医療法人福智会 すずかけクリニック

てんかん・統合失調症・うつ病治療 名古屋・今池の精神科クリニック

052-731-8300


〒464-0850 名古屋市千種区今池 5-19-12

当院が新聞で紹介されました

当院が新聞で紹介されました

すずかけクリニックが4月11日中部経済新聞「町のお医者さん」コーナーに掲載されました。

今後もメディアを通じて情報を発信していけたらと思います。

 

<English>

Suzukake clinic was introduced in the newspaper Chubu Keizai Shimbun on April 11th.

~English Translation Below~

Suzukake clinic is located in a quiet corner in Imaike in Nagoya city. It was opened as a Psychiatric and Psychosomatic clinic 10 years ago. It has several offices such as day care and employment training in the same building.

Director Fukuchi Toshihiko is a specialist in epilepsy. Epilepsy might seem an well-known disease, but Dr Fukuchi says that it its reality is little known.

Most people might imagine that people with epilepsy have seizures that faints and falls down. However, there are few people that actually collapses. Many are still standing or sitting even while they are losing consciousness.

Some might think that epilepsy is a disease for children, but as Dr Fukuchi says, “Epilepsy can often start after age 65. Sometimes it is difficult to distinguish from dementia, and these could happen at the same time. In this case, the initial response can be very difficult.”
Epilepsy is completly different from dementia, so the medical care and treatment is differs too. “Even doctors sometimes do not know well about epilepsy. Informing medical staff about them is also an task.”

Becase epilepsy is widely misunderstood, patients sometimes are unaccepted in the local society. If the patients themselves understand their condition well, and the people around them know what to do when a seizure occures, then the patients should not have much trouble with their daily lives. The misbelief that people with epilepsy must quit their jobs, and that they cannot marry or have children, is driving the patients into the shadows.

The Suzukake clinic also owns an apartment in Nagoya, where patients can practice living by themselves. By making them more confident, they can have an easier life. Dr Fukuchi emphasizes that “Recovery”, to let people decide for themselves, and to live independently even if they have an handicap, is important in epilepsy care.

As a part of an project to spread correct understanding of epilepsy, there is a campaign called “Purple Day”, on March 26th. It aims to encourage people with epilepsy. This year Dr Fukuchi himself participated in the event in Sakae, wearing a purple Tshirt.

Near the clinic, there is also the Cafe “Sunshin”, and the Jazz Bar “Imago”, both an workplace for patients. “Of course, medical treatment is important, but to make the patients lead their lives more smoothly is also our job”, Dr Fukuchi says.

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