Original Article

IJMDC. 2021; 5(9): 1573-1578

Impacts of psychological abuse on the mental and physical health of adolescents

Authors: Sarah Khalid Alkahtani, Sarah Salman Alobaid, Tasnim Mamoun Hajbi, Amjad Jazal Alotaibi, Lujain Abdulaziz Alyousfi, Rafeef Abdullah Alaqeel, Razan Sulaiman Alharbi, Sarah Khalid Alfayez, Abdulelah Ibrahim Alballaa, Mona Alfadeel.

ABSTRACT

Background: Psychological abuse is one of the growing concerns for serious health consequences. The Saudi National Family Safety Registry for 2011 reported a total of 616 cases of child abuse, out of which 76 cases were related to emotional abuse. Parents have been identified as the perpetrators of emotional abuse in about 77% of all cases. To the best of authors' knowledge, there is meager information regarding psychological abuse among adolescents in Riyadh. Therefore, the present study aimed to determine the prevalence of psychological abuse among adolescents in Riyadh and its association with their mental and physical health. Methodology: A cross-sectional survey was conducted among 695 school and university students. A questionnaire was distributed to the participants, comprised of five sections, and included questions about personal information, psychological abuse, eating disorders, autoimmune diseases, and emotional status. Data were analyzed using Statistical Package for the Social Sciences version 25. Results: Data analysis revealed that adolescents who experienced emotional abuse during childhood showed a statistically significant association with disturbed mood than adolescents who did not experience child abuse. Eating disorders were also found to be higher among abused adolescents. Conclusion: The study findings found significantly higher eating disorders and emotional disturbances among psychologically abused adolescents.

Keywords:
Psychological Abuse, Adolescents, Mental Health, Physical Health, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.


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Impacts of psychological abuse on the mental and physical health of adolescents


Authors
Sarah Khalid Alkahtani
Clinical Department, Faculty of Medicine, Almaarefa University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Sarah Salman Alobaid
Clinical Department, Faculty of Medicine, Almaarefa University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Tasnim Mamoun Hajbi
Clinical Department, Faculty of Medicine, Almaarefa University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Amjad Jazal Alotaibi
Clinical Department, Faculty of Medicine, Almaarefa University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Lujain Abdulaziz Alyousfi
Clinical Department, Faculty of Medicine, Almaarefa University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Rafeef Abdullah Alaqeel
Clinical Department, Faculty of Medicine, Almaarefa University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Razan Sulaiman Alharbi
Clinical Department, Faculty of Medicine, Almaarefa University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Sarah Khalid Alfayez
Clinical Department, Faculty of Medicine, Almaarefa University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Abdulelah Ibrahim Alballaa
Clinical Department, Faculty of Medicine, Almaarefa University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Mona Alfadeel
Community Medicine Department, Almaarefa University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
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Correspondence to:
. Clinical Department, Faculty of Medicine, Almaarefa University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.; alballaa.ab@gmail.com

Publication history
Received 15 Aug 2021
Accepted 20 Aug 2021
Published online 20 Aug 2021
Published in print 28 Sep 2021

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Alkahtani SK, Alobaid SS, Hajbi TM, Alotaibi AJ, Alyousfi LA, Alaqeel RA, Alharbi RS, Alfayez SK, Alballaa AI, Alfadeel M. Impacts of psychological abuse on the mental and physical health of adolescents. IJMDC. 2021; 5(9): 1573-1578. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1624719379


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Alkahtani SK, Alobaid SS, Hajbi TM, Alotaibi AJ, Alyousfi LA, Alaqeel RA, Alharbi RS, Alfayez SK, Alballaa AI, Alfadeel M. Impacts of psychological abuse on the mental and physical health of adolescents. https://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=90876 [Access: December 01, 2021]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1624719379


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Alkahtani SK, Alobaid SS, Hajbi TM, Alotaibi AJ, Alyousfi LA, Alaqeel RA, Alharbi RS, Alfayez SK, Alballaa AI, Alfadeel M. Impacts of psychological abuse on the mental and physical health of adolescents. IJMDC. 2021; 5(9): 1573-1578. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1624719379


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Alkahtani SK, Alobaid SS, Hajbi TM, Alotaibi AJ, Alyousfi LA, Alaqeel RA, Alharbi RS, Alfayez SK, Alballaa AI, Alfadeel M. Impacts of psychological abuse on the mental and physical health of adolescents. IJMDC. (2021), [cited December 01, 2021]; 5(9): 1573-1578. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1624719379


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Alkahtani, S. K., Alobaid, . S. S., Hajbi, . T. M., Alotaibi, . A. J., Alyousfi, . L. A., Alaqeel, . R. A., Alharbi, . R. S., Alfayez, . S. K., Alballaa, . A. I. & Alfadeel, . M. (2021) Impacts of psychological abuse on the mental and physical health of adolescents. IJMDC, 5 (9), 1573-1578. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1624719379


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Alkahtani, Sarah Khalid, Sarah Salman Alobaid, Tasnim Mamoun Hajbi, Amjad Jazal Alotaibi, Lujain Abdulaziz Alyousfi, Rafeef Abdullah Alaqeel, Razan Sulaiman Alharbi, Sarah Khalid Alfayez, Abdulelah Ibrahim Alballaa, and Mona Alfadeel. 2021. Impacts of psychological abuse on the mental and physical health of adolescents. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 5 (9), 1573-1578. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1624719379


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Alkahtani, Sarah Khalid, Sarah Salman Alobaid, Tasnim Mamoun Hajbi, Amjad Jazal Alotaibi, Lujain Abdulaziz Alyousfi, Rafeef Abdullah Alaqeel, Razan Sulaiman Alharbi, Sarah Khalid Alfayez, Abdulelah Ibrahim Alballaa, and Mona Alfadeel. "Impacts of psychological abuse on the mental and physical health of adolescents." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 5 (2021), 1573-1578. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1624719379


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Alkahtani, Sarah Khalid, Sarah Salman Alobaid, Tasnim Mamoun Hajbi, Amjad Jazal Alotaibi, Lujain Abdulaziz Alyousfi, Rafeef Abdullah Alaqeel, Razan Sulaiman Alharbi, Sarah Khalid Alfayez, Abdulelah Ibrahim Alballaa, and Mona Alfadeel. "Impacts of psychological abuse on the mental and physical health of adolescents." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 5.9 (2021), 1573-1578. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1624719379


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Alkahtani, S. K., Alobaid, . S. S., Hajbi, . T. M., Alotaibi, . A. J., Alyousfi, . L. A., Alaqeel, . R. A., Alharbi, . R. S., Alfayez, . S. K., Alballaa, . A. I. & Alfadeel, . M. (2021) Impacts of psychological abuse on the mental and physical health of adolescents. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 5 (9), 1573-1578. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1624719379


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