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Yeungnam University Journal of Medicine 1995;12(1):113-123.
DOI:    Published online June 30, 1995.
A Study on Neurosis According to Experience of Sexual Abuse among Female High School Students in Tasegu.
Hyung Bae Park, Jin Sung Kim, Sang Ruyl Jang, Tae Yong Rho, Hye Soo Suh, Chang Su Kim, Kwang Hun Lee
1) The sexual abuse victim group showed significantly higher neurotic traits of Free floating anxiety (p<0. 05), Phobic(p<0.01), Obsession(p<0.01), Somatic(p<0.05), Depression(p<0.01) than the control group. 2) The Neurotic traits of Somatic(p<0.01), Depression(p<0.01), Hysteric(p<0.01) were higher in the multiple-abused than the single-abused. 3) When the duration of being abused was concerned, subjects with more than 1 year duration had significantly higher neurotic traits of Obsession(p<0.05), Somatic(p<0.05), Depression(p<0.05) than subjects with less than 1 year duration. 4) The neurotic traits of Phobic, Somatic, Depression were significantly higher in the subjects with higher intensity of sexual abuse than with lower intensity. 5) Among 68 victims, 31 girls(45%) were assaulted by strangers, 10(14%) were by relatives, 7(10.3%) were by siblings, 6(8.8%) were by neihbors. Among them, 34 girls(50%) bad counselling or psychotherapy and the people to whom they had sought for help were friends(23 girls ; 68%), parents (7 girls ; 11.7%) and mental health professonals (2 girls ; 5.9%).
Key Words: Sexual abuse, Neurosis
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