Dr. Ran Maosheng

Dr. Maosheng Ran

The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong






2002  Ph.D. in Social Work & Mental Health, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

1991  M.Med in Psychiatry, West China University of Medical Sciences, Chengdu, China

1985  B.Med (MD) in Medicine, West China University of Medical Sciences, Chengdu, China


Publications (Selected)

1.     Du N, Ran MS, Liang SG, SiTu MJ, Huang Y, Mansfield AK, Keitner G. (2014). Comparison of Family Functioning in Depressed and Non-Clinical Control Chinese Families in China using the Family Assessment Device and the Family Adaptability and Cohesion Evaluation Scales II. Annals of Clinical Psychiatry 26(1): 47-56.

2.     Tse S, Ran MS, Huang YQ, Zhu S. (2013). Mental health care reforms in Asia: The urgency of now: Building recovery-oriented, community-based mental health services in China. Psychiatric Services 64(7): 613-616.

3.     Chan CLW, Wang CW, Ho AHY, Qu ZY, Wang XY, Ran MS, Mao WJ, Lu BQB, Zhang BQ, Zhang XL. (2012). Symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder and depression among bereaved and non-bereaved survivors following the 2008 Sichuan earthquake. Journal of Anxiety Disorders 26: 673-679.

4.     Tse S, Ng RMK, Tonsing KN, Ran MS. (2012). Families and family therapy in Hong Kong. International Review of Psychiatry 24(2): 115-120.

5.     Zhang Z, Ran MS, Li YH, Ou GJ, Gong RR, Li RH, Fan M, Jiang Z, Fang DZ. (2012). Prevalence and risk factors of posttraumatic stress disorder among adolescents after Wenchuan earthquake in China. Psychological Medicine 42: 1687-1693.

6.     Chan CLW, Wang CW, Qu ZY, Lu BQB, Ran MS, Ho AHY, Yuan Y, Zhang BQ, Wang XY, Zhang XL. (2011). Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms among Survivors after the 2008 Sichuan Earthquake in China. Journal of Traumatic Stress 24(3): 295-302.

7.     Ran MS, Chen SY, Chen EY, Ran BY, Tang CP, Lin FR, Li L, Li SG, Mao WJ, Hu SH. (2011). Risk Factors for Poor Work Functioning of Persons with Schizophrenia in Rural China. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology 46: 1087-1093.

8.     Ng SM, Ran MS, Chan CLW. (2010). Factors related to suicidal ideation among adolescents in Hong Kong. Illness, Crisis & Loss 18(4): 341-354.

9.     Ran MS, Chen PY, Liao ZG, Chan CLW, Chen EYH, Tang CP, Mao WJ, Lamberti S, Conwell Y. (2010). Criminal Behavior among Persons with Schizophrenia in Rural China. Schizophrenia Research 122: 213-218.

10.   Chen HL, Wong YC, Ran MS, Gilson C. (2009). Stress among Shanghai University students: The need for social work support. Journal of Social Work 9(3): 323-344.

11.   Ran MS, Chan CLW, Chen EYH, Mao WJ, Hu SH, Tang CP, Lin FR, Conwell Y. (2009).

12.   Differences in Mortality and Suicidal Behaviour between Treated and Never- Treated Persons with Schizophrenia in Rural China. British Journal of Psychiatry 195: 126-131.

13.   Li J, Ran MS, Hao YT, Zhao ZH, Guo YB, Su JH, Lu HX. (2008). Inpatient Suicide in a Chinese Psychiatric Hospital. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior 38(4): 450-456.

14.   Ran MS, Chan CLW, Chen EYH, Tang CP, Lin FR, Li L, Li SG, Mao WJ, Hu SH, Schwab G, Conwell Y. (2008). Mortality of Geriatric and Younger Patients with Schizophrenia in the Community. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior 38(2): 143-151.

15.   Ran MS, Chen EYH, Conwell Y, Chan CLW, Yip PSF, Xiang MZ, Caine ED. (2007). Mortality in persons with schizophrenia in rural China: a 10-year cohort study. British Journal of Psychiatry 190: 237-242.

16.   Ran MS, Xiang MZ, Li J, Huang J, Chen EYH, Chan CLW, Conwell Y. (2007). Correlates of lifetime suicide attempts among individuals with affective disorders in the community. Archives of Suicide Research 11: 119-127.

17.   Ran MS, Chan CLW, Chen EYH, Xiang MZ, Caine ED, Conwell Y. (2006). Homelessness among patients with schizophrenia in rural China: A 10-year cohort study. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica 114: 118-123.

18.   Ran MS, Xiang MZ, Mao WJ, Hou ZJ, Tang MN, Chen EYH, Chan CLW, Yip PSF, Conwell Y. (2005). Characteristics of suicide attempters and non-attempters with schizophrenia in a rural community. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior 35: 694-701.

19.   Ran MS, Xiang MZ, Simpson P, Chan CLW. Family-Based Mental Health Care in Rural China. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2005.

20.   Ran MS, Wu QH, Conwell Y, Chen EYH, Chan CLW. (2004). Suicidal behavior among inpatients with schizophrenia and mood disorders in Chengdu, China. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior 34: 311-319.

21.   Ran MS, Xiang MZ, Conwell Y, Lamberti JS, Huang MS, Shan YH, Hu XZ. (2004). Comparison of characteristics between geriatric and younger patients with schizophrenia in community. Journal of Psychiatric Research 38: 417-424.

22.   Ran MS, Chen EYH. (2004). Suicide and schizophrenia in China. (Comment). Lancet 364: 1016-1017.

23.   Ran MS, Chen EYH. (2004). Cognitive enhancement therapy for schizophrenia. (Comment). Lancet 364: 2163-2165.