Pleasure at Hurting Others Crossword Clue

Pleasure at hurting others crossword clue. Daily quick crossword puzzle in The Press newspaper, appear on Friday, 14 July 2017. 6 letters.

Answer: SADISM

Sadistic personality disorder is a personality disorder involving sadism which appeared in an appendix of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-III-R). The later versions of the DSM (DSM-IV, DSM-IV-TR and DSM-5) do not include it. The words sadism and sadist are derived from Marquis de Sade.

Sadism involves gaining pleasure through themselves or others undergoing discomfort or pain. The opponent-process theory explains the way in which individuals not only display, but also enjoy committing sadistic acts

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