SHINKEISHITSU

a culture bound syndrome seen in Japan that features obsessions, perfectionism, ambivalence, social withdrawal and hypochondria. It is also seen in China. Shoma Morita, 1874-1938 thought it to be an innate problem. See Morita treatment.

SHINKEISHITSU: "Shinkeishitsu is seen in Japan and China."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "SHINKEISHITSU," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/shinkeishitsu/ (accessed January 19, 2021).
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