Serafim  Papadimitriou

Tang Wai Kwong

Professor

Ward 7A, Department of Psychiatry, Shatin Hospital, Hong Kong SAR.

biography

Professor WK Tang was appointed to professor in the Department of Psychiatry, the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2011. His main research areas are Addictions and Neuropsychiatry in Stroke. Professor Tang has published over 100 papers in renowned journals, and has also contributed to the peer review of 40 journals. He has secured over 20 major competitive research grants. He has served the editorial boards of five scientific journals. He was also a recipient of the Young Researcher Award in 2007, awarded by the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

 

Area of Interest

  • His main research area is the psychiatric morbidity in stroke, namely dementia, cognitive impairment, depression, anxiety, apathy, fatigue, emotional incontinence, suicidality, insomnia, pain, and quality of life.
  • Other research areas include psychiatric morbidity in Pneumoconiosis and Parkinson’s disease, Electroconvulsive Therapy, Schizophrenia, Psychogeriatrics and Substance Abuse.


top publication

  1. Tang WK (60%), Lau CG, Mok VCT, Ungvari GS, Wong KS. Apathy and Health-related Quality of Life in Stroke. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (accepted in Oct 2013, P137799)
  2. Tang WK (60%), Chen YK, Liang HJ, Chu CCW, Mok VCT, Ungvari GS, Wong KS. Cerebral microbleeds as a predictor of 1-year outcome of poststroke depression. Stroke (accepted in Oct 2013, P138972)
  3. Tang WK (60%), Chen YK, Lu JY, Liang HJ, Chu CCW, Mok VCT, Ungvari GS, Wong KS. Frontal infarcts and anxiety in stroke. Stroke 2012 May;43(5):1426-8. (citations: 0)
  4. Tang WK (60%), Chen YK, Lu JY, Chu CCW, Mok VCT, Ungvari GS, Wong KS. Cerebral microbleeds and depression in lacunar stroke. Stroke 2011;42(9):2443-6. (citations: 6)
  5. Tang WK (60%), Chan SSM, Chiu HF, Ungvari GS, Wong KS, KWOK TCY, Mok V, Wong KT, Richards PS, Ahuja AT. Frequency and Clinical Determinants of Poststroke Dementia in Chinese. Stroke 2004;35(4):930-5. (citations: 25)
  6. Tang WK (60%), Chen YK, Lu JY, Chu CCW, Mok VCT, Ungvari GS, Wong KS. White Matter Hyperintensities in Poststroke Depression: a Case-Control Study. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry 2010; 81(12):1312-5. (citations: 5)
  7. Tang WK (60%), Y. K. Chen, J. Y. Lu, V.C.T. Mok, Y. T. Xiang, G. S. Ungvari, A. T. Ahuja, K. S. Wong. Microbleeds and Post-stroke Emotional lability. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry 2009; 80:1082-6. (citations: 6)
  8. Tang WK (60%), Chen YK, Mok V, Chu WC, Ungvari GS, Ahuja AT, Wong KS. Acute Basal Ganglia Infarcts in Poststroke Fatigue: an MRI study. Journal of Neurology 2010;257(2):178-82. (citations: 9)
  9. Tang WK (60%), Chan SSM, Chiu HFK, Ungvari GS, Wong KS, Kwok TCY, Mok V, Wong KT, Richards PS, Ahuja AT. Frequency and determinants of prestroke dementia in a Chinese cohort. Journal of Neurology 2004;251(5):604-8. (citations: 18)
  10. Tang WK (60%). Chan SS. Chiu HF. Ungvari GS. Wong KS. Kwok TC. Emotional incontinence in Chinese stroke patients--diagnosis, frequency, and clinical and radiological correlates. Journal of Neurology 2004;251(7):865-9. (citations: 13)
  11. Tang WK (60%), Chen YK, Lu JY, Chu WCW, Mok V, Ungvari GS, Wong KS. Cerebral microbleeds and symptom severity of poststroke depression: a magnetic resonance imaging study. Journal of Affective Disorder 2011;129(1):354-8. (citations: 4)
  12. Tang WK (60%), Chan SS, Chiu HF, Wong KS, Kwok TC, Mok V, Ungvari GS. Can the Geriatric Depression Scale detect poststroke depression in Chinese elderly? Journal of Affective Disorders 2004;81(2):153-6. (citations: 25)
  13. Tang WK (60%), Liu XX, Chen YK, Abrigo J, Chu WCW, Mok VCT, Ungvari GS, Wong KS. Cerebral Microbleeds and Fatigue in Stroke. European Neurology (Accepted in Aug 2013, P133575)
  14. Tang WK (60%), Lau GC, Mok VCT, Ungvari GS, Wong KS. Impact of Anxiety on Health-related Quality of Life after Stroke: a cross sectional study. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (Accepted in July 2013, P136793).
  15. Tang WK (60%), Chen YK, Liang HJ, Chu WCW, Mok VCT, Ungvari GS, Wong KS. Location of infarcts and apathy in ischemic stroke. Cerebrovascular Diseases (2013;35:566-571, July, P130144).
  16. Tang WK (60%), Chen YK, Mok VCT, Chu WCW, Ungvari GS, Wong KS. Frontal Lobe Atrophy in Poststroke Depression. Stroke Research and Treatment (Accepted in Jan 2013, P133882).
  17. Tang WK (60%), Liang HJ, Chu WCW, Mok VCT, Ungvari GS, Wong KS. Association between High Serum Total Bilirubin Levels and Poststroke Depression. Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences 2013;67(4):259-264.
  18. Tang WK (60%), Liang HJ, Chen YK, Ahuja AT, Chu WCW, Mok VCT, Ungvari GS, Wong KS. White Matter Hyperintensities and Quality of Life in Acute Lacunar Stroke. Neurological Sciences (EPub on 18 Dec 2012, P129406)
  19. Tang WK (60%), H. J. Liang, V. C. T. Mok, Ungvari GS, K. S. Wong. Is pain associated with suicidality in stroke? Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2013;94(5):863-866.
  20. Tang WK (60%), Liang HJ, Chen YK, Chu CCW, Abrigo J, Mok VCT, Ungvari GS, Wong KS. Poststroke Fatigue is associated with caudate infarcts. Journal of Neurological Sciences 2013;324(1-2):131-135. (citations: 0)
  21. Chen YK, Xiao WM, Wang DF, Lin S, Chu CCW, Mok VCT, Wong KS, Ungvari GS, Wong KS, Tang WK (10%). Atrophy of the Left Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex is Associated with Poor Performance in Verbal Fluency in Elderly Poststroke Women. Neural Regeneration Research 2013;8(4):346-356. (citations: 0)
  22. Tang (60%), Tang N, Liao CD, Liang HJ, Mok VCT, Ungvari GS, Wong KS. Serotonin Receptor 2C Gene Polymorphism in Chinese Patients with Poststroke Depression. Genetics and Molecular Research 2013;8(4):346-356
  23. Tang WK (60%), Chen YK, Lu JY, Mok VCT, Chu CCW, Ungvari GS, Wong KS. Frontal Lobe Atrophy in Depression after Stroke. Stroke Research and Treatment 2013, Article ID 424769, 4 pages, 2013. doi:10.1155/2013/424769.
  24. Tang WK (60%), Chen YK, Liang HJ, Chu CCW, Mok VCT, Ungvari GS, Wong KS. Cerebral microbleeds and suicidality in stroke. Psychosomatics 2012;53(5):439-45. (citations: 0)
  25. Tang WK (60%), Chen YK, Lu JY, Wong A, Mok V, Chu WCW, Ungvari GS, Wong KS. Absence of cerebral microbleeds predicts reversion of vascular cognitive impairment no dementia in stroke. International Journal of Stroke 2011;6(6):498-505. (citations: 2)
  26. Mok V, Xiong Y, Wong KK, Wong A, Schmidt R, Chu WWC, Hu X, Leung EYL, Chen S, Chen Y, Tang WK (10%),  Chen X,   Ho CL,  Wong KS, Wong STC.  Predictors for cognitive decline in patients with confluent white matter hyperintensities. Alzheimer's and Dementia 2012;8(5):S96-103.
  27. Lau CG, Tang WK (30%), Wong KS, Mok VCT, Ungvari GS. Predictors of the depressive symptomatology in family caregivers of stroke patients in Hong Kong. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing 2012;19(40):285-93. (citations: 0)
  28. Tang WK (60%), J. Y. Lu, H. J. Liang, T.T. Chan, V. C. T. Mok, Ungvari GS, K. S. Wong. Is insomnia associated with suicidality in stroke? Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2011;92(8):1336-1338. (citations: 1)
  29. Chen YK, Wong KS, MOK V, Ungvari GS, Tang WK (30%)*. Health-related quality of life in patients with poststroke emotional incontinence. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2011;92(10):1659-62. (citations: 0)
  30. Tang WK (60%), Lu JY, Mok V, Ungvari GS, Wong KS. Is fatigue associated with suicidality in stroke? Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2011;92(8):1336-1338. (citations: 1)