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Curriculum Vitae

Prof. Nahathai Wongpakaran, MD, FRCPsychT

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Name: Nahathai Wongpakaran  [ณหทัย วงศ์ปการันย์ศาสตราจารย์ สาขาจิตเวชศาสตร์]

Position: Professor of Psychiatry  

Gender: Female

Marital status: Married                    

Maiden name: Kuntawongse (คันธวงศ์)

Birth: 1974

Office: Geriatric Psychiatry Unit, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University (CMU), A. Mueang, Chiang Mai, Kingdom of Thailand 50200 Tel: 66-53-935422, Fax: 66-53-935426



Education/training & qualification:



Diploma, Thai Subspecialty Board of Geriatric Psychiatry, Medical Council of 


2006, October

Postdoctoral fellowship certificate in geriatric psychiatry, University of Toronto, Canada [2004-2006] (Supervisor: Assistant Professor Robert 

van Reekum, MD, FRCPC)

2002, 11 July

Diploma, Thai Board of Psychiatry, Medical Council of Thailand [1998-2002] (Training site: Chiang Mai University)


- Graduate Diploma in Clinical Sciences (Psychiatry), CMU, Chiang Mai, Thailand [1998-1999]


-  Certificate, Full-year Internship, Medical Council, Thailand

1998, 10 March

Doctor of Medicine, CMU [1992-1998]

 Status of employment:         Civil servant

 Academic position:

14 Jan 2013-present                Professor of Psychiatry                                   

18 Aug 2010-13 Jan 2013      Associate professor of psychiatry

30 Sep 2004-17 Aug 2010      Assistant professor of Psychiatry 

27 Aug 2002-29 Sep 2004      Instructor, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, CMU

The Royal Thai decorations: 

1.     Knight Grand Cross (First Class) of the Most Exalted Order of the White Elephant (ปช.) (2017)

2.     Knight Grand Cross (First Class) of the Most Noble Order of the Crown of Thailand (ปม.) (2013)

3.     Knight Commander (Second Class) of the Most Exalted Order of the White Elephant (ทช.) (2009)

4.     Knight Commander (Second Class) of the Most Noble Order of the Crown of Thailand (ทม.) (2008) 

5.     Commander (Third Class) of the Most Noble Order of the Crown of Thailand (ตม.) (2003) 


Awards, scholarships, research grant: 

1.     Anandhamahidol Foundation’s Scholar Support Fund [ทุนส่งเสริมบัณฑิต ของ มูลนิธิอานันทมหิดล] (2013-2016)

2.     Anandhamahidol Foundation’s Scholar Support Fund [ทุนส่งเสริมบัณฑิต ของ มูลนิธิอานันทมหิดล] (2010-2013) 

3.     ‘Fellowship award’ of the 7th World Congress of Biological Psychiatry, Berlin, Germany, 1st-6th July, 2001

4.     ‘Fellowship award’ of the 12th World Congress of Psychiatry, Yokohama, Japan, 24th-30th August, 2002

5.     The International Society on Brain and Behaviour scholarship for Mental Health Professionals from Low and Middle countries, 2nd International Congress on Brain and Behaviour, Thessaloniki Greece, November 17th-20th, 2005

6.     Candidate, Aristotle Research Award, 2nd International Congress on Brain and Behaviour, Thessaloniki Greece, November 17th-20th, 2005 

7.     Scholar, Course on Leadership and Professional Skills. Hong Kong, China. June 2007

8.     2011 TSGN Eisai for Geriatric Psychiatry Award [EGPA], Travel grant for scientific research presentation

9.     National Research Council of Thailand research grant 2012 on  Depressive disorders, Anxiety disorders and Suicide risk and the associated factors among elderly people (DAS Program)

10.  The 2013 Psychiatric Association of Thailand’s Most Outstanding Psychiatrist Award in Research

Recent research ethics training: 

- Update in international guidelines and regulation, and special ethical issues, held by F

- Good Clinical Practice, held by Chiang Mai University, Faculty of Medicine, and FERCIT, 5-6 Jul 2018, Pang Suan Kaew Hotel, Chiang Mai

- Human Research Ethics, held by Faculty of Nursing, Chiang Mai University, 4-5 Jul 2019

- Research ethics committee training: update in common rule and special ethical issues, held by Faculty of Nursing, Chiang Mai University, 27 Dec 2019, Rati Lanna Hotel, Chiang Mai 

Professional societies:


-       Member of the Young Psychiatrist Network of World Psychiatric Association (2002)

-       Committee and Secretary General, Thai Society for Geriatric Psychiatry and Neuropsychiatry (TSGN) (formerly known Geriatric Psychiatry and Neuropsychiatry Interest Group-GeNPIG) (2006-2012)


-       Member of the Thai Medical Council (since 1998)

-       Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists of Thailand (since 2002)

-       Member of the Psychiatric Association of Thailand (since 2002)

-       Member of the International Psychogeriatric Association (Life-time, since 2005)

-       Foreign relations, Thai Society for Geriatric Psychiatry and Neuropsychiatry (TSGN) (since 2013)

-       Founding member, Coordinator, Psychogeriatric Network of Thailand (PGN) (since 2011)

-       Doctor of Medicine curriculum administrative committee, Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University (since 2011) 


-       2007-2008: Associate editor of the ASEAN Journal of Psychiatry 

-     2020: Assistant editor for topics, IPA Bulletin

Reviewerships for scientific journals:


Clinical Practice & Epidemiology in Mental Health


Malaysian Journal of Medicine


1) Siriraj Medical Journal

2) Clinical Practice & Epidemiology in Mental Health

3) Japan Journal of Nursing Science 


1) Perspective in Psychiatric Care

2) Psychiatry Research

3) BMC Emergency Medicine  


1) Journal of Psychiatric Association of Thailand

2) BMC Family Practice

3) Perspective in Psychiatric Care


1) Asia Pacific Journal of Psychiatry

2) PLOS One


1) Songklanagarind Medical Journal 


1) Perspective in Psychiatric Care

2) Journal of Health Systems Research


1) Perspective in Psychiatric Care

2) Death Studies


1) Death Studies

Other experiences/appointment:

-       2020 International Psychogeriatric Association International Congress Advisory Committee, 2-5 Oct 2020, Lisbon, Portugal

-       2019 International Psychogeriatric Association International Congress Regional Coordinator, 31 Aug-3 Sep 2019, Santiago de Compostela, Spain

-       International Master of Science Program in Mental Health (iMMH) Chair of Curriculum Administration Committee, Chiang Mai University (As off 2019)

-       International Master of Science Program in Mental Health (iMMH) Curriculum Development Committee, Chiang Mai University (2014-2019)

-       Senior consultant, Thammapakorn Welfare Development Centre for Older Persons, Chiang Mai (since May 2010)  

-       Royal College of Psychiatrists of Thailand Geriatric Psychiatry fellowship curriculum development committee (2011-2012, 2013-2014)

-       Faculty of Nursing Ethics Committee, CMU (since 2013)

-       Consultant, RIHES, CMU (since 2013)

-       Faculty of Medicine, CMU Undergraduate medical curriculum development committee (Since 2011)

-       Faculty of Medicine Ethics Committee (May 2007-Jan 2015, May 2017-present)

-       Chair of Curriculum Committee, Master of Science Program in Mental health, Graduate School, CMU (2019)


Areas of interest:

-       Geriatric psychiatry

-       Personality disorder

-       Neuropsychiatry

-       Psychiatry and medical education

-       Development of measurement in psychiatry and behavioral science


Research program director and principle investigator

  1. Psychiatric disorders in burn patients
  2. Medical students and the acceptance by psychiatric patients
  3. Association between Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors and apathy in depressed elderly
  4. A 6-month, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled, parallel group outpatient trial, investigating the efficacy and safety of Org 50081 in adult patients with chronic primary insomnia 
  5. A twenty-six weeks, open-label extension trial to evaluate safety and efficacy of Org 50081 in outpatients with chronic primary insomnia who completed clinical trial protocol 21106
  6. Reliability of the Thai version of Confusion Assessment Method algorithm (CAM algorithm) 
  7. Can guided imagery improve symptoms of depression, anxiety and pain among elderly people in Thailand?
  8. Mental illness in long-term care facility: a report from the Chiang Mai Thammapakorn Welfare Development Centre for Older Persons
  9. Depressive disorders, Anxiety disorders and Suicide risk and the associated factors among elderly people (DAS Program)
  10. Prevalence and clinical correlation of Borderline personality disorder in patients with suicidal behavior
  11. Knowledge management and synthesis of practice guideline in the long-term care system for disabled or dependent elderly: Late-life depression (KM2015-LLD) 

Visiting professorship

            1-15 Jun 2019: Karoli Gaspar University, Budapest, Hungary 


Article(s) in press/ Epub ahead of print/Early view/First view

1.     Griffiths J, Thaikruea L, Wongpakaran N, Munkhetvit P, Kittisares A, Varnado P. Effects of Combined Physical Movement Activity and Multifaceted Cognitive Training in Older People with Mild Neurocognitive Disorder in a Rural Community: A Randomized Control Trial. Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord. In press.

2.     Wongpakaran N, Wongpakaran T, Kuntawong P. Development and Validation of the inner Strength-Based Inventory (SBI)Ment Health Relig Cult. In press.

3.     Pothiban L, Chintanawat R, Wongpakaran N, Srirat C, Sucamwang K. Quality of Life of Older People with Dementia in Thailand. Walailak J Sci Technol. 2020. In press.

4.     Oon-Arom A, Wongpakaran T, Kuntawong P, Wongpakaran N*. Attachment anxiety, depression, and perceived social support: a moderated mediation model of suicide ideation among the elderly. Int Psychogeriatr. 2020. doi:10.1017/S104161022000054X

5.     Arpornchayanon W, Gomonchareonsiri S, Chansakaow S, Wongpakaran T, Varnado P, Wongpakaran N*.Acute effects of essential oil blend containing phlai oil on mood among healthy male volunteers: randomized controlled trial. J Complement Integr Med. 2019 Oct 16. pii: /j/jcim.ahead-of-print/jcim-2019-0097/jcim-2019-0097.xml. doi: 10.1515/jcim-2019-0097.



1.     Pattamanusorn N, Wongpakaran NThongpibul K, Wongpakaran T, Kuntawong P. Pathogenic Beliefs among Patients with Schizotypal Personality Disorder. Heliyon. 2020;6:e03870.  

2.     Wongpakaran N, Wongpakaran T, Pinyopornpanish M, Simcharoen S, Suradom C, Varnado P, Kuntawong P. Development and validation of a 6-item UCLA loneliness scale (RULS-6) using Rasch analysis. Br J Health Psychol. 2020;25(2):233-256.

3.     Griffiths J, Thaikruea L, Wongpakaran NMunkhetvit P. Prevalence of Mild Cognitive Impairment in Rural ThaiOlder People, Associated Risk Factors and Their Cognitive Characteristics. Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord ExtraDement Geriatr Cogn Dis Extra. 2020 Mar 26;10(1):38-45. doi: 10.1159/000506279.

4.     Pinyopornpanish K, Pinyopornpanish M, Wongpakaran N*, Wongpakaran T, Soontornpun A, Kuntawong P. Investigating psychometric properties of the Thai version of the Zarit Burden Interview using rasch model and confirmatory factor analysis. BMC Res Notes. 2020;13:120.

Erratum: BMC Res Notes. 2020 Apr 20;13(1):227. doi: 10.1186/s13104-020-05051-z.

  1. Banjongrewadee M, Wongpakaran N*, Wongpakaran T, Pipanmekaporn T, Punjasawadwong Y, Mueankwan S. The role of depression and cognition concerning the link between neuroticism and perceived stress among the elderly: a structural equation model approach. BMC Psychiatry. 2020;20:25. 

6.     Jenraumjit R, Chinwong S, Chinwong D, Kanjanarach T, Kshetradat T, Wongpakaran T, Wongpakaran N*. Anticholinergics and benzodiazepines on cognitive impairment among elderly with Alzheimer’s disease: a one-year follow-up study. BMC Res Notes. 2020;13:4. [Full-text]

7.     Banjongrewadee M, Wongpakaran N*, Wongpakaran T, Pipanmekaporn T, Punjasawadwong Y, Mueankwan S. Role of perceived stress in postoperative delirium: an investigation among elderly patients. Aging Ment Health. 2020;24(1):148-154. doi: 10.1080/13607863.2018.1523881


8.     Wongpakaran N, Wongpakaran T, Lertkachatarn S, Sirirak T, Kuntawong P. Core Symptom Index (CSI): testing for bifactor model and differential item functioning. Int Psychogeriatr. 2019 Dec;31(12):1769-1779. doi:10.1017/S1041610219000140.

9.     Wongpakaran N, Wongpakaran T, Kuntawong P. Evaluating hierarchical items of the Geriatric Depression Scale through factor analysis and Item response theory. Heliyon. 2019;5(8):e02300.

10.  Wongpakaran N, Wongpakaran T, Kuntawong P. A Short screening tool for borderline personality disorder (Short-Bord): validated by Rasch analysis. Asian J Psychiatry. 2019;44:195-199.

11.  Wongpakaran N, Wongpakaran T, Kittipodjanasit A, Chompoosri P, Kuntawong P, Wedding D. Perspect Psychiatr Care. 2019 Oct;55(4):667-672. doi: 10.1111/ppc.12397. [Full-text]

12.  Oon-Arom A, Wongpakaran T, Satthapisit S, Saisavoey N, Kuntawong P, Wongpakaran N*. Suicidality in the elderly: Role of adult attachment. Asian J Psychiatry. 2019;44:8-12. doi: 10.1016/j.ajp.2019.07.014.

13.  Thongpibul K, Varnado P, Wongpakaran N*, Wongpakaran T, Kuntawong P, Wedding D. Does MMPI assessed at medical school admission predict psychological problems in later years? BMC Res Notes. 2019 Aug 5;12(1):480. doi: 10.1186/s13104-019-4524-5.

  1. Wongpakaran NWongpakaran T, Lerttrakarnnon P, Jiraniramai S, Sirirak T, Assanangkornchai S, Taemeeyapradit U, Tantirangsee N, Lertkachatarn S, Arunpongpaisal S, Kuntawong P. Prevalence, Clinical and Psychosocial variables of Depressive, Anxiety Disorders and Suicide in Geriatric Tertiary Care settings. Asian J Psychiatry. 2018;41:38-44. doi: 10.1016/j.ajp.2018.10.007
  2. Suradom C, Wongpakaran N*, Wongpakaran T, Lerttrakarnnon P, Jiraniramai S, Taemeeyapradit U, Lertkachatarn S, Arunpongpaisal S. Prevalence and associated factors of comorbid anxiety disorders in late-life depression: findings from geriatric tertiary outpatient settings. Neuropsychiatr Dis Treat. 2019;15:199–204. doi: 10.2147/NDT.S184585 [Full-text]


  1. Wongpakaran N, Wongpakaran T, Sirirak T, Jenraumjit R, Jiraniramai S, Lerttrakarnnon P. Predictors of polypharmacy among elderly Thais with depressive and anxiety disorders: findings from the DAS study. BMC Geriatr. 2018;18(1):309. doi: 10.1186/s12877-018-1001-2. [Full-text]
  2. Wongpakaran T, Wongpakaran N, Sirirak T, Arunpongpaisal S, Zimet G. Confirmatory factor analysis of the Revised Thai Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support (MSPSS) among the elderly with depression. Aging Ment Health. 2018;22(9):1149-1154. doi: 10.1080/13607863.2017.1339778. 
  3. Kunanitthaworn N, Wongpakaran N*, Wongpakaran T, Paiboonsithiwong S, Songtrijuck N, Kuntawong P, Wedding D. Factors associated with motivation in medical education: A path analysis. BMC Med Educ. 2018;18:140. [Full-text]
  4. Neelapaijit A, Wongpakaran T*, Wongpakaran N, Thongpibul K, Wedding D. Relationship between pathogenic beliefs and interpersonal Problems: A cross-sectional study among patients with depression. Ment Health Relig Cult. 2018.
  5. Neelapaijit A, Pinyopornpanish M, Simcharoen S, Kuntawong P, Wongpakaran N, Wongpakaran T*. Psychometric properties of a Thai version internet addiction test. BMC Res Note. 2018 Jan 24;11(1):69. [Full-text]
  6. Simcharoen S, Pinyopornpanish M, Haoprom P, Kuntawong P, Wongpakaran N, Wongpakaran T*. Prevalence, associated factors and impact of loneliness and interpersonal problems on Internet addiction: A study in Chiang Mai medical students. Asian J Psychiatry. 2018;31:2-7.


  1. Neelapaijit A, Wongpakaran T*, Wongpakaran N, Thongpibul K. Pathogenic beliefs among patients with depressive disorders. Neuropsychiatr Dis Treat. 2017;13:1047—55.
  2. Satthapisit S, Wongpakaran T, Nakawiro D, Hiranyatheb T, Wongpakaran N, Bookkamana P, Pinyopornpanish M, Lueboonthavatchai P, Apisiridej N, Saisavoey N, Wannarit K, Srichan T, Ruktrakul R, Temboonkiat A, Tubtimtong N, Rakkhajeekul S, Wongtanoi B, Tanchakvaranont S, Srisutasanavong U, Nivataphand R, Petchsuwan D. Insomnia subtypes in depressive disorders and their relationship to clinical outcomes. J Psychiatr Assoc Thailand. 2017;62(1):47-58. [Full-text]


  1. Hiranyatheb T, Nakawiro D, Wongpakaran T, Wongpakaran N, Bookkamana P, Pinyopornpanish M, Saisavoey N, Wannarit, K, Satthapisit S, Tanchakvaranont S. The impact of residual symptoms on relapse and quality of life among Thai depressive patientsNeuropsychiatr Dis Treat. 2016;12:3175-3181. [Full-text]
  2. Paiboonsithiwong S, Kunanitthaworn N, Songtrijuck N, Wongpakaran N*, Wongpakaran T. Learning styles, academic achievement & mental health problems among medical students. J Educ Eval Health Prof. 2016; 13: 38.
  3. Wongpakaran T, Wongpakaran N, Tanchakvaranont S, Bookkamana P, Pinyopornpanish M, Wannarit K, Satthapisit S, Nakawiro D, Hiranyatheb T, Thongpibul K. Depression and pain: testing of serial multiple mediators. Neuropsychiatr Dis Treat. 2016;12:1849–1860. [Full-text]


  1. Tsoh J, Peisah C, Narumoto J, Wongpakaran N, Wongpakaran T, O’Neill N, et al. Comparisons of Guardianship Laws and Surrogate Decision-making Practices in China, Japan, Thailand and Australia: A Review by the Asia Consortium, International Psychogeriatric Association (IPA) Capacity Taskforce. Int Psychogeriatr. 2015;27(6):1029-37. doi: 10.1017/S104161021400266X. [Full-text]
  2. Trongsakul S, Lambert R, Clark A, Wongpakaran N, Cross J. Development of the Thai version of Mini-Cog, a brief cognitive screening test. Geriatr Gerontol Int. 2015;15(5):594-600. doi: 10.1111/ggi.12318. [Full-text]
  3. Wongpakaran N, Wongpakaran T, Boonyanaruthee V, Pinyopornpanish M, Intaprasert S. Comorbid personality disorders among patients with depression. Neuropsychiatr Dis Treat. 2015;11:1091-1096. [Full-text].
  4. [Chaiwong P, Sucamvang K, Chintanawat R, Wongpakaran N. Predicting factors related to delirium among post-operative older persons. Nursing Journal. 2015;42(2):116-25.] 
  5. Wongpakaran T, Wongpakaran N, Boonyanaruthee V, Pinyopornpanish M, Intaprasert S. The influence of comorbid personality disorders on recovery from depression: Findings from the SCID-II-THAISAD project. Neuropsychiatr Dis Treat. 2015;11:725-732. [Full-text]
  6. Jerachotechueantaveechai T, Charoenkwan K, Wongpakaran N. Prevalence and predicting factors for anxiety in Thai women with abnormal cervical cytology undergoing colposcopy. Asian Pac J Cancer Prev. 2015;16(4):1427-1430. [Full-text]
  7. Chittrakul S, Charoenkwan K, Wongpakaran N. Prevalence of anxiety may not be elevated in Thai ovarian cancer patients undergoing treatment. Asian Pac J Cancer Prev. 2015;16(3):1251-1254. [Full-text]


  1. Wongpakaran T, Elsegood KJ, Wongpakaran N, Wannarit K, Promkumtan P. Using control-mastery theory and Jungian theory for treating nightmare disorder: a case example from Thailand. J Ment Health Counsel. 2014;36(3):189-207.[Full-text]
  2. Pipanmekaporn T, Wongpakaran N, Mueankwan S, Dendumrongkul P, Chittawatanarat K, Khongpheng N, Duangsoy N. Validity and reliability of the Confusion Assessment Method – Thai version, for use within a Surgical Intensive Care Unit (CAM-ICU). Clin Interv Aging. 2014;9:879-885. [Full-text]
  3. Boripuntakul S, Lord SR, Brodie MAD, Smith ST, Methapatara P, Wongpakaran N, Sungkarat S. Spatial variability during gait initiation while dual tasking is increased in individuals with mild cognitive impairment. J Nutr Health Aging2014;18(3):307-12. [Full-text]
  4. Wongpakaran N, Wongpakaran T. Wannarit K, Saisavoey N, Pinyopornpanish M, Lueboonthavatchai P, et al. Level of agreement between self-rated and clinician-rated instruments when measuring major depressive disorder in the elderly: A one-year assessment. Clin Interv Aging. 2014;9:377-382. [Full-text]
  5. Wongpakaran T, Wongpakaran N, Pinyopornpanish M, Srisutasanavong U, Lueboonthavatchai P, Nivataphand R, et al. Baseline Characteristics of depressive disorders in Thai outpatients: Findings from the Thai Study of Affective Disorders (THAISAD). Neuropsychiatr Dis Treat. 2014;10:217-223. [Full-text]
  6. Wongpakaran TWongpakaran NPersonality traits influencing somatization symptoms and social inhibition in the elderly. Clin Interv Aging. 2014;9:157-164. [Full-text]


  1. Wongpakaran N, Wongpakaran T. Cornell Scale for Depression in Dementia: Study of residents in a northern Thai long-term care home. Psychiatry Investig. 2013;10(4):359-364.  [Full-text]
  2. Wongpakaran T, Wongpakaran N. Detection of suicide among the elderly in a long-term care facility. Clin Interv Aging 2013;8:1553-59.
  3. Wongpakaran N, Wongpakaran T, van Reekum R. Discrepancies in Cornell Scale for Depression in Dementia (CSDD) items between residents and caregivers, and the CSDD's factor structure. Clin Interv Aging 2013;8:641-8. 
  4. Wongpakaran N, Wongpakaran T, Wedding D, Gwet KL. A comparison of Cohen's kappa and Gwet's AC1 when calculating inter-rater reliability coefficients: a study conducted with personality disorder samplesBMC Med Res Methodol 2013;13:61. doi: 10.1186/1471-2288-13-61
  5. Wongpakaran N, Wongpakaran T, van Reekum R. The use of GDS-15 in detecting MDD: A comparison between residents in a Thai long-term care home and geriatric outpatients. J Clin Med Res 2013;5(2):101-111.
  6. Wongpakaran T, Wongpakaran N. Boripuntakul T, Sakamoto RI. The Group Cohesiveness Scale (GCS) for Psychiatric Inpatients. Perspect Psychiatr Care 2013;49(1):58-64.


  1. Wongpakaran T, Wongpakaran NHow the interpersonal and attachment styles of therapists impact upon the therapeutic alliance and therapeutic outcomes? J Med Assoc Thai 2012;95(12):1583-92. 
  2. Wongpakaran N, Wongpakaran T. A revised version of the Thai Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support (MSPSS). Span J Psychol 2012;15(3):1503-9.
  3. Wongpakaran N, Wongpakaran T, van Reekum R. Social inhibition as a mediator on neuroticism and depression in elderly. BMC Geriatrics 2012; 12(1):41. 
  4. Wongpakaran T, Wongpakaran N, Sirithepthawee U, Pratoomsri W, Burapakajornpong N, Rangseekajee P, Bookkamana P, Temboonkiat A. Interpersonal Problems among psychiatric outpatients and non-clinical samples. Singapore Med J. 2012 Jul;53(7):481-7.
  5. Wongpakaran T, Wongpakaran N. A short version of the revised Experience of Close Relationships Questionnaire: Investigating non-clinical and clinical samples. Clin Pract Epidemiol Ment Health. 2012;8:36-42.
  6. Wongpakaran T, Wongpakaran N, Wedding D. Gender differences, attachment styles, self-esteem and romantic relationship in Thailand. Int J Intercult Relat. 2012 May;36(3):409-17. doi: 10.1016/j.ijintrel.2011.12.001.
  7. Elsegood KJ, Wongpakaran N. The effects of guided imagery on affect, cognition, and pain in older adults in residential care: A randomized controlled study from Thailand. Res Gerontol Nurs. 2012 Apr;5(2):114-22. doi: 10.3928/19404921-20110706-02. 
  8. Wongpakaran N, Wongpakaran T. Prevalence of major depressive disorder and suicide in long-term care facilities: A report from northern Thailand. Psychogeriatrics. 2012;12(1):11-7. [Full-text]
  9. Wongpakaran T, Wongpakaran N, Bookkamana P, Pinyopornpanish P, Boonyanaruthee V, Suttajit S, Likhitsathian S, Srisuthadsanavong U. Interrater reliability of Thai version of the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV Axis II Personality Disorder (T-SCID-II). J Med Assoc Thai. 2012;95(2):264-9.
  10. Wongpakaran T, Wongpakaran N. A Comparison of reliability and construct validity between the original and the revised version of the Rosenberg Self Esteem Scale. Psychiatry Investig. 2012;9(1):54-8.
  11. [Wongpakaran N, Udomratn P. Current status of geriatric psychiatry in Thailand. Japanese J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2012;23(1):33-8.] 


  1. Wongpakaran T, Wongpakaran N. Ruktrakul R. Reliability and validity of the Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support (MSPSS): Thai version. Clin Pract Epidemiol Ment Health. 2011;7:161-6. 
  2. Wongpakaran T, Wongpakaran N, Boripuntakul T. Symptom checklist-90 (SCL-90) in a Thai sample. J Med Assoc Thai. 2011;94(9):1141-9.
  3. Wongpakaran T, Petcharaj K, Wongpakaran N, Sombatmai S, Boripuntakul T, Intarakamhaeng D, et al. The effect of Telephone-Based Intervention (TBI) in alcohol abusers: A pilot study. J Med Assoc Thai. 2011;94(7):849-56.
  4. Wongpakaran N, Wongpakaran T, Bookamana P, Pinyopornpanish M, Maneeton B, Lerttrakarnnon P, et al. Diagnosing delirium in elderly Thai patients: Utilization of the CAM algorithm. BMC Fam Pract. 2011;12(1):65.
  5. [Wongpakaran T, Wongpakaran N. Confirmatory factor analysis of Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale: A study of Thai student sample. J Psychiatr Assoc Thailand. 2011;56(1):59-70.
  6. Wongpakaran T, Wongpakaran N, Wannarit K. Validity and reliability of the Thai version of the Experiences of Close Relationships-Revised questionnaire. Singapore Med J. 2011;52(2):100-6.


  1. Wongpakaran N, Wongpakaran T. The Thai version of the PSS-10: An Investigation of its psychometric properties. Biopsychosoc Med. 2010;4:6.
  2. Wongpakaran N. Geriatric psychiatry in Thailand. J Psychiatr Assoc Thailand. 2008;53(Suppl):s39-s46.
  3. Wongpakaran N, van Reekum R. Apathy: nursing issues. Directions in Psychiatric Nursing. 2007;13:63-74.
  4. Wongpakaran N, van Reekum R, Wongpakaran T, Clarke D. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor use associates with apathy among depressed elderly: a case-control study. Ann Gen Psychiatry. 2007;6:7. 


  1. Wongpakaran N, Wongpakaran T. Personality disorders in medical students: measuring by IPDE-10. J Med Assoc Thai. 2005;88(9):1278-81.
  2. Wongpakaran N, Wongpakaran T, Suttajit S, Tanjakwaranont S. Medical students and the acceptance by psychiatric patients. Chiang Mai Med Bull. 2005;44(4):147-53.
  3. Srisurapanont M, Garner P, Critchley J, Wongpakaran N. Benzodiazepine prescribing behaviour and attitudes: a survey among general practitioners practicing in northern Thailand. BMC Fam Pract. 2005;6:27.
  4. Srisurapanont M, Critchley J, Garner P, Maneeton B, Wongpakaran N. Interventions to reduce benzodiazepine prescribing. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2005 Jan 24;(1).Protocol.
  5. Wongpakaran N, Wongpakaran T, Angkatavanich V, Chaisrisawadisuk S. Psychiatric disorders in burn patients. J Psychiatr Assoc Thai. 2003;48( 4):223-9.
  6. Chan-Ob T, Boonyanaruthee V, Pinyopornpanich M, Intaprasert S, Kuntawongse N. The birth order and personalities of medical students. J Med Assoc Thai. 2002;85(1):97-101.
  7. Chan-Ob T, Kuntawongse N, Boonyanaruthee V. Bupropion for amphetamine withdrawal syndrome. J Med Assoc Thai. 2001;84(12):1763-5.
  8. Chan-Ob T, Kuntawongse N, Boonyanaruthee V. Quetiapine for tic disorder: a case report. J Med Assoc Thai. 2001;84(11):1624-8.
  9. [Kuntawongse N. Sexual Perversion. Bulletin of Suan Prung. 1999;15(2):58-64.]

Books and chapters 


  1. Wongpakaran N, Editor. Mental State Examination and Interpretation. Chiang Mai: Chiang Mai Sangsilp, Ltd. Part.; 2009. (ISBN 978-974-672-466-1)


  1. Wongpakaran N, Editor. Mental State Examination and Interpretation. 2nd Ed. Chiang Mai: Chiang Mai Sangsilp, Ltd. Part.; 2010. (ISBN 978-974-672-466-1)


  1. Wongpakaran N. Persistent cognitive impairment following successful treatment in late-life depression. In: Leelahanaj T, editor. Mood Disorder Across Life Span. BangkokSappasan Co., Ltd.; 2012p. 72-80.
  2. Wongpakaran T, Wongpakaran NStructured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV® Axis II Personality Disorders (SCID-II) Thai version. BangkokIGroup Press Co.Ltd; 2012.
  3. Wongpakaran N, Wongpakaran T. Personality Disorders: Assessment and Treatment. Chiang Mai: Chiang Mai Klangviang Publishing Co., Ltd.; 2012.  
  4. Udomratn P, Wongpakaran N, editor. Psychotropic Drug Use in the Elderly. Chiang MaiChiang Mai Klangviang Publishing Co., Ltd.; 2012.


  1. Wongpakaran N, Wongpakaran T. Reliability analysis: Its application in clinical practice. In: iConcept Press, editor. Vaccine: Benefits and Risks. iConcept Press Co., Ltd.; 2013p. 1-16.


  1. Wongpakaran N, Wongpakaran T. Personality Disorders: Assessment and Treatment. Revised Edition. Chiang Mai: Phongsawat Publishing; 2015.
  2. Wongpakaran N. Interviewing a psychiatric patient. In Deesomchok A, et al, editor. The Physical Examination and Essential Clinical Skills. Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University; 2015. p. 33-56.   


  1. Wongpakaran N, Wongpakaran T, Ngamthipwattana T, Siriai Y, Chailangkarn K, Niwattananun W, Wongpakaran R, Thaipisuttikul P, Wiriyakosol P. Handbook of Caring for the Aged: Antidepressant formula. Bangkok: Open World, Co. Ltd.; 2016.


  1. Wongpakaran N, Wongpakaran T, Ngamthipwattana T, Siriai Y, Chailangkarn K, Niwattananun W, Wongpakaran R, Thaipisuttikul P, Wiriyakosol P. Handbook of Caring for the Aged: Antidepressant formula. Nontaburi: Mata Printing, Co. Ltd.; 2017.
  2. Wedding D, Wongpakaran N, Wongpakaran T. The use of films to enhance pedagogy in the psychology classroom. In: Rich G, Gielen UP, Takooshian H, editors. Internationalizing the Teaching of Psychology. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing; 2017. p. 61-71.  

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