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  Erotomania - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Erotomania is a rare disorder in which a person holds a delusional belief that another person, usually of a higher social status, is in love with them.
The term erotomania is sometimes used in a less specific clinical sense meaning excessive pursuit of or preoccupation with love or sex.
Erotomania is the name of a short story by Joshua Ostrander in which the main character stalks a young woman he is obsessed with.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Erotomania   (790 words)

Erotomania can be defined as a psychological disorder in which the afflicted relentlessly pursues the notion that the object of his/her affection reciprocates his/her romantic feelings and/or fantasies.
Though brought to light with the Tarasoff case, Erotomania continues to be considerably new in the literature and consequently little research has been done to suggest any consistent hypothesis as to causality.
Returning to the case of my stalker, Louise believed the act of my boyfriend taking a restraining order out against her was somehow indicative of encouragement to continue to call and visit him and so she did continue, persisting even after countless arraignments, community service and jail time.
www.angelfire.com /ga/random/erotomanic.html   (365 words)

 A Review of Erotomania in Developmental Disabilities and New Case Report   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Anne DesNoyers Hurley, Ph.D. Charles Moore, M.D. Erotomania is a delusional disorder characterized by an irrational belief that another person, usually of higher social status, is in love with the patient.
Erotomania has been reported in persons with developmental disabilities, and a review of the clinical characteristics of this literature is summarized, with special attention to differences in presentation among case reports of patients with developmental disabilities.
A new case of erotomania in a man with multiple congenital birth defects and mild mental retardation is presented.
www.mhaspectsofdd.com /abstracts/Vol2Num1/2.htm   (244 words)

 LFC Article - Erotomania
Erotomania can be described as an imaginary and obsessive romantic interest in a stranger.
Erotomania often occurs on message boards and in chat rooms that are hosted by celebrities.
A person suffering from erotomania lives by the belief that they and the object of their affection will be united one day.
www.bkserv.net /LFC/article.aspx?ArticleID=25   (2921 words)

Well folks, it looks like the members of Erotomania are going their seperate ways.
"The derivative of Erotomania with respect to your life is Eroto times (badass fucking rock n' roll) raised ^ to the power of your soul.
Equal parts sugar, spice, broken slivers of glass and four hearts, and that is Erotomania.
www.myspace.com /erotomania   (751 words)

 Amazon.com: I Know You Really Love Me: A Psychiatrist's Journal of Erotomania, Stalking, and Obsessive Love: Books: ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Erotomania is the mental disorder of obsessive stalkersthe delusional belief that their victims are actually in love with them.
Once you have these two under your belt, you will begin to see that there is no real effective system in place for dealing with Erotomania when it intrudes on your life in a criminal manner and therefore you must make some careful choices as to how to react or whether to react at all.
I feel one of the best messages of this book is to give you, the reader, a Psychiatric portrait of this illness instead of the usual folk wisdom stuff we are fed by the daytime talk-shows, the local news and via hand-me down info from friends and family who have brushed up against Stalkings.
www.amazon.com /Know-You-Really-Love-Psychiatrists/dp/0028616650   (1766 words)

 Some Clinical Peculiarities of Erotomania   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Based on the results of clinical-psychopathological, experimental-psychological and neurological investigations, as well as a long-term (3-38 years) clinical-catamnestic observation of 31 patients, the clinical peculiarities of erotomania (erotomaniac delusion, erotic delusion or delusion of love) in case of “clear” erotomania and in case of complication by hallucinations, hallucinatory-delusional, affective, affective-hallucinatory and affective-delusional disorders, are described.
It is proved, that although erotomania has a clinical picture rather similar to schizophrenia, manic-depressive psychosis and exogenous-organic psychoses, there are quite pathognomonic distinctive features, which become more evident in prolonged psychotic episodes.
The abovementioned distinctive features may be helpful for early diagnosis and treatment of these psychoses.
www.medlib.am /2001_3_19_AE.htm   (103 words)

 Erotomania / De Clerambault's Syndrome   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
De Clerambault's Syndrome or Erotomania was originally described as a delusional disorder in which a woman believes that an older man of higher social status is passionately in love with her.
The patient's relentless pursuit of the delusional love object, often with escalating intrusiveness, may eventually involve threats or overt acts of retaliation, in response to repeated rejection, unrequited love, or alleged betrayal.
The authors present a case involving a patient suffering from erotomania who develops a delusional fixation on her psychiatrist and, after her advances are repeatedly rejected, sues him for malpractice, alleging she had a sexual relationship with him in the course of treatment.
www.biopsychiatry.com /erotomania.htm   (195 words)

 Erotomania definition - Medical Dictionary definitions of popular medical terms
Erotomania definition - Medical Dictionary definitions of popular medical terms
Erotomania: The false but persistent belief that one is loved by a person (often a famous or prominent person), or the pathologically obsessive pursuit of a disinterested object of love.
Erotomania can be a symptom of schizophrenia or other psychiatric disorders that are characterized by delusional symptoms.
www.medterms.com /script/main/art.asp?articlekey=11346   (93 words)

 CD Baby: DUCT TAPE MUMMY: erotomania
First of all, a huge thank you to everyone that has purchased "erotomania!" As you can see, the cd has sold out --but that doesn't mean you can't get a copy.
Since I am about to release my 3rd Duct Tape Mummy CD, I have decided to direct those of you who still want "erotomania" to some of CD Baby's download partners such as Rhapsody, MusicNet, Apple iTunes, Napster and many more!
Please continue to support independent music and please stay tuned for the next DTM release!
www.cdbaby.com /cd/ducttapemummy2   (305 words)

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