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Hikikomori

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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.

Causes: Several factors, including Japan’s highly competitive education system, extreme academic pressure, and work culture, contribute to its high prevalence.

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

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