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.
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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.
The sadistic, sadomasochistic, and masochistic personality disorders that have existed in psychoanalytic theory since past were also included in the P axis.