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Sexual Sadism: Current Diagnostic Vagueness and the Benefit of Behavioral Definitions

Nitschke, J., Mokros, Andreas, Osterheider, M. and Marshall, W. L. (2013) Sexual Sadism: Current Diagnostic Vagueness and the Benefit of Behavioral Definitions. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology 57, pp. 1441-1453.

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The phenomenon of sexual sadism was first scientifically described by Richard von Krafft-Ebing in 1999 as a sexual preference disorder that focuses on the infliction of suffering, pain, or humiliation to achieve sexual gratification. The present article reviews the historical development of the term sexual sadism, including the current descriptive nosology of psychiatric classification. Despite ...


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Item type:Article
Institutions:Medicine > Lehrstuhl für Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie
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Keywords:sexual sadism, sexual deviance, paraphilia, diagnosis, Severe Sexual Sadism Scale (SESAS)
Dewey Decimal Classification:600 Technology > 610 Medical sciences Medicine
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:Yes
Item ID:34464
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