Kei Nakamura, M.D.

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Dr. Kei Nakamura, M.D., is a professor and the director at the Department of Psychiatry in the Jikei University Daisan Hospital and the vice director at this hospital. Dr. Nakamura is also the director of the Jikei University Center for Morita Therapy which has an inpatient Morita therapy unit. He graduated from the Jikei University School of Medicine in Tokyo with a doctoral degree in medicine. He is well known in Japan as a psychiatrist specialized in Morita therapy, psychopathology, and cross-cultural studies of anxiety disorders (especially social phobia) and depression treatment.

Currently, Dr. Nakamura is the chair of the Japanese Society for Morita Therapy (JSMT) and sits on the Executive Board of Directors for the Japanese Society of Trans-cultural Psychiatry and the Japanese Federation for Psychotherapies. He is also a councillor for the following organizations: the Japanese Society of Psychopathology and Psychotherapy, the Japanese Society of Psychosomatic Medicine, the Japanese Society of Depression, the Japanese Society of Anxiety Disorders, and the Japanese Society of Naikan Therapy. In addition, he is a member of the International Committee for Morita Therapy (ICMT), the Transcultural Psychiatry Section of the World Psychiatric Association, and the World Association of Cultural Psychiatry.

Some of his recent articles published in English are:

  •      Morita therapy in Japan: Today and the future [J. of Morita Therapy 2000; 11(1):66-70]
  •      The history of psychotherapy in Japan [International Medical Journal 2006; 13 (Suppl.1):13-18]
  •      The neurotic versus delusional subtype of taijin-kyofu-sho: Their DSM diagnoses [Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences 2002; 56: 595-601].