Year: 1979 Source: American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, v.49, no.4, (1979), p.704-708 SIEC No: 19841650

Four cases are presented of hysterical seizures in adolescent girls as a consequence of forced incestuous relationships with their fathers. It is suggested that, for all girls presented to the clinician with symptoms of hysterical seizures, a detailed history should be taken to explore for the possibility of incest.