Partner: Eisuke Sakakibara, M.D. Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo/Department of Neuropsychiatry, The University of Tokyo Hospital

Preferred contact: e-mail:
Key Words: Resident in: Others/Japan; Working in: Others/Japan; Area(s) of Interest in VBP: Communications/website, Education, Meeting/ASS (Advanced Studies Seminar), Publications/CUP series, Research/philosophy;Related Area(s) of Interest: Communication skills, Evidence-based practice, Ethics; Area(s) of healthcare expertise: Mental health
Brief Description of Work:
I am interested in how patients’ complaints are pathologized or normalized in psychiatric practice and what considerations are actually, or should be, given for that discrimination. This topic is related to the pluralistic stance on psychiatry, which originated from Karl Jaspers’ dichotomy between explanation and understanding.
Read more: The following link is my Facebook group for those who are interested in Philosophical issues in Psychiatry (In Japanese)


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