The DSM Diagnostic Criteria for Sexual Sadism

@article{Krueger2010TheDD,
  title={The DSM Diagnostic Criteria for Sexual Sadism},
  author={Richard B. Krueger},
  journal={Archives of Sexual Behavior},
  year={2010},
  volume={39},
  pages={325-345}
}
  • R. Krueger
  • Published 1 April 2010
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Archives of Sexual Behavior
I reviewed the empirical literature for 1900–2008 on the paraphilia of Sexual Sadism for the Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders Workgroup for the forthcoming fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). The results of this review were tabulated into a general summary of the criticisms relevant to the DSM diagnosis of Sexual Sadism, the assessment of Sexual Sadism utilizing the DSM in samples drawn from forensic populations, and the assessment of Sexual… 
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