THE EFFECT OF ANXIETY ON THE MENTAL HEALTH OF THE GIRLCHILD
Exploitation of the girl-child by parents, guidance, and other caregivers have constitute a major source of anxiety for her. This paper discusses the various ego defense mechanism employ by the girl-child to cope with the threats of anxiety. The implication of such reactions for mental and social well-being of the girl-child was also highlighted and the responsibility of parents, counselors, government and the society as a whole in protecting the girl-child emotionally and socially was also stressed.
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