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  • Hikikomori is a phenomenon in Japan where an estimated 1.5 million working-age people are living in isolation and avoiding social contact.
  • It is not recognized as a clinical diagnosis but rather a social phenomenon.

What are the Causes of Hikikomori?

  • There are several factors that contribute to its high prevalence. They are
    • Japan’s highly competitive education system,
    • Extreme academic pressure and work culture.

What is the treatment of Hikikomori?

  • Generally psychotherapeutic rather than drug-based, requiring family support, individual or group therapy, and a healthcare practitioner, hosting social gatherings in the metaverse.


  1. Indian Express

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