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Suicides among Japanese young people hit 30-year high: What you can do to help your loved ones

For the past 12 decades, Japan has been presenting high suicide rates, for being a highly developed country. Suicide rates are often measured per 100 000 people, and from 1998 until 2011, the rate in Japan was 26.1 per 100 000 people. Since 2011 rates have declined (16.7 per 100 000 people), but suicide is […]

International Women’s Day: A Note on Gender and Depression

Sunna Trebbin Harvard Depression is one of the most common mental illnesses, as 4.4% of the entire global population are struggling with the hardships related to the illness (WHO, 2017). Depression is more common among women. When only looking at the female population, prevalence rates of depression rises up to 5.1%. There is no consensus […]

Tokyo Mental Health welcomes Udeni to our growing team of clinical psychologists

We are happy to welcome Udeni Appuhamilage to our expanding team of clinical psychologists! Udeni obtained her academic and clinical training from the US and Australia. She has worked with universities, humanitarian organizations and state institutions for more than a decade as a clinician, clinical supervisor and a clinical trainer. Her key clinical expertise are […]

Dreading the Holidays? Five Tips for Coping with Holiday Stress

Family get-togethers, Christmas gifts, parties, New Year’s resolutions and bucket lists – while they are meant to bring feelings of peace, hope and love, for many of us, they can also be a major cause of holiday stress. It is too easy to overspend during preparations. Gift shopping can become an obligation that annually maxes […]

Tokyo Mental Health welcomes Eileen, an experienced US counselor

Tokyo Mental Health is happy to announce that a new talk therapist has joined their staff. Eileen Nielsen is an experienced counselor, having received her Masters in counseling in the United States. Eileen has extensive experience counseling those with anxiety and depression, having recently worked with survivors of the 3-11 disaster in northern Japan, as […]

Publication of the most recent outcomes for mood disorders at American Clinic Tokyo

We are pleased to announce the publication of the most recent outcomes for mood disorders at American Clinic Tokyo at the Royal College of Psychiatrists International Congress in Birmingham, the U.K., on Wednesday, June 27, 2018. It was discovered that 76% of people who came with depression achieved full remission from their symptoms. “Re-Audit of […]

New Psychotherapist Starts at Tokyo Mental Health

I’m excited to announce that with the new year, I’ll be joined by an American psychotherapist, Mandie Maurer, who is coming to Tokyo from the University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry. Mandie was trained in the University of Michigan Ambulatory Psychiatry Department and has conducted individual and group psychotherapy with individuals dealing with a range […]

Depression and Inflammation

A new and interesting study by Prossin et al throws some light on the role between depression, inflammatory processes in the body and other diseases such as cardiovascular disease.