Tue 29 Aug, 2006 01:52 pm
Child Abuse: The Essential Reason for Murder
Anyone interested in understanding the relationship between child abuse, mental disturbance, and murder will benefit by reading this article by Barbara Rogers at the Alice Miller website listed below. The article is a reflective commentary on a book by Dr. Dorothy Lewis entitled â€œGuilty by Reason of Insanity: A Psychiatrist Explores the Minds of Killers.â€
Someone at MovingOn wrote about that book too:
Read the article by Seismograph at MO. It's hard to believe that material has been sitting out there for nearly a year and has gotten any responses.
I really liked this quote from Lewis' book:
The brain is not as resilient as we might wish. Itâ€™s not just the batterings that take their toll, or the car accidents and brain infections. We now know that intense, ongoing emotional stress can change the very structure of our brain, much less its function. No one is immune. It could happen to any of us.â€