Thawatchai Krisanaprakornkit

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BACKGROUND Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common developmental disorders experienced in childhood and can persist into adulthood. The disorder has early onset and is characterized by a combination of overactive, poorly modulated behavior with marked inattention. In the long term it can impair academic performance,(More)
BACKGROUND Anxiety disorders are characterised by long term worry, tension, nervousness, fidgeting and symptoms of autonomic system hyperactivity. Meditation is an age-old self regulatory strategy which is gaining more interest in mental health and psychiatry. Meditation can reduce arousal state and may ameliorate anxiety symptoms in various anxiety(More)
BACKGROUND Mood disorders are one of the most prevalent psychiatric disorders that have early onset, are chronic and can cause functional impairment. It is therefore crucial to establish an accurate diagnosis for treatment and research purposes. OBJECTIVES The authors aimed to test the validity and reliability of the WHO Schedules for Clinical Assessment(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the validity and reliability of the Thai version of the WHO Psychotic Disorders Sections of the Schedules for Clinical Assessment in Neuropsychiatry (SCAN) Version 2.1 MATERIAL AND METHOD The SCAN interview version 2.1 Psychotic Symptoms Sections (Section 16: Perceptual disorders other than hallucinations, Section 17:(More)
BACKGROUND Migraine is a common headache syndrome in adult populations. Prophylaxis is necessary to improve the quality of life but some patients with migraine have contraindication or suffer from side effects of medication, and therefore, establishing non-medical, neuromodulatory approaches is necessary. Past evidence had shown that consecutive motor(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the short-term effects on fifth-year medical students of a 4-week, breathing meditation-based, stress reduction intervention on psychiatric symptoms, memory function, intelligence, and academic achievement. MATERIALS AND METHOD Using a randomized control trial, the meditation group practiced every 8.00 to 8.20 a.m. before beginning(More)
BACKGROUND Depressive disorder is a common, recurrent, and chronic disorder that is a leading cause of functional impairment and disability An estimated 20-40% of patients do not benefit sufficiently from existing therapies. Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) is an emerging treatment for psychiatric illness. Evidences support its use in(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the validity and reliability of the Thai version of the WHO Schedules for Clinical Assessment in Neuropsychiatry (SCAN) Version 2.1, Eating Disorders Section MATERIAL AND METHOD The SCAN interview version 2.1 Eating Disorders Section (section 9) was translated into Thai. The content validity of the translation was verified by(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the validity and reliability of the Thai version of the Stress and Adjustment Disorder section of WHO Schedules for Clinical Assessment in Neuropsychiatry (SCAN) version 2.1. MATERIAL AND METHOD The SCAN interview version 2.1 Stress and Adjustment Disorder section was translated into Thai and its content validity tested by back(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the validity and reliability of the Thai version of the WHO Somatoform and Dissociative Symptoms Section of the Schedules for Clinical Assessment in Neuropsychiatry (SCAN) Version 2.1 MATERIAL AND METHOD The SCAN interview version 2.1 Somatoform and Dissociative Symptoms Section was translated into Thai. The content validity of the(More)