Takahiro A Kato

Summary

Affiliation: Kyushu University
Country: Japan

Publications

  1. pmc Are microglia minding us? Digging up the unconscious mind-brain relationship from a neuropsychoanalytic approach
    Takahiro A Kato
    Department of Neuropsychiatry, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University Fukuoka, Japan Innovation Center for Medical Redox Navigation, Kyushu University Fukuoka, Japan
    Front Hum Neurosci 7:13. 2013
  2. ncbi request reprint Neurotransmitters, psychotropic drugs and microglia: clinical implications for psychiatry
    T A Kato
    Department of Neuropsychiatry, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, 3 1 1 Maidashi Higashi ku, Fukuoka 812 8582, Japan
    Curr Med Chem 20:331-44. 2013
  3. pmc Minocycline modulates human social decision-making: possible impact of microglia on personality-oriented social behaviors
    Takahiro A Kato
    Department of Neuropsychiatry, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    PLoS ONE 7:e40461. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Does the 'hikikomori' syndrome of social withdrawal exist outside Japan? A preliminary international investigation
    Takahiro A Kato
    Department of Neuropsychiatry, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, 3 1 1 Maidashi Higashi ku, Fukuoka, 812 8582, Japan
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 47:1061-75. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Development of 2-hour suicide intervention program among medical residents: first pilot trial
    Takahiro A Kato
    Department of Neuropsychiatry, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 64:531-40. 2010
  6. doi request reprint Impact of biopsychosocial factors on psychiatric training in Japan and overseas: are psychiatrists oriented to mind, brain, or sociocultural issues?
    Takahiro A Kato
    Department of Neuropsychiatry, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 64:520-30. 2010
  7. doi request reprint Aripiprazole inhibits superoxide generation from phorbol-myristate-acetate (PMA)-stimulated microglia in vitro: implication for antioxidative psychotropic actions via microglia
    Takahiro A Kato
    Department of Neuropsychiatry, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Maidashi 3 1 1, Fukuoka 812 8582, Japan
    Schizophr Res 129:172-82. 2011
  8. doi request reprint Introducing the concept of modern depression in Japan; an international case vignette survey
    Takahiro A Kato
    Department of Neuropsychiatry, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    J Affect Disord 135:66-76. 2011
  9. doi request reprint Inhibitory effects of SSRIs on IFN-γ induced microglial activation through the regulation of intracellular calcium
    Hideki Horikawa
    Department of Neuropsychiatry, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyushu University, Maidashi 3 1 1, Higashi ku, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka 812 8582, Japan
    Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 34:1306-16. 2010
  10. doi request reprint Neuroinflammation in schizophrenia especially focused on the role of microglia
    Akira Monji
    Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Saga University Hospital, Nabeshima 5 1 1, Saga 849 8501, Japan
    Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 42:115-21. 2013

Detail Information

Publications16

  1. pmc Are microglia minding us? Digging up the unconscious mind-brain relationship from a neuropsychoanalytic approach
    Takahiro A Kato
    Department of Neuropsychiatry, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University Fukuoka, Japan Innovation Center for Medical Redox Navigation, Kyushu University Fukuoka, Japan
    Front Hum Neurosci 7:13. 2013
    ..Microglia have the potential to bridge the huge gap between neuroscience, biological psychiatry, psychology and psychoanalysis as a key player to connect the conscious and the unconscious world...
  2. ncbi request reprint Neurotransmitters, psychotropic drugs and microglia: clinical implications for psychiatry
    T A Kato
    Department of Neuropsychiatry, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, 3 1 1 Maidashi Higashi ku, Fukuoka 812 8582, Japan
    Curr Med Chem 20:331-44. 2013
    ..Further investigations and clinical trials should be conducted to clarify this perspective, using animal in vivo studies and imaging studies with human subjects...
  3. pmc Minocycline modulates human social decision-making: possible impact of microglia on personality-oriented social behaviors
    Takahiro A Kato
    Department of Neuropsychiatry, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    PLoS ONE 7:e40461. 2012
    ..Therefore, using minocycline, a tetracycline antibiotic and the most famous microglial inhibitor, is one of the best alternative approaches to clarify microglial functions on human social/mental activities...
  4. doi request reprint Does the 'hikikomori' syndrome of social withdrawal exist outside Japan? A preliminary international investigation
    Takahiro A Kato
    Department of Neuropsychiatry, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, 3 1 1 Maidashi Higashi ku, Fukuoka, 812 8582, Japan
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 47:1061-75. 2012
    ..To explore whether the 'hikikomori' syndrome (social withdrawal) described in Japan exists in other countries, and if so, how patients with the syndrome are diagnosed and treated...
  5. doi request reprint Development of 2-hour suicide intervention program among medical residents: first pilot trial
    Takahiro A Kato
    Department of Neuropsychiatry, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 64:531-40. 2010
    ..In this article, we introduce our newly developed suicide intervention program among medical residents...
  6. doi request reprint Impact of biopsychosocial factors on psychiatric training in Japan and overseas: are psychiatrists oriented to mind, brain, or sociocultural issues?
    Takahiro A Kato
    Department of Neuropsychiatry, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 64:520-30. 2010
    ..To clarify the impact of biopsychosocial factors on psychiatric training under the new and traditional postgraduate medical education system in Japan and to compare them with young psychiatrists from other countries...
  7. doi request reprint Aripiprazole inhibits superoxide generation from phorbol-myristate-acetate (PMA)-stimulated microglia in vitro: implication for antioxidative psychotropic actions via microglia
    Takahiro A Kato
    Department of Neuropsychiatry, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Maidashi 3 1 1, Fukuoka 812 8582, Japan
    Schizophr Res 129:172-82. 2011
    ..Our results imply that aripiprazole may have psychotropic effects by reducing the microglial oxidative reactions and following neuronal reactions, which puts forward a novel therapeutic hypothesis in schizophrenia research...
  8. doi request reprint Introducing the concept of modern depression in Japan; an international case vignette survey
    Takahiro A Kato
    Department of Neuropsychiatry, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    J Affect Disord 135:66-76. 2011
    ..We explored whether MTD is frequently seen in Japan and also in other countries, and if so, how patients with MTD are diagnosed and treated...
  9. doi request reprint Inhibitory effects of SSRIs on IFN-γ induced microglial activation through the regulation of intracellular calcium
    Hideki Horikawa
    Department of Neuropsychiatry, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyushu University, Maidashi 3 1 1, Higashi ku, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka 812 8582, Japan
    Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 34:1306-16. 2010
    ..Our results suggest that the inhibitory effect of paroxetine and sertraline on microglial activation may not be a prerequisite for antidepressant function, but an additional beneficial effect...
  10. doi request reprint Neuroinflammation in schizophrenia especially focused on the role of microglia
    Akira Monji
    Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Saga University Hospital, Nabeshima 5 1 1, Saga 849 8501, Japan
    Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 42:115-21. 2013
    ..The treatment through the inhibition of microglial activation may shed new light on the therapeutic strategy of schizophrenia...
  11. doi request reprint Undergraduate medical students' attitudes towards psychiatry: an international cross-sectional survey between India and Japan
    Takahiro A Kato
    Department of Neuropsychiatry, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Int Rev Psychiatry 25:378-84. 2013
    ..The findings of the current study provide insight in to the attitudes of third-year medical students from India and Japan towards psychiatric patients...
  12. doi request reprint Pretreatment of aripiprazole and minocycline, but not haloperidol, suppresses oligodendrocyte damage from interferon-γ-stimulated microglia in co-culture model
    Yoshihiro Seki
    Department of Neuropsychiatry, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Maidashi 3 1 1, Higashi ku, Fukuoka 812 8582, Japan
    Schizophr Res 151:20-8. 2013
    ..These results put forward a novel therapeutic hypothesis in schizophrenia research. Future in vivo studies to confirm the present results should be performed...
  13. pmc Hikikomori as a possible clinical term in psychiatry: a questionnaire survey
    Masaru Tateno
    Department of Neuropsychiatry, Sapporo Medical University, School of Medicine, South 1, West 16, Chuo Ku, Sapporo 0608543, Japan
    BMC Psychiatry 12:169. 2012
    ..The aim of this study is to gain a better understanding of the perception of hikikomori amongst health-related students and professionals and to explore possible psychiatric conditions underlying hikikomori...
  14. ncbi request reprint Anti-Inflammatory properties of antipsychotics via microglia modulations: are antipsychotics a 'fire extinguisher' in the brain of schizophrenia?
    T A Kato
    Department of Neuropsychiatry, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, and Innovation Center for Medical Redox Navigation, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Mini Rev Med Chem 11:565-74. 2011
    ..In this article, we review the anti-inflammatory effects of antipsychotics on microglia, and propose a novel therapeutic hypothesis of schizophrenia from the perspective of microglial modulation...