Consultation-liaison Psychiatry

The neuropsychiatric consequences of cerebrovascular accidents (stroke) have often been overlooked. In collaboration with CUHK neurologists and radiologists, we have determined that cerebral microbleeds not only increase the risk of depression in stroke survivors but also have an impact on the course of post-stroke depression. We have also collaborated with the CUHK Institute of Digestive Disease and Institute of Integrative Medicine to provide a combined clinical and research programme for functional gastrointestinal disorders. Current research includes a magnetic resonance spectroscopy and functional magnetic resonance imaging study of functional dyspepsia, and intervention trials of electroacupuncture and yoga for different types of irritable bowel syndrome.