FILICIDE By N., Pam M.S. - May 11, 2013 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 UNIPOLAR DEPRESSION UNIPOLAR MANIA INTERMISSION POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION MELANCHOLIC FEATURES MOOD DISORDER KRAEPELIN'S DISEASE CAT'S-EYE SYNDROME SERTRALINE PSYCHOPATHY Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "FILICIDE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/filicide/ (accessed February 23, 2020).