Problem

Sadistic personality disorder

Nature:

Sadistic personality disorder is a personality disorder involving sadism which appeared in an appendix of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-III-R). The later versions of the DSM (DSM-IV, DSM-IV-TR and DSM-5) do not include it.

The words sadism and sadist are derived from Marquis de Sade.

Broader Problems:
Personality disorders
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Date of last update
01.01.2000 – 00:00 CET
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