Oral Sadism and the Vegetarian Personality

Glenn C. Ellenbogen, Ph.D.

A review of the clinical literature on vegetarianism to date reveals that little attention has been given to the psychodynamic mechanisms which govern the behavior of those individuals who choose to restrict their diet to foods other than dead animals.

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SOURCE: Ellenbogen, Glenn C. "Oral Sadism and the Vegetarian Personality" (1980?), in Oral Sadism and the Vegetarian Personality: Readings from the Journal of Polymorphous Perversity, edited by Glenn C. Ellenbogen (New York: Ballantine Books, 1987), pp. 87-94.

See also Peter Tyrer, "Personality Disorder," British Journal of Psychiatry, 179 (2001), 81-84.

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