Depression in Japan : psychiatric cures for a society in distress /

Since the 1990s, suicide in recession-plagued Japan has soared, and rates of depression have both increased and received greater public attention. In a nation that has traditionally been uncomfortable addressing mental illness, what factors have allowed for the rising medicalization of depression an...

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Main Author: Kitanaka, Junko, 1970-
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 2012
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Table of Contents:
  • Local forces of medicalization
  • Reading emotions in the body : the premodern language of depression
  • The expansion of psychiatry into everyday life
  • Pathology of overwork or personality weakness? : the rise of neurasthenia in early-twentieth-century Japan
  • Socializing the "biological" in depression : Japanese psychiatric debates about typus melancholicus
  • Containing reflexivity : the interdiction against psychotherapy for depression
  • Diagnosing suicides of resolve
  • The gendering of depression and the selective recognition of pain
  • Advancing a social cause through psychiatry : the case of overwork suicide
  • The emergent psychiatric science of work : rethinking the biological and the social
  • The future of depression : beyond psychopharmaceuticals.