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This study assessed the diagnostic potential of the actigraph, the Continuous Performance Test, and the Matching Familiar Figures Test in diagnosing attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Twenty boys previously diagnosed with ADHD and 52 controls were examined. By these measures the boys with ADHD were differentiated from the controls with(More)
A total of 97 patients with eating disorders who visited the Department of Neuro-Psychiatry, Yamagata University Hospital, between 1978 and 1992 were studied. According to the diagnostic criteria of DSM-III-R, there were 48 cases of anorexia nervosa (AN). 38 cases of bulimia nervosa (BN) and 11 cases with both AN and BN. Both the number of patients and the(More)
In order to explore an association between psychiatric disorders and employment level, 283 local government officials in Japan were asked to complete a questionnaire consisting of a series of psychometric scales. The Daily Hassles Scale, General Health Questionnaire and Burnout Scale were used to measure stress, psychiatric disorders and burnout syndrome,(More)
Four patients of delusional disorder, somatic type, were treated with clomipramine 60-120 mg/day. All patients showed marked clinical improvement after 27-57 days of clomipramine treatment. In one case, previous treatments by various antipsychotic drugs including pimozide had been unsuccessful. This report suggests that clomipramine is effective at least(More)
A 1-year prospective study of 43 elderly depressed residents (13 men and 30 women) in Nagai City in Japan is described. An initial survey was carried out in 1993 to find depressed residents. The subjects of the survey were 2056 residents of 65 years of age and older. The Japanese version of the Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS) was employed as a screening(More)
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