3 September 2017
Dr. Syudo Yamasaki, Chief researcher in the Project for Mental Health Promotion, received the Best Poster Award from 20th International Congress of International Society for Psychological and Social approaches to psychosis.
Dr. Syudo Yamasaki presented the poster presentation entitled ”Dissociation mediates the relationship between peer victimization and hallucinatory experiences among early adolescents.” in the 20th International Congress of International Society for Psychological and Social approaches to psychosis (ISPS; Liverpool, UK, from 30th August to 3rd September), and he was awarded the Best Poster Award.
The ISPS is an international organization promoting psychological treatments for persons with psychosis and is established 20 years ago.
The research demonstrated that dissociation mediates the association between experiences of bullying and hallucinatory experiences in adolescence based on the data from a large population-based birth cohort study (Tokyo TEEN Cohort study). The organizing committees of ISPS acclaimed the research because it has overcome several limitations of previous studies based on limited samples.