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Identity Status of Jewish Youth Pre- and Post- Cult Involvement

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Publication Date: June 1981

Publisher(s): Jewish Communal Service Association of North America

Author(s): Idy B. Gitelson; Edward J. Reed

Series: Journal of Jewish Communal Service, 57:4

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)
Social conditions (Psychology)

Keywords: Youth; Cults; Research

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


It appears that cult members report having suffered moderate to severe psychological symptoms prior to their recruitment. Clinicians working with cult members report that the period of vulnerability is marked by both depression and a sense of being between affiliations.

In Journal of Jewish Communal Service, v.57 no.4, Summer 1981.