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Akane Admitted to Hospital for Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder; DID Goes on Indefinite Hiatus
Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at 2:44am in Absences, Cancellations, Hiatus, Injury / Illness, Lives, News, Two-mans

Akane Admitted to Hospital for Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder; DID Goes on Indefinite Hiatus

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Terrible and very sudden news was announced just an hour ago from D.I.D’s official home page.

After their hiatus back in the winter due to guitarist Satoshi leaving the band, D.I.D announced just two months ago their plans for a strong return. With a special collaboration with Pay Money to my Pain’s PABLO, sponsored lives and even a Two-Man with Arlequin planned, things seemed to be looking up.

However, circumstances have changed.

D.I.D’s Vocalist, Akane, who has been known for his strong and vibrant personality on the stage, has been admitted into a hospital after being diagnosed with Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder. Because of his condition, Akane will be unable to continue activities with D.I.D for the foreseeable future. And, with Akane’s inability to participate, D.I.D will be going on an indefinite hiatus.

It has not been a secret to fans throughout the years that Akane had fought depression (spoken about through a variety of sources including his twitter and blog). However, the news of Akane’s hospitalization since May has shocked fans and members of D.I.D. According to the official announcement, members of D.I.D have yet to meet with Akane since his hospitalization, and his family has been keeping contact with them in regards to Akane’s well-being.

D.I.D’s remaining three members will continue on their announced two lives, but no further lives will be scheduled. In addition, their new single, “Fatal Error Race” will be canceled due to being unfinished at the time of Akane’s hospitalization.

Shattered-Tranquility’s translators are hard at work to translate member comments. Fans can read D.I.D’s official comment, translated by Shattered-Tranquility’s Ku, below.

We have an important message from D.I.D. to all the fans.

In early May this year, we were contacted by Akane’s family to inform us that Akane was hospitalized for severe bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. We will be notified of how things progress after this, but with an extremely high likelihood that he’ll be in and out of the hospital from now on, it seems we cannot anticipate a comeback. At present, the other members of the band have not been allowed to meet with Akane.

We have also been unable to exchange words with Akane directly. Thus, after the end of August, D.I.D. will take an indefinite hiatus.

The currently-planned lives will be performed by the remaining three members: Touma, Shou, and Issei.

Having been unable to finish recording the songs for the June 25th release, “Fatal Error Race,” we would like to suspend its release. We are terribly sorry for being unable to fulfill the hopes of all of our fans.

Akane has always been a person with a lot of high and low moods, but supported by the feeling that his bandmates and fans were with him he had been able to carry out activities up until now. At this time we can feel nothing but a sense of helplessness that it has come to this.

We deeply apologize for causing such great trouble to everyone supporting us and to everyone connected to us. We will do our absolute best to carry out the scheduled lives, conveying the words that Akane spoke even before now: “A D.I.D. with fans and members as one.”

Touma, Shou, Issei

 

There are many uncertainties about mental illness, particularly illnesses such as Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder. According to the Mayo Clinic, Schizophrenia is ” a severe brain disorder in which people interpret reality abnormally. Schizophrenia may result in some combination of hallucinations, delusions, and extremely disordered thinking and behavior. Contrary to popular belief, schizophrenia isn’t a split personality or multiple personality. The word “schizophrenia” does mean “split mind,” but it refers to a disruption of the usual balance of emotions and thinking.”

Bipolar disorder, also known as Manic-Depressive Disorder is considered “mood swings that range from the lows of depression to the highs of mania.” These events can happen sparingly or at a regularity, and are extremely severe changes in mood.

Both illnesses are treatable through medication and therapy, and while not curative, can be controlled and managed. Individuals suffering from both Schizophrenia and Bipolar disorder typically suffer from severe mood swings, depression, and hallucinations. Fans who would like to learn more about Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder can read more through the links to the Mayo Clinic.

As fans may know, it is not common for individuals suffering mental illness in Japan to come forward in regards to their mental illnesses. It came as an enormous shock last month when Lustknot.’s vocalist, Yuki, admitted to suffering from Disassociate Identity Disorder. Mental diseases and disorders are typically considered a family and personal matter in Japan.Those who would like to learn more in regards to mental illness in Japan can look into articles like  Tohoku University’s study.

It is important for fans to be understanding and compassionate during this time. Shattered-Tranquility will keep you informed of any changes in regards to Akane’s well-being, and we wish him and D.I.D luck during this hard time.

Source: OHP, Mayo Clinic, Tohoku University

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Comments (6)

  • Roseintokyo

    The last time I checked, schizophrenia was not commonly seen as resulting in split personalities. I think you are confusing that with disassociative identity disorder, which used to be labeled as multiple personality disorder. Schizophrenia is actually fairly commonly viewed as: “person who walks aroud hearing voices and seeing things, while believing everyone is out to get them,” something which is usually indicative of paranoid schizophrenia. (There are different types of schizophrenia)

    Also, I live in Tokyo, and I actually see a wealth of mental health clinic advertisements in the train, at stations, and out an about in the city. I’m not sure it’s exactly accurate to term Japan as still highly against mental health treatment. I’ve also known people here who’ve been in treatment for various issues.

    All the best to this individual, however. He has quite a battle ahead of him.

    • Sai

      Hi, there.

      Actually, the article specifically states that schizophrenia has nothing to do with Disassociative Identity Disorder. D.I.D is the name of the band (until the Day I Die)

      As quoted, “Schizophrenia is ” a severe brain disorder in which people interpret reality abnormally. Schizophrenia may result in some combination of hallucinations, delusions, and extremely disordered thinking and behavior. Contrary to popular belief, schizophrenia isn’t a split personality or multiple personality. The word “schizophrenia” does mean “split mind,” but it refers to a disruption of the usual balance of emotions and thinking.”

      I’d like to state that the information also comes from the leading Hospital in regards to mental disorders, and I trust their exact quotes. If you’d like to read more about the disorders, feel free to follow the links.

      And, as stated, the links in regards to mental health in regards to Japan are sourced by the Tohoku University Faculty of Medicine, School of Health Sciences. You can certainly email him through the link for further information.

      Thank you for your comment. :3

    • Jen

      I am a little confused at your point. I see the only issue is that the article states that Schizo, “contrary to popular belief”, is mistaken for split personality….. popular belief is the average joe and “contrary” means in opposition of. They were not referring to common medical knowledge, they were referring to the knowledge of the average joe. Had they said “commonly known as…” then you would have a point.

      You next point. Never in the article is it mentioned that Japan is “highly against mental health treatment”. The statement was that it is considered a family and personal matter. Meaning, it is not common for people to make a public announcement about the issue.

      I see how you may have miss read, or read into, the article and took the wrong idea away. But… it is respectful to at least double check to make sure they are indeed wrong or have supplied incorrect information mistakenly.

      (This is based on the article as I read it on the 5th. SO if the article was changed after this was posted, my apologies. But from my point of view, this was a pointless jab at an author that wrote a well structured article.)

  • Roseintokyo

    Lol, I went to college for this, but okay. Google is totes the expert, apparently. Disassociative Identity Disorder is what multiple personality disorder has become called.

    I know the band’s name is different, and frankly don’t care.

    Also, as I live here, and am surrounded in life here, and have lived here for over a decade, I think I’m going to trust my own personal experiences first and foremost, sorry.

    • Sai

      I’m sorry, but I’m very confused. Akane has Schizophrenia and Bipolar disorder. He does not have Disassociative Identity Disorder.

      Recently, the vocalist of a band called lustknot was diagnosed with Disassociative Identity disorder (the only time that disorder was brought up in the article was near the end) and the article is very clear that Schizophrenia is not Disassociative Identity Disorder.

      I would be more than happy to clarify if it’s required, however it seems the article is medically sound. If not, please point out the errors so I can fix them.

      Thanks!

  • Flora

    I was going to post a question about what’s up with all the Jrockers & mental illness lately, but, in retrospect, it’s still a lot better than Jrockers dying en mass like last year.

    This announcement also shouldn’t come as a big shock to DID fans. I certainly didn’t expect schizophrenia, but it explains a lot.

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