Journal title RIVISTA DI PSICOTERAPIA RELAZIONALE
Author/s Chiara Molinu
Publishing Year 2019 Issue 2018/48 Language Italian
Pages 22 P. 75-96 File size 284 KB
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This article explores the Japanese syndrome "hikikomori", described by the psychiatrist Tamaki Saitō, that has been striking the East since the seventies: young boys become recluses in their own homes, avoiding social situations, like attending school, working, having social interactions outside of their own houses. The Hikikomori syndrome in the last years spread in Europe and Italy; this has brought the author to examine both cultures and family structure and I have found many similarities among Hikikomori and one of the most common eating disorder in Italy: Anorexia Nervosa. The main purpose of this study is to investigate these syndromes from a systemic relational approach and also to conduct a reflection about how the family can be a great resource in the psychotheraphy treatment for this conditions.
Keywords: Hikikomori, social withdrawal, anorexia, family therapy.
Chiara Molinu, Hikikomori e anoressia: famiglie e identità fragili a confronto in "RIVISTA DI PSICOTERAPIA RELAZIONALE " 48/2018, pp 75-96, DOI: 10.3280/PR2018-048003