The aberrant & distorted behaviors and parenting practices of a Pathogenic Parent are actually the symptoms of a rare psychopathology called Pathogenic Parenting Disorder. The Pathogenic Parent will usually have a history of mental illness in the form of a personality disorder that has gone undiagnosed. This parent then experiences some form of trauma in their life that is the trigger of the pathology and causes them to develop what is called Pathogenic Parenting Disorder. When a parent develops this mental illness they form a fixed false belief that the other parent, who in almost all cases is a normal, loving and devoted parent, is now a danger and the Childs relationship with this parent must be terminated. A parent who suffers from Pathogenic Parenting Disorder will believe these things with near certainty and usually no amount of therapy will change their mind. Many times up until this Parent experiences some form of recent trauma in their life there will be no noticeable signs of mental illness or psychopathology in this parent.