Teruaki Tanaka

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OBJECTIVES Depression has been associated with impaired neural processing of reward and punishment. However, to date, little is known regarding the relationship between depression and intertemporal choice (delay discounting) for gain and loss. This examination is potentially important for advances in neuroeconomics of intertemporal choice, because(More)
Risperidone has a relatively low risk of causing obesity and diabetes mellitus and is a first-line treatment for schizophrenia. The aim of the present study was to investigate glucose and lipid metabolism, and feeding-control parameters in schizophrenia patients treated with long-term risperidone monotherapy. Fifteen patients with paranoid-type(More)
Lithium is a first-line agent for the treatment of bipolar disorder. A significant association between the Val66Met polymorphism of the brain-derived neurotrophic factor gene and bipolar disorder has been reported. We investigated whether this polymorphism is associated with the response to lithium treatment in Japanese patients with bipolar disorder.(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the effectiveness and safety of adjunctive pramipexole in the treatment of stage 2 treatment-resistant major depressive disorder. METHODS This study included patients with moderate or non-psychotic severe major depressive disorder according to DSM-IV-TR criteria despite at least two adequate treatment trials with antidepressants from(More)
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)
Recent studies have shown that dopamine agonists are useful for the treatment of not only Parkinson's disease, but also major depressive disorders. However, while these dopamine agonists provide a new treatment strategy for major depressive disorders, such as treatment-resistant cases, the antidepressant effect of dopamine agonists has yet to be(More)
Bipolar disorder (BPD) is a severe, chronic, and life-threatening illness, and its pathogenesis remains unclear. Recently, a functional polymorphism (-116C/G) of the X-box binding protein 1 (XBP1) gene was reported to be a genetic risk factor for BPD. Moreover, the endoplasmic reticulum stress responses were impaired in cultured lymphocytes from BPD(More)
Lithium is one of the most commonly used drugs for the treatment of bipolar disorder. To prescribe lithium appropriately to patients, predictors of response to this drug were explored, and several genetic markers are considered to be good candidates. We previously reported a significant association between genetic variations in the breakpoint cluster region(More)
BACKGROUND The long-term outcome of antidepressant-refractory depression is not well known. Therefore, the present study investigated the long-term outcome of 26 antidepressant-refractory patients with depression, whom we had studied and treated in 1995. METHODS Before being classified as nonresponse, these patients had been treated adequately with at(More)
The prevalence of depression in Parkinson's disease (PD) varies greatly. In this study, we investigated major depressive disorder (MDD) and depressive symptoms without MDD in patients with PD. The psychopathological characteristics of depressive symptoms were assessed by a psychiatric interview. A total of 105 Japanese patients with PD without dementia were(More)