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Internet Gaming Disorder and Hikikomori, an extreme form of real-life social withdrawal where individuals isolate themselves from society, have both been suggested as mental disorders that require further clinical research, particularly amongst young adult populations.

Our Course Chair and Senior Lecturer, Dr Vasileios Stavropoulos spoke on the association and potential moderating effects at our Colloquium last week, but don’t worry if you missed it, as his research paper has been accepted for publishing in the Addictive Behaviors Reports!
Abstract below, with paper to come.