Norio Sugawara

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Affiliation: Graduate School
Country: Japan

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Dietary patterns are associated with obesity in Japanese patients with schizophrenia
    Norio Sugawara
    Department of Neuropsychiatry, Hirosaki University School of Medicine, 5 Zaifucho, Hirosaki City, Aomori 036 8562, Japan
    BMC Psychiatry 14:184. 2014
  2. doi request reprint Psychiatrists' attitudes toward metabolic adverse events in patients with schizophrenia
    Norio Sugawara
    Department of Neuropsychiatry, Hirosaki University School of Medicine, Hirosaki, Japan Japanese Society of Clinical Neuropsychopharmacology, Tokyo, Japan
    PLoS ONE 9:e86826. 2014
  3. pmc Lithium in tap water and suicide mortality in Japan
    Norio Sugawara
    Department of Neuropsychiatry, Hirosaki University School of Medicine, 5 Zaifucho, Hirosaki, Aomori 036 8562, Japan
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 10:6044-8. 2013
  4. pmc Body mass index and quality of life among outpatients with schizophrenia in Japan
    Norio Sugawara
    Department of Neuropsychiatry, Hirosaki University School of Medicine, Hirosaki, Japan
    BMC Psychiatry 13:108. 2013
  5. doi request reprint Factor structure of the Liebowitz Social Anxiety Scale in community-dwelling subjects in Japan
    Norio Sugawara
    Department of Psychiatry, Hirosaki Aiseikai Hospital, Hirosaki, Japan
    Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 66:525-8. 2012
  6. pmc Body composition in patients with schizophrenia: Comparison with healthy controls
    Norio Sugawara
    Department of Neuropsychiatry, Hirosaki University School of Medicine, Hirosaki, Japan
    Ann Gen Psychiatry 11:11. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Coping behaviors in relation to depressive symptoms and suicidal ideation among middle-aged workers in Japan
    Norio Sugawara
    Department of Neuropsychiatry, Hirosaki University School of Medicine, Hirosaki, Aomori, Japan
    J Affect Disord 142:264-8. 2012
  8. doi request reprint Relationships between suicidal ideation and the dimensions of depressive symptoms among middle-aged population in Japan
    Norio Sugawara
    Department of Neuropsychiatry, Hirosaki University School of Medicine, Hirosaki, Japan
    J Affect Disord 136:819-23. 2012
  9. pmc Effect of age and disease on bone mass in Japanese patients with schizophrenia
    Norio Sugawara
    Department of Neuropsychiatry, Hirosaki University School of Medicine, Hirosaki, Japan
    Ann Gen Psychiatry 11:5. 2012
  10. doi request reprint No association between bone mass and prolactin levels among patients with schizophrenia
    Norio Sugawara
    Department of Psychiatry, Hirosaki Aiseikai Hospital, Hirosaki, Aomori, Japan
    Hum Psychopharmacol 26:596-601. 2011

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  1. ncbi request reprint Dietary patterns are associated with obesity in Japanese patients with schizophrenia
    Norio Sugawara
    Department of Neuropsychiatry, Hirosaki University School of Medicine, 5 Zaifucho, Hirosaki City, Aomori 036 8562, Japan
    BMC Psychiatry 14:184. 2014
    ..The objective of this study was to examine the association between dietary patterns and obesity among patients with schizophrenia in Japan...
  2. doi request reprint Psychiatrists' attitudes toward metabolic adverse events in patients with schizophrenia
    Norio Sugawara
    Department of Neuropsychiatry, Hirosaki University School of Medicine, Hirosaki, Japan Japanese Society of Clinical Neuropsychopharmacology, Tokyo, Japan
    PLoS ONE 9:e86826. 2014
    ..There is growing concern about the metabolic abnormalities in patients with schizophrenia...
  3. pmc Lithium in tap water and suicide mortality in Japan
    Norio Sugawara
    Department of Neuropsychiatry, Hirosaki University School of Medicine, 5 Zaifucho, Hirosaki, Aomori 036 8562, Japan
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 10:6044-8. 2013
    ..These findings indicate that natural levels of lithium in drinking water might have a protective effect on the risk of suicide among females. Future research is warranted to confirm this association. ..
  4. pmc Body mass index and quality of life among outpatients with schizophrenia in Japan
    Norio Sugawara
    Department of Neuropsychiatry, Hirosaki University School of Medicine, Hirosaki, Japan
    BMC Psychiatry 13:108. 2013
    ..This investigation evaluated the relationship between body weight and the self-reported quality of life (QOL) of Japanese patients with schizophrenia...
  5. doi request reprint Factor structure of the Liebowitz Social Anxiety Scale in community-dwelling subjects in Japan
    Norio Sugawara
    Department of Psychiatry, Hirosaki Aiseikai Hospital, Hirosaki, Japan
    Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 66:525-8. 2012
    ..The original four-factor model fit the observed data relatively better than alternative models. These findings indicate that the LSAS is a valid and reliable measure of anxiety symptoms for this community-dwelling population in Japan...
  6. pmc Body composition in patients with schizophrenia: Comparison with healthy controls
    Norio Sugawara
    Department of Neuropsychiatry, Hirosaki University School of Medicine, Hirosaki, Japan
    Ann Gen Psychiatry 11:11. 2012
    ..abstract:..
  7. doi request reprint Coping behaviors in relation to depressive symptoms and suicidal ideation among middle-aged workers in Japan
    Norio Sugawara
    Department of Neuropsychiatry, Hirosaki University School of Medicine, Hirosaki, Aomori, Japan
    J Affect Disord 142:264-8. 2012
    ..The coping behaviors used to deal with stress may have implications for the prevention of depression and suicidal ideation. This study examined coping behaviors in relation to depression and suicidal ideation...
  8. doi request reprint Relationships between suicidal ideation and the dimensions of depressive symptoms among middle-aged population in Japan
    Norio Sugawara
    Department of Neuropsychiatry, Hirosaki University School of Medicine, Hirosaki, Japan
    J Affect Disord 136:819-23. 2012
    ..The aim of the current study was to evaluate the link between the different dimensions of depressive symptoms and suicidal ideation among the middle-aged population in Japan...
  9. pmc Effect of age and disease on bone mass in Japanese patients with schizophrenia
    Norio Sugawara
    Department of Neuropsychiatry, Hirosaki University School of Medicine, Hirosaki, Japan
    Ann Gen Psychiatry 11:5. 2012
    ..abstract:..
  10. doi request reprint No association between bone mass and prolactin levels among patients with schizophrenia
    Norio Sugawara
    Department of Psychiatry, Hirosaki Aiseikai Hospital, Hirosaki, Aomori, Japan
    Hum Psychopharmacol 26:596-601. 2011
    ..Decreased bone mineral density has been implicated in schizophrenic patients for long years. The purpose of this study was to assess the relationship between bone mass and prolactin levels in schizophrenic patients...
  11. pmc Hearing impairment and cognitive function among a community-dwelling population in Japan
    Norio Sugawara
    Department of Psychiatry, Hirosaki Aiseikai Hospital, Hirosaki, 036 8151, Japan
    Ann Gen Psychiatry 10:27. 2011
    ..abstract:..
  12. pmc Comparison of prevalence of metabolic syndrome in hospital and community-based Japanese patients with schizophrenia
    Norio Sugawara
    Department of Psychiatry, Hirosaki Aiseikai Hospital, Hirosaki, Japan
    Ann Gen Psychiatry 10:21. 2011
    ..abstract:..
  13. pmc Cognitive function among hemodialysis patients in Japan
    Gen Odagiri
    Department of Neuropsychiatry, Hirosaki University School of Medicine, Hirosaki, Japan
    Ann Gen Psychiatry 10:20. 2011
    ..abstract:..
  14. doi request reprint Assessment of the Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale factor structure among middle-aged workers in Japan
    Norio Sugawara
    Department of Psychiatry, Hirosaki Aiseikai Hospital, Hirosaki, Aomori 036 8151, Japan
    Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 65:109-11. 2011
    ..These findings indicate that the Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale is a valid and reliable measure of depressive symptoms for middle-aged workers in Japan...
  15. doi request reprint Prevalence of metabolic syndrome among patients with schizophrenia in Japan
    Norio Sugawara
    Department of Psychiatry, Hirosaki Aiseikai Hospital, Hirosaki, Japan
    Schizophr Res 123:244-50. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the MetS prevalence among patients with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder in Japan...
  16. doi request reprint Clock drawing performance in a community-dwelling population: Normative data for Japanese subjects
    Norio Sugawara
    Department of Psychiatry, Hirosaki Aiseikai Hospital, Aomori, Japan
    Aging Ment Health 14:587-92. 2010
    ..This study also investigates the effect of demographic factors on the performance of the subjects in this task...
  17. doi request reprint Ankle brachial pressure index as a marker of apathy in a community-dwelling population
    Norio Sugawara
    Department of Psychiatry, Hirosaki Aiseikai Hospital, Hirosaki, Japan
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 26:409-14. 2011
    ..Several studies have shown the relationship between apathy and atherosclerotic change in poststroke patients. Although apathy is confused with depression, it might be a specific neuropsychiatric syndrome separate from depression...
  18. pmc Comparison of ankle-brachial pressure index and pulse wave velocity as markers of cognitive function in a community-dwelling population
    Norio Sugawara
    Department of Psychiatry, Hirosaki Aiseikai Hospital, Hirosaki, Japan
    BMC Psychiatry 10:46. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study is to determine the association of the Ankle Brachial pressure Index (ABI) and brachial-ankle Pulse Wave Velocity (ba-PWV) to cognitive impairment in a community-dwelling population...
  19. doi request reprint Measuring neutrophil functions might be a good predictive marker of overtraining in athletes
    Makoto Yaegaki
    Department of Social Medicine, Hirosaki University Graduate School of Medicine, Zaifu cho 5, Hirosaki, Aomori 036 8562, Japan
    Luminescence 23:281-6. 2008
    ..Therefore, regularly examining neutrophil functions such as ROS and PA might be a good preventative measure against overtraining in athletes participating in training camps...
  20. doi request reprint Comparing the influences of age and disease on distortion in the clock drawing test in Japanese patients with schizophrenia
    Ayako Kaneda
    Department of Neuropsychiatry, Hirosaki University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 18:908-16. 2010
    ..The objective of this study was to investigate the influence of schizophrenia and aging on performance in the CDT...
  21. ncbi request reprint Effects of intense exercise on the physiological and mental condition of female university judoists during a training camp
    Takashi Umeda
    Department of Social Medicine, Hirosaki University Graduate School of Medicine, Hirosaki, Japan
    J Sports Sci 26:897-904. 2008
    ..032). Our results suggest that intense exercise during training camps for female judoists leads to the appearance and accumulation of mental and physical fatigue, which are related to each other...
  22. doi request reprint Sexual dysfunction in Japanese patients with schizophrenia treated with antipsychotics
    Akira Fujii
    Department of Neuropsychiatry, Graduate School of Medicine, Hirosaki University, Hirosaki, Japan
    Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 34:288-93. 2010
    ..Clinicians should keep these problems in mind and discuss potential solutions with their patients in Asian populations...
  23. ncbi request reprint Gender differences in factors associated with suicidal ideation and depressive symptoms among middle-aged workers in Japan
    Norio Sugawara
    Department of Neuropsychiatry, Hirosaki University School of Medicine, Japan
    Ind Health 51:202-13. 2013
    ..Additional studies are needed to examine the longitudinal relationships between the risk factors associated with suicidal ideation and depressive symptoms. ..
  24. doi request reprint Gender-specific prolactin response to antipsychotic treatments with risperidone and olanzapine and its relationship to drug concentrations in patients with acutely exacerbated schizophrenia
    Norio Yasui-Furukori
    Department of Neuropsychiatry, Graduate School of Medicine, Hirosaki University, Hirosaki 036 8562, Japan
    Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 34:537-40. 2010
    ..01). The present study suggests that the predominant factors influencing hyperprolactinemia are young female for risperidone treatment, and being female and lower drug concentration as a predictor for hyperprolactinemia under olanzapine...
  25. doi request reprint Comparing the influence of dopamine Dâ‚‚ polymorphisms and plasma drug concentrations on the clinical response to risperidone
    Norio Yasui-Furukori
    Department of Neuropsychiatry, Hirosaki Graduate University, School of Medicine, Hirosaki, Japan
    J Clin Psychopharmacol 31:633-7. 2011
    ..Both the genotyping of DRD2 and the monitoring of plasma drug concentrations may be useful for improving clinically dominant symptoms. Further work involving replication in a larger sample is required to support our findings...
  26. doi request reprint Characteristics of the tree-drawing test in chronic schizophrenia
    Ayako Kaneda
    Department of Neuropsychiatry, Hirosaki University Graduate School of Medicine, Hirosaki Aiseikai Hospital, Hirosaki, Japan
    Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 64:141-8. 2010
    ....
  27. doi request reprint Effect of adjunctive treatment with aripiprazole to atypical antipsychotics on cognitive function in schizophrenia patients
    Norio Yasui-Furukori
    Department of Neuropsychiatry, Graduate School of Medicine, Hirosaki University, Hirosaki, Japan
    J Psychopharmacol 26:806-12. 2012
    ..These results suggest that adjunctive treatment with aripiprazole improves motor speed but worsens some cognitive functions. It is likely that these effects are due to the dopamine D2 antagonistic effect of aripiprazole...
  28. doi request reprint No association between polymorphism in tyrosine hydroxylase and personality traits in healthy Japanese subjects
    Shoko Tsuchimine
    Department of Neuropsychiatry, Graduate School of Medicine, Hirosaki University, Hirosaki, Japan
    Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 64:196-8. 2010
    ..These findings suggest that the (TCAT)(n) repeat polymorphism in the TH gene does not contribute to the personality traits evaluated on the TCI in healthy Japanese subjects...
  29. doi request reprint The effects of a two-hour judo training session on the neutrophil immune functions in university judoists
    Takashi Umeda
    Department of Social Medicine, Hirosaki University School of Medicine, 5 Zaifu cho, Hirosaki, 036 8562 Aomori, Japan
    Luminescence 23:49-53. 2008
    ....
  30. doi request reprint Association between the dopamine D2 receptor (DRD2) polymorphism and the personality traits of healthy Japanese participants
    Shoko Tsuchimine
    Department of Neuropsychiatry, Graduate School of Medicine, Hirosaki University, Hirosaki, Japan
    Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 38:190-3. 2012
    ..We investigated the possible relationship between the personality traits measured by the Temperament and Character Inventory (TCI) and the TaqI A and -141C Ins/Del polymorphisms in the dopamine D2 receptor gene (DRD2)...
  31. doi request reprint Association between dopamine-related polymorphisms and plasma concentrations of prolactin during risperidone treatment in schizophrenic patients
    Norio Yasui-Furukori
    Department of Neuropsychiatry, Hirosaki University School of Medicine, and Department of Psychiatry, Hirosaki Aiseikai Hospital, Hirosaki 036 8562, Japan
    Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 32:1491-5. 2008
    ..These findings suggest that plasma prolactin concentrations in females are much higher than in males but the dopamine-related variants are not predominantly associated with plasma concentration of prolactin...
  32. doi request reprint No association between hormonal abnormality and sexual dysfunction in Japanese schizophrenia patients treated with antipsychotics
    Norio Yasui-Furukori
    Department of Neuropsychiatry, Graduate School of Medicine, Hirosaki University, Hirosaki, Japan
    Hum Psychopharmacol 27:82-9. 2012
    ..Although sexual dysfunction is believed to be caused by hormonal abnormalities, few reports have studied sexual dysfunction and its association with hormonal abnormalities in Asian populations with schizophrenia...
  33. ncbi request reprint Association between plasma brain-derived neurotrophic factor levels and personality traits in healthy Japanese subjects
    Norio Yasui-Furukori
    Department of Neuropsychiatry, Hirosaki University School of Medicine, Hirosaki 036 8562, Japan Electronic address
    Psychiatry Res 210:220-3. 2013
    ..177, p=0.018) and self-directedness scores (r=0.165, p=0.028). Our findings suggest that plasma BDNF levels are associated with depression-related personality traits...
  34. doi request reprint Prolactin fluctuation over the course of a day during treatments with three atypical antipsychotics in schizophrenic patients
    Norio Yasui-Furukori
    Department of Neuropsychiatry, Hirosaki University School of Medicine, Hirosaki, Japan
    Hum Psychopharmacol 25:236-42. 2010
    ..The plasma concentration of prolactin during perospirone treatment therefore depends on the time of sampling...
  35. doi request reprint Neuroleptic malignant syndrome induced by lamotrigine
    Masamichi Ishioka
    Department of Neuropsychiatry, Graduate School of Medicine, Hirosaki University, Hirosaki, Japan
    Clin Neuropharmacol 36:131-2. 2013
    ..Thus, the purpose of this case report was to warn psychiatrists against therapy with LTG, as it may be conducive to neuroleptic malignant syndrome. ..
  36. doi request reprint Dose-dependent effects of adjunctive treatment with aripiprazole on hyperprolactinemia induced by risperidone in female patients with schizophrenia
    Norio Yasui-Furukori
    Department of Neuropsychiatry, Hirosaki University School of Medicine, Hirosaki, Japan
    J Clin Psychopharmacol 30:596-9. 2010
    ..The effect occurs even when a low dosage (3 mg/d) of aripiprazole was used and achieves a plateau at dosages beyond 6 mg/d...
  37. ncbi request reprint The Influence of 5-HTTLPR Genotype on the Association between the Plasma Concentration and Therapeutic Effect of Paroxetine in Patients with Major Depressive Disorder
    Tetsu Tomita
    Department of Neuropsychiatry, Graduate School of Medicine, Hirosaki University, Hirosaki, Japan
    PLoS ONE 9:e98099. 2014
    ..We investigated the association between the paroxetine plasma concentration and clinical response in patients with different 5-HTTLPR genotypes...
  38. doi request reprint Minor genetic variants of the dopamine D4 receptor (DRD4) polymorphism are associated with novelty seeking in healthy Japanese subjects
    Shoko Tsuchimine
    Department of Neuropsychiatry, Graduate School of Medicine, Hirosaki University, Hirosaki, Japan
    Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 33:1232-5. 2009
    ..long alleles), there were no significant associations between the DRD4 VNTR polymorphism and any TCI scores. Our results suggest that minor 5-repeat allele is associated with high novelty-seeking scores in healthy Japanese subjects...
  39. ncbi request reprint An investigation of temperament and character inventory items for predicting the response to paroxetine treatment in patients with major depressive disorder
    Tetsu Tomita
    Department of Neuropsychiatry, Graduate School of Medicine, Hirosaki University, Hirosaki 036 8562, Japan
    J Affect Disord 165:109-13. 2014
    ..We aimed to determine which TCI items could predict the response to treatment with paroxetine in patients with MDD...
  40. ncbi request reprint Preanalysis storage conditions influence the measurement of brain-derived neurotrophic factor levels in peripheral blood
    Shoko Tsuchimine
    Department of Neuropsychiatry, Graduate School of Medicine, Hirosaki University, Hirosaki, Japan
    Neuropsychobiology 69:83-8. 2014
    ..However, previous studies have suggested that plasma BDNF levels are more variable than serum BDNF levels...
  41. doi request reprint No Association between a polymorphism in the serotonin receptor 2B (HTR2B) gene and personality traits in healthy Japanese subjects
    Shoko Tsuchimine
    Department of Neuropsychiatry, Graduate School of Medicine, Hirosaki University, Hirosaki, Japan
    Neuropsychobiology 68:59-62. 2013
    ....
  42. pmc Change in the capability of reactive oxygen species production by neutrophils following weight reduction in female judoists
    Makoto Yaegaki
    Department of Social Medicine, Hirosaki University School of Medicine, Zaifu cho, Hirosaki, Aomori, Japan
    Br J Sports Med 41:322-7. 2007
    ..Few studies exist for athletes on the weight reduction-mediated changes in neutrophil function and related activities such as reactive oxygen species (ROS) production capability, phagocytic activity (PA) and serum opsonic activity (SOA)...