Comorbid social withdrawal (hikikomori) in outpatients with social anxiety disorder: Clinical characteristics and treatment response in a case series
The International journal of social psychiatry | 15 Oct 2011
T Nagata, H Yamada, AR Teo, C Yoshimura, T Nakajima and I van Vliet
Severe social withdrawal (called hikikomori, and defined as isolation lasting more than six months and not due to an apparent mental disorder) has drawn increasing public attention in Japan. It is unclear whether hikikomori is merely a symptom or syndrome of social withdrawal.
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