New Dir Ment Health Serv. 1993 Winter; (60): 3-12.
Between a rock and a hard place: the mental health system in Japan.
Shikoku Gakuin University, Zentsuji, Japan.
Like many other things in Japan, the mental health system is a mix of imported models and ideas along with traditional social structures and values. The mix can be confusing for non-Japanese and Japanese alike.