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Medicina Legal de Costa Rica

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GARRO VARGAS, Karen. Incesto: enfoque psiquiátrico. Med. leg. Costa Rica [online]. 2012, vol.29, n.2, pp.55-60. ISSN 2215-5287.

Incest is a topic filled with myths and is important to understand the emotional significance in the field of children, children who are victims of sexual abuse by a close relative and the reasons behind the rest of the family to be quiet these events. Knowing characteristics of potential victims and potential perpetrators will allow us to evaluate the circumstances in which there is sexual abuse and its consequences in the short and long term

Keywords : Incest; Psychiatric interview; Forensic psychiatry; Emotional scars.

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