A paper on the fact-finding survey on psychiatric treatment of foreign residents in the Keihin region has been published in the open peer review system.


MEICIS conducted a survey on the treatment of foreign residents in psychiatry at three major hospitals in the Keihin area to help build a mental health and medical service for foreign residents in Japan.

This research suggests that the younger generation of foreign residents may not be able to access the necessary medical services. It was also suggested that the lack of preparation for medical treatment such as medical interpreters was a barrier to early intervention for mental illness. In Japan, where the number of foreign residents is expected to increase in the future, it is an urgent issue to provide mental health support to foreign residents in consideration of regional characteristics.