Info on Individual Health

Individual Happiness, Health and Self Rating (Some Selected Readings)

Ishizuka, Y., Self-Actualization (Book in Japanese), Kodansha: Tokyo, 1982.

Ishizuka, Y., “LifeTrackTherapy,” (download 3MG), Psychiatric J Univ. Ottawa, Vol. 13, No. 4, 1988.

Shiroyama, S., Getting Stronger, Overcoming Setbacks. Nippon Keizai Shimbun: Tokyo, 1983. Shiroyama is one of the most prominent authors in Japan. Quotes Dr. Ishizuka extensively.

Shiroyama, S., The Conditions for Survival. Kodansha: Tokyo, 1991. The book consists of in-depth interviews with eleven individuals from diverse fields. Dr. Ishizuka was interviewed along with the economist Milton Friedman, Andrew Night, editor-in-chief of The Economist, and golfer Jack Nicolas.

Ishizuka, Y., “Individual Lifetrack Program,” Lifetrack, 1985.

Ishizuka, Y., “Executive Lifetrack Program,” Lifetrack, 1985.

Ishizuka, Y., “Lifetrack Total Adjustment Program,” Lifetrack, 1984.

Ishizuka, Y., “Patients’ Self-rating for ‘Incremental Thinking,” Proceedings of the World Congress of Psychiatry, Spain, 1996.

Ishizuka, Y., and Ishizuka N. ” ‘Fear of Closeness’ Underlies Interpersonal as Well as International Conflicts,” Proceedings of World Congress of Psychiatry, Spain, 1996.

“Excellence and Wellbeing – How to Achieve and Grow Both” Annual Meeting of IFMSA-Japan (International Federation of Medical Student Association-Japan)

Stress and Mental Health Issues: Series of Appearances (Fuji TV Morning, New York)

“Stress is Your Friend,” Asahi Shinbun International, August 27,1992. A feature interview with Dr. Ishizuka.

Ishizuka, Y. and ed. Ishizuka N., “Special Report, How to Help Executives under Stress,” Nikkei Business, September 1992.

Ishizuka, Y., “Daily Subjective Rating of Adjustment by Patients,” Proceedings of the 10th World Congress (1983) of Social Psychiatry, Intergroup, 1984.

“Lifetrack Total Adjustment Sheet” (PDF) :(Downloadable from

Lewyn, Mark and Kelly, Erin. “Now, Feedback from Life-Track,” USA Today, September 26,1985.

“Mental Health for an International Businessman,” Mental Health Magazine for Management, March 1984.

Shiroyama, S., “Intellectual Toughness,” Shukan Gendai, October, 1990. Interview with Dr. Ishizuka for a Japanese weekly.

“Stress,” Live Magazine, Volume 5,1996. Interview with Dr. Ishizuka.

Woller, B., “When Work is Your World,” Gannet Westchester Newspapers, February 2,1988. Dr. Ishizuka quoted in front-page article.

Yogata, M., “Personal Setback and Growth,” Marubeni, December 1985. A personal account documenting the depression and recovery of one of Dr. Ishizuka’s former patients while on assignment in New York. The article celebrates Yogata’s promotion to Director of leading Japanese corporation.

Japanese Fathers: Japanese Fatherhood in Crisis (Fuki-Television: Japanese National Network, New York – Japan): 1993


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