Learn More
OBJECTIVE The authors studied a large number of Japanese alcoholic patients and comparison subjects to establish the genotype frequencies of alcohol dehydrogenase-2 (ADH2) and mitochondrial aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH2) and to quantify the relative risk for alcoholism from the results. METHOD The subjects were 655 alcoholic patients and 461 comparison(More)
The attitudes of Japanese psychiatrists toward their patients who suffer from schizophrenia were investigated. We were concerned specifically with whether the psychiatrists inform their patients of the suspected diagnosis. We discuss how the term 'schizophrenia' may influence a psychiatrist's decision to inform his patients of the diagnosis. A self-reported(More)
The clinical significance of electroencephalographic (EEG) changes in patients with functional psychoses is not yet clearly defined, particularly whether these changes are state indicators or trait indicators. In the present review, the EEG abnormalities in schizophrenia are discussed. In early EEG studies of schizophrenics, the various specific EEG(More)
Defense Forces, and the Japanese Coast Guard for their invaluable insights and assistance during the course of this research. While they remain unnamed, their contributions to this paper are many and much appreciated. The Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA) is a private, nonpartisan policy think-tank in Tokyo that is focused on foreign affairs(More)