Youth social withdrawal behavior (hikikomori): A systematic review of qualitative and quantitative studies.

@article{Li2015YouthSW,
  title={Youth social withdrawal behavior (hikikomori): A systematic review of qualitative and quantitative studies.},
  author={Tim M. H. Li and Paul Wai-Ching Wong},
  journal={The Australian and New Zealand journal of psychiatry},
  year={2015},
  volume={49 7},
  pages={595-609}
}
OBJECTIVE Acute and/or severe social withdrawal behavior among youth was seen as a culture-bound psychiatric syndrome in Japan, but more youth social withdrawal cases in different countries have been discovered recently. However, due to the lack of a formal definition and diagnostic tool for youth social withdrawal, cross-cultural observational and intervention studies are limited. We aimed to consolidate existing knowledge in order to understand youth social withdrawal from diverse… CONTINUE READING
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