traumatophilia


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traumatophilia

[trô′mətōfil′ē·ə]
Etymology: Gk, trauma + philein, to love
a psychological state in which the individual derives unconscious pleasure from injuries and surgical operations. traumatophiliac, n., traumatophilic, adj.

traumatophilia

(traw?ma-to-fil'e-a) [? + philein, to love]
The enjoyment of or unconscious desire to be traumatized, either mentally or physically.
See: masochism