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Adolescents previously involved in Satanism experiencing mental health problems

H Heathcote
Curationis | Vol 22, No 2 | a730 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/curationis.v22i2.730 | © 1999 H Heathcote | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 27 September 1999 | Published: 27 September 1999

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H Heathcote,, South Africa

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No research has previously been done regarding the phenomenon of adolescents who have previously been involved in Satanism and who experience obstacles in their strive for mental health. Adolescents previously involved in Satanism present behavioral problems like aggressive outbursts, depression, “ psychosis” or suicide attempts, that could lead to suicide. In the phenomenonanalysis semi-structured, phenomenological interviews were performed with the respondents and their parents. The respondents were requested to write a naïve sketch about their life. After completion of the data-control, guidelines for nursing staff were set.


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