Can “ Pokémon GO ” rescue shut-ins (hikikomori) from their isolated world?

Article by Kato et al. published online in December 2016 in Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences Open access: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/pcn.12481/full PS: “To date, there has been no evidence showing a correlation between the use of personal computers (PCs) and/or information technology (IT) and the occurrence of hikikomori, at least in Japan.”  

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Le Hikikomori entre Idiome culturel et expression actuelle de la souffrance au passage de l’adolescence à l’âge adulte (De Luca 2016)

L’Évolution Psychiatrique, Available online 26 July 2016, http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0014385516301517 Abstract Aim Hikikomori is a syndrome involving withdrawal into the home for a duration of more than 6 months, identified among Japanese teenagers and young adults. The cultural and sociological approach is central in Japan, where a psychiatric understanding has long been denied. We set out to demonstrate […]

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