The systematic Brain
Bank on mental diseases specializes in schizophrenia and is the
first of its kind in Japan.
Mental diseases such as schizophrenia are diseases of mind as well
as diseases of brain. Neither the causes nor clinical conditions
of these diseases are fully understood. Postmortem brain research
is essential to further understand them. With this in mind, we seek
donations of postmortem brains. The Brain Bank values the registration
by persons while they are still living and respects their decision
to donate their brains or not.