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It targets general psychiatric disorders such as depression and other mood disorders, panic disorder and other neurotic disorders, and schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders. Although drug dependency such as alcohol dependence is also covered, we do not provide specialized treatment based on the addiction treatment program. In addition, in recent years, there are an increasing number of cases where we are faced with the need to deal with diseases in the field of child psychiatry and we are strengthening our collaboration with clinical psychologists. We will do our best to treat you as much as possible. Also, if you are a family member because the patient is not able to come due to various reasons, please feel free to contact us.

In our department, strengthening the clinical system of the clinical psychiatric department has been one of the important issues, but since a full-time psychologist has come to work?? in addition to the existing staff, there is a system that can respond to duties such as counseling. It has been significantly strengthened. Together with the requests from the pediatric department, we will continue to make efforts to meet the needs of patients in the future.

Another important task is consultation activities regarding various psychiatric problems that occur in the ward. There are many mental symptoms that occur during the course of physical treatment, and there are many cases where our involvement alleviates the problem. This tendency is especially noticeable when active medical activities are being carried out as a hospital like us. For the patient's to understand the matter, feel free to consult with the doctor or our staff.

One of the characteristics of our medical care system is that we have set up an initila consultation that is separate from those for re-consultation. This is to enable the initial patient to undergo a thorough examination. We would like to ask for your cooperation in order to reduce the waiting time. Even if the initial examination frame is filled, if the symptom is urgent, we will respond promptly depending on the situation, so please let us know.

In our mental health and psychiatry, in order to build a system to smoothly accept people with mental illness who need treatment both inside and outside the our center, a psychiatrist who is aware of the problem, can establish agility of activities by a multi-disciplinary team (psychiatric consultation and liaison team, hereafter referred to as psychiatric CLT) that includes nurses, clinical psychologists, and mental health workers with sufficient knowledge of mental disorders We believe that operation is an urgent issue, and have been actively engaged in psychiatric CLT activities. This time, with the help of the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare's 2012 ?? subsidy, and with the cooperation of Kobe City Medical Center Nishi Citizen's Hospital, Department of Psychiatry and Neurology, which also has a lot of experience in this department, a psychiatric liaison team activity guideline draft was created (PDF format). I would appreciate it if you could take a look.

Director of the Mental health and Psyciatory Department
Dr. Hiraki Koishikawa, M.D.
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