Year: 1966 Source: American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, v.36, no.5, (1966), p.873-880 SIEC No: 19820248

45 disturbed children, each with one parent who had died by suicide, were seen at various clinics between a few days & 10 years following the suicide. The profound psychological impact of parent suicide upon a child is described. The role of guilt & distortions of communication consequent to the suicide are found among the particularly crucial dimensions of the pathogenic effects of parent suicide. (8 refs.) (RM)