Free access to my letter to the editor of the Asian Journal of Psychiatry.

https://authors.elsevier.com/a/1UjO~_ggEwIEDM
Clicks until May 05, 2017: free access to the article (No sign up or registration is needed)

Highlights

  • Acute social withdrawal (hikikomori) is an epidemic in Japan.
  • There are three traumatic dimensions of hikikomori survivors: the trigger of bullying, the traumatic effects of social isolation, and family trauma.
  • Hikikomori is a struggle inside the home and outside social institutions, against the contemporary practices of the mental health field.
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