Voyeuristic Disorder (Voyeurism)

Voyeurism involves becoming sexually aroused by watching an unsuspecting person who is disrobing, naked, or engaged in sexual activity. Voyeuristic disorder involves acting on voyeuristic urges or fantasies or being distressed by or unable to function because of those urges and fantasies.


  • Most voyeurs do not have voyeuristic disorder.

  • Doctors diagnose voyeuristic disorder when people feel greatly distressed or become less able to function well because of their behavior, or they have acted on their urges with a person who has not consented.

  • Treatment, which usually begins after voyeurs are arrested, includes psychotherapy, support groups, and certain antidepressants.

Voyeurism is a form of paraphilia. Most people with voyeuristic tendencies do not have voyeuristic disorder.

In voyeurism, it is the act of observing (peeping) that is arousing, not sexual activity with the observed person. Voyeurs do not seek sexual contact with the people being observed. When voyeurs observe unsuspecting people, they may have problems with the law.

Voyeurism usually begins during adolescence or early adulthood. Some degree of voyeurism is common, more among boys and men but increasingly among women. Society often regards mild forms of this behavior as normal when involving consenting adults. Viewing sexually explicit pictures and shows, now widely available in private on the internet, is not considered voyeurism because it lacks the element of secret observation, which is the hallmark of voyeurism.

Voyeuristic disorder is one of the most common paraphilias and is much more common among men.

When voyeurism is a disorder, voyeurs spend a lot of time seeking out viewing opportunities. As a result, they may neglect important aspects of their life and not fulfill their responsibilities. Voyeurism may become the preferred method of sexual activity and consume countless hours of watching.   more

Catatonic Schizophrenia

Catatonic schizophrenia is a subtype of schizophrenia that experts now consider obsolete. Experts no longer recognize it as a specific condition, and instead, attach catatonia as an additional feature when diagnosing schizophrenia. Catatonia is sometimes dangerous, but is usually very treatable with medication or other methods.

What is catatonic schizophrenia?

“Catatonic schizophrenia” is a subtype of schizophrenia that includes catatonia as a key feature. Experts no longer recognize it as a diagnosis, making this name obsolete. Today, experts recognize schizophrenia as a specific disease and a spectrum of disorders. Healthcare providers regard catatonia as an important syndrome to consider and treat, especially when it happens with schizophrenia.

The American Psychiatric Association removed catatonic schizophrenia from its list of official diagnoses when updating to the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), published in 2013. The World Health Organization (WHO) removed “catatonic schizophrenia” from the International Classification of Diseases when updating to the 11th edition (ICD-11) in 2019.

What is catatonia?

Catatonia is a syndrome — a collection of signs and symptoms — where your brain doesn’t manage muscle movement signals as it should and you behave abnormally. It happens with many other conditions, but schizophrenia is frequently associated with catatonia. Once thought to be the only condition associated with catatonia, it’s now known that bipolar disorder is more commonly associated with catatonia and that catatonia occurs alongside a number of medical and mental health conditions.

There are three main forms of catatonia: excited, withdrawn and mixed.

  • Excited/hyperkinetic: This form involves increased movement (such as in the form of pacing), agitated behavior, unusual or exaggerated movements, repetitive movements or speaking, or mimicking someone speaking or moving near them.
  • Withdrawn/hypokinetic: This form of catatonia is often easier to spot because people with this form of catatonia have very limited responses — or no response at all — to what’s happening around them. They may be mute, show no emotions or facial expressions, hold completely still or stare or stay in an unusual position for an extended period.
  • Mixed: This form combines features of hyperkinetic and hypokinetic catatonia.

What is the difference between catatonic schizophrenia and paranoid schizophrenia?

Like “catatonic schizophrenia,” “paranoid schizophrenia” is an obsolete term for a diagnosis that no longer exists. Paranoid schizophrenia was the name for schizophrenia where experts regarded paranoia, delusions and hallucinations as key symptoms. Catatonic schizophrenia is the term for schizophrenia where catatonia is the most dominant feature.   more

Women And Hysteria In The History Of Mental Health


Hysteria is undoubtedly the first mental disorder attributable to women, accurately described in the second millennium BC, and until Freud considered an exclusively female disease. Over 4000 years of history, this disease was considered from two perspectives: scientific and demonological. It was cured with herbs, sex or sexual abstinence, punished and purified with fire for its association with sorcery and finally, clinically studied as a disease and treated with innovative therapies. However, even at the end of 19th century, scientific innovation had still not reached some places, where the only known therapies were those proposed by Galen. During the 20th century several studies postulated the decline of hysteria amongst occidental patients (both women and men) and the escalating of this disorder in non-Western countries. The concept of hysterical neurosis is deleted with the 1980 DSM-III. The evolution of these diseases seems to be a factor linked with social “westernization”, and examining under what conditions the symptoms first became common in different societies became a priority for recent studies over risk factor.


We intend to historically identify the two dominant approaches towards mental disorders, the “magic-demonological” and “scientific” views in relation to women: not only is a woman vulnerable to mental disorders, she is weak and easily influenced (by the “supernatural” or by organic degeneration), and she is somehow “guilty” (of sinning or not procreating). Thus mental disorder, especially in women, so often misunderstood and misinterpreted, generates scientific and / or moral bias, defined as a pseudo-scientific prejudice.

19-20th centuries’ studies gradually demonstrate that hysteria is not an exclusively female disease allowing a stricter scientific view to finally prevail. 20th century’s studies have also drawn on the importance of transcultural psychiatry, in order to understand the role of environmental factors in the emotive evolution and behavioral phenomenology and in modifying the psychopathology, producing the hypotheses of a modification to hysteria from the increase of mood disorders.

1. Ancient Egypt

The first mental disorder attributable to women, and for which we find an accurate description since the second millennium BC, is undoubtedly hysteria.

The first description referring to the ancient Egyptians dates to 1900 BC (Kahun Papyrus) and identifies the cause of hysterical disorders in spontaneous uterus movement within the female body   more

Intermittent explosive disorder (IED)


Intermittent explosive disorder involves repeated, sudden episodes of impulsive, aggressive, violent behavior or angry verbal outbursts in which you react grossly out of proportion to the situation. Road rage, domestic abuse, throwing or breaking objects, or other temper tantrums may be signs of intermittent explosive disorder.

These intermittent, explosive outbursts cause you significant distress, negatively impact your relationships, work and school, and they can have legal and financial consequences.

Intermittent explosive disorder is a chronic disorder that can continue for years, although the severity of outbursts may decrease with age. Treatment involves medications and psychotherapy to help you control your aggressive impulses.



Explosive eruptions occur suddenly, with little or no warning, and usually last less than 30 minutes. These episodes may occur frequently or be separated by weeks or months of nonaggression. Less severe verbal outbursts may occur in between episodes of physical aggression. You may be irritable, impulsive, aggressive or chronically angry most of the time.

Aggressive episodes may be preceded or accompanied by:

  • Rage
  • Irritability
  • Increased energy
  • Racing thoughts
  • Tingling
  • Tremors
  • Palpitations
  • Chest tightness

The explosive verbal and behavioral outbursts are out of proportion to the situation, with no thought to consequences, and can include:

  • Temper tantrums
  • Tirades
  • Heated arguments
  • Shouting
  • Slapping, shoving or pushing
  • Physical fights
  • Property damage
  • Threatening or assaulting people or animals

You may feel a sense of relief and tiredness after the episode. Later, you may feel remorse, regret or embarrassment.   more

Sadistik – Sad The Impaler [Official Video]

Co-starring Saint Sadism and Trauma Jockey


I got a knife in my pocket wanna meet it?
I can paint it with some blood wanna see it?
I call it abstract expressionism looking like The Exorcist
I bet their heads’ll spin indefinitely like the devils in ‘em
Get sliced ’til the gills in place
Inside I’m like Gille de Rais
It’s night I don’t feel day rays, get high
I can’t feel my face watch me fill these graves
I am Sad the Impaler
In a forest of my past selves chanting my name
While these people wave goodbye always fanning the flame
Looking Peaceful but insides only acidic rain
Like it was cortisol
Endorphins pumping through my corazon
A war’s at home so I score it like it’s Morricone
The more I go in crowds the more I grow agoraphobe
I know the more I glow up now the more I know I’m so alone
I could torch your home whenever I’m in horror mode
A morbid tortured soul leaving blood on the interstate
Doing drugs off a dinner plate til I drift away
And say Au Revoir I swallow pain like Ouroboros
Dead cops in my daydreams lately
They get shot when they make me angry
Cement blocks if you step to me
Come get lost in the entropy rest peace

Devils sing when I go to sleep
Enemies know its open season
Cook dope for the dopamine
Let em sleep in their coma kingdom


The Personality Disorder We Don’t Hear Enough About

The sadistic personality may be mistaken for antisocial personality disorder.


  • Sadistic personality disorder is no longer in the DSM, but it’s still recognized by personality aficionados.
  • The chief component of sadistic personality is taking pleasure in cruel, demeaning, and aggressive behaviors as a means of control.
  • It is differentiated from antisocial personality disorder in that, for the sadistic personality, cruelty and aggression is an end unto itself.
It’s no news that somepathological personalities have a sadistic quality about them. Narcissists will torture with put-downs to keep their ego afloat; antisocial personalities may make people suffer into submission to get a need met, enjoying the sense of power it provides them. However, the aforementioned are not usually openly hostile and destructive as a general way of relating to others. In these circumstances, such acts of cruelty are really means to an end; a part of the disorder. Is there a personality style where hellish cruelty is a central component?

The Sadistic Personality

While no longer addressed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), sadistic personality disorder (SPD), similar to the passive-agressive and masochistic personality, has continued to be recognized as a legitimate condition by many (e.g., Millon, 2011; Plouffe, Sakloske &Smith, 2017; Coolidge et al., 2018; Kowalski et al., 2019). Sadistic personality qualities have also been resurfacing as a hot topic in the realm of the dark triad/tetrad.

First written about as a psychological construct by Krafft-Ebbing in the mid-1800s (Millon, 2011), the sadistic character was then recognized as someone who enjoys instigation of pain, cruelty, and humiliation as sexual dominance. This was expounded upon by Freud, who discussed sadism and masochism as “bipolar dimensions of the aggressive component of the sexual instinct” (Millon, 2011).

Looking beyond this sexual basis, however, Eric Fromm later posited that sexual sadism was only one expression of some people’s need to humiliate. Millon (2011) quoted Fromm:

“Mental cruelty, the wish to humilate and to hurt another person’s feelings, is probably even more widespread than physical sadism. This type of sadistic attack is much safer to the sadist… the psychological pain can be as intense or even more so than the physical… the core of sadism…is the passion to have absolute and unrestricted control over a living being. To force someone to endure pain or humiliation without being able to defend oneself is one of the manifestations of absolute control…”

In other words, it seemed that some people’s interpersonal style is entirely constructed around sadistic behavior. It was just this line of thinking that led to SPD being included in the DSM-3 Revised edition (DSM 3-R [1987]). However, this was limited to the “Proposed Diagnostic Categories Needing Further Study” appendix, and never made it further, despite over 50% of forensic psychiatrists surveyed at that time reporting having interviewed cases that would meet criteria (Levesque, 2014). According to Millon (2011), disregarding it in future editions was a political decision, but a foolish one, given it is clear there exists an aggression-loving population in society that markedly contributes to the decline of civility.   more

A song for all the victims of Histrionic personality disorder(So Cold Produced by Feelo)


I really hate you so much hate that I cant even sleep at night telling everyone lies slandering my name siding with my enemies and were suppose to have a peaceful relationship in this house I’ll just ignore you cause I don’t have a nice thing to say to you people say your beautiful well I don’t see it cause all I see when I look at you is hate your deceiving personality and immature acts got me looking at you with a bald head bucktooth deformed inferior and insecure I cant even put into words how much inner hate I have towards you, how could you tell people I came into your room and raped you, you don’t know what happened to Stephanie and the way it still affects me you really are that desperate for attention cause you are willing to ruin somebody else’s life just to get some spotlight into your own


Coming into my room and stealing my songs and calling them yours like you know the pain dealing with this constant heartache hell never seemed to let up cause as soon as I overcome an obstacle another one pops right up I’m so fucking fed up with your childish acts I’ll buy you a one way plane ticket and I hope you never come back you said this house would be perfect if I wasn’t in it, bitch you moved into my home you ain’t kicking me out of it you ain’t got a clue of what I’m dealing with music is what helps me get through and your taking credit of my lyrics o well what can I really do except release my frustration on this page but wait you would probably flip this too and say I’m the one coming into your room and stealing your songs and this pain is really yours like you even come close to overcoming the hell that I survived you wished that I was dead but if I died you couldn’t plagiarize another one of my verses in my lyrics you hear that I’m hurt was likes on your face book really worth it cause you can’t reverse it


You remind me so much of my mother the way you lie about me and trick people into believing that I’m this demon a devil sent from hell I been through so much of my life now I just see your exactly like her with your attention seeking behavior people think your a saint but I know you ain’t all you did since you been here was add to my pain.

to all those who have been falsely accused of rapped and to all those who have been a victim to someone with histrionic personality disorder