WHAT IS TRAUMA ( Fecor )
( I named trauma as fecor. I named something that makes trauma active as fecos. )
Trauma (fecor ) is a kind of fear reaction but not an injure in the brain. Trauma induces extraordinarily strong fear. People cannot recognize what causes the fear, when people feel fear and whether people can intentionally avoid it. It is true that the cause of tens fear cannot be determined, but we actually do know what kind of situation makes traumatized people feel extraordinarily strong fear. From my observation to traumatized people, I concluded that trauma is the fear conditional reflex and stimulus of the fear exists around us but only affects the traumatized person. Only traumatized person is always affected by it in his daily life.
Traumatized people are unable to avoid the stimulus and are always exposed to the source of fear. Traumatized person always feels fear and shows fear reactions and at the same time traumatized person acts violence and shows many kinds of pathologic symptoms of mental diseases. Trauma is a kind of memory and the memory of the trauma is constantly ingrained in the person's memory. Trauma exists in neural networks in emotion and its network is connected strongly. The neural network of trauma cannot be erased as long as the memory on trauma is reminded, in other words as long as the neural network of trauma is activated often.
We and even traumatized person believe that traumatized person has a mental disease and try to take drugs to treat mental diseases. Drugs for treating mental diseases can decrease the symptoms of trauma but cannot take out completely symptoms of mental diseases. At the same time drugs for treating mental diseases are likely to take out the development of neural networks in brain.
$1 Definition of Trauma ( fecor )
Trauma ( fecor ) induces extraordinary strong fear without any causes in one's daily life. This fear happens abruptly and can not be controlled by one's own will. This fear is very strong and makes one feel just like one is going to die.
Up to now scientists can only find changes in one's brain such as reactions caused by fear but they cannot find any specific cause of trauma. Because of this fact traumatized patient can be diagnosed only by the sudden onset of strong fear which we cannot find any cause of.
There are two kinds of conditional reflex. One is the conditional reflex discovered by Pavlov which comes from the approaching system of emotion in brain. The other is the conditional reflex studied in detail by Lu Doux, which comes from the avoidance system of emotion in brain. This conditional reflex from the avoidance system of emotion always induces fear. Due to this fact, we can name this conditional reflex as fear conditional reflex ( fecor ). Trauma and fecor have almost same meaning. Fecor has a little different meaning from trauma. Fecor is the idea from neuroscience and actually exists as neural networks in brain. Trauma is the idea from imagination,
So that you can give any explanations to
trauma. It is true that you are used to the
word trauma. In order to distinguish between
these two words I want to express like trauma
and trauma ( fecor ).
Both of these are used for raising and training animals. Applying these conditional reflex to human adults is very difficult because there are many factors to consider, such as the factors of knowledge and consciousness. These conditional reflexes are much easier to apply to children compared to adults because there are fewer factors to consider. From the observation and treatment of children's minds we can clearly understand the trauma ( fecor ).
$2 Fear Conditional Reflex ( fecor )
Fear conditional reflex ( fecor ) and generalized fear conditional reflex satisfies enough requirements to be categorized as TRAUMA. The fear conditional reflex ( fecor ) makes people feel as if their situation is impossible and their death is imminent. We can observe the fear conditional stimulus ( fecos ) in the traumatized patients, but any doctors and psychologists do not recognize it as fear conditional reflex ( fecor ) because this fear conditional stimulus ( fecors ) is too commonly found in people's dailylives to distinguish it as a fear stimulus. No one except the patient feels fear, and only traumatized patients feel fear from that stimulus.
The fear conditional reflex ( fecor ) is a kind of fear reaction that starts when someone recognizes fear conditional stimulus ( fecos ) in one's emotion not in one's consciousness. Fear conditional reflex ( fecor ) is an unconscious reaction. The fear conditional reflex ( fecor ) exists subconscious area of emotion and people cannot control this fear conditional reflex ( focor ) consciously.
Researchers could not detect the origination of psychic trauma. In most of these cases, patients were aware of the onset of their symptoms, and they understood the circumstance in which their symptoms typically appeared. We must illustrate in those circumstances what is the fear conditional stimulus ( fecos ) and where the fear conditional stimulus ( fecos ) exists. Patients simply believe that their trauma have specific onset of symptoms and their symptoms just appear in certain specific circumstance.
$3 What is fear reflex
We contact consciously or unconsciously with many things which exist around us. The contact with things is called stimulus. We receive these stimuli through sensational organs like eyes, ears, tongue and skin. Most of the information from the sensational organs go up to brain. Dealing with this information brain makes new information and send them to any parts of our body to make the reaction toward these stimuli. This neural process is called neural reaction or neural reflex. We human can think of the stimulus using words from our knowledge. After cons
idering about stimuli, we can act the result
from our consideration. This neural process
is called consciousness or intentional reaction.
We human can also react without any thinking.
This neural process is called unconsciousness
or unconscious reaction. Reflex and unconscious
reaction have almost same meanings. These
three reactions can be done at the same instance.
There are two kinds of neural reflex in our brain. One is cortical reflex in new cortex and the other is emotional reflex in old cortex. Cortical reflex is originated from new cortex of brain. Emotional reflex is originated from old cortex or from emotion, which is refer to feeling.
In emotion there are two reacting ways. They are called approaching system and avoidance system. There are two kinds of emotional reflex. One is from approaching system which is called joy reaction and the other is from avoidance system which is called fear reaction.
There are two kinds of fear reaction. One is the instinctive fear reaction ( pain, too strong sense, hunger, thirsty, negation of existence or solitary and frustration ) and the other is the acquired fear reaction which does not belong to the instinctive fear reaction.
There are two kinds of acquired fear reaction. One is the fear reaction which children imitate and get from that of their parents ( especially from their mothers until the age of 3 or 4 years old ) and the other is fear reaction due to fear conditional fear reflex ( fecor ). Acquired fear reflex mainly depends on our culture.
Among adults we can change these acquired fear reflexes and even instinctive reflexes( both of approaching system and avoidance system ) into no reflexes and even into joy reflexes using our consciousness ( cognitive therapy ). Among children we cannot change fear reflex into no reflex. Children must be protected from fear stimulus if children cannot overcome that fear. If not, fear stimulus is getting stronger and children will have trauma or fecor ( cognitive therapy is not effective for children ). Children will show fear reaction to something which other people don't feel fear ( traumatize ).
This fact doesn't mean children should avoid fear stimulus. It is true if children overcome fear by their own efforts, children come to be able to tolerate fear and increase their ability and knowledge which is necessary to live in society. We need to protect children only from the fear that they cannot overcome.
Trauma ( fecor ) is a kind of fear reflex but the source of the fear ( fecos ) we cannot recognize ( if we can realize the fear conditional stimuli or fecoses, that fear conditional reflex does not mean trauma or fecor but simple fear reaction ). The traumatized people are always exposed to the source of the fear ( fecos ) and they always show somatic symptoms ( autonomic nerve symptoms ), and they often act violently and show many kinds of symptoms of mental diseases.
$4 Symptoms of trauma ( fecor )
From our observation symptoms of trauma are almost the same of that of fear reaction, and adding to symptoms of fear reaction trauma shows many kinds of symptoms of mental diseases. We dare say there are many people who are suffering from trauma but actually they are treated as patients of certain unknown diseases. For example, most of autonomic nerve diseases come from trauma. Some of self-immune diseases come from trauma, too. Most of mental diseases come from trauma. From our observation there is no mental disease among young people contrary to medical knowledge.
Fear makes people show autonomic nerve symptoms ( almost all kinds of somatic symptoms ) and 4 levels of fear reaction.
4 levels of fear reaction are following
If people feel fear, people get away from fear stimulus ( flee from fear and common reaction among the animals ). People can express their fear using words.
If people cannot get away from fear stimulus, people act in order to decrease the effects of fear stimulus unconsciously from their experience. Their action is preferable for the person who gives fear to them ( Fair action and this phenomenon is almost specific reaction of human. Fair action is just like the saying it is a case of pious fraud or circumstances may justify a lie).
If people cannot avoid fear stimulus and cannot bear the state of fair action, people act violently and destroy the source of fear ( fight against fear stimulus and this phenomenon is common among animals ). To do something unpleasant to someone is a kind of violence to someone who gives fear to that person.
If people cannot act violently from their character or by the big power which is stronger than their violence, people show many kinds of mental diseases ( compatible to freezing of animal ).
When people feel fear, they show somatic symptoms and surely act one of these 4 levels of fear reaction. When people act one of these 4 levels of fear action, they feel fear in their emotion. Therefore we can define that the fear is the emotion that makes people react one of these 4 levels of fear reaction ( definition of fear ).
Anxiety is one of the state where we feel fear but we are not sure what the source of fear is. We feel anxiety when we recognize something which is the sign of fear ( fecos ). When we cannot avoid the fear stimulus, we feel fear or anxiety. Actually we feel anxiety when we act fair action, act violently and show many kinds of symptoms mental diseases.
Symptoms of trauma ( fecor ) we notice are symptoms of mental diseases. Traumatized people do not recognize what is their source of fear ( fecos ) and they would not avoid the source of their fear. They have chances to come across the source of their fear. When occationary come across the source of their fear, trauma start reacting and they show many kinds of pathologic symptoms. The number of the source of their fear is still limited.
PTSD is one of the traumas ( fecors ) which is thought to be psychiatry disease. Chronic PTSD is also one of the traumas of which fear conditional stimulus is at the beginning weak and repeating so that fear conditional stimulus are getting stronger, and finally becomes very strong fear conditional stimulus ( fecor ) and becomes strong fear conditional reflex.
Psychic diseases of adults are also certain kinds of trauma ( fecor ). Patients of psychic disease are always reacting against certain fear conditional stimuli which exist around them and in their daily life or in their memory. The networks of fear conditional reflex in the brain are built strongly and become very sensitive to fear conditional stimuli. From these reasons fear conditional reflex of the psychic disease is always reacting and showing symptoms.
Most of mental diseases among adults come from trauma which are diagnosed only from the aspect of symptoms of them. Traumatized people cannot flee from the source of fear because of the social problems. They are suffering from mental diseases for long ( their trauma is always reacting and the number and species of the source of fear increases ) so that they become to react to many sources of fear and their neural networks for fear in their brain establish firmly and become sensitive to the source of the fear.
We are likely to think for the people who show many kinds of symptoms of fear or mental diseases that we must eliminate these symptoms of them to save them and try to do the best for them. This coping methods let them feel stronger fear and make their symptoms stronger than before. Because they feel to be denied in their emotion ( sub consciousness ). They want to be accepted in their sub consciousness. They simply express with their symptoms that they are feeling fear against something and they cannot avoid it. This emotional movement happens in their sub consciousness. No one and even themselve do not recognize this fact, though. We usually express they are in trouble in their mind. Contrary to common sense we need to accept straight what they are.
$5 How to build up and how to get recovery from Fear conditional reflex ( fecor )
If fear unconditional stimulus which produces dreadful fear and indifferent stimulus which does not produce fear or sometimes produces joy exist at the same time in the same place, this fear reaction changes this indifferent stimulus into conditional stimulus with almost the same fear reactions induced by unconditional fear stimulus. In other words, if someone runs across a certain accident which makes you feel deadful fear, this fear makes you feel dreadful fear by something which exists around him at the same time and which at that time he is mainly conscious about. After this accident he becomes to feel dreadful fear from that thing. Because he doesn't think he feels fear from that thing ( newly built conditional stimulus ), he doesn't think he needs to run away from or take away newly built conditional stimulus in spite of feeling fear all the time.
This newly built conditional stimulus is fear stimulus which makes him feel dreadful fear. When he comes across this newly built conditional stimulus, fear conditional reflex starts to react. This means his trauma start to react. While trauma is reacting, other indifferent stimulus around him becomes second newly built fear conditional stimulus. After this that second newly built fear conditional stimulus starts to make fear conditional reflex react.
If you have trauma ( fecor ) you recognize fear conditional stimulus ( fecos ) not in consciousness but in your sub consciousness and show fear and pathologic symptoms. You are never conscious that this fear conditional stimulus ( fecos ) makes you feel dreadful fear and you have to get away from this fear conditional stimulus ( fecos ). By repeating this experiences this fear conditional reflex comes to react stronger than before and at the same time you learn other fear conditional stimuli (fecoses ) which are different from original fear conditional stimulus ( fecos ). Then you become to feel fear from many things around you. This state of you is called you have generalized fear conditional reflex ( fecor ). When people see you, people think you feel fear all the time or as you show many kinds of pathologic symptoms and you have psychological or psychic disease.
The stronger fear unconditional stimulus is or the stronger original fear conditional stimulus is, the stronger learned fear conditional reflex establishes and the stronger fear reaction will be induced by learned conditional stimulus. In other words, if you find a man has trauma ( fecor ), you have to think that he once felt dreadful fear or he felt repeating fear and he became sensitive to fear stimulus which any other people do not feel fear from. Because of this reason many people think he shows many kinds of symptoms of mental diseases without any reasons and many people think he is sick.
Recovery from trauma ( fecor ) means that trauma ( fecor ) does not come to react againt stimulus ( fecos ).
To make trauma ( fecor ) worse
Many people think phobia is different from trauma. Both phobia and trauma have similar onset, similar symptoms and give us similar effect to our life. Phobia has clearer onset of symptoms than trauma. We can convince there is stronger relationship between onset and phobia than that between onset and trauma.
Phobia is the fear conditional reflex whose fear conditional stimulus is sometimes exist around us and we can understand from our experience why a person feels fear. We can protect this person from fear stimulus if we want to do.
$7 Self-denial and Self-affirmation
Self-denial induces different levels of fear reaction in human's emotions. This neural reaction is an instinctive fear reaction. People who are suffering from many kinds of symptoms of mental diseases are sensitive to the stimulus of fear. They react strongly from self-denial, on the other hand many people scarcely react from self-denial. People who are suffering from many kinds symptoms of mental diseases do not recognize that their self-denial ( i.e. they cannot accept they are expressing many kinds of symptoms of mental disease, or they try to recover from these symptoms but in vein ) makes them feel fear stronger than before. They do not want to allow themselves to express symptoms of mental diseases and they are apt to think they are not worth of being alive now and in future. This self-denial makes them feel fear stronger than before.
Self-denial is not a trauma but a simple instinctive fear reaction. Many people deny other people easily. Many people don't think the denial is not so bad. For people who are denying themselves and showing symptoms of mental diseases, self-denial makes them feel strong fear. They don't recognize this fact though. For them self-denial seems just like trauma. To settle these problems self-denial must be replaced with self-affirmation. Contrary to common sense suppressing their violence by power make them feel stronger fear, they will act more violently afterwards. Contrary to common sense cheering people who are suffering from symptoms of mental diseases is to deny them and leads to their self-denial. Their symptoms become worse than before. I often find many traumatized people are in the vicious circle of a symptom and the self-denial. To prevent this vicious circle we especially their mother must accept anything they say, anything they do and any symptoms they express. We have to accept anything as they are.
So long as I have been observing and treating, almost all mental diseases have come from three reasons. One has come from the extended fear conditional stimuli, second has come from the vicious circle of symptoms and self-denial and third is the fixation of symptoms due to the strongly fixed neural network in brain.
$8 Rules for disabled mind and Rules for capable mind
To understand the feeling of traumatized people, we must know about the approaching system and the avoidance system in emotion. We can express our feeling ( emotion ) with many words. In neuroscience emotions among animals are same. We call the effect from approaching system joy, and the effect from avoidance system fear.
The effect of both systems are opposite to each other. If both systems come to act at the same time, the effects of both systems weaken each other. This fact means joy and fear erase each other. If joy is stronger than fear, we feel joy that is weakened. If fear is stronger than joy, we feel fear that is weakened.
If both systems react one after another for a short time, the effect of later system decreases the effect of former system. If we feel joy and next for a short time we feel fear, at first we feel joy and next we feel fear. But fear we feel becomes weaker than we expect to be. If we feel fear and next for a short time we feel joy, at first we feel fear and next we feel fear which is weakened or we feel joy. But this time joy we feel is weaker than we expect to be.
This fact means we can erase or decrease fear with joy. If people are really enjoying their daily life, they do not act in bad ways, they do not act violently and they do not show pathologic symptoms of mental diseases. If a person acts violently or shows pathologic symptoms of mental diseases, this fact means that this person often feels fear and does not feel joy. The best way to solve the problems of this person is to let this person have a lot of experiences that makes this person really feels happy. If we give this person experiences which are supposed to be enjoyable for him, this person often pretends to be happy even if this person says "I am very happy with it". Traumatized person often say the opposite of what they feel in order to protect themselves. But you can tell his real feeling by his appearance at that instance and behavior afterward.
Repeating same stimuli from the approaching system decrease the effect of that stimulus. Former stimulus decreases the effect of latter stimulus and so the effect of the approaching system ( joy ) finally disappears. We call this phenomenon habituation.
Repeating same stimuli from the avoidance system ( fear ) increase the effect of the slimulus. Former stimulus increases the effect of latter stimulus and finally even very weak fear stimulus changes into very strong fear stimulus. This newly strengthened fear stimulus makes people feel such strong fear that these people often feel like death is imminent but no one, even they themselves, can not understand why they feel such a strong fear. This newly strengthened fear stimulus makes people have fear conditional reflex ( fecor ). Finally these people will get trauma ( fecor ) without being aware of it. This is the main reason why people have trauma ( fecor ) without having any deadly accident.
If people have trauma ( fecor ), their trauma is always reacting because the souce of their fear ( fear conditional stimulus, fecos ) always exists around them and they feel strong fear and show many kinds of symptoms of mental disease. This fact means that they always have chances to learn new fear conditional stimuli ( new fecoses ) and in fact they have. These newly learned extended fear conditional stimuli ( new fecoses ) make them feel severe fear and at the same time they learn the next other new fear conditional stimuli ( extended fear conditional reflex, new fecos ). Then they become to feel severe fear from several sources of fear ( fecos ) around him. Their trauma ( fecor ) always reacts against several things ( fecoses ) around them and it becomes difficult to know why they are showing so many symptoms of mental disease and people around them begin to think they are sick.
There are people who always show symptoms from trauma ( fecor ) like anxiety, fear, violence and symptoms of mental disease . Their trauma ( fecor ) is always reacting against something around them in their daily life on account of many extended fear conditional stimuli ( fecoses ). They look like they are always mentally exhausted and inactive. All they can do is only trying to avoid something they feel fear from and what they can do is only to protect themselves unconsciously. We call these people disabled people. We call the way how to treat these disabled people rules for disabled mind.
Disabled people always show many kinds of symptoms from avoidance system in emotion, because they are always suffering from fear conditional stimuli ( fecoses ). They are sensitive to the stimulus to which avoidance system reacts and express symptoms stronger than before. Only joy can decrease their symptoms. Any treatment given to them cannot improve symptoms they show even if we think certain treatment is good for them. If we think we find an effective treatment for them, we should consider that they may show "fair action" ( fair action means they don't want to get the treatment but they act as if they agree with the treatment as far as they can avoid more treatmet they don't want ).
Contrary to common sense any treatment and any inquirement for these traumatized people given by someone means denying these traumatized people even if that treatment is thought to be good and that requirement is helpful for those traumatized people. And their avoidance system in their emotion starts to react and makes symptoms worse than before. Most of traumatized people always feel fear and the only action they can is obey from the demands of approaching system. In sub-consciousness traumatized people want to act from their approaching system. Asking traumatized people to do something is denying their action from their approaching system and make them react certain actions from avoidance system. If there is not a stimulus from avoidance system around them, their instinct from approaching system begins to work and they are able to overcome their problems by themselves from their own emotional movement. This faculty is stronger for younger people than for elder people.
From my experience they really want to be accepted by their relatives especially by their parents even when they act violently or they seem to be sick. To be accepted by their relatives especially by their parents gives them extaordinarily big joy and is able to erase the fear from the trauma ( fecor ) and they can stop acting violently or showing symptoms of mental diseases.
Traumatized people must avoid the fear stimuli ( fear conditional stimuli , fecoses ). They must be accepted ( whatever they feel, whatever they think, whatever they act ) by someone especially by their mother even if they act violently or they show symptoms of mental diseases. They must be protected from the fear stimuli by someone whom they rely on, especially by their parents.
When traumatized people act violently or they show symptoms of mental diseases, their mothers must sympathize with them and do physical contact with them as much as possible. This is the best way to heal their heart and stop acting violently and stop showing symptoms of mental diseases. When they don't act violently or they don't show symptoms of mental diseases, their mothers must do anything they want to their mothers. However their mother should not perform more than they want nor less that they want. At the same time their mother must not see them, nor speak to them unless they want to do. Their mother must continue to keep smiling on her face. I call the way of thinking and the way of treating traumatized people "rules for disabled mind".
On the Contrary, when talking about people who have no trauma, I use the term of rules for capable mind, which is almost opposite to rules for disabled mind. Rules for disabled mind is different from medical knowledge in many points. Rules for disabled mind are completely applicable to any children but you need not apply to normal children. Rules for disabled mind do not always apply to traumatized adults because of their actions from their venal ways of thinking.
Rules for disabled mind are following ( itemized )
(1) Traumatized person should be protected from fear stimuli ( school, study, duty, denial etc.) especially by his parents. Traumatized person should live in the space without any fear and denial. Because traumatized person has no tolerance against fear and denial. If time goes on when he can live without fear stimuli, his tolerance against fear will be getting increase.
(2) If traumatized person act violently or exhibit pathologic symptoms, his parent should think parents can not get rid of the source of his fear. Parents should show their sympathy to his fear and make skin-ship to him. In order to settle the bad state of traumatized person asking someone for help or medical treatment makes the matter worse. Because traumatized person asks only his parents for help.
(3)Traumatized person must spend happy time doing something pleasant like videogames, TV. His parents must agree with the way he does even if his parents do not want it. Don't forget that asking something to traumatized person makes traumatized person feel being denied. Parents should admit traumatized person whatever he is.
(4) Parents of traumatized person must wait patiently for long time until traumatized person begins to do something from his own will in the society. It takes long time for traumatized person to do something in the society. This fact means parents of traumatized person must trust him and at the same time it is important for traumatized person to be able to feel he is trusted by his parents.
(5) To be trusted by traumatized person parent should 100% do everything he asks. His parents should not watch him nor should not talk to him unless he wants to do. His mother should always smile on her face. His parents should not do anything that he doesn't want to do. His parents always follow after him.
$9 Drugs to treat traumatized people
Drugs for mental diseases are effective only to erase the symptoms of trauma. Drugs do not seem to prevent the reaction of trauma ( fear conditional reflex ). Taking drugs for mental diseases the symptoms of mental diseases decrease or disappear. Even if symptoms of trauma disappear, traumatized people are still exposed to the stimulus of fear. Being exposed to fear stimulus makes reactivity to the stimulus of fear stronger and traumatized people restart showing symptoms of mental diseases later. On account ot this result doctors must increase the amount of drugs and kinds of drugs to administrate to them. At the same time connections of neural networks in their emotion, which react as trauma, are getting denser and wider. Several years later these strengthen neural networks begin to react spontaneously or react against very weak stimulus of fear conditional stimulus. These traumatized people always show many kinds of and many intensity of symptoms of mental diseases and it becomes impossible to spend their lives at home.
Drugs for mental diseases are effective to erase the symptoms of trauma. Many drugs for mental diseases also erase the spontaneous activity from the approaching system in emotion. Most important spontaneous activity is the ability of recovering from the trauma ( active movement, active effort to solve the problems a person faces ). This effect depends on the kind of drugs, the amount of drugs and how long drugs are administrated. Many neural networks in brain which are not related to trauma do not seem to make any progressive change if drugs for mental diseases are administrated to traumatized people. This effect is not bad for adults because adults already have enough knowledge to keep social life. This effect is not good for children because children must achieve a lot of knowledge and experience useful for their future life, but drugs for mental diseases prevent these in children's brain.
Dugs for mental diseases are effective to eliminate the symptoms of trauma. Doctors can treat with drugs the harsh symptoms of traumatized people. If the symptoms disappear by drugs, traumatized people are likely to think drugs can cure their disease. If they have this conviction they would not avoid the stimulus of fear any more. Traumatized people mentally come to addict to drugs to live their daily lives. Traumatized people must continue to take drugs all through their lives even if drugs they take are not effective to eliminate their symptoms.
If traumatized people mentally come to addict to drugs for mental diseases, they can not stop taking drugs or decrease the amount of drugs to take. Traumatized people is easy to feel fear. They feel fear from small change of their life. They hate change. Even if they only try to stop taking drugs or decrease the amount of drugs, they begin to feel fear or anxiety.
$10 Understanding Trauma and Phobia
We have many big problems on children now in Japan. One of them is HUTOKO. Children's refusal to go to school is called HUTOKO in Japanese. Government defines HUTOKO child is a child who is absent from school more than 30 days continuously for the reasons except diseases. Government says there are more than 200,000 of HUTOKO children in these years in Japan. It is said there are three or four times more HUTOKO children than the number government says. There are many students who are absent from school for intermittently long time and there are many students who are receiving treatment at hospitals. These students don't be counted in this number.
Many people think that these children dislike studying at school or they are truants. Many people would not think these children are afraid of school ( feel fear when they see or think about school ). I have been investigating thousands of these children for long time on each child. While observing these children I have come up with the existence of fear conditional reflex ( fecor ). Fear conditional stimuli ( fecoses ) are school and anything related to school ( buildings of school, teachers, friends, studying and the ideas of these stimuli ).
There are various forms of HUTOKO in Japan. Many of the children called HUTOKO have spent their school days without no problems until they start refusing to go to school. Suddenly from certain moment HUTOKO children stop going to school because of their bad health. Even if they say they want to go to school and they try to go to school, still they express somatic symptoms and they don't go to school. If HUTOKO children are allowed to be absent from school by their parents, their somatic symptoms disappear quickly. Their parents take them to a hospital but doctors say they are not ill. Their parents try to take them to school again by car. They also refuse entering the school showing many somatic symptoms and acting violently.
There are many mentor associations in Japan for HUTOKO children. At those associations tutors think that in order to solve this problems HUTOKO children must have positive relationship with their parents and tutors. At first HUTOKO children who are receiving treatment there can have active relationship with tutors. However they come to refuse receiving treatment there soon. They begin to act violently and express symptoms of mental diseases soon. In a few cases HUTOKO children who are receiving treatment there begin to go to school again. Tutors at those mentor associations say their treatment is best. However HUTOKO children come to refuse going to school in a few weeks or in a few years. We must be aware that for HUTOKO children in japan it is already difficult to have active relationships with their parents and teachers.
HUTOKO children in Japan are obedient , hard working children. They like their parents, their school, studying and sports. They had good relationships with adults. These children suddenly change into opposite characters. Suddenly they begin to hate their parents, their school, studying and sports. Their everyday lives are disturbed as if they have bad character to be corrected. They hate the relationship with adults. If someone tries to help them to restore active relationships, they begin to hate anything and in some case they even try to commit suicide. Therefore our knowledge now we have is not applicable to these children of HUTOKO.
The treatment of HUTOKO children by their parents makes their aspects quite different. If their parents allow their absence from school, they come to recover their activity to spend their time at home and some of them come to go back to school without any trouble and finally they become active members of the society. But in many cases of HUTOKO children their parents let them go to school. Then they act violently or show many kinds of mental diseases. In some cases if their parents let them go to school, they act as if there were nothing trouble in their school to disturb them and they go to school again. In these cases they continue going to school for only several days or several years and after these days they refuse going to school again and come to act more violently and express more severe symptoms of mental diseases than before. Any tutors as well as their parent are not able to manage them any more. Then people around them surely think their character must be corrected or they must be treated by doctors.
Observing these HUTOKO children we can find that they react reflectively against school ( both building and idea ) and they reflectively and severely exhibit somatic symptoms. So long as their parents let them go to school, their refusal to go to school becomes stronger and their somatic symptoms become stronger. We can identify this phenomenon as conditioned and reflective response to refuse the school if I observe the reaction of the children without a preconception. This phenomenon is the fear conditional reflex ( fecor ) itself and its fear conditional stimulus ( fecos ) is school.
Some of the parents who have HUTOKO children know that their children exhibit fear when parents make their children go to school but they don't know that school is the source of fear for their children. For these parents the mental reaction of their HUTOKO children means phobia ( school-phobia ) but not trauma ( fecor ). Their parents try to find the source of fear for children in the school and resolve the problems of their children.
Most of the parents who have HUTOKO children are convinced that their children have certain diseases and their children don't go to school from their diseases. They apt to take their children to doctor's and let their children have medical treatment. For these parents the mental reaction of their HUTOKO children means trauma ( fecor ) but not phobia, because they don't know the reasons why their children feel fear. Without any doubt they continue to believe that their children have mental diseases.