Tohru Takizawa

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OBJECTIVES Mental diseases such as schizophrenia and depression put patients at risk for suicide. It is extremely important to understand that one way of preventing suicide is to determine the actual mental state of the individual. The purpose of this study was to analyze the true mental state of suicide victims reported in the vital statistics. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND As the suicide rate in Japan has remained high since 1998, various suicide prevention measures have been implemented in Japanese local communities. AIMS To report our findings on the effect of a psychoeducational video as a suicide prevention measure in a Japanese rural town. METHODS Questionnaires were randomly mailed to 2,000 residents aged(More)
Little is known about the association between depression and the buffering effects of social support in mid-life crisis. The aim of this study is to determine the buffering effects of social support on depression concerning middle-aged individuals, while also taking reciprocity and gender differences into careful consideration. A cross-sectional survey of(More)
BACKGROUND In addition to implementing a depression screening program, conducting a survey beforehand might contribute to suicide risk reduction for the elderly. AIMS This study evaluates outcomes of a community-based program to prevent suicide among individuals aged 60 and over, using a quasiexperimental design with an intervention region (41,337(More)
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