Hisashi Matsuzaka

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Long-term administration of antipsychotics occasionally produces persistent dystonia of the trunk, a disorder known as Pisa syndrome (or pleurothotonus). The development of Pisa syndrome is most commonly associated with prolonged treatment with antipsychotics; however, it has also been reported, although less frequently, in patients who are receiving other(More)
BACKGROUND There is accumulating evidence regarding gender differences in clinical symptoms or response to antidepressants in patients with depression. However, less attention has been given to sex differences in the underlying biological mechanisms of depression. The adrenal androgens, dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) and its sulfate derivative (DHEA-S), play(More)
OBJECTIVE Testosterone may have a role distinct from cortisol in the pathophysiology of depression. The hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis affects the functions of sex steroid hormones through interaction with corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH) and gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH). The objective of this study was to investigate differences in(More)
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