Young victims of Hikikomori Syndrome

by Roberta Lunghini - 2013.01.23
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In Italy, 240 thousand young people under 16 years are affected by the Hikikomori Syndrome. In other words, they are affected by Internet addiction. The phenomenon, which comes from Japan and literally means "to stand aside, to isolate oneself", began to spread at an alarming rate in the United States and Europe. But what are the characteristics of this malaise? The child or the adolescent, go to school with a sufficient profit, and is then completely absorbed by the parallel reality, has no friends, if not the playstation or the computer, and runs 10 -12 hours a day in a virtual dimension. One problem completely ignored by our national institutions, as denounced by FNOMCeO (the National Federation of the Associations of Doctors and Dentists).

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