erotomania

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erotomania

 [ĕ-rot″o-ma´ne-ah]
1. a disorder in which the subject believes that a person, usually older and of higher social status, is deeply in love with him or her; failure of the object of the delusion to respond to the subject's advances are rationalized, and pursuit and harassment of the object of the delusion may occur.
2. occasionally, hypersexuality.

er·o·to·ma·ni·a

(er'ō-tō-mā'nē-ă),
1. Excessive or morbid inclination to erotic thoughts and behavior.
2. The delusional belief that one is involved in a relationship with another, generally of unattainable status.
[G. erōs, love, + mania, frenzy]

erotomania

/ero·to·ma·nia/ (-ma´ne-ah)
1. a type of delusional disorder in which the subject harbors a delusion that a particular person is deeply in love with them; lack of response is rationalized, and pursuit and harassment may occur.
2. occasionally, hypersexuality.erotoman´ic

erotomania

(ĭ-rō′tə-mā′nē-ə, ĭ-rŏt′ə-)
n.
1. Excessive sexual desire.
2. Psychiatry A delusional, romantic preoccupation with another person, often a public figure.

e·ro′to·ma′ni·ac′ (-mā′nē-ăk′) n.
e·ro′to·ma·ni′a·cal (-mə-nī′ə-kəl) adj.
(1) A condition affecting a young woman who believes that an older man of higher socioeconomic status is in love with her. Cf Bovarism
(2) Erotomanic delusion, hypersexuality; A morbid exaggeration of, or preoccupation with sexuoerotic imagery and activity. See Don Juan syndrome, Nymphomania

erotomania

Sexology Hypersexuality A morbid exaggeration of, or preoccupation with sexuoerotic imagery and activity. See Cherambault-Kandinsky syndrome, Don Juan syndrome, Nymphomania.

er·o·to·ma·ni·a

(ĕ-rot'ō-mā'nē-ă)
1. Excessive or morbid inclination to erotic thoughts and behavior.
2. The delusional belief that one is involved in a relationship with another, generally of higher socioeconomic status.
[G. erōs, love, + mania, frenzy]
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Hudson-Allez (2006) described three categories in which the stalking victims were therapists and the stalker was a current or prior client: stalkers who were unable to deal with the ending of the therapeutic relationship, stalkers suffering from erotic transference within the therapy sessions (similar to the erotomanic or delusional stalker described above), or stalkers suffering from a personality disorder.
Stalking behaviors will be described as falling into one of three categories: nuisance stalking, delusional or erotomanic stalking, and stalking by students with identified psychological problems.
Rose learns too that the erotomanic subject's passion typically emanates in the social and legal phenomenon familiar today as stalking, and may (as in Mark David Chapman's murder of John Lennon) devolve to lethal violence.
Because in Enduring Love McEwan focuses on how the erotomanic subject's behavior affects the protagonist and his sense of moral responsibility, however, he does not really address this question.
Most have erotomanic delusions, and the rest have morbid infatuations with the victim.
Orion wondered whether wearing a casual blouse and skirt above the knee stimulated the ensuing erotomanic and stalking behavior by a female patient.
There are three types: the simple obsessional, love obsessional and the Fatal Attraction-style erotomanic.