Psychiatrist Sekiguchi Hiroshi’s View of Hikikomori

“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 They all have different backgrounds and circumstances and have withdrawn from society for … Continue reading Psychiatrist Sekiguchi Hiroshi’s View of Hikikomori

Efficacy of a Multicomponent Intervention with Animal-Assisted Therapy for Socially Withdrawn Youths in Hong Kong (Wong et al. 2017)

Abstract This is an evaluation study of a pilot multicomponent program with animal-assisted therapy (AAT) for socially withdrawn youth with or without mental health problems in Hong Kong.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 Decreased level of social anxiety, and increased levels of perceived employability and self-esteem across two withdrawn groups were observed.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those who … Continue reading Efficacy of a Multicomponent Intervention with Animal-Assisted Therapy for Socially Withdrawn Youths in Hong Kong (Wong et al. 2017)

Génération #hikikomori disponible en ebook 28,99€

“Génération hikikomori” est désormais disponible en ebook 28,99€, sur le site de l’Harmattan (+ aperçu Google des premières pages). L’ouvrage sera bientôt disponible en librairie, et sur Amazon sous 3 semaines. http://www.editions-harmattan.fr/index.asp?navig=catalogue&obj=livre&no=53919

Génération Hikikomori : J-10

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

Traumatic dimensions of hikikomori: a Foucauldian note (TAJAN 2017, Asian Journal of Psychiatry)

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 … Continue reading Traumatic dimensions of hikikomori: a Foucauldian note (TAJAN 2017, Asian Journal of Psychiatry)

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