Tiraya Lerthattasilp

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BACKGROUND At 1 year after the Tsunami disaster, 30% of students in two high risk schools at Takuapa district of Phang Nga Province still suffered from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The number ofpatients was sharply declined after 18 months. The psychological consequences in children who diagnosed PTSD after the event were reinvestigated again at 3(More)
To explore whether the ‘hikikomori’ syndrome (social withdrawal) described in Japan exists in other countries, and if so, how patients with the syndrome are diagnosed and treated. Two hikikomori case vignettes were sent to psychiatrists in Australia, Bangladesh, India, Iran, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and the USA. Participants rated the syndrome’s(More)
AIM Japanese psychiatrists have increasingly reported patients with depression that does not seem to fit the criteria of the ICD-10 and the DSM-IV, and which has recently been called modern type depression (MTD). We explored whether MTD is frequently seen in Japan and also in other countries, and if so, how patients with MTD are diagnosed and treated. (More)
BACKGROUND Children may suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder after disaster. There was a severe tsunami following an undersea earthquake off the Sumatra coast of Indonesia. There were 20,000 children in 6 southwestern provinces of Thailand who were possibly affected. OBJECTIVE To study the prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in Thai(More)
OBJECTIVE To study depression prevalence and burden among caregivers of children with autistic spectrum disorder and the related factors. MATERIAL AND METHOD This is a cross-sectional descriptive study. Measures included questionnaires, CES-D and burden interview. Patients' diagnoses andfunctions were obtainedfrom childpsychiatrists and developmental(More)
The objective of our study was to assess the accuracy of the Thai version of the Addenbrooke's Cognitive Examination III (ACE-T). We used the ACE-T to assess 107 participants aged 60 or over, divided into the following groups: early dementia, n=30; mild cognitive impairment (MCI), n=29; and normal controls (NC), n=48. The ACE-T exhibited good internal(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Until now there has not been a validated measure of theory of mind available in the Thai language. Our goal in this study was to assess the validity and reliability of our Thai-language translation of the Reading the Mind in the Eyes Test (the "Eyes Test"). METHODS We gave our Thai version of the Eyes Test to 70 participants: 30(More)
BACKGROUND Mental health outcomes of maltreated children can be various. There are mediated by several factors including parental and family variables. Less is known in Thailand on how these variables and children's mental health are related. OBJECTIVE To study mental health of the maltreated children and their parents and to examine the relationships(More)
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