Kazuhiro Tajima-Pozo

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OBJECTIVES Prefrontal cortex plays a major role in the modulation of behaviors and emotions through regulation of both information processing and impulse control. Low prefrontal function in borderline personality disorder (BPD) has been consistently reported by a number of studies using neuropsychological assessments and functional neuroimaging techniques.(More)
We report the case of a 10 year old patient diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and comorbid video game addiction, who was treated with medication combined to a novel cognitive training method based on video games called TCT method. A great risk of developing video game or internet addiction has been reported in children,(More)
BACKGROUND Consistent with the clinical picture of milder symptomatology in schizotypal personality disorder (SPD) than schizophrenia, morphological studies indicate SPD abnormalities in temporal lobe regions but to a much lesser extent in prefrontal regions implicated in schizophrenia. Lower fractional anisotropy (FA), a measure of white-matter integrity(More)
The case of a 5-year-old child diagnosed as having pervasive developmental disorder (PDD), autistic type, from age 1 is reported. After surgery of vegetation in middle ear for repetitive otitis, the child presented an improvement in autistic behaviours, previously expressed as impaired social interactions, qualitative abnormalities in communication, a(More)
Historically, many cases of demonic possession have masked major psychiatric disorder. Our aim is to increase awareness that symptoms of schizophrenia are still being classified as demonic possession by priests today. We report the case of a 28-year-old patient who had been diagnosed 5 years previously with paranoid schizophrenia (treated with clozapine,(More)
Activity of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis had been studied for the past half century, when some researchers noted that some patients with Cushing's syndrome and severe mood disorders had high baseline cortisol levels, which resulted in an inhibited response in the 1mg dexamethasone suppression test. Altered dexamethasone suppression test results(More)
BACKGROUND Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a chronic neurobiological disorder with childhood onset and persistence through adolescence and adulthood. ADHD patients frequently show exaggerated emotional responses. The amygdala plays an important role in emotion processing and in the activation of the frontal lobe. We hypothesised that(More)
We report the case of a 6-year-old patient diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and comorbid enuresis disorder, who was treated with methylphenidate for the past 3 months and a novel behavioural modification therapy by using an application called 'Enuresis Trainer'. This therapeutic application is basically an interactive(More)
A large number of scientific papers have reported the relationship between the development of hyperprolactinemia and the use of psychotropic drugs, especially the role of antipsychotics which are antidopaminergic drugs. However, less information is known about the role of antidepressants in the development of hyperprolactinemia, specially the selective(More)
OBJECTIVE High plasma testosterone levels have been associated with aggression, sexual behaviour and social status. The aim of this paper was to study the correlation between basal plasma testosterone levels and personality variables in healthy participants. MATERIALS AND METHODS Fifty-four participants were randomly enrolled into this study. Basal plasma(More)