Tomoyuki Mantani

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BACKGROUND Although the brain areas involved in imagery have been reported, the neural bases of individual differences in imagery remain to be elucidated. People with high degrees of alexithymia (HDA) are known to have constricted imaginal capacities. The purpose of this study was to investigate neural correlates of imagery disturbance in subjects with HDA.(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate factors related to severe posttraumatic stress symptoms (PTSS) in adolescent survivors of childhood cancer and their parents. Eighty-nine families (88 adolescent survivors of childhood cancer, 87 mothers, 72 fathers) completed a self-report questionnaire. Multivariate logistic regression analyses were performed(More)
OBJECTIVE Family functioning appears to be a predictor of psychological distress among childhood cancer survivors and their family members; however, relatively little is known about patterns in those families that are psychologically at-risk. The purpose of this study was to identify distinct clusters of families that include childhood cancer survivors, and(More)
The purpose of this study was to develop a typology of family functioning in the families of breast cancer patients. Seventy-four families (189 individuals: 74 patients, 54 spouses, 46 offspring, and 15 other relatives) completed self-report questionnaires. Perception of family functioning was assessed using the family relationship index (FRI) and its three(More)
Individuals with alexithymia are typically unable to identify, understand, or describe their own emotions. Patients with anorexia nervosa (AN) have been shown to have high levels of alexithymia, and the latter trait may play an important role over the course of AN. However, relatively little is known about the underlying neurobiological relationships(More)
BACKGROUND We have previously reported that the temporomesial area, including the amygdala, is activated in women when processing unpleasant words concerning body image. AIMS To detect gender differences in brain activation during processing of these words. METHOD Functional magnetic resonance imaging was used to investigate 13 men and 13 women during(More)
Previous studies have suggested that patients who adopted a coping response characterized as helplessness or hopelessness reported higher levels of psychological distress than patients who adopted a response characterized as fighting spirit. There are also studies suggesting a relationship between family functioning and psychological well-being of cancer(More)
The purpose of this study was to explore alexithymia, family functioning, and other factors that might affect anxiety and depression levels in women with breast cancer and in their husbands. A cross-sectional study was undertaken in 46 postsurgical ambulatory women with breast cancer and their husbands. Documented informed consent for the study was obtained(More)
In Japan, admission to a psychiatric facility for people with schizophrenia is usually for life. We developed a rehabilitation program aimed at discharging these patients into the Tokyo community. This paper describes the results for the 224 patients. Using an inpatient ward at the Tokyo Musashino Hospital, patients were enrolled in the program and(More)
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