Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences

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>Toshiya Inada and Ataru Inagaki
Volume 68 Issue 8 - August 2015

Glia-related genes and their contribution to schizophrenia
Chenyao Wang, Branko Aleksic, et al.
Volume 69 Issue 8 - August 2015

Genetics of anxiety disorders: Genetic epidemiological and molecular studies in humans
Mihoko Shimada-Sugimoto, Takeshi Otowa, et al.
Volume 69 Issue 7 - July 2015

Sleep-related eating disorder and its associated conditions
Yuichi Inoue
Volume 69 Issue 6 - June 2015

Psychopharmacology of atypical antipsychotic drugs: From the receptor binding profile to neuroprotection and neurogenesis
Ichiro Kusumi, Shuken Boku, et al.
Volume 69 Issue 5 - May 2015

Neuroimaging studies of social cognition in schizophrenia
Hironobu Fujiwara, Walid Yassin, et al.
Volume 69 Issue 5 - May 2015

Conversion of psychological stress into cellular stress response: Roles of the sigma-1 receptor in the process
Teruo Hayashi
Volume 69 Issue 4 - April 2015

Whole genome/exome sequencing in mood and psychotic disorders
Tadafumi Kato
Volume 69 Issue 2 - February 2015

Carbonyl stress and schizophrenia
Makoto Arai, Mitsuhiro Miyashita, et al.
Volume 68 Issue 9 - September 2014

Neurobiological model of obsessive–compulsive disorder: Evidence from recent neuropsychological and neuroimaging findings
Tomohiro Nakao, Kayo Okada, et al.
Volume 68 Issue 8 - August 2014

Conflicts of interest in psychiatry: Strategies to cultivate literacy in daily practice
Rumiko Shimazawa and Masayuki Ikeda
Volume 68 Issue 7 - July 2014

Typical_brainstem_type_Lewy_body_and_cortica_Lewy_bodyLatest concept of Lewy body disease
Kenji Kosaka
Volume 68 Issue 6 - June 2014

Cognitive neuroscience of social emotions and implications for psychopathology: Examining embarrassment, guilt, envy, and schadenfreude
Kathryn F. Jankowski and Hidehiko Takahashi
Volume 68 Issue 5 - May 2014

Copy-number variation in the pathogenesis of autism spectrum disorder
Emiko Shishido, Branko Aleksic, et al.
Volume 68 Issue 2 - Feb 2014

Psychiatric symptoms of noradrenergic dysfunction: A pathophysiological view
Ken-ichi Yamamoto, Toshikazu Shinba, et al.
Volume 68 Issue 1 - Jan 2014



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Cognitive–behavioral therapy modifies the naturalistic course of social anxiety disorder: Findings from an ABA design study in routine clinical practices
Toshi A. Furukawa, Yumi Nakano, Tadashi Funayama, et al.
Volume 67 Issue 3 - April 2013

Psychosocial and psychiatric characteristics of suicide completers with psychiatric treatment before death: A psychological autopsy study of 76 cases
Seiko Hirokawa, Toshihiko Matsumoto, Yotaro Katsumata, et al.
Volume 66 Issue 4 - June 2012

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Rare heterozygous truncating variations and risk of autism spectrum disorder: Whole-exome sequencing of a multiplex family and follow-up study in a Japanese population
Emiko Inoue, Yuichiro Watanabe, et al.
Volume 69 Issue 8 - August 2015

Biological heterogeneity of obsessive–compulsive disorder: A voxel-based morphometric study based on dimensional assessment
Kayo Okada, Tomohiro Nakao, et al.
Volume 69 Issue 7 - July 2015
Abnormal orbitofrontal cortical–striatal–thalamic circuit is a well-known feature of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). This study examined brain anatomy in OCD, and reported extensively reduced gray matter. Further, it was revealed that the part of the brain involved varied depending on the symptoms, suggesting that the neural basis of OCD differs depending on the symptoms.

White matter abnormalities in major depressive disorder with melancholic and atypical features: A diffusion tensor imaging study
Miho Ota, Takamasa Noda, et al.
Volume 69 Issue 6 - June 2015
This valuable study examined the structural changes in white matter using diffusion tensor imaging to clarify the neurobiological basis of major depressive disorder presenting with atypical features differing from the clinical manifestations, course, and drug reaction of melancholic depression.

Role of cortisol in patients at risk for psychosis mental state and psychopathological correlates: A systematic review
Evangelos Karanikas and Giorgos Garyfallos
Volume 69 Issue 5 - May 2015
Many studies to date have examined the role of cortisol, a stress hormone, in schizophrenia. This paper comprises a systematic review of 16 articles related to the role of cortisol in the pathology of the prodromal phase of schizophrenia, which has garnered particular attention recently.

Brain correlates of response inhibition in Internet gaming disorder
Chiao-Yun Chen, Mei-Feng Huang, et al.
Volume 69 Issue 4 - April 2015
Internet gaming disorder (IGD) is a psychiatric disorder recently proposed for inclusion in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (fifth edition) that warrants further study. The authors examined brain activity by functional magnetic resonance imaging during a Go/No-go task to investigate the subjects’ capability of simple reaction control, and found that activation of the supplementary motor area was low in patients with IGD, and the ability to control impulses is therefore reduced in IGD.


Unusual developmental pattern of brain lateralization in young boys with autism spectrum disorder: Power analysis with child-sized magnetoencephalography
Hirotoshi Hiraishi, Mitsuru Kikuchi, et al.
Volume 69 Issue 3 - March 2015

DSM-5-defined ‘mixed features’ and Benazzi's mixed depression: Which is practically useful to discriminate bipolar disorder from unipolar depression in patients with depression?
Minoru Takeshima and Takashi Oka
Volume 69 Issue 2 - February 2015

Near-infrared spectroscopy for examination of prefrontal activation during cognitive tasks in patients with major depressive disorder: A meta-analysis of observational studies
Huijun Zhang, Wentian Dong, et al.
Volume 69 Issue 1 - January 2015

Influence of age of onset on limbic and paralimbic structures in depression
Natalia Jaworska, Frank P. MacMaster, et al.
Volume 68 Issue 12 - December 2014


Gonadotrophic hormone and reinforcement sensitivity systems in women with premenstrual dysphoric disorder
Chih-Hung Ko, Cheng-Yu Long, et al.
Volume 68 Issue 11 - November 2014