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OBJECTIVE Poststroke depression (PSD) is a frequent psychiatric sequela after stroke, and its influence is detrimental. However, the etiology of PSD is still not clear. Although many studies have indicated that immune dysregulation plays an important role in the pathophysiology of depression, it is still unknown if PSD involves the same mechanism. Thus, the(More)
AIM Psychiatric disorders are easily underestimated and under-recognized by physicians. The aim of the present study was to investigate the change in accuracy of recognizing psychiatric symptoms. METHODS Consecutive 5-year consultation-liaison data were collected and patients with one of the five common psychiatric diagnoses, including depressive(More)
BACKGROUND Many studies have addressed changes in psychiatric consultation variables, but data from newly-opened hospitals is scarce. Thus, the aim of this study was to investigate changes in consultation-liaison services in the first five years of operation of a newly-opened hospital and compare this with similar data from established hospitals. METHODS(More)
Poststroke depression (PSD) is one of the most frequent neuropsychiatric consequences of stroke. It has been shown to be associated with both impaired recovery and increased mortality. The purpose of this study is to investigate the prophylactic effect of milnacipran in PSD. Ninety-two patients were enrolled in the 12 months of this double-blind randomized(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study is to assess 3-year mortality in delirious patients receiving consultation-liaison service in a general hospital setting. METHODS We consecutively enrolled inpatients 65 years of age and older that were referred for psychiatric consultation (N=614) from 2002 to 2006. One hundred and seventy-two patients were diagnosed(More)
OBJECTIVES Dementia, depression, and delirium are the most prevalent psychiatric disorders in elderly medical inpatients and are all associated with higher mortality. The purpose of this study was to assess and compare consecutive periods of 1-, 2-, and 3-year mortality among elderly patients with dementia, depression, and delirium seen by a psychiatry(More)
Objective. Depressed inpatients are easily misrecognized by general hospital physicians. Therefore, our study aimed to examine the following issues: (1) how primary care doctors recognize depressed inpatients; (2) if there are any differences between internal medicine physicians and surgeons with regard to this recognition; (3) the factors associated with(More)
Aripiprazole, a third-generation antipsychotic, has been considered to have a high safety profile and rare withdrawal symptoms. We reported the case of a schizophrenic patient with a significant obsession, who was treated with a high dosage of aripiprazole and fluoxetine. Generalized tonic-clonic seizure occurred two days after abruptly stopping these two(More)
BACKGROUND Delirium, dementia and depression are the most prevalent mental disorders in elderly patients, and are associated with higher mortality. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to assess 1-year mortality among elderly patients with delirium, dementia, or depression seen by a psychiatry consultation-liaison service in a general hospital. (More)