Pathological jealousy, also known as morbid jealousy, Othello syndrome or delusional jealousy, is a psychological disorder in which a person is preoccupied with the thought that their spouse or sexual partner is being unfaithful without having any real proof, along with socially unacceptable or abnormal behaviour
Wiki Number: PW125
Diagnosis: Morbid or Pathological Jealousy
Symptoms: thinking a partner is unfaithful with no proof, but carrying jealous actions. Shakespeare’s “Othello” kills his wife in a jealous rage.
Progression: thoughts become obsessive; believe the partner is taking sexual stimulants or unfaithful during (his) own sleep, older men –
Causes: Triggered by sexual infidelity in men; emotional infidelity in women. Muslim “honor killings” of family are not mentioned.
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- Relationship dynamics associated with emotional IPV perpetration and victimization: A meta-analysisby Brooke M Keilholtz on January 14, 2023
Emotional intimate partner violence (IPV) is the most common form of IPV and frequently co-occurs with other forms of IPV. Risk factors of IPV can give insight to potential pathways and consequences associated with IPV, enhancing treatment efforts. This meta-analysis examined relationship dynamics associated with IPV perpetration and victimization. Our study found victimization of controlling behavior, demand/withdrawal relationship pattern, perpetration of controlling behavior, jealousy,...
- The cheese was green with… envy: An EEG study on minimal fictional descriptionsby Sara Soares on December 26, 2022
Inconsistent information can be hard to understand, but in cases like fiction readers can integrate it with little to no difficulties. The present study aimed at examining if perspective switching can take place when only a minimal fictional description is provided (fictional world condition), as compared with general world knowledge (real world condition). Participants read sentences where food items had animated or inanimate features while EEG was recorded and performed a sentence completion...
- Obsessional jealousy in a community sample: Association with relationship factors, impairment and perceived treatment needsby Johan Ahlen on December 14, 2022
CONCLUSIONS: The results suggest that there is a group of individuals with impairing levels of obsessional jealousy who have a perceived need for help with their difficulties. More research is needed on the prevalence and clinical characteristics of these individuals. The development of jealousy-specific psychological models and treatments is warranted.
- Intimate Female Partner Homicide Suicide: demographic and psychopathology aspects of perpetrators and a potential not yet classified diagnostic entityAnalyses of data taken from newspapers in Italy from 2009 to 2019by Giuseppe Bersani on December 12, 2022
CONCLUSIONS: It can be hypothesized that such a severe act may express a form of mental disorder not yet classified, with main features of an acute state of mixed depressive mood, emotional discontrol and aggressive impulsiveness, on a personality basis of jealousy and possessiveness, possibly reinforced by previous dependent traits of the female partner. But the methodological limitations of gathering information from the press make it necessary the study in depth, based on more direct and...