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Matsushita Tomoko Last modified date:2022.06.10

Associate Professor / Center for Health Sciences and Counseling / Counseling and Health Center

1. Kosuke Kajitani, @Rikako Tsuchimoto, @Yusaku Omodaka, @Tomoko Matsushita, @Hideaki Fukumori, @Takeshi Sato, and @Jun Nagano, Neurodevelopmental Disorder Traits in Taijin-Kyofu-sho and Social Anxiety Disorder: A Cross-Sectional Study among University Students, Hindawi Psychiatry Journal , Volume 2021, Article ID 1661617, 9 pages
, 2021.05.
2. Kosuke Kajitani, Ikumi Higashijima, Kosuke Kaneko, Tomoko Matsushita, Hideaki Fukumori, Daewoong Kim, Short-term effect of a smartphone application on the mental health of university students: A pilot study using a user-centered design self monitoring application for mental health
, PLOS ONE, 15, 9, 2020.05.
3. Kosuke Kajitani, Rikako Tsuchimoto, Tomoko Matsushita, Hideaki Fukumori, Correlation between Taijin-Kyofu-sho and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder among University Students.
A Self-Reported Assessment Study., Psychiatry Journal, 2019, 7953123, 2019.03, Taijin-Kyofu-sho (TK) is regarded as a culture-bound anxiety disorder in East Asian counties. Despite its earlier discovery in Japan, fewer studies have focused on TK than on social anxiety disorder (SAD) and even fewer on TK comorbidity with developmental disorders. Thus, we examined the association between TK and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) among Japanese university students. A total of 673 students (500 male, 173 female) were assessed on the Japanese version of Liebowitz Social Anxiety Scale (LSAS-J), TK scale, and adult ADHD Self-Report Scale (ASRS; version 1.1). On the TK scale and LSAS-J, 17.4 and 10.3 percent of students, respectively, exceeded the cut-off value. Furthermore, ASRS scores more strongly correlated with TK scale than LSAS-J scores (TK scale: r = 0.427; LSAS-J: r = 0.330). To evaluate how TK or SAD with ADHD affects those scores, we divided subjects into four groups: healthy subjects, subjects with TK, those with SAD, and those with both disorders. The total ASRS score was significantly higher in TK-only subjects than in healthy subjects (p < 0.0001). However, there was no significant difference between scores of healthy and SAD-only subjects (p = 0.281). Our results indicate a possible link between ADHD and later development of TK in Japan..
4. 松下 智子, 岡 孝和, A large-scale survey of adverse events experienced in yoga classes, BioPsychoSocial Medicine, DOI 10.1186/s13030-015-0037-1, 9:9, 2015.03.