Tetsuji Cho

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BACKGROUND The efficacy of disulfiram in preventing an alcoholic relapse has been controversial. The aim of our study was to assess the efficacy of supervised disulfiram for the treatment of alcohol dependence with a multi-institutional study in Japan. METHODS In a single-blinded, randomized placebo-controlled study, we recruited 109 patients diagnosed(More)
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)
The present study used a self-reporting questionnaire to compare suicide risk in outpatients being treated for substance use disorder at specialized hospitals to suicide risk in outpatients being treated for depressive disorder at general psychiatric clinics. Although patients in both groups exhibited an equal severity of depression, the patients with drug(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 AND PURPOSE Substance use disorder is one of the important mental health problems related to suicide, nearly equal with depressive disorder. However, it is unclear how differences of abused substances influence the suicide risk of individuals with substance use disorder in Japan. The purpose of the present study is to compare an estimated suicide(More)
One hundred fifty-three inpatients with alcohol dependence syndrome were treated with the structured BDIM (Before-Discharge Intervention Method). 82 patients of them have participated to self-help group meetings or kept having therapy as our outpatients or inpatients during the study period. We chose the families of the 82 patients as our study subject Out(More)
We investigated the nature of patients who have a pathological drinking problem visiting the emergency department (ED). During the investigation period, 107 (1.2%) of 8,812 referred patients, including children, were suspected of having consumed alcohol by the medical staff in the ED on the basis of the interview, the smell of alcohol on the patient's(More)