Mental Health

Mental health care of Western expatriates in Tokyo

Doug Berger*, Douglas Eames, Pablo Prados-Ruano

Meguro Counseling Center, Tokyo, Japan Received 3 April 2008; accepted 9 April 2008

Abstract This paper describes the current state of mental health care for Western expatriates in Tokyo, Japan. Types of therapists, patient demographics, illness breakdown, and psychiatric medications in Japan are discussed and problems in the system and potential remedies are presented. ª 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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