Taijin Kyofusho in University Students: Patterns of Fear and Predispositions to the Offensive Variant

  title={Taijin Kyofusho in University Students: Patterns of Fear and Predispositions to the Offensive Variant},
  author={Shin Tarumi and A. Ichimiya and S. Yamada and M. Umesue and T. Kuroki},
  journal={Transcultural Psychiatry},
  pages={533 - 546}
Taijin Kyofusho (TKS), a disorder characterized by a fear of interpersonal relations, and regarded as a culture-bound disorder in Japan, is related to social anxiety disorder (SAD). A variant of TKS, the ‘offensive type,’involves fear of offending others by one’s inappropriate social behavior or appearance. Reports of offensive-type TKS have hitherto been limited to a small number of case reports. To delineate the characteristics of offensive-type TKS and to determine the patterns of fear and… Expand
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