Dissociation as a mediator of child abuse across generations.

  title={Dissociation as a mediator of child abuse across generations.},
  author={Byron R Egeland and A Susman-Stillman},
  journal={Child abuse & neglect},
  volume={20 11},
To test the hypothesis that dissociative process is the mechanism that accounts for the transmission of maltreatment across generations, a group of mothers who were abused and maltreated their children were compared to a group of mothers who broke the cycle of abuse. Mothers who were abused and are abusing their children were rated higher on idealization, inconsistency, and escapism in their description of their childhood and they scored higher on the Dissociative Experience Scale compared to… CONTINUE READING

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