Unformatted text preview: cognitive schemas and psychological functioning. The data provided evidence that emotional abuse and neglect had more impact on long-term psychological functioning than did physical abuse and neglect. The subjects showed symptoms of anxiety and depression as a result of operating on internalized negative beliefs about the self as a result of constant criticism, contempt, disapproval, and rejection. They also had developed schemas of vulnerability to harm, shame, and self-sacrifice, but only those who experienced emotional neglect displayed symptoms of dissociation. Therefore, future research needs to separate emotional neglect from emotional abuse to find a clearer relationship between childhood neglect and dissociation....
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- Fall '09
- del castillo, psychological distress, emotional neglect, emotional neglect contributes