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Mental Health Crisis in Northeast Fukushima after the 2011 Earthquake, Tsunami and Nuclear Disaster

Fukunaga, H., and Kumakawa, H. (2015). Mental Health Crisis in Northeast Fukushima after the 2011 Earthquake, Tsunami and Nuclear Disaster. The Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine. 237(1):41-3.

Before the 2011 Fukushima disaster, there were five hospitals and two clinics for psychiatric patients in the district of Soso (northeast Fukushima). Several years later, however, one hospital and three clinics remained (though a new mental health clinic was opened in 2012 in Soma City to support disaster survivors). The authors stress the importance of "mid- and long-term supports...not only for psychiatric patients but also for all residents in the district of Soso."
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