Adolessente betrokke by Satanisme: wat geestesgesondheidsprobleme ondervind.

Translated title of the contribution: Adolescents previously involved in Satanism: mental health problems experience

H. Heathcote, A. Gmeiner, M. Poggenpoel

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As far as the phenomena of adolescents previously involved with satanism that experience obstacles in the strive for mental health, no research has previously been done. Adolescents previously involved in satanism, presents behaviour problems like aggressive outbursts depression, "psychosis", or suicide attempts that can even lead to suicide. In the phenomena-analysis semi-structured, phenomenological interviews with the respondents and their parents, were performed. The respondents were requested to write a naive sketch about there life. After the data-control was done, guidelines for nursing staff had been set. The guidelines are set for the management of adolescents that has previously been involved in satanism, and experiences obstacles in their strive for mental health. Interviews with experts in satanism was done, literature in the form of books, magazines and newsclippings were used to verify the findings in the research. The most important guidelines are that: the caregivers have to be reborn Christians; they are not allowed to show, any fear or sympathy; they have to have sufficient knowledge about satanism; the adolescent has to be unconditionally accepted; the caregivers have to work in a team; the adolescents have to be taught to deal with their emotions.

Translated title of the contributionAdolescents previously involved in Satanism: mental health problems experience
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)2-7
Number of pages6
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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