30. Recent Epidemiological Studies of Psychiatric Disorders in Japan

  1. Ming T. Tsuang3,4,
  2. Mauricio Tohen5,6 and
  3. Peter B. Jones7
  1. Masayoshi Kawai1,
  2. Kenji J. Tsuchiya1 and
  3. Nori Takei1,2

Published Online: 19 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470976739.ch30

Textbook of Psychiatric Epidemiology, Third Edition

Textbook of Psychiatric Epidemiology, Third Edition

How to Cite

Kawai, M., Tsuchiya, K. J. and Takei, N. (2011) Recent Epidemiological Studies of Psychiatric Disorders in Japan, in Textbook of Psychiatric Epidemiology, Third Edition (eds M. T. Tsuang, M. Tohen and P. B. Jones), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470976739.ch30

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Center for Behavioral Genomics, Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla CA 92039, USA

  2. 4

    Harvard Institute of Psychiatric Epidemiology & Genetics, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA

  3. 5

    Department of Psychiatry, University of Texas Health Science Centre at San Antonio, USA

  4. 6

    Division of Mood and Anxiety Disorders, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 7526 Louis Pasteur Drive, San Antonio TX 78229-3900, USA

  5. 7

    Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge, Box 189, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge CB2 2QQ, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Research Centre for Child Mental Development, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine 1-20-1, Handayama, Higashi-Ku, Hamamatsu 431–3192, Japan

  2. 2

    Division of Psychological Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 15 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470694671

Online ISBN: 9780470976739

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Keywords:

  • recent epidemiological studies - of psychiatric disorders in Japan;
  • schizophrenia - prevalence and incidence;
  • Japan, focus of epidemiological research in Japan - limited to estimating prevalence, incidence and morbid risk of disorder;
  • seasonality of birth - and Tramer's description of a winter–spring excess of schizophrenia births in 1929;
  • methamphetamine (amphetamine) psychosis;
  • MAP psychosis, serving as an experimental model of schizophrenia;
  • genetic composition in MAP psychosis - not always shared with schizophrenia;
  • affective disorders - major depressive disorders, bipolar disorder, studies conducted in Japan;
  • prevalence of autism (and ASD) - increasing in recent years;
  • epidemiological studies in Japan - higher prevalence of autism compared with counterpart studies in Western countries

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Schizophrenia

  • Affective disorders

  • Autism and autism spectrum disorder

  • Summary

  • References