Erotomania is a rare mental health condition that happens when someone is fixated on the idea that another person is intensely in love with them. The other person may be a celebrity, wealthy, or of a high social position. The condition is also known as De ClĂ©rambault’s syndrome.


Cluster Number:
Wiki Number: W076
Diagnosis: Erotomania
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World Patients:
Sex Ratio: M;W+
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Symptoms: heightened temporal lobe asymmetry and greater volums of lateral ventricles
Progression: the delusion is more likely with women; but men more likely to become stalkers; person is imaginary or unattainable
Causes: obsession and stalking may be linked
Medications: bipolar or schizophrenia; alcoholism; severe loneliness; unsatiated homosexuality
Therapies: antipsychotics; electrocompulsive therapy; neurleptics and enforced separation


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