The Dark Side of Obsession

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Basic information about Obsessive Love disorder.

Disclaimer: Please note I am not a doctor or specialized in this field. All the information I have written here is based on my research on the internet.

But if you find any of your loved ones has similar symptoms please visit the doctor.

What is obsessive love disorder?

“Obsessive love disorder” (OLD) refers to a condition where you become obsessed with one person you think you may be in love with. You might feel the need to protect your loved one obsessively, or even become controlling of them as if they were a possession.

While no separate medical or psychological classification exists for OLD, it can often accompany other types of mental health illnesses. Talk to your doctor if you think you or a loved one may have the disorder. Treatment can help decrease the symptoms while also preventing complications with relationships.

Symptoms of OLD may include:

an overwhelming attraction to one person obsessive thoughts about the person feeling the need to “protect” the person you’re in love with possessive thoughts and actions extreme jealousy over other interpersonal interactions low self-esteem

People who have OLD may also not take rejection easily. In some cases, the symptoms could worsen at the end of a relationship or if the other person rejects you. There are other signs of this disorder, such as:

repeated texts, emails, and phone calls to the person they’re interested in a constant need for reassurance difficulty having friendships or maintaining contact with family members because of the obsession over one person monitoring the actions of the other person controlling where the other person goes and the activities they engage in

There’s no one single cause of OLD. Instead, it may be linked to other types of mental health disabilities such as:

Attachment disorders

This group of disorders refers to people who have emotional attachment issues, such as a lack of empathy or an obsession with another person.

Delusional jealousy

Based on delusions (events or facts you believe to be true), this disorder is exhibited by an insistence on things that are already proven false. When it comes to obsessive love, delusional jealousy can cause you to believe the other person has reciprocated their feelings for you, even if they’ve made it clear this is indeed not true.

Erotomania

This disorder is an intersection between delusional and obsessive love disorders. With erotomania, you believe that someone famous or of higher social status is in love with you. This can lead to harassment of the other person, such as showing up at their home or workplace.

Obsessional jealousy

Unlike delusional jealousy, obsessional jealousy is a no delusional preoccupation with a partner’s perceived infidelity. This preoccupation can lead to repetitive and compulsive behaviors in response to infidelity concerns. These behaviors resemble OCD more so than delusional jealousy. This can cause significant distress or impair everyday functioning.

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The website referred: https://www.healthline.com/health/obsessive-love-disorder#diagnosis

Taking the help of a doctor in such cases is always helpful.

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