Wing-Chung Chang(張頴宗)
Clinical Assistant Professor
Office: NC 218
Phone: (852) 2255 4304
Email: changwc@hku.hk
HKU Scholars Hub

 

 

Research interests & previous research work

Longitudinal follow-up of clinical high-risk samples and prediction of psychosis transition
Reward learning impairment in early psychosis
Longitudinal study on evolution of negative symptoms in first-episode psychosis
Clinical, cognitive and functional outcomes of first-episode psychosis
Socio-environmental risk factors for development of psychotic disorders

Selected Publications:

Chang WC, Waltz JA, Gold JM, Chan TCW, Chen EYH. Mild reinforcement learning deficits in patients with first-episode psychosis. Schizophrenia Bulletin,  2016 available online May 13 [Epub: doi:10.1093/schbul/sbw060]

Chang WC, Hui CLM, Chan SKW, Lee EHM, Chen EYN. Impact of avolition and cognitive impairment on functional outcome in first-episode schizophrenia-spectrum disorder: a prospective one-year follow-up study. Schizophrenia Research, 2016; 170:318-321.

Chang WC, Kwong VWY, Chan GHK, Jim OTT, Lau ESK, Hui CLM, Chan SKW, Lee EHM, Chen EYH. Prediction of functional remission in first-episode psychosis: 12-month follow-up of the randomized-controlled trial on extended early intervention in Hong Kong. Schizophrenia Research, 2016; 173:79-83.

Chang WC, Lau ESK, Chiu SSY, Hui CLM, Chan SKW, Lee EHM, Chen EYH. Three-year clinical and functional outcome comparison between first-episode mania with psychotic features and first-episode schizophrenia. Journal of Affective Disorders. 2016 Aug;200:1-5.

Chang WC, Chan GHK, Jim OTT, Lau ESK, Hui CLM, Chan SKW, Lee EHM, Chen EYH. Optimal duration of an early intervention programme for first-episode psychosis: randomised controlled trial. British Journal of Psychiatry, 2015 (online in Feb 2015)

Chang WC, Cheung Rowan, Hui CLM, Lin JX, Chan SKW, Lee EHM, Chen EYH. Rate and risk factors of depressive symptoms in Chinese patients presenting with first-episode non-affective psychosis in Hong Kong. Schizophrenia Research. 2015; 168:99–105.

Chang WC, Chen ESM, Hui CLM, Chan SKW, Lee EHM, Chen EYH. Prevalence and risk factors for suicidal behavior in young people presenting with first-episode psychosis in Hong Kong: a three-year follow-up study. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology. 2015; 50:219-226.

Chang WC, Chan TCW, Chiu SS, Hui CLM, Chan SKW, Lee EHM, Chen EYH. Self-perceived cognitive functioning and its relationship with objective performance in first-episode schizophrenia: the Subjective Cognitive Impairment Scale. Comprehensive Psychiatry. 2015; 56:42-50.

Chang WC, Hui CLM, Chan SKW, Lee EHM, Wong GHY, Chen EYH. Relationship between diminished expression and cognitive impairment in first-episode schizophrenia: a prospective three-year follow-up study. Schizophrenia Research, 2014; 152:146-151.

Chang WC, Chen ESM, Hui CLM, Chan SKW, Lee EHM, Chen EYH. The relationships of suicidal ideation with symptoms, neurocognitive function, and psychological factors in patients with first-episode psychosis. Schizophrenia Research ,2014;157:12-18.

Chang WC*, Hui CLM, Tang JYM, et al. Impacts of duration of untreated psychosis on cognition and negative symptoms in first-episode schizophrenia: a 3-year prospective follow-up study. Psychological Medicine, 2013, 43: 1883-1894.

Chang WC*, Hui CLM, Wong GHY et al., Symptomatic remission and cognitive impairment in first-episode schizophrenia: a prospective 3-year follow-up study. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 2013; 74:e1046-e1053

Chang WC*, Hui CLM, Tang JYM, et al. Persistent negative symptoms in first-episode schizophrenia: a prospective three-year follow-up study. Schizophrenia Research, 2011; 133:22-28.

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