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Medical–Legal and Psychosocial Considerations on Parental Alienation as a Form of Child Abuse: A Brief Review

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Department of Legal Medicine and Bioethics, Faculty of Dental Medicine, “Carol Davila” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, RO-020021 Bucharest, Romania
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“Mina Minovici” National Institute of Legal Medicine, RO-042122 Bucharest, Romania
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Academic Editors: Lisa M. Stewart, Claudia Sellmaier, Eileen Brennan and Daniele Giansanti
Healthcare 2022, 10(6), 1134; https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare10061134
Received: 7 April 2022 / Revised: 10 June 2022 / Accepted: 16 June 2022 / Published: 17 June 2022
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Youth Mental Health and Family Support)
Parental alienation, an entity situated at the limit of psychiatry, sociology, and justice, still represents a controversial concept despite the legal dispositions that take it into account. The scope of this paper is to consider the relationship between parent and child, and child abuse from a psychosocial perspective, as well as to depict parental alienation, considered a form of child abuse, without omitting contradictory arguments which are also based on prudence in the minor’s interest, turning the attention to parental estrangement. Although parental alienation is not a psychiatric diagnosis per se and neither is parental estrangement, recognizing the difference between them is vital to adequately manage the situation at the time of establishing custody. View Full-Text
Keywords: parental alienation; custody; child abuse parental alienation; custody; child abuse
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Isailă, O.-M.; Hostiuc, S. Medical–Legal and Psychosocial Considerations on Parental Alienation as a Form of Child Abuse: A Brief Review. Healthcare 2022, 10, 1134. https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare10061134

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Isailă O-M, Hostiuc S. Medical–Legal and Psychosocial Considerations on Parental Alienation as a Form of Child Abuse: A Brief Review. Healthcare. 2022; 10(6):1134. https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare10061134

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Isailă, Oana-Maria, and Sorin Hostiuc. 2022. "Medical–Legal and Psychosocial Considerations on Parental Alienation as a Form of Child Abuse: A Brief Review" Healthcare 10, no. 6: 1134. https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare10061134

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