FILICIDE By N., Sam M.S. - 149 the term that is used to describe a parents' intentional killing of their own children. It is rare and often caused by a major depressive disorder. FILICIDE: "Joe could not understand a person who committed filicide." Related Psychology Terms A Comparison of Maternal and Paternal Filicide CHILD PSYCHIATRY Dissociative Identity Disorder ADOLESCENCE (Theories) Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development Collectivist and Individualist Cultures DISCIPLINE (literally, “to learn”) EARLY INFANTILE AUTISM FAMILY CARE CHILD ABUSE (The Battered-Child Syndrome) Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "FILICIDE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/filicide/ (accessed August 7, 2022).