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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While a few of the works might fit into the 'erotica' category, I realize erotomania has little to do with sex.
The first edition of Ferrand's Erotomania (1610) openly discussed the forbidden cure.
Obsessional harassment and erotomania in a criminal court population.
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Quentin's erotomania stems from his inability to anchor his sister's wandering womb, so he merges himself with her symbolically.
In erotomania, the stalker's delusional belief is that the victim loves them, and they believe they are having a relationship with their victim.
Denunciations of the Duce's erotomania acquire a grotesque sound when uttered by Camelot's and the Clintons' court toadies.
Despite the public's focus on their sexual perversion, Kieb insisted that Ruth and Judd were normal: "They aren't troubled with erotomania, either.
Floyd Dell and Paul Jordan-Smith (1621; New York: Tudor, 1958); Jacques Ferrand, Erotomania, trans.