Erotomania - Definition

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Erotomania is a delusional psychological disorder characterized by an individual's conviction that he or she is loved by another. It is an obsession that is generally fixated on a stranger, high-status or famous person. This conviction is expressed by the erotomaniac through forms of harassment, intended to produce a meeting and provoke the supposed romantic confessions of the object of obsession. If this fictitious love is not declared, the erotomaniac can succumb to depression, then resentment and aggression. This disorder affects primarily women.