Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Ethics

We have been devoting ourselves to clinical practice, education and research related to psychiatric disorders since the Department of Neuropsychiatry was established in April, 1983. In 2002, the department was integrated and renewed as University of Yamanashi, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Ethics.
Clinics: Clinical services have been offered mainly for patients with affective disorders; now the scope has been expanded for a range of psychiatric disorders including schizophrenia, autism spectrum disorders, eating disorders, major neurocognitive disorders and substance use disorders. We also serve to offer consultation-liaison psychiatry and palliative care in cooperation with other clinical departments, and represent one of the handful places in Japan where general genetic counseling is provided by certified experts.
Education: Our mission is to provide accurate information on mental disorders and convey the fact that psychiatry is a field of high clinical importance as well as tremendous academic interests. Evidence-based education is expected to afford sustainable, unbiased knowledge for all medical students irrespective of their future specialties and careers.
Research: We are in charge of both clinical and basic research regarding psychiatric disorders and behavioral disturbances. Our approach includes, but is not limited to, neuropsychopharmacological, neuroimaging, neuropathological, genetic, cell-biological and pharmaco-behavioral analyses.



Name Title・Positions Main Research Focus
Takefumi SUZUKI Professor

Clinical Diagnostics, Management and Neuropsychopharmacology in General

Akihiko NUNOMURA Associate Professor Clinical Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry, Neuropathology, Neurobiology in Age-related Neurodegenerative Disease
Manabu SHINOHARA Associate Professor
(Health Care Center)
Health Care, Clinical Psychiatry
Hiroki ISHIGURO Lecturer Clinical Psychiatry, Child Psychiatry, Clinical Genetics, Palliative Care, Molecular Biology in Psychiatric Disease
Toshio TAMAOKI Lecturer Clinical Psychiatry, Neurobiology in Age-related Neurodegenerative Disease
Takuji UEMURA Assistant Professor Clinical Psychiatry, Child Psychiatry, Molecular Biology in Psychiatric Disease
Takashi HIRATA Assistant Professor Clinical Psychiatry,,  Electroconvulsive therapy, Psychiatric Genetics
Kazuyuki YASUDA Assistant Professor Clinical Psychiatry, Neuro-Image Analyses,  Electroconvulsive therapy
Masataka OTSUKI Assistant Professor Clinical Psychiatry,  Electroconvulsive therapy
Keita KOBAYASHI Assistant Professor Clinical Psychiatry


General Description of Our Research

Clinical neuropsychopharmacology in general
Systematic approaches to treating refractory mood disorders
Systematic approaches to treating dementia and related disorders
Neuroimaging on mechanisms of action of neuromodulatory treatments
Molecular exploration on candidate genes of psychiatric disorders and temperaments



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