Taijin Kyofusho: Diagnostic and cultural issues in Japanese psychiatry

@article{TanakaMatsumi1979TaijinKD,
  title={Taijin Kyofusho: Diagnostic and cultural issues in Japanese psychiatry},
  author={J. Tanaka‐Matsumi},
  journal={Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry},
  year={1979},
  volume={3},
  pages={231-245}
}
Taijin Kyofusho or ‘anthrophobia’ is a Japanese culture-specific diagnostic label for the presenting problems of various fear reactions in interpersonal situations. The starting point of the present study was accumulating studies on Japanese cases of Taijin Kyofusho and the assertion in Japanese psychiatry that the symptom complex called Taijin kyofusho is Japanese culture-bound. In light of previous works on culture-bound disorders, the present study examines whether or not American mental… Expand
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