Hikikomori Is Most Associated With Interpersonal Relationships, Followed by Suicide Risks: A Secondary Analysis of a National Cross-Sectional Study
Hikikomori Is Most Associated With Interpersonal Relationships, Followed by Suicide Risks: A Secondary Analysis of a National Cross-Sectional StudyRoseline Yong* and Kyoko NomuraPublic Health Department, The Graduate School of Medicine, Akita University, Akita, JapanThere have been few population studies of hikikomori (that is, prolonged social withdrawal and isolation), and the basic correlating factors of hikikomori are yet to be identified. Therefore, this study aimed to identify the associated basic characteristics and psychiatric factors of hikikomori. Data were obtained from the Survey of Young People’s Attitudes of 5,000 residents (aged 15–39 years) who were randomly selected from 200 urban and suburban municipalities in Japan in February 2010. The chi-square test and multiple logistic regression were used in the analysis. The data contained 3,262 participants (response rate: 65.4%); 47.7% were men (n = 1,555) and 52.3% were women (n = 1,707). Its prevalence was 1.8% (n = 58), and 41% had been in the hikikomori state for more than 3 years. There were fewer hikikomori people in neighborhoods filled with business and service industries. Significantly more men were in the hikikomori group (65.5%) than in the non-hikikomori group (47.3%). The hikikomori group was more likely to drop out of education (p
Conclusions: The present findings suggest that self-monitoring confusions may be linked to trait-risk for psychosis in adolescence. Future studies can prospectively assess whether the association between negative schizotypal traits and self-monitoring represents a distal marker of psychosis vulnerability. PMID: 32100624 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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We appreciate the comments by Dr. Dinneen, and we agree that our survey data should be viewed in context from which it was taken. We respectfully disagree, however, with the assertion that our findings apply only to a small minority of urologists in the United States. We are fortunate in that the patients we see in our area benefit from extraordinary choice where and from whom they receive urologic care. As mentioned, this is not the case in many parts of the country. Lack of choice, however, does not mean that patients ’ preferences should go unnoticed.
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