We have established SODA, an integrated one-stop center for young people, at the Adachi site of MEICIS (co-Investigator: Kuniaki Tanaka) from 2019.
We are pleased to announce that our paper on SODA has been accepted for publication in “Psychiatria et Neurologia Japonica (Seishin Shinkeigaku Zasshi)” which is a bulletin of the Japanese Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (Uchino T, Tanaka K, Nemoto T et al: The first trial of an integrated one-stop center for young people in Japan, SODA – From the psychiatric early intervention toward the early consultation and support in the community).
In this paper, we explained the theoretical background of one-stop care for establishing SODA and the usefulness of assessment and clinical case management based on the concept of clinical staging as a method of consultation and support for young people. We analyzed the characteristics and consultations of 90 people. Most of the consultations were related to mental health difficulties and psychiatric symptoms, but at the same time there were multiple concerns and difficulties related to school, work, family members and friends.
We believe that this paper will provide important evidence for the implementation of an early consultation service in “the community-based integrated care system adapted for mental disorders as well” that will be established in Japan.