self-defeating personality disorder

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self-defeating personality disorder

 
a personality disorder characterized by a persistent pattern of behavior detrimental to the self, including being drawn to problematic situations or relationships, failing to accomplish tasks crucial to life objectives, excessive self-sacrifice, inviting criticism and anger, undermining of pleasurable experiences, and inability to enjoy the rewards of success.

self-defeating personality disorder

a personality characterized by a type of behavior that inhibits the individual from achieving his or her own desires and goals. It is characterized by involvement in situations that continuously lead to failure, rejection, and loss even when other options for involvement are available. Also called masochistic personality.
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Of particular controversy was the proposal to include paraphilic rape, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, and masochistic personality disorder (Corcoran & Walsh, 2010).
Kirk and Kutchins (1992) joined the list of critics with publication of The Selling of DSM and their new book, Making Us Crazy, is a meticulously researched analysis of individuals and groups who participated in the controversial evolution of posttraumatic stress disorder, masochistic personality disorder, self-defeating personality disorder, borderline personality disorder, and homosexuality as a mental disorder.
Other chapters on post-traumatic stress disorder, self-defeating personality disorder, masochistic personality disorder, and borderline personality disorder contain useful historical anecdotes.