What are some cases dealing with psychological defense mechanisms caused by sexual abuse?

California, United States of America


The following excerpt is from Marsha v. v. Gardner, 230 Cal.App.3d 663, 281 Cal.Rptr. 473 (Cal. App. 1991):

The claim has been made before. "[A] number of plaintiffs ... have alleged that psychological defense mechanisms caused by sexual [231 Cal.App.3d 272] abuse, especially in the context of incest, 4 prevent recognition of the cause and extent of emotional harm." (DeRose v. Carswell, supra, 196 Cal.App.3d 1011, 1016, 242 Cal.Rptr. 368).

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