Incest

  • Judith A. Cohen
  • Anthony P. Mannarino

Abstract

Incest is a particular type of child sexual abuse that often has severe consequences for the child, the perpetrator, and the family as a whole. Webster’s dictionary defines incest as “sexual intercourse between persons too closely related to marry legally” However, in the field of child sexual abuse, it more commonly refers to any sexual activity between a child and a close relative. This obviously includes many diverse behaviors, which vary, for example, in frequency, duration, or type of contact.

Keywords

Sexual Abuse Abuse Child Child Sexual Abuse Interpersonal Violence Borderline Personality Disorder 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Judith A. Cohen
    • 1
  • Anthony P. Mannarino
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Psychiatry, Western Psychiatric Institute and ClinicUniversity of Pittsburgh School of MedicinePittsburghUSA

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