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ALVES, Carina Cannavô  and  PARABONI, Patrícia. Parental Narcissism and Depression in the Child's Cancer. Mudanças [online]. 2020, vol.28, n.2, pp. 63-70. ISSN 0104-3269.

Cancer cases amongst children and youth have been rising, unsettling and demanding subjective and relational reorganization within many families. Given this, this paper intends to address the potential effects of a children's oncological diagnosis and risk of death on parental narcissism. It was conducted a bibliographic review, which pointed the family's important role as the main caregiver for young people and how disconcerting can be, to the parents, the losses caused by their children's illness. Then, were approached the processes of narcissistic and ideals constitution and the possible outcomes of the cancer diagnosis on parental narcissism. These aspects led to the subject of narcissistic beliefs and depression as one of the possible consequences of a children's illness on parental psyche.

Keywords : Narcissism; Depression; Parent-Child relations.

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