View Full Version : Anyone in Japan?


psychokitty
02-08-09, 01:24 PM
Anyone in Japan??
I read a couple of old threads....wondering if anyone is still around.
Love to hear more from people who have managed to get diagnosed/treated in Tokyo (or anywhere else in Japan).

Let`s come out of the woodwork and share our stories.

bdoor
01-25-10, 11:05 AM
hi i am in japan dealing with add and the japanese, are you still in the country

herekittykitty
03-04-10, 09:50 AM
Haro! Any Tokyoites around? I'm baaaaaaaaaack!

hrm...looks like one of us posts once a year or so. heh heh!

anyway, thought I'd leave a spray, see if anyone else stops by to sniff.

SfumatoPants
09-13-10, 06:25 PM
I have been going back and forth from Japan to Canada since 1994 but I am now facing a permanent move to Osaka. I have been taking (Ritalin) Methylphenidate for three years (I'm convinced that the calmness and clarity that it has brought to my life is the reason why I now have earned a promotion that will take me to Japan) and and I've been looking into continuing my prescription in Japan. Most of the information is very negative, the usual stuff about Japan never working the way ex-pats want it to, people saying that they are denied ADD medication for whatever reason... I believe that most positive experiences just never get talked about.

I'm wondering how the process of treatment has worked for you in Japan. Are you required to visit a specialist or can a regular GP prescribe medication?
I understand that in 2007 Ritalin became a difficult, if not impossible, drug to be prescribed, is this true?

LoveAdderall
11-17-10, 10:57 PM
I have been going back and forth from Japan to Canada since 1994 but I am now facing a permanent move to Osaka. I have been taking (Ritalin) Methylphenidate for three years (I'm convinced that the calmness and clarity that it has brought to my life is the reason why I now have earned a promotion that will take me to Japan) and and I've been looking into continuing my prescription in Japan. Most of the information is very negative, the usual stuff about Japan never working the way ex-pats want it to, people saying that they are denied ADD medication for whatever reason... I believe that most positive experiences just never get talked about.

I'm wondering how the process of treatment has worked for you in Japan. Are you required to visit a specialist or can a regular GP prescribe medication?
I understand that in 2007 Ritalin became a difficult, if not impossible, drug to be prescribed, is this true?

Hi,

I just moved from Japan to Singapore. I never bothered in Japan because Adderall was illegal, but I wish I had at least sought alternative treatments. The best hospitals/clinics I experienced were John Hopkins ones. I used to work in hospitals in the US so I'm pretty familiar with the laws and regulations, something Japan does not have and therefore makes it difficult to find a decent hospital/clinic. I found John Hopkins in Tokyo Midtown to be the best. All the staff were fluent in English, they used gloves, it was CLEAN, and they practiced infection control which was a first! I'd search for any of those in Osaka if I were you. Or if anything, go to John Hopkins in Tokyo Midtown. They are very professional and understand western medicine as they are all trained the US! Best of luck!

ravemirror
10-18-13, 11:29 PM
Hi,

I just moved from Japan to Singapore. I never bothered in Japan because Adderall was illegal, but I wish I had at least sought alternative treatments. The best hospitals/clinics I experienced were John Hopkins ones. I used to work in hospitals in the US so I'm pretty familiar with the laws and regulations, something Japan does not have and therefore makes it difficult to find a decent hospital/clinic. I found John Hopkins in Tokyo Midtown to be the best. All the staff were fluent in English, they used gloves, it was CLEAN, and they practiced infection control which was a first! I'd search for any of those in Osaka if I were you. Or if anything, go to John Hopkins in Tokyo Midtown. They are very professional and understand western medicine as they are all trained the US! Best of luck!


Hello there!

I'm moving to Tokyo this December, did that particular hospital prescribe you ADD medications?

As the poster before mentioned that I am too finding quite a bit of negative information regarding those that have ADD. And just like the previous poster, I have had Ritalin to thank for the calmness and clarity that it has brought to my mind.

Any information is appreciated!


Thanks!



-Ravemirror