Reiko Koide

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The present study reports the recent finding that schizophrenic patients produce Rorschach percepts implying a mass of flesh (flesh mass). Although typically directly referring to a mass of flesh or muscle, the flesh masses were seen more broadly, in modified forms such as animals or human beings with diminution of head, arms, or legs. From observations on(More)
Historically, schizophrenics' body image problems were regarded as related particularly to delusions and hallucinations. However, during the 1980s, the predominant view of the phenomenology of the disorder broadened to include negative symptoms; deviations in schizophrenics' body image underlie various behaviors or allegations concerning the body and should(More)
A 38-year-old Japanese man with Nasu-Hakola disease (NHD) had repeated pathological fractures and frontal lobe symptoms which developed when he was 18 and 26 years old, respectively. Neuropsychological testing showed memory impairment, and in particular, visuo-spatial memory at the age of 35. Furthermore, single-photon emission computed tomography revealed(More)
We here describe a patient showing topographical disorientation (TD) after infarction of the right medial occipital lobe; the lesion included the parahippocampal gyrus. Clinical and neuropsychological observations demonstrated a specific pattern of impairment in terms of visual and visuospatial (topographical) learning, and memory. He had no landmark(More)
Simple schizophrenia has not yet been recognized as a well-established diagnostic category as one of the subtypes of schizophrenia, however, its inclusion to the official diagnostic system is regarded as urgent for early intervention. Here, we report our new observation that body image distortion uniquely found in typical schizophrenia, as reflected in the(More)
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