Regarding the vaccination of the new coronavirus, an expert group of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare approved on the 18th that people with severe mental illness or intellectual disability will be included in the priority vaccination.
More than 60% of patients found to be infected with the novel coronavirus while in psychiatric hospitals in Japan could not be transferred to other medical facilities designated for COVID-19 cases, as general hospitals apparently tend to refuse them due to the perception that they are difficult to deal with, a survey has revealed.
Prosecutors in Kyoto said on Friday that the suspect’s psychiatric analysis ended after about six months. Sources say the prosecutors have determined through the analysis that the suspect is mentally competent to be held criminally liable for the attack.
A team of Japanese researchers has found that 3.4 percent of couples raising children under the age of 1 are facing risks of mental health issues, it was learned Thursday. Both partners are experiencing downturns in their mental health due to such reasons as the husband having to work long hours and the wife being sleep-deprived, according to the study by the National Center for Child Health and Development.
Once the coronavirus arrived in Japan, the thought of getting infected and spreading it to family and friends made her too anxious to go outside. By late May, she couldn’t sleep. She visited a clinic in Tokyo and was diagnosed with depression.