Psychoanalysis and social withdrawal in japan

Author/s Nicolas Tajan
Publishing Year 2022 Issue 2022/2 Language Italian
Pages 14 P. 71-84 File size 641 KB
DOI 10.3280/PSOB2022-002006
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The author through this original work introduces the reader to the complex dimension of hikikomori. The article starts by illustrating a picture of the historical and evolutionary context of mental health services in Japan, starting from tracing the American conditioning that took place after World War II, up to the more recent requests for renewal that came mainly from the university context. In this frame, by using several clinical vignettes, he deepens the characteristics of the condition of hikikomori. Finally, the article highlights the opportunities for care offered by a renewed psychoanalysis, that is in constant change internally based on the continuous comparison with other epistemologies and experiences.

Keywords: social withdrawal, psychological death, neglect, psychosocial interventions, renewal of psychoanalysis.

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Nicolas Tajan, Psicoanalisi e ritiro sociale in Giappone in "PSICOBIETTIVO" 2/2022, pp 71-84, DOI: 10.3280/PSOB2022-002006