By Yuko Kawanishi
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It’s there, but it doesn’t get everything into motion…. The following chapters will reveal how each family member came to grips with their lives by mobilizing their inner strength, and the malleable and autonomous nature of a human mind that is always capable of creating its own reality. Notes 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. G. L. Weiss and L. E. Lonnguist, The Sociology of Health, Healing, and Illness (Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1994), 87–109. M. I. Herz and S. R. Marder, Schizophrenia: Comprehensive Treatment and Management (Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2002), 3.
If I have a fever, he gets sick, too. When I think about this, even my fever goes down. ” One of the strains caused by mental disorder is that its intrinsically social nature tends to make objective symptom assessment and diagnosis tricky and confusing to most people. This brings us to the simple reality that people just don’t understand mental illness. If they have some knowledge about mental illness, it may be incorrect or tainted with stereotypes. Furthermore, it is difficult to use physical evidence to prove the existence of mental pathologies.
It was around May 1991 when her 22-year-old daughter, Emiko, began being late for work. One day she followed a strange woman she met on a commuter train to the woman’s house. She would also phone a friend or relatives and ask them to let her stay overnight. Then she would disappear from the house and not come back for a day. Anxiety-stricken, but relentlessly seeking an appropriate doctor for four months, Yoshiko finally found one whom she could trust. The doctor’s diagnosis was schizophrenia, and it was a most shattering experience.