Hikikomori in Spain: A descriptive study

  title={Hikikomori in Spain: A descriptive study},
  author={{\'A}ngeles Malag{\'o}n-Amor and David C{\'o}rcoles-Mart{\'i}nez and Lu{\'i}s Miguel Mart{\'i}n-L{\'o}pez and V{\'i}ctor P{\'e}rez-Sol{\`a}},
  journal={International Journal of Social Psychiatry},
  pages={475 - 483}
Background: Social withdrawal behaviour is a major health problem that is becoming increasingly important, being necessary studies that investigate its psychopathology and existence in different cultures. Aims: To describe the clinical and socio-demographic characteristics of hikikomori individuals in Spain. Method: Participants were 200 subjects referred to the Crisis Resolution Home Treatment (CRHT) because of social isolation. The definition of hikikomori was the state of avoiding social… 

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