The term Hikikomori is derived from the Japanese word 引籠もり which consists of two characters: ‘hiku’ which means ‘pull’ and ‘komoru’ which means ‘isolated space’, ‘basket’, or ‘social isolation. Hikikomori (a form of social withdrawal1) describes behavior in which adolescents and young adults refuse all real-life (excluding virtual) contact with society and withdraw from all social activities. This syndrome is also called abnormal withdrawal from social contact. Social and psychological approach to phenomena.

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