Three-Factor Eating Questionnaire and Children(More)
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