The purpose of this primer was to identify opportunities, as well as potential pitfalls, of conducting qualitative research with Facebook users and their activity on Facebook and provide potential options to address each of these issues.
Hikikomori, a form of severe social withdrawal, is an emerging issue in mental health, for which validated measurement tools are lacking. Our aim was to develop a self-report scale of hikikomori, and assess its psychometric properties and diagnostic accuracy.
Our in-depth interviews with veterans from the Iraq & Afghanistan conflicts revealed that military culture, difficult deployment experiences, and challenges adjusting to life after deployment were three common contributors to their experience having thoughts about suicide.
Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, November 2014