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Covid threatens to bring a wave of hikikomori to America


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The tendency of some vaccinated people to continue self-isolating during periods of relatively low COVID infection rates has been called “cave syndrome.”

Hikikomori is a chronic mental illness that stems from a fear of others, whereas cave syndrome is a temporary inability to readjust baseline social habits, such as not seeing friends or eating in restaurants.

The danger comes when maladaptive behaviors are brushed off as cave syndrome when they are really the beginnings of hikikomori.

Hikikomori is a recent development in Western countries, with the bulk of epidemiological research on hikikomori having been conducted in Asian countries.

Scientific American

Hikikomori: Wikipedia

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