Response to the Letter from Dr. Jacob Peedicayil

  • Kenji Sakuma
  • Taro KishiEmail author
  • Nakao Iwata
Letter to the Editor



We thank Dr. Donald C. Goff (Marvin Stern Professor, Vice Chair for Research, Department of Psychiatry, NYU Langone Medical Center, NY, USA), Dr. Eric A. Macklin (MGH Biostatistics Center, Boston, MA, USA), and Dr. William M. Greenberg (St. George’s University School of Medicine, True Blue, Grenada, Mental Health Association of Rockland County, Valley Cottage, NY, USA) for providing information relevant to this study.


The manuscript was written by all authors.

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Conflicts of interest

Drs. Sakuma, Kishi, and Iwata declare that they have no direct conflicts of interest relevant to this study.

Dr. Sakuma has received speaker’s honoraria from Otsuka.

Dr. Kishi has received speaker’s honoraria from Daiichi Sankyo, Dainippon Sumitomo, Eisai, Janssen, Otsuka, Meiji, MSD, Tanabe-Mitsubishi, and Yoshitomi and has received a Health Labour Sciences Research Grant and a Fujita Health University School of Medicine research grant.

Dr. Iwata has received speaker’s honoraria from Astellas, Dainippon Sumitomo, Eli Lilly, GlaxoSmithKline, Janssen, Yoshitomi, Otsuka, Meiji, Shionogi, Novartis, and Pfizer and has received research grants from GlaxoSmithKline, Meiji, and Otsuka.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryFujita Health University School of MedicineToyoakeJapan

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