Prolonged social withdrawal disorder: A hikikomori case in Spain

  title={Prolonged social withdrawal disorder: A hikikomori case in Spain},
  author={Santiago Ovejero and Irene Caro-Ca{\~n}izares and Victoria de Le{\'o}n-Mart{\'i}nez and Enrique Baca-Garc{\'i}a},
  journal={International Journal of Social Psychiatry},
  pages={562 - 565}
Background: The Japanese term hikikomori means literally ‘to be confined’. Social withdrawal can be present in severe psychiatric disorders; however, in Japan, hikikomori is a defined nosologic entity. There have been only a few reported cases in occidental culture. Material: We present a case report of a Spanish man with prolonged social withdrawal lasting for 4 years. Discussion: This is a case of prolonged social withdrawal not bound to culture, as well as the second case of hikikomori… 

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