Jocasta complex


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Jo·cas·ta com·plex

(jō-kas'tă),
a rarely used term for a mother's libidinous fixation on a son.
[Jocasta, mother and wife of Oedipus]
(1) The usually latent sexual desire that a mother has for a son
(2) The domineering and intense, but non-incestuous love that an mother has for an intelligent son, and an often absent or weak father figure

Jocasta complex

Psychiatry
1. The sexual desire, usually latent, that a mother has for a son or.
2. The domineering and intense, but non-incestuous love that an affect-hungry mother has for an intelligent son, and an often absent or weak father figure. See Oedipus complex. Cf Folie á deux, Phaedra complex.

Jocasta,

in Greek mythology, the wife of Laius; she unwittingly married her son Oedipus after Laius was slain.
Jocasta complex - libidinous fixation on son by mother.