The term morbid , which comes from the Latin word morbus, has several meanings. The first one that mentions the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE ) in your dictionary refers to a disease .
The morbidity, in this framework, is associated with a problem of Health . It can be different types of inconveniences that affect the well-being of the person.
It is also called morbo a sickly attraction to elements, situations or individuals . It is a behavior that is opposed to a phobia : the morbidity implies an obsessive interest, while the phobia is an aversion.
In the field of psychology, morbidity is linked to philias or, sexually, at paraphilias . The various types of fetishism can be considered morbid, such as podophilia (sexual interest in the feet), the voyeurism (excitation from observation) and the exhibitionism (get pleasure by being naked in public).
It is mentioned as morbid, on the other hand, to the attraction to unpleasant, bloody, violent, dark events and events, etc. . Take the case of accidents that occur on public roads. If a car runs over and kills a pedestrian, many curious people are likely to approach to see the corpse . The morbidity leads people to surround the victim's remains simply to observe how it was after the impact.
It is worth mentioning that there are those who feel attracted by the suffering of others . Therefore, taking advantage of this morbidity, there are TV programs that revolve around showing tragedies, presenting men and women who expose their pain before the cameras.