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Comorbid Psychopathologies and

Treatment Implications
Abigail Strubel, M.A.1

Abstract ~ The American serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer was afflict-
ed with a unique constellation of psychological and personality
disorders, as well as severe social skill deficits. The study of such
a case can illuminate possible links between seemingly distinct
disorders, such as pedophilia and substance abuse, and attempted
treatment of such a person could prove a useful research means
into developing treatment protocols for clients with similar disor-
ders. The author examines a journalist’s account of Dahmer’s
behavior as the primary source of information about his disorders,
incorporating scholarly sources as a secondary means of gaining
insight into this unique case.

“Fantasies, behaviors, or objects are paraphilic only when they
lead to clinically significant distress or impairment (e.g., are
obligatory, result in sexual dysfunction, require participation of
non-consenting individuals, lead to legal complications, interfere
with social relationships)” (American Psychiatric Association

1: John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, NY, USA

The New School Psychology Bulletin
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[APA], 2000, p. 568). It is difficult to think of a person who bet-
ter meets these criteria than Jeffrey Dahmer, who may have suf-
fered from a combination of paraphilias, depression, substance
dependence, Asperger’s Disorder, disordered personality, and
social skills deficits. This “perfect storm” of pathology led him
to become one of the worst serial murderers of the 20th century
and posed unique treatment implications.

The sad, strange case of Jeffrey Dahmer highlights a number of
issues concerning personality, identity, impulse control, paraphil-
ia, and impaired social interaction and functioning. Practitioners
are quite unlikely to encounter another such client. However,
interconnections and similarities among Dahmer’s numerous
pathologies – especially substance dependence, paraphilias, and
possibly Asperger’s Disorder – suggest etiological factors and
sequelae these disorders may share, and provide us with insight
into how these conditions might emerge, interact, and respond to
treatment.

The following is a critical examination of Dahmer and his psy-
chopathological behavior in the context of psychiatric diagnoses
as listed in the DSM-IV-TR. Due to the unavailability of Dahmer
himself (deceased), trial transcripts, and transcripts of interviews
conducted by mental health professionals, this examination is in
part based on the detailed account of his life and actions as out-
lined in the book The Man Who Could Not Kill Enough: The
Secret Murders of Milwaukee’s Jeffrey Dahmer, by Anne
Schwartz (1992). Schwartz was the first reporter called to the
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Jeffrey Dahmer and the Cosynthesis of
Categories

by
PETER KwAN”

Prologue

On May 27, 1991, two teenage cousins noticed what they described
as a wounded “butt naked young boy” in the street. The two cousins
were Sandra Smith and Nicole Childress. They lived next to Oxford
Apartments, a set of cinderblock low-rise apartments in the North Side of
Milwaukee where Jeffrey Dahmer lived. The boy was fourteen years old.
His name was Konerak Sinthasomphone.

Konerak and his family fled Laos 12 years earlier. The communists
had threatened to take away his father’s rice farm near Vientiane, the
capital of Laos. So, one night, Konerak’s father sent his family across
the Mekong River in a canoe into Thailand where they lived in a refugee
camp for a year before a Catholic relocation program helped them to
move to Milwaukee.

To Sandra Smith and Nicole Childress, however, Konerak appeared
a badly beaten and bruised boy. He was bleeding. He was naked and he
was having difficulty standing and speaking. They called 911. Their call
was also forwarded to the Fire Department who said that they would send
an ambulance.

Three white police officers arrived at the scene. Officers Richard
Porubcan, John Balcerzak, and Joseph Gabrish inte

  
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