Tag - mental-illness



Japan Times
Nov 19, 2019
Police begin questioning Kobe teachers over force-feeding of spicy curry to colleague
Police on Monday started questioning schoolteachers in Kobe involved in the bullying of a 25-year-old male colleague, a source close to the matter said.
Japan Times
Aug 2, 2019
Linking mental illness to violence tarnishes an entire community
Initial reports on the Kyoto Animation fire tagged the alleged arsonist as dealing with mental illness, but his criminal past should have been emphasized more.
Japan Times
Jul 16, 2019
Two men get suspended sentences for negligence in death of mentally disabled man left in vehicle
Two men were each sentenced Tuesday to 12 months in prison, suspended for three years, for professional negligence resulting in death after a man with a mental disability who died from heatstroke after being left in a welfare facility's service vehicle.
Jul 16, 2019
Sentence of man found guilty in 2015 murder of 11-year-old to remain despite change in mental illness diagnosis
Osaka High Court confirmed Tuesday a 16-year sentence for a mentally ill man who killed an elementary school student in 2015, imposing the same punishment as a lower court despite a new psychiatric assessment finding he suffers from a different condition than the one initially diagnosed.
WORLD / Science & Health
Mar 21, 2019
Study on 'punch drunk syndrome' could help identify and treat Alzheimer's patients
Scientists studying damaged brains of boxers and other sports people have found key details about a head injury-linked disease called "punch drunk syndrome" that could help the development of new diagnostics and treatments for Alzheimer's.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 27, 2018
Man convicted for confining mentally ill son in cage
A 73-year-old man received a suspended sentence Wednesday for illegally confining his mentally ill son in a wooden cage for years at their home in the city of Sanda, Hyogo Prefecture.
Jun 2, 2018
More jobs for disabled people
Companies and government agencies have been getting better at hiring people with disabilities, but they can do better still.
Japan Times
Apr 7, 2018
Hyogo Prefecture dad arrested for confining mentally ill son in cage for over 20 years
Police in Hyogo Prefecture arrest a 73-year-old father for confining his mentally ill son to a cage in a prefabricated building for more than 20 years.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 28, 2017
Parents installed surveillance cameras outside home where mentally ill daughter was confined for 15 years
About 10 outdoor surveillance cameras were installed at an Osaka home where 33-year-old Airi Kakimoto was found dead last week, investigative sources said Wednesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 13, 2017
Man indicted in Saitama slayings of six has mental illness, defense-initiated psychiatric test concludes
A Peruvian man indicted in the 2015 killings of six people in Saitama Prefecture has a mental illness, sources said Tuesday, a development that could affect whether he can be held criminally liable.
Japan Times
Jun 27, 2017
Global needs on mental health remain unmet
On a global scale, the magnitude of undiagnosed and unaddressed mental health problems remains high.
Japan Times
Apr 3, 2017
Treatment for mentally ill elusive at Japan's medical prisons
When a 21-year-old woman was sentenced to life in prison on March 24 for killing an elderly woman, the Nagoya District Court acknowledged that the defendant's mental illness — a developmental and bipolar disorder — was part of the reason for the heinous crime and that she should be treated in a medical prison.
Japan Times
Oct 8, 2014
Let's be 'Frank' about mental illness and music
Imagine a band where the singer is so painfully shy and awkward that he must wear a giant papier-mache puppet head — not only on stage, but pretty much all the time. That's the premise of "Frank," starring Michael Fassbender under the mask; a story loosely based on the beyond-cult indie musician Frank Sidebottom (aka the late Chris Sievey.)
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 18, 2014
Witnesses relate Guam killer's state of mind
Prosecutors in the trial of a Guam man accused in a February 2013 rampage that left three Japanese tourists dead and 10 others injured presented witnesses Tuesday to counter the defense's claim that he was mentally ill when the attack occurred.
Oct 11, 2013
Medical experts seek to dial back over-prescription for schizophrenia
Doctors in Japan have long prescribed a cocktail of several types of drugs to people with mental illnesses, often leading to various side effects.
Jul 30, 2013
A maddening category in which America soars
The focus on economic indicators has prevented consideration of the geopolitical implications of the ever-increasing rates of severe mental disease in America.


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