Hisao Nakai, a psychiatrist and a Person of Cultural Merit, passed away on the 8th. I was.

he was 88 years old.

Mr. Nakai was born in Nara Prefecture. After working at the University of Tokyo and Nagoya City University, he successively served as a professor at the Kobe University School of Medicine.

Dr. Nakai charts changes in the patient's mental and physical conditions in chronological order to organize the process from onset to recovery. He contributed to the establishment of a treatment for schizophrenia by developing a new treatment called

After the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake of 1995, he organized a network of psychiatrists and devoted himself to mental care for the victims, and widely appealed for the actual conditions of PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) and the need for its treatment. I was.

On the other hand, in 2013 he was active as a pioneer in various fields, such as translating overseas poetry collections using his proficient language skills, and publishing essay collections based on his deep insight into the human mind and society. Selected as a Person of Cultural Merit in 2015.

According to his family, Mr. Nakai had been unwell for several years and had been recuperating at a facility in Kobe City, but died of pneumonia on the 8th.

she was 88 years old.