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Divorce-Related Malicious Parent Syndrome


Divorce-Related Malicious Mother Syndrome was described originally by Turkat (1995). When this initial report was published, the disorder had been observed only in females. Recent case material has emerged which suggests that the abnormality may be gender neutral. To facilitate proper scientific investigation, the taxonomic label and diagnostic criteria have been changed accordingly. Divorce-Related Malicious Parent Syndrome is a significant clinical and legal problem, which remains in dire need of pertinent research and analysis.

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Turkat, I.D. Divorce-Related Malicious Parent Syndrome. Journal of Family Violence 14, 95–97 (1999).

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