Hikikomori, or extreme social isolation, was first identified in Japan in the 1990s. Doctors noticed they were seeing a lot of young men who would lock themselves away in their bedrooms and not talk to anyone.
Dr. Huong Le spends an average of 45 minutes with each of her dental patients during their visits, so she gets to know them well, especially the older ones who come in more than twice a year.
Almost 8 percent of Americans 12 and older dealt with depression at some point between 2009 and 2012. With that many of us feeling blue, wouldn’t it be nice if we could simply hop on the computer in our pajamas, without any of the stigma of asking for help, and find real relief?