Activities of the Department of Neuropsychiatry Nagasaki University School of Medicine, as a World Health Organization Collaborating Center
Despite the increased importance of evidence-based medicine (referred to as EBM hereinafter) becoming known nationwide, there exists far less than sufficient evidence in Japan itself for field of psychiatry, not to mention the situation in other fields of medicine. I myself have been reiterating that efforts should be made to accommodate studies that aim to establish EBM. Referring to data published in foreign countries is considered a potential alternative; however, some data may show ethnic differences, and others may further suggest differences due to psychosocial and cultural variabilities.
KeywordsDown Syndrome Antiepileptic Drug Japanese Version Mental Health Survey World Mental Health Survey
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