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Secret survivors : uncovering incest and its aftereffects in women / E. Sue Blume

Main Author Blume, E. Sue Country Estados Unidos. Publication New York : John Wiley, cop. 1990 Description XXI, 326 p. ; 24 cm ISBN 0-471-61843-8 CDU 392.6 343.62 616.89-008.442.38
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This study is based on the Incest Survivors'After-Effects

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Library Journal Review

A therapist who works with incest victims, Blume offers help, advice, and support while exploring in depth the devastation wrought by this crime. She expands the definition of incest to include sexual abuse perpetrated by any caregiver (including teachers, relatives, or neighbors). Her book is written for those who know that they have been abused as well as those who have blocked such abuse from their memories. The ``Incest Survivor Aftereffects Checklist'' describes the many ways incest affects its victims. Using the concepts delineated in the checklist Blume explores how victims protect themselves against awareness that cannot be faced through aftereffects such as dreams, addictions, and interpersonal issues. She then offers numerous specific suggestions for recovery, including descriptions and evaluations of therapeutic interventions in the final chapter.-- Jodith Janes, Cleveland Clinic Foundation (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Publishers Weekly Review

Addressed to victims of incest--here defined to include sexual abuse by friends or caregivers--this is a realistic and sensitive study. New York psychotherapist Blume speaks to victims who have blocked childhood memories of abuse, and sets out to help them cope with ``Post-Incest Syndrome,'' which encompasses depression, guilt, substance addiction and sexual dysfunction. Survivors will also benefit from the author's perceptive advice on rebuilding self-esteem as a preparation for resuming friendships and sexual relations. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

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