Department of Social Psychiatry

Our Mission: Improving practice and health care system through health services research in mental health

1.Physical and mental illness

(“Multimorbidity” with two or more chronic diseases)

[Conceptual framework] Ito et al. Psychiatr Serv 2013; Ito & Higuchi 2015 [in Japanese]; Pincus et al. Psychiatr Serv 2015 .


Depression and;

Diabetes:

Ito H, Sato T, Satoh-Asahara N, Noda M. Impact of medication adherence on renal function in comorbid patients with type 2 diabetes and depression: protocol for a cohort study. BMC Family Practice 16:124, 2015.

Prevention, or slowing the progression, of diabetic nephropathy is one of the important goals in diabetes care. Although the impact of depression is a concern in patients with diabetes, it is unknown whether there is an association between adherence to hypoglycemic medication and the decline of renal function in comorbid patients with diabetes and depression. We are conducting a multi-center cohort study aimed at examining (1) depression as a predictor of renal function decline, and (2) how adherence to hypoglycemic medication relates to depression and renal function decline in patients with type 2 diabetes.

Heart disease:

Nakamura et al. Am J Cardiology 2013; Ito et al. TJP 2013

Stroke:

Ito et al (in preparation).Dementia: Kamimura et al. Int Psychogeriatrics 2014; Ito et al. Open J Psychiatry 2015.

Schizophrenia:

Misawa et al. BMC Psychiatry 2011; Ikeno T, et al. Open J Psychiatry 2014; Ishii et al. BMC psychiatry 2014.

Adherence:

Ito H. JECM 2013.

Lifestyles:

Okumura et al. Schizophrenia Res 2010.


2.Health policy


Mental health policy: Thornicroft et al. World Psychiatry 2010; Ito et al. World Psychiatry 2012.

Community mental health: Thornicroft et al. Wiley-Blackwell, 2011 [BMA Book Award (Psychiatry) in 2012].

Antipsychotic polypharmacy: Okumura et al. 2013 (in Japanese) [Journal Award in 2014]; Hatta et al. Clin Psychopharmacol Neuroscience 2014.

Seclusion and restraint: Noda et al. Psychiatr Clin Neurosciences 2012; Noda, et al. J Psychiatr Mental Health Nurs 2012.
Suicide: Okumura et al. BMJ Open 2012.


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Contributions to the study for establishment of provisional criteria of "severe and chronic" psychiatric inpatients.
Prototype of clinical pathways (matrices forms for planning individual cares) available for them are published.




3.Advocacy of persons with disabilities



Contibutions to the legislation to prevent the abuse of persons with disabilities.
Other contributions include proposal gulidelines on reasonable accomodations (Cf:the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities) in clinical settings. (PI: HORIGUCHI T)


Each of our studies is supported by the grants of the MHLW or other authorized funding agencies. Both conflicts of interests (COI) and compliance with the ethical guidelines are checked by the boards of the NCNP.


NEWS

2017-06-23
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2017-06-14
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2017-05-31
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2017-05-26
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2017-05-22
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2017-05-09
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2017-04-18
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2017-04-03
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2017-01-06
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2016-04-12
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2015-10-27
Our new research project on diabetes has started.
2015-07-07
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2015-06-30
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2015-06-17
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2015-05-18
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2015-04-24
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2015-04-23
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2015-04-14
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Registered nurses of the Singaporean IMH visited our laboratories for their two-week career development program (November 17-28 2014) (Upper).
On February 6 2015, "the National Projects" hosted the debriefing session at the Station Conference Tokyo (Lower).

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