Kochi Gillberg Neuropsychiatry Centre
1. Kochi Gillberg Neuropsychiatry Centre
- Kochi Gillberg Neuropsychiatry Centre was founded in April 2012 by cooperation of Professor Christopher Gillberg, Gothenburg University, Sweden.
- He is a global authority of the field of child psychiatry.
- In order to train the specialized doctors and to expand the support about developmental disorders in Kochi, we research and educate clinically neurodevelopmental disorders under the instruction and the cooperation of Prof. Christopher Gillberg.
2. Our projects
Our research ranges overall child psychiatry as also Prof. Gillberg.We do collaboration research, examine cases, and exchange information with Kochi Health Sciences Center, Kochi University, and Kochi Prefectural Board of Education. Our research team is composed of psychiatrists, pediatricians, educators and medical specialists.
We research neurodevelopmental disorders clinically based on the epidemiologic method theory.
We improve our specialization by holding seminars for understanding of neurodevelopmental disorder, and seminars for early detection and intervention of “ESSENCE”(※) condition.
3) Planning prefectural policies
We make use of the outcome of the research for prefectural measures for physically or mentally handicapped.
ESSENCE is the acronym for “Early Symptomatic Syndromes Eliciting Neuropsychiatric/Neurodevelopmental Clinical Examinations”.
It is the concept which includes developmental disorders, mental retardation, tic disorder, epilepsy, and other Neurodevelopmental disorders which was advocated by Christopher Gillberg.
Christopher Gillberg M.D PhD
- Born in 1950
- Christopher Gillberg is university consultant child psychiatrist. He has authored over 500 peer-reviewed articles on autism, Asperger's syndrome, ADHD, intellectual disabilities, Tourette's syndrome and eating disorders as well as other areas relevant to the mental health and neurological development of children and adolescents. His articles had an influence on international classification of disease like (※1)ICD and (※2)DSM. He has written 30 books, which have been published in a wide variety of languages. He is the most prolific researcher of autism in the world. His research ranges from basic neuroscience to epidemiology, clinical presentation and prognosis, through to intervention and treatment. He has received several awards for his research. He supervises many research students at (※3)GNC and at other institutions.
Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at University of Gothenburg
Chief Physician at Child Neuropsychiatry Clinic in Sahlgrenska University Hospital
Professor at University of Glasgow（since 2010）
Honorary Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Institute of Child Health at University College in London
Consultant for the University of Bergen in Norway and for Kōchi Gillberg Neuropsychiatry Centre, Japan
(※1)ICD is the abbreviation of “International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems”.
It is known as an health care classification system published by the United Nations-sponsored World Health Organization.
(※2)DSM is the abbreviation of “The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders”.
It is standard criteria for the classification of mental disorders published by the American Psychiatric Association. It provides a common language and is used in the United States and in varying degrees around the world.
(※3)GNC : Gillberg Neuropsychiatry Centre, Sweden