Tag - mental-health



Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 8, 2023
Woman gets 11 years for murder of mentally ill husband in Tokyo
The Kyoto District Court found Junko Yamamoto guilty of killing her 77-year-old husband by unknown means in collusion with her son Naoki and his acquaintance.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Mar 2, 2023
Japan sees record high of 512 student suicides in 2022
The 2022 suicide figure among students was the highest since comparable data became available in 1980.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Mar 1, 2023
Early detection of postpartum depression? Japanese researchers may have found a way.
Currently, there are no available tests that aid with the prediction of postpartum depression.
Japan Times
Feb 14, 2023
Apocalyptic scenes haunt Turkish children after deadly quake
Faced with the sight of death and widespread destruction, children in Turkey have been left dangerously exposed to long-term trauma.
Japan Times
Feb 13, 2023
The U.S. needs five times as many child psychiatrists
American kids are struggling with mental anxiety and other issues and there are too few trained adults available to help them.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 13, 2023
Woman denies killing mentally ill husband with help of doctor son
According to her lawyer, Junko Yamamoto said she did not know how her husband died and questioned whether the incident amounted to a murder.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Feb 11, 2023
Long-term air pollution exposure raises depression risk, studies find
Air pollution has long been linked to cardiovascular and respiratory diseases. The new studies add to a growing body of evidence that air pollution also affects mental health.
Japan Times
Feb 10, 2023
Stressing out at work? Make sure you know how to ask for help
Worried about talking to your supervisor about alleviating stress? The key is to tell them you want to be proactive in dealing with any potential problems.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional Voices: Kyushu
Feb 6, 2023
Gaming disorder among youths surging amid smartphone use and pandemic
“Patients are having difficulties in their lives and are feeling lonely, and they turn to games to relieve such feelings,” said the director of a psychiatric hospital.
Japan Times
Feb 4, 2023
Blaming TikTok for harming students is easy. Proving it isn’t.
About half of adolescents have had a mental health disorder at some point in their lives, and some school districts are putting at least part of the blame on social media companies that they say addict America’s youth.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health / FOCUS
Feb 2, 2023
Long COVID’s psychological toll in focus as Japan's deadliest virus outbreak ebbs
While there are still many unknowns about the disease and how its persistent form should be treated, recent Japan-based research has highlighted its effects on mental health.
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JAPAN / Society
Jan 23, 2023
Trapped in trash: Japan’s hidden hoarders
Behind closed doors, Japan has more houses filled with garbage than you might think — a phenomenon being exacerbated by shifting demographics and pandemic-induced social isolation.
Japan Times
Jan 22, 2023
Workplace friendships are worth the awkwardness
Research suggests forging personal connections at work matters more than financial success.
Japan Times
Jan 20, 2023
Suicides in Japan increase in 2022, with first rise among men in 13 years
Deaths among men rose by 604 to 14,543, leading to 21,584 suicides in the country overall, an increase of 577 from the previous year.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 16, 2023
Japan opposition party lawmaker Hakase Suidobashi resigns
The comedian-turned-politician of Reiwa Shinsengumi had stopped his political activities in October last year after being diagnosed with depression.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Jan 10, 2023
Eisai shares jump after FDA approves Alzheimer’s drug lecanemab
The drug, to be sold under the brand name Leqembi, was approved by the Food and Drug Administration under an accelerated pathway.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Jan 8, 2023
Seattle schools sue Big Tech over youth mental health crisis
The suit appears to be the first of its kind in the U.S. brought by a school district, following similar claims filed last year by scores of families.
Japan Times
Dec 28, 2022
Don’t turn your hobby into a side hustle
It's not good for our mental health to assess the potential profitability of every pastime.
Japan Times
Dec 26, 2022
Survey highlights impact of harassment by customers on Japan's workers
In the Rengo poll, 76.4% of workers who have experienced harassment by customers said their lives had been affected, with some feeling a sense of gloom about going to work.
Japan Times
JAPAN / History
Dec 20, 2022
'Kobe Cannibal': Media's fascination lingers on in the West after death
Despite his one-time fame, the death of notorious murderer and cannibal Issei Sagawa received only cursory coverage in Japan, in contrast to the West.


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