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Scientific Basis of Parental Alienation


The authors of the study analyze the international scientific discourse of parental dismissal as a specific phenomenon, which is the attribute to abnormal and pathogenic behavior of children who are in a highly conflicting divorce or gait of their parents. They point to the difference between phenomena such as estrangement and alienation, which the critics of parental disclaimer share. In the case of theft, the psychological anomaly is the basis for the child’s reaction to ill-treatment by a strange parent. When the dismissal is the result of manipulation of the parent who has the child in power and the brainwashing method seeks to displace the attachment from the child’s psyche to the other parent. An analysis of the psychopathological phenomenon, referred to as parental alienation, is based on research data gathered by a community of about 400 experts from 45 countries of the world. The concept of parental dismissal has become part of three new diagnoses in the DSM-V (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders in the US), which form the medical basis for understanding the unwarranted aggressive rejection of a non-parent. The study provides an overview of the state of the latest scientific knowledge and offers opportunities to assess parental dismissal in the context of ICD 10 (International Classification of Diseases). The results of this study are basic findings that clearly confirm that parental abortion is an abnormal state of the child’s psyche, which becomes a public health problem and instead of a controversial discourse among professionals, they should seek synergy that would bring amore significant shift in prevention and therapies of parental dismissal.

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