Year: 1985 Source: New York: Plenum Press, 1985. p.883-887 SIEC No: 19910366

This article details various types of indirect self-destructive behavior (ISDB), such as eating rich food, drinking alcohol, &/or smoking, as well as social stresses, such as self-sacrifices for family, country or religion. The author discusses Freud & Menninger’s views on ISDB, as well ISDB connection stress-seeking behavior, social attitudes, & personality. He concludes by discussing pleasure, rewards, & reinforcement for these types of behavior. (VM)