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Yuhei Hatakenaka, who is a psychiatrist and certified clinical psychologist in Kōchi, Japan, is the director of Kochi Gillberg Neuropsychiatry Centre and the chief deputy director of Kōchi Prefectural Medical and Welfare Centre. He is Clinical Professor at Kochi Medical School, Kochi University since 2012 and Guest Professor at Social Work Research Institute, Japan College of Social Work from 2013. Yuhei is a PhD student at the Gillberg Neuropsychiatry Centre since 2012.



Aoki S., Hashimoto K., Mezawa H., Hatakenaka Y., Yasumitsu-Lovell K., Suganuma N., ... Gillberg C. (2018). Development of new screening tool for neuromotor development in children aged two-the neuromotor 5 min exam 2-year-old version (N5E2). Brain & development, 40, 445-451.

Hatakenaka Y., Ninomiya H., Billstedt E., Fernell E., & Gillberg, C. (2017). ESSENCE-Q-used as a screening tool for neurodevelopmental problems in public health checkups for young children in south Japan. Neuropsychiatric disease and treatment, 13, 1271-1280.

Kitazoe N., Fujita N., Izumoto Y., Terada SI., & Hatakenaka Y. (2017). Whether the Autism Spectrum Quotient consists of two different subgroups? Cluster analysis of the Autism Spectrum Quotient in general population. Autism: the international journal of research and practice, 21, 323-332.


Hatakenaka, Y., Fernell, E., Sakaguchi, M., Ninomiya, H., Fukunaga, I., & Gillberg, C. (2016). ESSENCE-Q - a first clinical validation study of a new screening questionnaire for young children with suspected neurodevelopmental problems in south Japan. Neurospychiaretic Disease and Treatment, 12, 1739-1746.

Hatakenaka, Y., Kotani, H., Yasumitsu-Lovell, K., Suzuki, K., Fernell, E., & Gillberg, C. (2016). Infant Motor Delay and Early Symptomatic Syndromes Eliciting Neurodevelopmental Clinical Examinations in Japan. Pediatric Neurology, 54, 55-63.


Hatakenaka, Y. & Fujioka, T. (2015). Monitoring Compassion Fatigue and Compassion Satisfaction of Mental Health Professionals in a Prefectural Mental Health Care Team for Eastern Japan Earthquake Disaster: Prospective Longitudinal Cohort Questionnaire Assessment. Journal of Social Policy and Social Work, 19, 29-43.

Hatakenaka, Y. & Hiarano, S. (2015). Training Health Professionals Engaging in 18-Month Check-up for Early Detection and Early Intervention of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Social Polish and Social Work, 19, 45-57.


Hatakenaka, Y., Nonomiya, K., & Korenaga, K. (2010). [A case of autism spectrum disorder with severe mental retardation whose behavioral problems have ameliorated as his progress in functional communication skill according to PECS training.] Kochi-daigaku Kyoiku Zissen Kenkyu, 24,113-122. (Japanese)


Hatakenaka, Y. (2009). [The importance of early detection and early intervention-specific features of the young children suspected ASD.] In T. Haramaki (Ed.), Success guide of the adolescent and adult with ASD, (vol.3, pp.196-220). Kyoto: Creates Kamogawa Press. (Japanese)


Hatakenaka, Y. (2008). [Developmental disorders and art-from the view point of a clinical psychiatrist.] In Y. Harima (Ed.), “Accept the difference, think the difference”-artistic activity and children with developmental disorders, (pp. 6-13). Nara: Tanpopo-no-ye foundation. (Japanese)


Hatakenaka, Y. (2006). [Epidemiology of autism.] Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, 217, 997-1001. (Japanese)


Hatakenaka, Y. (2005). [Mental retardation.] In S. Inoue (Ed.), Nursing care handbook by neurological and psychiatric disease, (pp. 160-163). Osaka: Medica Press. (Japanese)

Hatakenaka, Y., & Nonomiya, K. (2005). [About Asperger’s syndrome with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and bilateral congenital perceptive deafness.] Japanese Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 34, 1163-1171. (Japanese)


Hatakenaka, Y. (2002). [Understanding developmental disorders-centering on autism and ADHD.] Journal of Kochi Medical Association, 7, 26-734. (Japanese)


Nose, K., Oryu, M., Hatakenaka, Y., & Takasaka, Y. (2001). [Music therapy in developmental disorders.] Japanese Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, special issue, 76-81. (Japanese)


Hatakenaka,Y. (2000). [Clinical Dohsa Therapy for anthrophobia and depression-Application in a psychiatric clinic.] In: M. Tsuru, Y. Yoshikawa & G. Naruse (Eds.), The Base and Development of Clinical Dohsatherapy, (pp. 149-158). Tokyo: Corele Press. (Japanese)


Tanabe, H., & Hatakenaka, Y. (1998). [Intellectual disturbance-Mental and behavioral symptomatology II B, Psychiatric symptoms, classification of disease and epidemiology.] Tokyo: Nakayama-Shoten . (Japanese)


Hatakenaka, Y. (1996). [Dohsa Therapy in Psychiatric Clinic-Through 2 Cases.] Journal of Clinical Dohsalogy, 2, 28-37. (Japanese)


Hatakenaka, Y. (1995). [An application of Clinical Dohsa Therapy for a borderline personality case. ] Journal of Clinical Dohsalogy, 1, 10-11. (Japanese)


Nakagawa, Y., Tanabe, H., Ikeda, M., Kazui, H., Ito, K., Inoue, H., … Shiraishi., J. (1993). Completion phenomenon in transcortical sensory aphasia. Behavioural Neurology, 6, 135-142.



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