Ta-Jen Chang

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BACKGROUND Lithium has been a first-line choice for maintenance treatment of bipolar disorders to prevent relapse of mania and depression, but many patients do not have a response to lithium treatment. METHODS We selected subgroups from a sample of 1761 patients of Han Chinese descent with bipolar I disorder who were recruited by the Taiwan Bipolar(More)
BACKGROUND This study investigates the prevalence and correlates of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections among heroin dependent individuals who received methadone maintenance therapy in Taiwan. Also, we investigate users' awareness of HCV. METHODS Participants were 773 heroin users entering the methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) program at Tsaotun(More)
This study investigated the therapeutic effects of dynamic interpersonal group psychotherapy (DIGP) for the depressed in Taiwan. A 16-session DIGP was held weekly, and participants were evaluated with the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale, Taiwanese Depression Questionnaire, and World Health Organization Quality of Life-BREF before and after DIGP. Compared(More)
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