Training persons with schizophrenia in illness self-management: a randomized controlled trial in Japan.


Despite the worldwide shift from inpatient to community-based treatment for individuals with severe mental illness, Japanese psychiatric services remain hospital based. In 1998, Japan had 29 psychiatric beds per 10,000 persons, twice as many as in most European countries and five times as many as in the United States (1). The reasons for Japan's slow… (More)