Takashi Amagasa

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With the sustained economic recession, suicide has been increasing in Japan (more than 300000 victims annually since 1998), particularly among middle-aged employees. Development of preventive measures is needed; however, employees have limited knowledge of the basic information about depression and suicide. One office in Saitama Prefecture, Japan, has been(More)
The purpose of the present paper was to examine the psychiatric symptom dimensions related to needs of care among patients with schizophrenia in hospital and in the community. Subjects were 217 patients with F2 ICD-10 diagnoses. Hospital patients included 102 inpatients (47.0%) in psychiatric long-term care units. Community patients included 115 outpatients(More)
Neurocognitive function impairment attracts much attention as an important factor affecting the level of social functioning in patients with severe mental disorders such as schizophrenia. It forms the basis of learning disability and thus poses a major threat to psychosocial intervention. In this report, we classify 13 intervention methods corresponding to(More)
UNLABELLED Among the chronic mentally ill patients, disabilities invade most parts of their social functioning, and influences their long term course profoundly. It is important clinical issue to improve disability. Social skills training is assumed to be effective method to improve disability, and it has been disseminated over Japan recently. The(More)
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