Hiroaki Iwasaka

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OBJECTIVE Childhood- and adolescence-onset schizophrenic patients with obsessive-compulsive symptoms (OCS) constitute a specific subgroup of schizophrenia. We performed magnetic resonance imaging in this group seeking evidence of neurodevelopmental insults. METHOD Thirty-two schizophrenic patients were compared with 19 controls. Schizophrenic subjects(More)
OBJECTIVE The primary purpose of this study was to investigate the association between morphological abnormalities of brain and minor physical anomalies (MPAs) in childhood and adolescent onset schizophrenia. METHOD Twenty-seven patients who had been diagnosed with schizophrenia according to DSM-IV criteria before 18 years of age were included in the(More)
Thirty-nine patients with schizophrenia, diagnosed according to DSM-III-R, who were under 15 years of age, were studied in two groups; 16 subjects with obsessive-compulsive symptoms during the prodromal phase, and 23 with no obsessive-compulsive disorders. The group with obsessive-compulsive symptoms during the prodromal phase was characterized by a higher(More)
Twenty-three patients with Tourette's disorder (13 with obsessive-compulsive symptoms [OCS] and 10 without) were comparatively investigated. In contrast to OCS-free Tourette's disorder patients, those with OCS were found to be characterized by (i) a higher incidence of volatile temper, (ii) a higher incidence of compulsive tics, (iii) a higher incidence of(More)
Thraustochytrid production of polyunsaturated fatty acids and xanthophylls have been generally sourced from crop-derived substrates, making the exploration of alternative feedstocks attractive since they promise increased sustainability and lower production costs. In this study, a distinct two-stage fermentation system was conceptualized for the first time,(More)
Cognitive development in seventy-one mentally retarded children (19 autistic, 52 non-autistic; aged 7-19 years) from a school for handicapped children was studied, using Ohta's scale for evaluating cognitive development level based on language comprehension (Ohta's stage), and other developmental scales. Behavior problems were also examined. The present(More)
This is a report of a pair of male monozygotic twins meeting the DSM-III-R criteria for bulimia nervosa. At the age of 15, both brothers began to diet and suffered from bulimia. They were admitted to psychiatric hospitals and separated. After admission, their clinical course dramatically changed. The differences in their clinical courses and(More)
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