Personality Disorders Schizotypal and Antisocial Term Paper

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The author further asserts that high heels often serve as fetishes because of the manner in which they accentuate the shape of a woman's body.

There also exists a typology of fetishes which are either physical attributes or objects (Langevin). The author explains that "One may be partial to redheads for example and find them more erotic than persons with other colors of hair. The degree of arousal differs between individuals from mild to strong and for some men it is strong and the stimulus is essential. Thus one may like redheads but he can react to other females or males as well. However if one could only react to redheads, this would be a necessary fetish (Langevin)."

Masochism

The terms masochism and sadism are often used synonymously to explain the condition by which an individual's sexual gratification is correlated with domination, physical pain, humiliation and enslavement (Langevin). The masochist is actually the person that is on the receiving end of the pain, humiliation or enslavement while the sadist is the one inflicting these things (Langevin).

The author further insists that masochism is not only associated with sexual acts but also acts that are simply cruel (Langevin).

The causes for the development of this ailment are unknown however it has been asserted that sexual and aggressive drives along with neuroses may contribute to the development of the condition (Langevin). Although the condition does not negatively affect most people, however in some people it can lead to what is known as lust- murder (Langevin). This is an act in which the victims is mutilated and may even be eaten but they are not raped (Langevin).

References

Alcohol abuse and Dependence. http://www.mentalhealthchannel.net/alcohol/

Antisocial personality disorder. National Institutes of Health http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000921.htm

Cocaine abuse and Addiction. National Institute on drug abuse http://www.drugabuse.gov/ResearchReports/Cocaine/cocaine2.html

Earleywine, Mitch. Understanding Marijuana: A New Look at the Scientific Evidence. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.

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How is Cocaine Used. National Institute on drug abuse http://www.drugabuse.gov/ResearchReports/Cocaine/cocaine3.html#short

Langevin R. 1983. Sexual Strands: Understanding and Treating Sexual Anomalies in Men. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates: Hillsdale, NJ.

Marijuana. National Institutes of Health. http://www.nida.nih.gov/MarijBroch/teenpg1-2.html

Schizotypal personality disorder." National Institutes of Health http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001525.htm

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References

Alcohol abuse and Dependence. http://www.mentalhealthchannel.net/alcohol/

Antisocial personality disorder. National Institutes of Health http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000921.htm

Cocaine abuse and Addiction. National Institute on drug abuse http://www.drugabuse.gov/ResearchReports/Cocaine/cocaine2.html

Earleywine, Mitch. Understanding Marijuana: A New Look at the Scientific Evidence. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.

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