Hidemi Iwasaka

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OBJECTIVE In adults, it is sometimes difficult to discriminate between pervasive developmental disorder (PDD) and schizophrenia (SCH) when positive symptoms are not outstanding. We examined whether the Japanese version of the National Adult Reading Test (JART), is a valid scale for evaluating pre-morbid intelligence quotient (IQ) in patients with SCH, and(More)
AIM This study used parent training (PT), with modifications to smaller groups and shorter schedules (PTSS), for mothers of children with Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD). The usefulness of PTSS was evaluated according to the parent's confidence and child's behavior by questionnaire. METHOD PTSS was used on 14 mothers of 14 children with PDD of(More)
OBJECTIVES The present study aimed to assess the reliability and validity of the Japanese version of KIDSCREEN-52 (J-KIDSCREEN-52), a generic questionnaire used to assess health-related quality of life (HRQOL) among children/adolescents and parents/proxies. METHODS We conducted a school-based study, in which 1564 children and adolescents aged 8-18 years(More)
Social skills training, performed by human trainers, is a well-established method for obtaining appropriate skills in social interaction. Previous work automated the process of social skills training by developing a dialogue system that teaches social communication skills through interaction with a computer avatar. Even though previous work that simulated(More)
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is one of the most common mental health disorders, characterized by obsessive thoughts and/or compulsive behaviors, which may involve specific disorders in cognition and/or information processing. Event-related potentials (ERPs) are commonly used as physiological measures of cognitive function as they are easily measured(More)
A modified version of the Waldrop scale (WS) was used to assess the prevalence of minor physical anomalies in schizophrenic patients (n = 71) and healthy controls (n = 65). The mean total WS score was 3.32 (SD 1.98) for the schizophrenic patients, significantly higher than that for the controls (2.19, SD 1.18). Minor physical anomalies were compared between(More)
There are a large number of computer-based systems that aim to train and improve social skills. However, most of these do not resemble the training regimens used by human instructors. In this article, we propose a computer-based training system that follows the procedure of social skills training (SST), a well-established method to decrease human anxiety(More)
The purpose of the present paper was to make a detailed examination of the cut-off point for the Oppositional Defiant Behavior Inventory (ODBI). The subjects were 56 untreated boys (age 6-15 years), who were diagnosed to have oppositional defiant disorder and who presented between December 2001 and March 2008. Controls were 690 boys with no history of(More)
People with social communication difficulties tend to have superior skills using computers, and as a result computer-based social skills training systems are flourishing. Social skills training, performed by human trainers, is a well-established method to obtain appropriate skills in social interaction. Previous works have attempted to automate one or(More)