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 … Continue reading 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 They all have different backgrounds and circumstances and have withdrawn from society for … Continue reading Psychiatrist Sekiguchi Hiroshi’s View of Hikikomori
Abstract This is an evaluation study of a pilot multicomponent program with animal-assisted therapy (AAT) for socially withdrawn youth with or without mental health problems in Hong Kong.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 Decreased level of social anxiety, and increased levels of perceived employability and self-esteem across two withdrawn groups were observed.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those who … Continue reading Efficacy of a Multicomponent Intervention with Animal-Assisted Therapy for Socially Withdrawn Youths in Hong Kong (Wong et al. 2017)
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Depuis les années 1990, un phénomène très particulier touche la population japonaise. Chaque année en effet, des centaines de milliers de personnes disparaissent. Appelé hikikomori, « retrait social », ce phénomène désigne des personnes qui, enfermées chez elles pendant plusieurs mois (au moins six mois), voire plusieurs années, se coupent du monde et n’ont plus … Continue reading Génération Hikikomori : J-10