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Sibling incest: a consequence of individual and family dysfunction.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2207465     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Sibling incest has seldom been researched and thus remains poorly understood. The authors review a case and discuss it in the context of the recent literature on incest. The case report they present demonstrates the complexity of individual and family dynamics leading to incest and illustrates the need for caution in making generalizations about incestuous families. The authors recommend that evaluators and treaters of incestuous families pay close attention to the specific dynamics of any given case and avoid assuming that common scenarios or traits of participants alone can adequately explain the incest.
L I Ascherman; E J Safier
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic     Volume:  54     ISSN:  0025-9284     ISO Abbreviation:  Bull Menninger Clin     Publication Date:  1990  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-11-02     Completed Date:  1990-11-02     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7507032     Medline TA:  Bull Menninger Clin     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  311-22     Citation Subset:  IM    
Children's Division, Menninger Clinic, Topeka, KS 66601-0829.
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MeSH Terms
Child Abuse / psychology
Incest / psychology*
Psychosexual Development
Sibling Relations*

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