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Hikikomori as a possible clinical term in psychiatry: a questionnaire survey

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Psychiatry, October 2012
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (93rd percentile)

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11 tweeters
1 Facebook page
3 Google+ users


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Hikikomori as a possible clinical term in psychiatry: a questionnaire survey
Published in
BMC Psychiatry, October 2012
DOI 10.1186/1471-244x-12-169
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Masaru Tateno, Tae Woo Park, Takahiro A Kato, Wakako Umene-Nakano, Toshikazu Saito


The word hikikomori, the abnormal avoidance of social contact, has become increasingly well-known. However, a definition of this phenomenon has not been discussed thoroughly. The aim of this study is to gain a better understanding of the perception of hikikomori amongst health-related students and professionals and to explore possible psychiatric conditions underlying hikikomori.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
France 2 2%
Portugal 1 1%
Sweden 1 1%
Unknown 95 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 27 27%
Student > Ph. D. Student 12 12%
Researcher 9 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 9 9%
Student > Master 9 9%
Other 19 19%
Unknown 14 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 37 37%
Social Sciences 13 13%
Medicine and Dentistry 11 11%
Nursing and Health Professions 6 6%
Arts and Humanities 4 4%
Other 10 10%
Unknown 18 18%

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