Shihoh Okazaki

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The cognitive decline in Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients has been reported to involve alterations in the medial temporal lobe and the posterior cingulate gyrus. On the other hand, the neurochemical pathologies of the behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) have not been sufficiently discussed. The aim of this study(More)
The prevalence of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) was measured in 424 Japanese students using a Japanese version of the Maudsley Obsession-Compulsive Inventory (MOCI-J). Six students (1.7%) of 350 interviewed students were diagnosed as OCD according to DSM-III-R. When the cut-off point of the MOCI-J was 12, the sensitivity was 100% and the specificity(More)
Patients with schizophrenia who develop cancer often have a variety of complicated medical and psychiatric problems. Problems associated with receiving a diagnosis of cancer and with understanding or cooperating with medical treatment may develop. Research in managing and treating schizophrenia patients with cancer is scarce. Presented herein is the(More)
Previous studies have demonstrated the autonomic dysregulation in patients with schizophrenia using electrophysiological methods, such as electrodermal measures and heart rate analysis. Several theories have been proposed to explain the underlying mechanisms of schizophrenia and its autonomic function. Recently, the measurement of salivary alpha-amylase has(More)
OBJECTIVE In the treatment of depression, clinical and psychopharmacologic aspects have been investigated to predict the response to anti-depressants. Some trials have reported clinical improvement as early as the first week; however, few have investigated the early effects of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. The aim of this study was to investigate(More)
BACKGROUND Carbamazepine (CBZ), which is widely used in management of epilepsy or neuropathic pain, causes fatal severe cutaneous adverse reactions (SCARs). CBZ-induced SCARs are known to occur in strong association with human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-A*31:01 in Japanese and European populations. HLA genotyping is currently used to detect human HLA-A*31:01.(More)
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