Cultural Issues in Psychiatric Training in Japan

  • Shunichiro Hayashi


Psychiatric training should be prescribed generally by society and reflect the cultural background where its practice is carried out. Regarding the fact that modern psychiatry was born in the context of European civilization, the above mentioned fact is worth careful consideration in societies whose cultural traditions are of an origin different from the European; Japan being one of them. We can say that the psychiatry which does not match the really acting elements in the minds of the people and the vital reality of their society, is not valid and, moreover, confusing.


Japanese Society Japanese Culture Psychiatric Training Mass Society Cultural Psychiatry 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shunichiro Hayashi
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  1. 1.Komine InstituteKitasato University School of Hygienic SciencesSagamiharashiJapan 228

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