AsiaOne profiles western Tokyo’s Naofumi Kajimura who helps patients by treating their insomnia and depression concurrently.

Living in this sleep-deprived state for about a month, the woman suffered intensely and began to think about committing suicide. After a search on the Internet, she came across Kajimura’s clinic.

Kajimura decided to treat her depression and insomnia at the same time, believing that the insomnia was a sign of the recurrence of depression.

He first prescribed three types of drugs – an antidepressant, an anti-anxiety drug and a sleeping drug. With them, the woman was able to fall asleep fairly easily.