Child Abuse and Deprivation: Soul Murder

@article{Shengold1979ChildAA,
  title={Child Abuse and Deprivation: Soul Murder},
  author={L. Shengold},
  journal={Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association},
  year={1979},
  volume={27},
  pages={533 - 559}
}
  • L. Shengold
  • Published 1979
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association
Soul murder involves the deliberate traumatization or deprivation by an authority (parent) of his charge (child). The victim is robbed of his identity and of the ability to maintain authentic feelings. Soul murder remains effective if the capacity to think and to know has been sufficiently interfered with--by way of brainwashing. Questions are raised about pathogenesis. Some suggestions are made about treatment of those whose pathogenic fantasy life has been so influenced by traumatic reality… Expand
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