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Depression in Japan:
Psychiatric Cures for a Society in Distress
Junko Kitanaka

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

List of Illustrations ix
Acknowledgments xi Chapter One: Introduction: Local Forces of Medicalization 1

Part One: Depression in History 19
Chapter Two: Reading Emotions in the Body: The Premodern Language of Depression 23
Chapter Three: The Expansion of Psychiatry into Everyday Life 40
Chapter Four: Pathology of Overwork or Personality Weakness?: The Rise of Neurasthenia in Early-Twentieth-Century Japan 54
Chapter Five: Socializing the "Biological" in Depression: Japanese Psychiatric Debates about Typus Melancholicus 67

Part Two: Depression in Clinical Practice 83 Chapter Six: Containing Reflexivity: The Interdiction against Psychotherapy for Depression 89
Chapter Seven: Diagnosing Suicides of Resolve 107
Chapter Eight: The Gendering of Depression and the Selective Recognition of Pain 129
Part Three: Depression in Society 151
Chapter Nine: Advancing a Social Cause through Psychiatry: The Case of Overwork Suicide 155
Chapter Ten: The Emergent Psychiatric Science of Work: Rethinking the Biological and the Social 174
Chapter Eleven: The Future of Depression: Beyond Psychopharmaceuticals 193

References 201 Index 231

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