Ken Tsubouchi

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The organization of projections from the central amygdaloid nucleus (CeA) to the paraventricuilar hypothalamic nucleus (PVH) has been studied in order to understand the anatomical substrates of amygdaloid modulation of endocrine and autonomic functions, and a hypothesis that the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis (BST) may act as a relay site between the(More)
OBJECTIVE Pericardial effusion has recently been reported as a complication of anorexia nervosa. A distinct pathophysiological cause of it could not be revealed. In some reports, there was a probable correlation between weight gain and reduction of pericardial effusion in anorexia nervosa cases. We encountered a case in which pericardial effusion remitted(More)
OBJECTIVE Some patients develop an eating disorder at a late age. It is worth investigating why this syndrome develops at such widely different ages. METHODS Two Japanese cases of late onset anorexia nervosa are reported. RESULTS In these late onset cases, anorexia developed out of sadness over a loss such as bereavement, divorce, and fear or anxiety(More)
Breath-holding spells (BHS) are commonly seen in childhood. However, there are no case reports of BHS occurring in adolescents or young adults. We report two young adult cases and discuss the pathogensis, both physically and psychologically. BHS occurred for 1-2 minutes after hyperventilation accompanied by cyanosis in both cases. Oxygen saturation was(More)
UNLABELLED The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the relationship between sleep disturbances and depression in the Japanese elderly. METHODS These investigations in the Japanese elderly were carried out with the Geriatric Depression Scale, the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index, and questions on restless legs syndrome and nocturnal eating disorder.(More)
SUMMARY A 61-year-old patient with major depression and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor-induced bruxism was successfully treated with a course of bilateral electroconvulsive therapy. Both the depressive symptoms and bruxism completely remitted after six treatments. Possible mechanisms of this effect are discussed.
Nocturnal eating/drinking disorder (NE/DS) is a rare syndrome that includes disorders of both eating and sleeping. It is characterized by awakening in the middle of the night, getting out of bed, and consuming large quantities of food quickly and uncontrollably, then returning to sleep. This may occur several times during the night. Some patients are fully(More)
The "General Outline of Comprehensive Suicide Prevention Measures," formulated in 2007, places heavy emphasis on the role of primary care physicians (hereinafter "PC physicians") in preventing suicide, calling for improvements to their diagnostic and treatment capabilities, as well as for increased availability of appropriate psychiatric care. The following(More)
We describe a patient who developed Korsakoff syndrome following a spontaneous chronic subdural hematoma. The present case demonstrates persistence of both amnesia and confabulation long after recovery from the acute phase of spontaneous chronic subdural hematoma. There are few reports describing persistent amnesia with confabulation following brain damage.(More)
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