A Word from the Department Head
A Word from the Department Head

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Professor and Chairman 
Minoru Takebayashi
Personal history
1992Graduated from Hiroshima University School of Medicine, resident at Department of Psychiatry, Hiroshima University Hospital
1993Resident at Nippon Medical School Hospital Emergency & Critical Care Medicine
1996Doctor of Medicine, early completion of Program of Medicine doctoral course, Hiroshima University Graduate School
1996-1998Medical staff, Psychiatry, Senogawa Hospital
1998-2000Research associate, Psychiatry, Hiroshima University Hospital
2000-2003Visiting researcher, National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIH/NIDA)
2003-2018Director of Psychiatry/Head of Psychiatry and Neuroscience Laboratory/Vice Head of Institute for Clinical Research, National Hospital Organization Kure Medical Center and Chugoku Cancer Center
2018-nowProfessor and Chairman, Department of Neuropsychiatry, Faculty of Life Sciences, Kumamoto University
Hiroshima University Clinical Professor:2009-2018
Hiroshima University Visiting Professor:2017-2018

Doctor of Medicine

Designated Psychiatrist

Psychiatrist Judge

Advisor/Specialist, Japanese Society of Psychiatry of Neurology

Advisor/Specialist, Japanese Society of General Hospital Psychiatry

Mood disorders, Neuromodulation therapy, Molecular psychopharmacology
Affiliated with

Director/Trustee/ECT Committee Chair, Japanese Society of General Hospital Psychiatry

Trustee/Neuromodulation Committee Member, Japanese Society of Mood Disorders

Trustee, Japanese Society of Biological Psychiatry

Trustee, Japanese Society of Neuropsychopharmacology

Trustee, Japanese Society for Neurochemistry

ECT/rTMS Exploratory Committee Member, Japanese Society of Psychiatry and Neurology

Member of the Society for Neuroscience

Rafaelsen Award, 22nd International College of Neuropsychopharmacology, Honorable Mention, Japanese Society of Biological Psychiatry
Written works
Mood Disorders, Electroconvulsive Therapy Recommendations for Good Practice, Overcoming Depression One Step at a Time

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