Published Online: 1 January 1974
Page Count: 7
a member of the faculty of the Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Mich
Assistant professor of psychiatry, University of Southern California School of Medicine, Institute of Psychiatry, Law and Behavioral Science, Los Angeles, Calif
(Received 3 April 1973; accepted 31 May 1973)
He who lights a fire during the day will wet his bed that night. (German and Mexican-Spanish proverb) The wisdom of the proverb makers continues to pique our interest as the subtle inter-relationship among the triad of enuresis, fire-setting, and animal cruelty is observed. Elsewhere the authors have reviewed the literature on these behaviors and new clinical evidence concerning the validity and meaning of this predictor is offered . The present paper is limited to a discussion of sexually aberrant behavior, particularly from a developmental point of view, in six male adolescents who manifest the triad.
Paper ID: JFS10076J