Selective mutism is a severe form of social anxiety. It results in an individual being unable to speak in certain social situations. However, this person may be able to talk with a few people that they are comfortable with, in a safe environment. It's important to note they are not choosing silence, they may wish to … Continue reading What is Selective Mutism?
When the societal pressures for success become unbearable, over a million Japanese youth escape by confining themselves to their rooms. This phenomenon has been referred to as Hikikomori. Hikikomori is seen as a culture-bound disorder and is characterised by similar traits to social anxiety and agoraphobia. However, it is a completely unique situation as the causes of … Continue reading The Hikikomori: Japans Lost Generation