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It is suggested that any clinician working on the Miyako islands, Okinawa, Japan, be a mediator or a negotiator between two worlds, namely the shamanistic and the modern psychiatric ones. On these islands, to subscribe to either is possible only by ignoring conflicting clinical realities. The main point is to summarize the complementary practices of these(More)
AIM The aim of this study was to identify risk factors for suicide in Japanese substance use disorder (SUD) patients, adjusting for age and sex, and to examine sex differences in suicide risk among these patients. METHODS A self-reporting questionnaire on age, sex, types of abused substances, current depression, and suicidality was administered to 1420(More)
BACKGROUND In Japan, the three chief traditional guidelines for sobriety (3CGS) are regular medical checkups, participation in self-help groups, and pharmacotherapy with antidipsotropics. However, the official record of the origins of 3CGS is not clear. The aim of this current study was to assess 3CGS by an examination of the prognosis of patients with(More)
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