The prevalence and correlates of severe social withdrawal (hikikomori) in Hong Kong: A cross-sectional telephone-based survey study.

@article{Wong2015ThePA,
  title={The prevalence and correlates of severe social withdrawal (hikikomori) in Hong Kong: A cross-sectional telephone-based survey study.},
  author={Paul Wai-Ching Wong and Tim M. H. Li and Melissa Chan and Yik Wa Law and Michael S.P. Chau and Cecilia Cheng and King Wa Fu and John Bacon-Shone and Paul S. F. Yip},
  journal={The International journal of social psychiatry},
  year={2015},
  volume={61 4},
  pages={330-42}
}
BACKGROUND Severe social withdrawal behaviors among young people have been a subject of public and clinical concerns. AIMS This study aimed to explore the prevalence of social withdrawal behaviors among young people aged 12-29 years in Hong Kong. METHODS A cross-sectional telephone-based survey was conducted with 1,010 young individuals. Social withdrawal behaviors were measured with the proposed research diagnostic criteria for hikikomori and were categorized according to the (a… CONTINUE READING
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