Nobuyuki Mitsui

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To evaluate neurocognitive functions of patients with social anxiety disorder (SAD) without comorbidity using neuropsychological assessments and to investigate the relation between neurocognitive functions and clinical severity of SAD, this study assessed 30 SAD patients (10 female, 20 male) without comorbidity and 30 healthy subjects matched on gender,(More)
OBJECTIVE The aims of this study were to investigate the personality traits of suicide completers using the Temperament and Character Inventory (TCI) scale. METHODS Newly enrolled students who enrolled at Hokkaido University in 1999-2002 and 2004-2007 completed the TCI. Among these students, twenty subjects (2 females and 18 males) later completed(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine the relationship between level of insight and various subjective experiences for patients with schizophrenia. MATERIALS AND METHODS Seventy-four patients with schizophrenia who were discharged from our hospital were evaluated. The level of insight into their illness and various subjective experiences were evaluated at discharge. We(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of our study was to reveal the personality traits of individuals with major and other depressive episodes among the young adult population. Furthermore, character traits of individuals with ideas of suicide or self-harm were also investigated in this study. METHODS The subjects of this study were 1421 university students who completed(More)
In Japan, there are currently no reliable rating scales for the evaluation of subjective cognitive impairment in patients with bipolar disorder. We studied the relationship between the Japanese version of the Cognitive Complaints in Bipolar Disorder Rating Assessment (COBRA) and objective cognitive assessments in patients with bipolar disorder. We further(More)
BACKGROUND Suicide rates are vastly higher in Japan than in many other countries, although the associations between affective temperaments and suicide-related ideations in the general adult population remain unclear. Therefore, we aimed to elucidate these associations in the present study. METHODS We analyzed data from 638 Japanese volunteers who(More)
Over 10 years have passed since the Japanese term for "schizophrenia" was changed from "seishin-bunretsu-byo" to "togo-shiccho-sho" in 2002. An awareness survey targeting doctors suggested that notification of the diagnosis has been encouraged since the Japanese name for schizophrenia was changed. However, no heuristic surveys targeting patients themselves(More)
Quality of life (QOL) has been reported to be impaired in patients with major depressive disorder (MDD), even after remission according to symptom rating scales. Although a relationship between QOL and neurocognitive dysfunction has been reported during depressive episodes, little is known about this relationship in remitted MDD patients. The aim of the(More)
Marked depression of the skin flap after external decompressive craniotomy, affecting the brain function, is known as sinking flap syndrome. However, to our knowledge, there have been no reports of delayed sinking of the entire bone flap after the procedure, inducing neurological symptoms. We encountered a patient with neurological symptoms due to sinking(More)
BACKGROUND The suicide risk among young adults is related to multiple factors; therefore, it is difficult to predict and prevent suicidal behavior. AIM We conducted the present study to reveal the most important factors relating to suicidal ideation in Japanese university students with major depressive episodes (MDEs) of major depressive disorder (MDD).(More)