Mental health and psychosocial support after the Great East Japan Earthquake

Yutaka Kato, Hiroyuki Uchida, Masaru Mimura

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Since the Great East Japan Earthquake, Keio University School of Medicine has, at the request of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, provided mental health and psychosocial support to those living in Soma City in Fukushima Prefecture. This report covers the types of support provided in Soma City and discusses previous studies that were used as the model for current support practice and the results gained from actual performance. Also included is a summary of the objectives that were or were not achieved for medical support compared with recommendations from previous studies. Furthermore, future directions for medical support are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15-22
Number of pages8
JournalKeio Journal of Medicine
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Mar


  • Disaster medicine
  • Earthquakes
  • Mental health
  • Psychiatry
  • Tsunamis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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