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Psychosomatic Medicine

Psychosomatic Medicine

Psychosomatic Medicine

The Department of Psychosomatic Medicine provides comprehensive medical care, both physical and mental, for patients with psychosomatic disorders.

Medical services

The department provides outpatient and inpatient services as well as consultation-liaison activities. An outpatient clinic specializing in eating disorders is open, and the department also admits patients with eating disorders for treatment on an inpatient basis.

Diagnosis and treatment policy

The department provides comprehensive medical care services including not only physical treatment but also psychosocial approaches. We place a particular emphasis on a combination of medication, psychotherapy, and lifestyle counseling sessions.

Specialties

Eating disorders

In the outpatient clinic for eating disorders, patients are treated with a combination of physical management and cognitive behavior therapy. They may be hospitalized, if necessary, for behavior therapy and other treatments.

Psycho-Oncology

Patients with malignancies are provided with psychosocial care.

Psychosomatic disorders, which are physical diseases associated with psychosocial factors

While treating physical disorders, assessment and approaches also include the psychosocial perspective.

Stress-related diseases

Patients affected by physical and psychological stress are treated with stress management and relaxation techniques.

Target diseases

Eating disorders, diseases that require treatment as psychosomatic disorders (bronchial asthma, essential hypertension, orthostatic disturbance, ischemic heart disease, gastric and duodenal ulcer, irritable bowel syndrome, diabetes, obesity, hyperthyroidism, headache, atopic dermatitis. etc.)

Frequently performed tests

In the first consultation, the physician collects detailed information on the patient’s condition, past history, and psychosocial background. In addition, psychological questionnaires are also used. If necessary, physical examinations including blood and urine tests, X-ray, ECG (electrocardiography), EEG (electroencephalography), and autonomic nervous function test are performed.

Kazuhiro Yoshiuchi

Kazuhiro Yoshiuchi

Departments/Divisions

Department of Psychosomatic Medicine

Titles

M.D. , Ph.D.

Expertise/Specialties

Psychosomatic Medicine

Research Interests

Research on development of treatment for eating disorders and on development of mobile tools for assessment and treatment for life-style related disorders and mood disorders using EMA and EMI methods.

Languages

Japanese / English

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Major diseases treated in this department and numbers of in- and outpatients (including duplicated diagnoses)

Disease name Number of inpatients Number of new outpatients
1 Eating disorders 53 59
2 Psychosomatic disorders 0 10
3 Mood disorders 6 27
4 Anxiety disorders 0 24
5 Others 1 75

(2015)

Areas of expertise, treatment and examination methods

Diseases
  1. Psychosomatic disorders (such as irritable bowel syndrome, functional headaches, hypertension, and diabetes)
  2. Eating disorders
Treatment methods
  1. Pharmacotherapy (medications, such as antidepressants and anti-anxiety drugs)
  2. Relaxation method
  3. Cognitive behavioral therapy
  4. Others (including transactional analysis therapy and sand play therapies)

    Note: Methods 2, 3, and 4 may not be applicable in some cases, depending on the number of patients and time of consultation. For further details, please consult the initial doctor or that in charge during consultation.
Examination methods
  1. Psychological examination (Personality test, Intelligence test etc.)
  2. Blood test
  3. Others (including head CT scans, electroencephalography, and Holter electrocardiography)

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