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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 134-136

The COVID-19 Pandemic and Social Psychiatry: Lessons Shared, Lessons Learned – A Japanese Perspective

1 Department of Neuropsychiatry, Graduate School of Medicine, Toho University, Tokyo, Japan
2 Department of Community Mental Health and Law, National Institute of Mental Health, National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry, Kodaira, Japan
3 Japan University of Health Sciences, Satte, Japan

Correspondence Address:
Prof. Masafumi Mizuno
6-11-1, Omorinishi, Ota-ku, Tokyo 143-8541
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/WSP.WSP_33_20

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It seems that Japan is succeeding in overcoming the COVID-19 pandemic, with the minimal sacrifice. The long-term confinement to one's home exposes the behavioral characteristics and mentality of each country. Authoritarianism, which depends on the government, and collectivism, in which groups take precedence over individuals, still remain in Japanese society. This creates synchronized pressure and mutual monitoring. We mental health professionals are needed to help people recover from injuries to their mental health, but this does not mean a simple return to the past values and styles.

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