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Mental Health Care in Japan

Edited by Ruth Taplin, Sandra J. Lawman

Routledge – 2013 – 148 pages

Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

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    978-0-415-69068-3
    June 20th 2012

Description

Mental health, including widespread depression, a high suicide rate and institutionalisation, is a major problem in Japan. At the same time, the mental health care system in Japan has historically been more restrictive than elsewhere in the world. This book looks at the challenges of mental health care in Japan, including problems such as the institutionalisation of long-term patients in mental hospitals. The book discusses the latest legislation to deal with mental health care, and explores the various ideas and practices concerning rehabilitation into the workforce, the community and service user groups that empower the mentally ill. It goes on to look at the social stigma attached to the mentally ill in Japan and Britain, which touches upon the issue of counselling those with post traumatic stress after the recent earthquake.

Reviews

"The book refreshingly places [mental health] care in the mainstream of society." - James Brewer; Insurance Day, Monday 23 July 2012

Contents

1. Mental Health Care in Japan - An Introduction Ruth Taplin 2. The Mental Health Policy and Services: Where We Stand Hiroto Ito 3. Reintegrating the mentally ill into society and work Satoru Hashimoto 4. How Mental Hospitals Treat their Patients, and Programmes for Rehabilitation into the Community Yayoi Imamura 5. National Federation of Families for the Mentally Ill in Japan: Historical and Future Perspectives Hajime Oketani, Hiromi Akiyama 6. An Overview of the User Movement in Britain and Japan Sandra Lawman 7. Attitudes to mental illness in Japan and Britain Shuntaro Ando and Graham Thornicroft Postscript Sandra Lawman

Author Bio

Ruth Taplin is Director of the Centre for Japanese and East Asian Studies, London, and is Editor of the Interdisciplinary Journal of Economics and Business Law (www.ijebl.co.uk).

Sandra J. Lawman is an Associate for the Shaftesbury Partnership.

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Description: Edited by Ruth Taplin, Sandra J. Lawman. Mental health, including widespread depression, a high suicide rate and institutionalisation, is a major problem in Japan. At the same time, the mental health care system in Japan has historically been more restrictive than elsewhere in the world. This...
Categories: Japanese Studies, Japanese Culture & Society, Mental Health, Psychiatry & Clinical Psychology - Adult