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OBJECTIVE There is a paucity of data on post-stroke psychiatric morbidity in Chinese populations. We examined the frequency of post-stroke psychiatric morbidity in Chinese first time stroke patients, including depressive and anxiety disorders, mania, and psychosis. METHODS One hundred and fifty-seven patients following their first stroke, who were(More)
BACKGROUND Catatonic signs and symptoms are frequently observed in patients with chronic schizophrenia. Clinical surveys have suggested that the composition of catatonic syndrome occurring in chronic schizophrenia may be different from what is found in acute psychiatric disorders or medical conditions. Consequently, this patient population may need(More)
Pre-existing dementia among patients with acute stroke is common, and adversely affects outcomes. Only a few studies have been published on prestroke dementia (PSD), none of which have investigated a consecutive stroke cohort in an Asian patient population. The objective of this study was to examine the prevalence and clinical correlates of PSD in Chinese(More)
BACKGROUND Fatigue is common in stroke survivors. Lesion location may influence the risk of poststroke fatigue (PSF) but it is uncertain whether location has an impact on the prognosis of PSF. This study examined the association between PSF outcome and infarct location. METHODS The study sample comprised 435 Chinese patients with acute ischemic stroke(More)
The present study aimed to determine whether individuals with long-term schizophrenia have impaired prospective memory (PM), the ability to remember to perform intended actions in the future. Three PM tasks (time-, event-, and activity-based) were administered to 60 schizophrenia patients and 60 matched controls. Patients performed significantly more poorly(More)
OBJECTIVE Both cognitive impairment and depressive symptoms have been reported in ketamine users. However, no previous study has examined the relationship between them. This study aimed to examine cognitive functions and depressive symptoms and their relationship in young ketamine users in Hong Kong. METHOD Fifty-one current ketamine users, 49 ex-ketamine(More)
Of the few studies published on poststroke emotional incontinence (PSEI), none has investigated a consecutive stroke cohort in a Chinese patient population. The objective of this study was to examine the frequency and the clinical and radiological correlates of PSEI in Chinese stroke patients in Hong Kong. Three months after their admission, a psychiatrist(More)
Frontal and basal ganglia infarcts and executive dysfunction are thought to be involved in the pathophysiology of poststroke emotional incontinence (PSEI). The study examined whether patients with PSEI have more frontal and/or basal ganglia infarcts and impairment in executive function. A total of 516 Chinese patients with acute ischemic stroke(More)
BACKGROUND There is increasing evidence indicating that the Community Re-entry Module (CRM), a brief, structured instrument, could guide an effective intervention for patients with schizophrenia. This study evaluated the effectiveness of the Chinese version of the CRM with respect to improvement in psychiatric symptoms, social functioning as well as relapse(More)
OBJECTIVE Despite extensive research on post-stroke depression (PSD), the role of white matter hyperintensities (WMHs) in its pathogenesis remains uncertain. The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between WMHs and PSD in Chinese patients with first or recurrent stroke. METHODS A cohort of 994 patients with acute ischaemic stroke admitted(More)