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Medicina Legal de Costa Rica

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ALFARO BOLANOS, Jorge. Psicotrauma vicariante en el abuso religioso y psicotrauma en el delito sexual y el divorcio. Med. leg. Costa Rica [online]. 2003, vol.20, n.2, pp.113-120. ISSN 2215-5287.

The following essay introduces the reader to the psychoanalyst theory of the Ego, Super Ego and Id and explains why and how sexual abuse is traumatic for its victims, especially for those who are victimized by religious leaders. The functions of the psyche are explained according to Sigmund Freud, who alerts humanity of the content of the psychic instance which produces libidinal, indestructible, and immortal pulsations that can not be controlled on the outside. The reader will be introduced to the psychoanalyst explanation of the deep damages to the mind and life of those individuals exposed to sexual abuse and their aggressors.

Keywords : Psychoanalysis; psycho trauma; religious leader; Freud; libido; social Scientists.

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