Editorial Perspective: Pathological social withdrawal during in adolescence: a culture-specific or a global phenomenon?

@article{Li2015EditorialPP,
  title={Editorial Perspective: Pathological social withdrawal during in adolescence: a culture-specific or a global phenomenon?},
  author={Tim M. H. Li and Paul W. C. Wong},
  journal={Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines},
  year={2015},
  volume={56 10},
  pages={1039-41}
}
Impairing patterns of long-term adolescent social withdrawal and self-exclusion, including nonattendance at school or work, and minimal social contact, have been identified as a significant clinical and social problem in Japan since the late 1990s, where it is termed hikikomori. As well clinical impairment for the withdrawn youths and burden for the families, hikikomori has brought societal and health service costs in Japan. Since its first identification, similar cases have been reported in… CONTINUE READING