Attitudes of early-career psychiatrists in Japan toward child and adolescent psychiatry and their career decision

Masaru Tateno, Takahiro Kato, Wakako Nakano, Alan R. Teo, Atsuo Nakagawa, Kaya Miyajima, Shigenobu Kanba, Jun Nakamura, Toshikazu Saito

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The aim of the present study was to carry out a national survey to understand the attitude of early-career psychiatrists toward child and adolescent psychiatry (CAP). The subjects were 348 early-career psychiatrists. A questionnaire was sent to the subjects and returned anonymously. A total of 234 subjects (67.2%) responded. Ten out of 115 psychiatrists (8.9%) in their first-third year of experience, and 18 of 119 psychiatrists (15.1%) in their fourth-10th year answered that they had interest in CAP. Psychiatry rotations with adequate CAP cases may be necessary to attract early-career psychiatrists to CAP.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)199-201
Number of pages3
JournalPsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1 2010
Externally publishedYes



  • Child and adolescent psychiatry
  • Postgraduate medical education
  • Subspecialty

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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