Sadism, Sadomasochism, Sex, and Violence

@article{Fedoroff2008SadismSS,
  title={Sadism, Sadomasochism, Sex, and Violence},
  author={John Paul Fedoroff},
  journal={The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry},
  year={2008},
  volume={53},
  pages={637 - 646}
}
  • J. Fedoroff
  • Published 1 October 2008
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry
The true prevalence of sexual sadism (and its variants) is unknown. However, all clinicians will knowingly or unknowingly encounter patients with this disorder. Regretfully, few programs offer adequate education in normal sexuality and even less provide training in the assessment and treatment of pathologic sexual interests. This review synthesizes current theories about possible etiologies of criminal sexual sadism and the resulting implications for diagnosis and treatment of this sexual… 
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