Incest-related Syndromes of Adult Psychopathology

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American Psychiatric Pub, 1990 - Medical - 308 pages

Incest is a social problem of major proportions affecting the lives of one in six American women. This collection of contributions from the most distinguished experts in the field examines the clinical presentations of adult patients who have suffered childhood incestuous experiences. This book explores the connections between incest and * somatoform disorders* disturbances of the self* problems in cognitive functioning* borderline psychopathology* the dissociative disorders* posttraumatic symptoms* vulnerability to revictimization

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
On the Apparent Invisibility of Incest A Personal Reflection on Things Known and Forgotten
11
A Review of the Literature on the LongTerm Effects of Childhood Sexual Abuse
35
Applying to Adult Incest Victims What We Have Learned From Victimized Children
55
Somatoform Disorders in Victims of Incest and Child Abuse
75
Disturbances of Self in Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse
113
Secrets of Adolescence Incest and Developmental Fixations
133
The Cognitive Sequelae of Incest
161
Incest in the Borderline Patient
183
Symptoms of Posttraumatic Stress and Dissociation in Women Victims of Abuse
205
Dissociative Disorders as Sequelae to Incest
227
Trauma Dissociation and Hypnosis
247
Incest and Subsequent Revictimization The Case of TherapistPatient Sexual Exploitation With a Description of the Sitting Duck Syndrome
263
Discussion
289
Index
295
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