Te-Jen Lai


Academic Degree(s)

M.D., Ph.D.


Current Position

  • President, Taiwanese Society of Psychiatry
  • Professor, Institute of Medicine & Department of Psychiatry, Chung Shan Medical University & Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan



  • Distinguished Alumnus Award, Kaohsiung Medical University, Taiwan
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award, Chung Shan Medical University, Taiwan


Selected Publication

  • Chiu PY, Wang CW, Tsai CT, Li SH, Lin CL, Lai TJ (2017). Depression in dementia with Lewy bodies: A comparison with Alzheimer’s disease. PLOS ONE.
  • Lin CL, Cheng YS, Li HH, Chiu PY, Chang YT, Ho YJ, Lai TJ (2016). Amyloid-β suppresses AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) signaling and contributes to α-synuclein-induced cytotoxicity. Expeimentalr Neurology.
  • Li HH, Lin SL, Huang CN, Lu FJ, Chiu PY, Huang WN, Lai TJ, Lin CL (2016). miR-302 Attenuates Amyloid-β-Induced Neurotoxicity through Activation of Akt Signaling. J of Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Chiu PY, Tsai CT, MS, Chen PK, MD, Chen WJ, MS, Lai TJ (2016) Neuropsychiatric symptoms in Parkinson’s disease dementia are more similar to Alzheimer’s disease than dementia with Lewy bodies: a case-control study. PLOS ONE.
  • Hsin-Hua Li, Fung-Jou Lu, Hui-Chih Hung, Guang-Yaw Liu, Te-Jen Lai and Chih-Li Lin. (2015). Humic acid increases amyloid β-induced cytotoxicity by induction of ER stress in human SK-N-MC neuronal cells. International Journal Molecular Sciences.
  • Teng PR, Yeh CJ, Lee MC, Lin HS, Lai TJ (2013). Change in depressive status and mortality in elderly persons: Results of a national longitudinal study. Arch Gerontol Geriatr.
  • Chang CC, Lai TJ. (2013) Variability of waist circumference and its relationship with cardiovascular risk factors in outpatients with schizophrenia. Psychiatry Research.
  • Teng PR, Yeh CJ, Lee MC, Lin HS, Lai TJ (2013). Depressive symptoms as an independent risk factor for mortality in elderly persons: results of a national longitudinal study. Aging Ment Health.
  • Chiu PY, Steffens D, Chen PK, Hsu YC, Huang HT, Lai TJ (2012). Depression in Taiwanese patients with Alzheimer's disease determined by the National Institutes of Mental Health Provisional Criteria. International Psychogeriatrics.
  • Huang SS, Lee MC, Liao YC, Wang WF, Lai TJ (2012) . Caregiver burden associated with behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) in Taiwanese elderly. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics.