Year: 2006 Source: Psychiatry, v.69, no.3, (Fall 2006), p.204-227 SIEC No: 20070242

Based primarily on clinical & preventive work with adult children of suicide & their families, this paper begins to map some of the paths, direct & transparent or subterranean & disguised, that such experiences take into further generations. Patterns described include massive indulgence, communication of dire expectations, vicissitudes of family secrets, life-blanching, living down the shame, defensive barriers against depressive affects, as well as dread-filled avoidance of producing a third generation. (40 refs.)