Hikikomori : Multidimensional understanding, assessment, and future international perspectives

@article{Kato2019HikikomoriM,
  title={Hikikomori : Multidimensional understanding, assessment, and future international perspectives},
  author={Takahiro A. Kato and S. Kanba and A. Teo},
  journal={Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences},
  year={2019},
  volume={73}
}
Hikikomori, a severe form of social withdrawal, has long been observed in Japan mainly among youth and adolescents since around the 1970s, and has been especially highlighted since the late 1990s. Moreover, hikikomori‐like cases have recently been reported in many other countries. Hikikomori negatively influences not only the individual's mental health and social participation, but also wider education and workforce stability, and as such is a novel urgent global issue. In this review, we… Expand
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