In a nutshell , how do psychological conflicts affect the human life ?

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The contemporary news is replete with cases that testify to the damage of psychological conflicts. One which was revealed today is that of a young woman who was sexually exploited by her female basketball coach, who has currently been working as an administrator at a high school. According to the victim, this woman took away her childhood.

“Everything was stolen from me,” Jamie Carillo said, crying, “I want her to be in jail and to pay for what she's done.”

Certainly, Mrs. Carillo, now a mother, has suffered extensive psychological damage from her conflicts with this former coach, who took advantage of Jamie as a girl. Such psychological conflicts as these suffered by Jamie can have powerful affects upon a person. When, for example, a parent is unloving, extremely critical or negative, it is difficult for the adult child to be a self-confident individual, as he/she often suffers from a feeling of inferiority. When the mind becomes too tortured by such conflicts, often there is a reaction that is not positive. Perhaps, the person becomes anorexic, or bulimic, or obese with eating disorders. Or, the person may become obsessive-compulsive--even insane.