Clinical Medicine, Neuroscience, Physiology

Behavioral Medicine(National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry)

To Elucidate Mechanisms and Develop Treatment of Psychosomatic Diseases and Eating Disorders Based on Behavioral Medicine

Medical Sciences Course

  • Master / Doctoral Degree


ANDO, TetsuyaANDO, Tetsuya
ANDO, Tetsuya

Professor, M.D., Ph.D

Research Theme

  • To Develop of Psychosomatic Treatment for Eating Disorders and Psychosomatic diseases
  • To Elucidate Mechanisms of Eating Disorders and Psychosomatic Diseases
Research Keywords:

Psychosomatic Disease, Eating Disorders, Behavioral Medicine, Psychosomatic Medicine, Neuroscience

Technical Keywords:

Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Biomarker, Genetic Analysis, Neuroimaging

Laboratory Introduction

The mission of our laboratory is to study mechanisms of, and develop treatment of psychosomatic disease and eating disorders based on biopsychosocial model. Currently we are running multicenter randomized controlled trial on effectiveness of cognitive behavior therapy for bulimia nervosa as well as irritable syndrome. We are also conducting MRI study of psychosomatic diseases and eating disorders.

Recent Publications

  • Ando T, Komaki G, Naruo T: Possible role of preproghrelin gene polymorphisms in susceptibility to bulimia nervosa. Am J Med Genet Neuropsychiatr Genet 141B: 929-934, 2006.
  • Ando T, Ichimaru Y, Konjiki F, Shoji M, and Komaki G: Variations in the preproghrelin gene correlate with higher body mass index, fat mass, and body dissatisfaction in young Japanese women. Am J Clin Nutr 86: 25-32, 2007.
  • Ando T, Ishikawa T, Hotta M: No association of brain-derived neurotrophic factor Val66Met polymorphism with anorexia nervosa in Japanese. Am J Med Genet Part B 159B:48-52, 2012.
  • Ando T, Tamura N, Mera T, et al. Association of the c.385C>A (p.Pro129Thr) polymorphism of the fatty acid amide hydrolase gene with anorexia nervosa in the Japanese population. Molecular Genetics & Genomic Medicine 2:313-318, 2014
  • Ohara C, Komaki G, Yamagata Z, Hotta M, Kamo T, Ando T: Factors associated with caregiving burden and mental health conditions in caregivers of patients with anorexia nervosa in Japan. BioPsychoSocial Medicine. 10: 21, 2016.