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. The collaboration has resulted in community based epidemiological surveys and clinical trials of electroacupuncture and yoga on irritable bowel syndrome.

Current research includes a community-based digital survey and web-based psychological treatment trial on the incident mental morbidities during COVID in different at-risk groups in the Hong Kong population.