Year: 1974 Source: Life-Threatening Behavior, v.4, no.1, (1974), p.32-42 SIEC No: 19841594

A verbatim interview of one 21 year-old woman, who had a long history of abuse by her mother, is presented. Some theoretical issues concerning the scientific and clinical usefulness of phenomenological reports in the understanding of child abuse (and other aberrant behavior) are briefly discussed.