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Depresie, anxietate în contextul violenţei sociale
Depression and Anxiety within the Context of Social Violence

Author(s): Anişoara Sandovici
Subject(s): Psychology
Published by: Editura Lumen, Asociatia Lumen
Keywords: depression; anxiety; violence

Summary/Abstract: The results of many epidemiological studies performed especially in the United States and Great Britain show that chronic exposure of children, pre-adolescents and adolescents to violence within the family, school or inside the community, represents one of the main risk factors for the development of specific symptoms that characterize anxiety and depression, as well as for instability in relationships and lack of self-confidence. These risks remain true regardless if the victim is directly or indirectly targeted (as a witness) during the violent episodes. However, these risks are also modulated and moderated by a series of variables, such as the parental emotional and social support, the family’s structural integrity and cohesion and victim’s age and sex

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 09
  • Page Range: 263-273
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Romanian