Organization profile

Organisation profile

In June 12, 1988, the Department of Psychiatry, National Cheng-Kung University Hospital (NCKUH) was established concurrently with the NCKU Hospital. Since then, the Department of Psychiatry has been devoted to teaching, research, and clinical service on psychiatric medicine. In the teaching category, the Department of Psychiatry is responsible for the related courses of in the Departments of Medicine, Nursing, Occupational Therapy in Medical College, and also the Psychology Department of the College of Social Science. The teaching courses include behavioral science, general psychology, medical psychology, psychiatry nursing and clinical psychiatry, etc. At the same time, we actively participated in a number of joint curriculum courses, liberal studies, and related post-graduate courses in our university. With clinical operations expanded year by year, now our department provide a multidimensional mental health service system that includes full-day admission, day hospital, outpatient and emergency services, community health care including home care and community rehabilitation. We also provide child/adolescent, geriatric, consultation-liaison and forensic psychiatric services and established substance abuse/addiction clinics. In addition, the dementia day care and psychiatric nursing home have been established in the department of psychiatry, Douliou Branch. We also provide assistance to the mental health network of Southern District planning in-service training of all staffs in the medical team. In the research category, we focus both on the basic and clinical researches of major of mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, bipolar disorder, alcohol/drug abuse, autism, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and anxiety disorders through combing genetic, molecular, electrophysiology, neuroimage, cognitive and social approaches.

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Bipolar Disorder Medicine & Life Sciences
Taiwan Medicine & Life Sciences
Schizophrenia Medicine & Life Sciences
Dopamine Plasma Membrane Transport Proteins Medicine & Life Sciences
Single-Photon Emission-Computed Tomography Medicine & Life Sciences
Alcoholism Medicine & Life Sciences
Major Depressive Disorder Medicine & Life Sciences
Corpus Striatum Medicine & Life Sciences

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Projects 2002 2020

Research Output 1982 2020

Targeting the inhibition of fatty acid amide hydrolase ameliorate the endocannabinoid-mediated synaptic dysfunction in a valproic acid-induced rat model of Autism

Wu, H. F., Lu, T. Y., Chu, M. C., Chen, P. S., Lee, C. W. & Lin, H. C., 2020 Jan 1, In : Neuropharmacology. 162, 107736.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Valproic Acid
Autistic Disorder
Prefrontal Cortex
Open Access
Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
Evoked Potentials
Sex Education

Attachment avoidance and fearful prosodic emotion recognition predict depression maintenance

Huang, Y. L., Chen, S. H. & Tseng, H-H., 2019 Feb 1, In : Psychiatry Research. 272, p. 649-654 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle