Ueyama Kazuki just told me about the expression “8050 problem” (80 years old parents, 50 years old hikikomori). I forward 3 articles he mentioned below in Japanese. https://www.asahi.com/articles/ASKDX447DKDXULZU001. http://www.sankei.com/life/news/161128/lif1611280011-n1.html https://www.hokkaido-np.co.jp/article/169325 Mr Ueyama’s blog is here http://d.hatena.ne.jp/ueyamakzk/201707Read more "8050 Aging #hikikomori #mentalhealth @ueyamakzk"
Secure Base Script and Psychological Dysfunction in Japanese Young Adults in the 21st Century: Using the Attachment Script Assessment. Umemura, Tomotaka,Watanabe, Manami,Tazuke, Kohei,Asada-Hirano, Shintaro,Kudo, Shimpei Developmental Psychology, Jan 25 , 2018, No Pagination Specified The universality of secure base construct, which suggests that one’s use of an attachment figure as a secure base from which […]Read more "Secure Base Script and Psychological Dysfunction in Japanese Young Adults (Umemura et al 2018)"
A cross-sectional study was designed to understand the impacts of “hikikomori” lifestyle on physical health. A total of 104 eligible hikikomori cases were recruited from the social services network of Hong Kong with a mean age of 19.02 ± 3.62 (ranged 13–31) year-old, and had completed the set of questionnaires and a series of anthropometric […]Read more "A Physical Health Profile of Youths Living with a “Hikikomori” Lifestyle (Yuen et al. 2018)"
Shunsuke Nonaka , Hironori Shimada & Motohiro Sakai (2017): Assessing adaptive behaviors of individuals with hikikomori (prolonged social withdrawal): development and psychometric evaluation of the parent-report scale, International Journal of Culture and Mental Health, DOI: 10.1080/17542863.2017.1367411 ABSTRACT: It is important to appropriately assess the adaptive behaviors of individuals with hikikomori (IWH) using parent reports. […]Read more "2 articles about #hikikomori in #Japan (2015 & 2017)"
“The findings provide further empirical support to Li and Wong’s framework that suggests individuals with more severe social withdrawal suffer from more psychological difficulties and Kato and colleague’s hypothesis that “some common psychopathological mechanisms may exist in the act of “shutting in” Teo, Alan R., Does hikikomori (severe social withdrawal) exist among young people in […]Read more "#hikikomori in #China (Teo et al. 2017)"
Mr X is a 40-year-old man who has spent half his life—the past 20 years—barely able to leave his room in his parents’ house. For many years aside from attending a monthly outpatient appointment he was asleep while everyone else in his household was awake. And while they slept he was up: whiling away time […]Read more "2018.1 Insight #hikikomori @TheLancetPsych @drchrisharding"
“In Japan today, many young people are disconnecting themselves from society. They have come to be known as hikikomori (recluses), or more formally shakaiteki (social) hikikomori. Though their existence is widely recognized, their true situation is still far from being generally understood. They all have different backgrounds and circumstances and have withdrawn from society for […]Read more "Psychiatrist Sekiguchi Hiroshi’s View of Hikikomori"
Abstract This is an evaluation study of a pilot multicomponent program with animal-assisted therapy (AAT) for socially withdrawn youth with or without mental health problems in Hong Kong. There were fifty-six participants. Decreased level of social anxiety, and increased levels of perceived employability and self-esteem across two withdrawn groups were observed. When comparing those who […]Read more "Efficacy of a Multicomponent Intervention with Animal-Assisted Therapy for Socially Withdrawn Youths in Hong Kong (Wong et al. 2017)"