PSYC 307 Chapter Notes - Chapter 12: Psychopathology, Sigmund Freud, Binge Eating
1 million japanese suffer from hikikomori ( pull away /social withdrawal) Long existing, recognized as social problem in 1980s. Most common for eldest sons (family pressure to carry on family name) Decreasing valuation of work due to relative economic comfort. Spread of more lenient and overprotective parenting norms. Decline in birthrate, allowing children to have own bedrooms. Restructuring of labour market that erodes security and predictability of career opportunities. Therapeutic interventions developed, eg. rental sisters creating surrogate sibling relationship with clients to build trust and get them out of the house. Appears to be uniquely japanese form of psychopathology. Dhat syndrome in south asian cultures: belief among young men that they are leaking semen (considered source of vitality) Often associated with guilt and anxiety about disapproved sexual acts (eg. masturbation) Highly unlikely in north american culture due to absence of particular beliefs regarding semen, sex, morality, health.