Types of Psychological Love Disorder

Types of Psychological Love Disorder


One of the many themes that psychological diseases can have is love and relationships. Relationships with those who suffer from these illnesses can be incredibly demanding and unpleasant.Some of the warning signs could be mistaken for deep love, especially at the beginning of a relationship, you'll find.

To make matters worse, ever since Romeo and Juliet, art and culture have had a tendency to idealize toxic love in a variety of forms. This increases our propensity to bond with those who are actually sick, damaging our own lives in the process.

1. Erotomania

To feel cherished is wonderful. The only problem is that many of us do not experience that emotion every day of our life; whether our spouses no longer feel the same way about us, or perhaps we are alone and single.

Although it is common to want affection and attention, erotomaniacs take it to a whole new level since they are convinced that they have that one special someone who is madly in love with them.

That particular someone frequently happens to be a celebrity or someone with significantly more status than the suffering, which only serves to make things more alluring.

They allegedly communicate their love through telepathic signals, unique looks, and covert messages in the media.

It is useless to dispute your "feelings" if an erotomaniac decides that you are their hidden admirer because they won't believe you. Instead, they'll surmise that you're attempting to conceal your genuine emotions from the public.

They will want to reciprocate, so be ready for that as well: Expect phone calls, texts, midnight visits, and whatever else to maintain "your love.

Even more unsettlingly, they might put you in danger on purpose so they can save you.

It's possible that this fixation with you will last far longer than "normal" love.

2. Obsessive Love Disorder

Most people are familiar with the feeling of love. Our family, friends, and pets are all loved by us. Obsessive love disorder may occur when sentiments of love or what appears to be love for someone are coupled with an obsession or a desire to control that person.

You may confuse obsessive sensations you have for love for another person if you have obsessive love disorder. Whether or not they are reciprocated, a person with obsessive love disorder will indulge in these sentiments.

Obsessive love disorder does not yet have criteria in the DSM-5; this is due to the controversy over whether or not obsessive love disorder is a mental health condition. But if left untreated, it is a serious, incapacitating illness that could make it difficult to go about daily activities.They could develop problematic relationships with the people they are in love with as a result.

In extremely severe situations, it could also put the target of the fixation in danger, particularly if feelings aren't shared in return.

Obsessive love disorder is more common in women than in men, according to some studies.

3. Attachment Disorder

People who did not develop a healthy link with their primary caregivers as youngsters are at risk for developing an attachment disorder.

The main requirements of a baby must be met in order for them to develop a healthy bond. They consist of nourishing, touching, making eye contact, moving, and smiling.

Sometimes kids don't develop good interactions with adults. This may be because of

  • Neglect,
  • Between the ages of six months and three years, separation from primary caregivers,
  • Abuse
  • Often switching between caregivers

As a result, the youngster (and eventually the adult) may experience abandonment concerns as well as a variety of mental and behavioral disorders.

An adult with an attachment problem may opt for one of the two extremes in romantic relationships, depending on their personality:

  • At all costs, stay away from intimate connections or
  • Turn into a nervous people-pleaser.

The first category is typically distinguished by

  • The aversion to closeness,
  • Obsession with independence,
  • Lack of faith,
  • And fury.

The second kind is distinguished by

  • Being dependent and uneasy,
  • The compulsion to provide care,
  • Possessiveness and enviousness.

4. Relationship OCD

OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) is characterized by an obsessional fear and rituals performed to allay the fear or keep it from materializing (compulsion).

People with OCD quickly get into a vicious cycle where they have unwelcome intrusive thoughts about their anxieties, which are then followed by actions taken to either disprove their fears or neutralize them.

Unfortunately, neither the situation nor the anxieties improve. Furthermore, attempting to eliminate or neutralize the threat frequently makes matters worse.

The dread of germs, the anxiety of harming oneself or others, extreme orderliness, and relationships are some common OCD themes (ROCD).

Obsessive-compulsive disorder in relationships can either

  • Relationship-focused,
  • Partner-focused.

OCD that is relationship-focused may have uncertainties. People with ROCD may wonder 

  • Whether they feel love for their partner or the other way around,
  • Whether they are in the proper relationship or not,
  • Whether or not the decision to reject someone was the right one.
  • In Partner-focused OCD It's common to involve doubting your partner:
  • Whether your companion is dedicated to you or you alone,
  • Regardless of whether they have a specific defect.

Someone with ROCD will frequently check in on their anxieties and look for assurance in order to feel better. OCD is incredibly disruptive by its very nature. It not only affects the individual who is suffering from it, but also everyone around them.

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Contributed by: - Dr (Prof) R K SuriBest Clinical Psychologist in Delhi, NCR  &  Aditi Bhardwaj