Toru Uehara

Gunma UniversityJapan

Dr. Toru Uehara is currently an Associate Professor of mental health at the General Health Support Centre, Gunma University, Japan. He has been working in the area of neuropsychiatry, psychosomatic medicine and clinical psychology for over 20 years and published over 60 papers in English peer-reviewed journals, over 80 in Japanese journals, as well as 35 invited chapters in books. He is a board member of several Japanese societies or associations in these fields. His research and clinical interests focus on child and adolescent psychiatry, eating disorders, expressed emotion, family psychoeducation, neuroimaging, diagnosis and evaluations, psychosocial factors and campus mental health.

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A psychiatric disorder is defined as any complex condition that involves the impairment of cognitive, emotional, or behavioral functioning. Aside from knowing the physical organic factors, its causal pathology has remained a mystery. Regarding recent advances in psychiatry and neurosciences, psychiatric disorders have been closely associated with socio-cultural, psychological, biochemical, epigenetic or neural-networking factors. A need for diverse approaches or support strategies is present, which should serve as common knowledge, empathetic views or useful skills for specialists in the filed. This book contains multifarious and powerful papers from all over the world, addressing themes such as the neurosciences, psychosocial interventions, medical factors, possible vulnerability and traumatic events. Doubtlessly, this book will be fruitful for future development and collaboration in "world psychiatry".

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