Battered parents: a new syndrome.


Journal Article

The authors identify a new syndrome of family violence--parent battering. Relevant dynamics include individual characteristics of the parent batterer, distortions in the generational authority hierarchy, the role of secrets and denial, and cultural influences. The authors conclude, on the basis of their clinical work with these families, that this subtype of family violence is distinct from child and spouse abuse.

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Cited Authors

  • Harbin, HT; Madden, DJ

Published Date

  • October 1, 1979

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 136 / 10

Start / End Page

  • 1288 - 1291

PubMed ID

  • 484724

Pubmed Central ID

  • 484724

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1535-7228

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-953X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1176/ajp.136.10.1288


  • eng