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Department of Drug Dependence Research

@The activities of the department mainly consist of research, training, and social/community activities. Research activities consist of 1) epidemiological studies aimed to understand the drug abuse/dependence situation in Japan, 2) clinical studies on methamphetamine-related mental disorders and solvent-related mental disorders, and 3) biological and behavioral pharmacological studies on drug dependence. The department holds training seminars on drug dependence for clinical doctors, nurses and comedical staffs. The social/community activities cover a wide range of activities including collaboration with the United Nations and WHO as well as various governmental departments and self-governing bodies, support to the development and preparation of drug education materials, and the advises for research activities.

Department of Drug Dependence Research
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Position Name
Director Toshihiko MATSUMOTO
Section Chief Masahiko FUNADA
Section Chief Takuya SHIMANE
Section Chief Ayumi KONDO


Department of Drug Dependence Research,
National Institute of Mental Health,
National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry.

4-1-1 Ogawahigashi, Kodaira,
Tokyo 187-8553, Japan
TEL: +81-42-346-1954
FAX: +81-42-346-1954