Health Conditions


Depression Screening: PHQ9 Questionnaire

Take the PHQ9 Questionnaire Now Today, October 7th, is National Depression Screening Day in the US. I must confess my ignorance about depression screening protocols in the US but in the UK, much health care delivery is guided by NICE – the National Institute for Care and Health Excellence. NICE guidance has long recommended health […]

What is Binge-Eating Disorder?

Author: Melanie Ersapah, TMH Counselor What do you mean by binge-eating? Binge-eating is defined as eating an amount of food that is in excess of the portion size that one might usually consume in a short period of time (e.g. within 2-hours). Continuing to snack throughout the day would not be considered binge-eating. Also, the […]

Calorie Restriction

Author: Mari Sone, BA (DISCLAIMER: This blog article does not endorse disordered eating behaviors. If you suspect that you or your loved one may be suffering from an eating disorder, please contact us at [email protected]) “If you eat less, you feel happier.” How odd does that sound?  A lot of people expect the restriction of […]

How do we assess a child for ADHD?

Author: Bronwen Dawson, MSc Many children may get easily distracted during homework, forget their pencil case at school, or have trouble listening to their teacher in the classroom. However, high levels of inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity can be a sign of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): a neurodevelopmental condition commonly found in children. What are […]

About feeling anxious…

If you notice that you or your loved one is struggling with anxiety, get in touch with us. Our counselors are here to support you. You can come and see one of our providers to discuss any concerns you may have. We are here for you. Our offices are open from 9AM-9PM all 7 days of […]

How can one benefit from a neuropsychological assessment?

Author: Yu Yamamoto, MSc Neuropsychological assessment may sound intimidating but in reality, it is designed to help you address your unique concerns. In many ways, neuropsychological assessments are analogous to medical check-ups and tests. For example, if you are experiencing physical symptoms of unknown cause, you would probably seek help from your primary care provider […]

Understanding Eating Disorders

Skylar Hom February recognized National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (NEDAwareness Week) this year from February 24th to March 1st. NEDA is a week recognized in the United States that aims to bring attention to the prevalence of eating disorders. Eating disorders are mental and physical illnesses that are characterized by abnormal eating or exercise habits […]

Autism: Expanding the Social World

Join us on October 19th for Autism: Expanding the Social World a seminar, presented by Tokyo Mental Health. Come learn about communication strategies for children on the Autism Spectrum, from award winning speech and language therapist, Jennie O’Grady, SALT, MSc. Please RSVP to [email protected] We look forward to seeing you there!  

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) & Resources in Japan

Sunna Trebbin Harvard What is Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)? Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that impacts communication and behaviour. ASD affects a person’s ability to socialize with others, and can also influence the way they perceive others (Durand, 2014). In other words, the act of reading social cues and providing appropriate responses […]

Schizophrenia and Psychosis in children and young people

Here are the National Institute of Clinical Excellence guidance on the assessment and management of psychosis in young people. While adult services are very familiar with these disorders, due to very low frequencies in childhood, I feel that primary care child services may often not consider such diagnoses. These guidelines are simple, easy to read […]