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Dr. Arthur D.P. MAK, Associate Professor

Doctor MAK Dun-Ping, Arthur             
Associate Professor (Clinical)


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  • psychosomatic medicine
  • affective disorders and anxiety disorders
  • epidemiology and phenomenology of bipolar affective disorders
  • epidemiology of anxiety disorders
  • research on epidemiology, phenomenology, neuroimaging, development and evaluation of treatment modalities for functional gastrointestinal disorders


  • American Gastroenterological Association - Digestive Disease Week 2015 -Recognition for Scientific Accomplishment as Early Stage Investigator – “Functional Dyspepsia-Post-Prandial Distress Syndrome is Associated with Increased Glutamate in the Somatosensory Cortex”
  • New York Festivals 2017 World’s Best Radio Programs – Bronze Winner – “Madly Musical” – an RTHK4 radio program on the relationship between musical creativity and mental illnesses. (https://goo.gl/oZgVeZ ) (as guest presenter)

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  • WHO World Mental Survey – International College Students project (coordinator of the WMH-ICS China consortium)

  • Incident mental morbidity and web-based psychological treatment in COVID-19 (a WMH-COVID 19 study). HMRF Project No: COVID190212; HKD 2940490; 2020-2022. (wmhsurvey.cuhk.edu.hk)   

  • A randomized controlled trial of home-monitored ‘gut-directed’ versus ‘general’ Hatha yoga for adults with constipation-predominant irritable bowel syndrome; HMRF Project No.- 15160951; HKD 1086391; 1/8/2018 – 31/7/2020- PI.

  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Treatment for Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Young Adults


  1. Mak, A. D. P., Leung, O. N. W., Chou, I. W. Y., Wong, S. L. Y., Chu, W. C., Yeung, D., So, S. H., Ma, S. L., Lam, L. C. W., Leung, C. M. & Lee, S. (2021) White matter integrity in young medication-naive bipolar II depressed adults. Scientific Reports 11 (1), 1816.
  2. So, S. H., Mak, A. D., Chan, P. S., Lo, C. C., Na, S., Leung, M. H., Ng, I. H., Chau, A. K. C. & Lee, S. (2020) Efficacy of Phase 1 of Life Goals Programme on symptom reduction and mood stability for bipolar disorder. Journal of Affective Disorders.
  3. Karyotaki, E., Cuijpers, P., Albor, Y., Alonso, J., Auerbach, R. P., Bantjes, J., Bruffaerts, R., Ebert, D. D., Hasking, P., Kiekens, G., Lee, S., Mclafferty, M., Mak, A., Mortier, P., Sampson, N. A., Stein, D. J., Vilagut, G. & Kessler, R. C. (2020) Sources of Stress and Their Associations With Mental Disorders Among College Students: Results of the World Health Organization World Mental Health Surveys International College Student Initiative. Frontiers in Psychology 11, 1759.
  4. Mak, A. D. P., Ho, Y. M., Leung, O. N. W., Chou, I. W. Y., Lui, R., Wong, S., Yeung, D. K. W., Chu, W. C. W., Edden, R., Chan, S., Lam, L. & Wu, J. (2020b) Unaltered Brain GABA Concentrations and Resting fMRI Activity in Functional Dyspepsia With and Without Comorbid Depression. Front Psychiatry 11, 549749.
  5. Mak, A. D. P., Chan, A. K. W., Chan, P. K. L., Tang, C. P., Lai, K., Wong, S., Leung, P., Hung, S. F., Lam, L. C. W. & Lee, S. (2020) Diagnostic Outcomes of Childhood ADHD in Chinese Adults. Journal of Attention Disorders 24 (1), 126-135.
  6. Chan, Y., Cheong, P. K., Fang, F. F., Cheung, C. K. Y., Lan, L. L., Yuen, K. W. K., Ching, J. Y. L., Mak, A. D. P. & Wu, J. C. (2020) A symptom severity questionnaire for patients suffering from functional gastrointestinal disorder: FGI-Checklist. Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology 35 (7), 1130-1135.
  7. Wong KMF, Yuen SSY, Mak ADP. Neurocognitive Characteristics of Individuals with Irritable Bowel Syndrome. East Asian Arch Psychiatry. 2019 Jun;29(2):48-56.
  8. Mak ADP, Wu JCY, Chan Y, Tse YK, Lee S. Associations between Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Major Depressive Episodes, and Healthcare Utilisation: a Community-based Study. East Asian Arch Psychiatry. 2019 Jun;29(2):41-47.
  9. Wu IXY, Wong CHL, Ho RST, Cheung WKW, Ford AC, Wu JCY, Mak ADP, Cramer H, Chung VCH. Acupuncture and related therapies for treating irritable bowel syndrome: overview of systematic reviews and network meta-analysis. Therap Adv Gastroenterol. 2019 Jan 20;12:1756284818820438.
  10. Chan Y, So SH, Mak ADP, Siah KTH, Chan W, Wu JCY. The temporal relationship of daily life stress, emotions, and bowel symptoms in irritable bowel syndrome-Diarrhea subtype: A smartphone-based experience sampling study. Neurogastroenterol Motil. 2019 Mar;31(3):e13514.
  11. Mak ADP, Chan AKW, Chan PKL, Tang CP, Lai K, Wong S, et al. Diagnostic Outcomes of Childhood ADHD in Chinese Adults. J Atten Disord. 2018:1087054718802015.
  12. Mak ADP, Lau DTY, Chan AKW, et al. Cognitive Impairment In Treatment-Naïve Bipolar II and Unipolar Depression. Scientific Reports 2018;8:1905.
  13. Cheung CKY, Lan LL, Kyaw M, Mak ADP, Chan A, Chan Y, et al. Up-regulation of transient receptor potential vanilloid (TRPV) and down-regulation of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) expression in patients with functional dyspepsia (FD). Neurogastroenterology and motility : the official journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society. 2018;30(2):e13176.
  14. Mak ADP, Northoff G, Yeung DKW, et al. Increased Glutamate in Somatosensory Cortex in Functional Dyspepsia. Scientific reports 2017;7(1):3926. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-04405-1.
  15. Mak ADP, Chan SSM, Lam LCW, Chu WCW, Chan A, Leung CMC, et al. Preliminary results from a randomized sham-controlled trial of augmentative Neuro-navigated right-dorsolateral prefrontal cortex low-frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation for antidepressant non-responding Bipolar depression. Brain Stimulation: Basic, Translational, and Clinical Research in Neuromodulation. 2017;10(2):378-9.
  16. Wu JC, Chan AO, Chan YW, Cheung GC, Cheung TK, Kwan AC, Leung VK, Mak AD et al. The current treatment landscape of irritable bowel syndrome in adults in Hong Kong: consensus statements. Hong Kong medical journal = Xianggang yi xue za zhi / Hong Kong Academy of Medicine. 2017;23(6):641-7.
  17. Chan Y, Cheong PK, Fang FF, Cheung CKY, Lan LL, Yuen KWK, Ching JYL, Mak ADP, Wu JC.A symptom severity questionnaire for patients suffering from functional gastrointestinal disorder: FGI-Checklist.J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2019 Nov 16.


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