Haruo Yoshimasu

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There is considerable controversy concerning the theoretical basis of retrograde amnesia (R.A.). In the present paper, we compare medial temporal, medial plus lateral temporal, and frontal lesion patients on a new autobiographical memory task and measures of the more semantic aspects of memory (famous faces and news events). Only those patients with damage(More)
The relationship between recall and recognition memory impairments was examined in memory-disordered patients with either hippocampal, medial temporal, more widespread temporal lobe or frontal pathology. The Hirst [Hirst, W., Johnson, M. K., Phelps, E. A., & Volpe, B. T. (1988). More on recognition and recall in amnesics. Journal of Experimental Psychology:(More)
We examined which relapse criteria best predict the mortality risk of treated male alcoholics. The subjects were 172 male alcoholics who had previously been hospitalized. Using three criteria which defined relapse as failure to maintain abstinence from alcohol, alcohol abuse, or dependence, the relapse of each subject had been evaluated during a previous(More)
Recent genetic studies show that the apolipoprotein E (ApoE) ɛ4 allele is a risk factor for Alzheimer's disease (AD). Whether this allele is associated with other dementing diseases is the next important question. The information could provide a clue to the pathogenetic role of ApoE. In the present study, patients with Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome (WKS) of(More)
OBJECTIVE The craniofacial morphology and multidisciplinary treatment of a patient with Ellis-van Creveld Syndrome are presented. PATIENT The patient presented is female. Her treatment began at the age of 10 years 6 months. She exhibited small stature with acromelic shortening of the extremities, postaxial syndactyly, and dysplastic nails. In the oral(More)
Two experiments were carried out to examine memory in persons with amnesia using self-performed tasks. In Experiment 1, persons with Korsakoff's syndrome and nonamnesic participants with alcoholism learned action phrases not involving real objects by either self-performed tasks or verbal tasks. As indexed by free recall and recognition tests, a memory(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The aim of this study was to investigate onset patterns and initial symptoms in patients with dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) and their association with SPECT findings. METHODS We studied 29 probable and 12 possible DLB patients. Onset was defined as 'acute' when symptoms (in various combinations) present within a few weeks or 'chronic'(More)
The Obsessive-Compulsive Drinking Scale (OCDS) is a self-rating questionnaire that measures cognitive and behavioral aspects of craving for alcohol. The OCDS consists of two subscales: the obsessive thoughts of drinking subscale (OS) and the compulsive drinking subscale (CS). This study aims to validate the Japanese version of the OCDS. First, internal(More)
We report 3 patients who experienced nonconvulsive status epilepticus following generalized convulsions during antidepressant treatment. All showed prolonged confusion with some psychiatric symptoms, and their electroencephalograms (EEGs) showed either bilateral synchronous multiple spike wave discharges or continuous diffuse sharp and slow waves. When(More)
BACKGROUND Around 20% of patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) develop depression. Furthermore, some observational studies revealed baseline polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) may affect the prognosis of depression after ACS. This prospective cohort study examined the association between psychiatric disorder and PUFAs after ACS. METHODS Subjects(More)