Celebrity Obsession and Delusion

People (fans, stalkers, etc) who obsess about certain celebrities may have delusional beliefs. They imagine things; not daydream about Brad Pitt leaving Angie for you, but really, really believe. Celebrity obsession that is delusional is called e

rotomania. This is one reason (only one) why celebrities have to take action to protect themselves. Typically, with erotomania, there is little or no contact between the celebrity in question and the erotomaniac person – no real relationship. Usually with this disorder, the selected person is unattainable because of his position or status (like a sports star or movie star), or the person is married. The erotomaniac believes that the celebrity reciprocates this passionate love – that is the delusion. Then, the erotomaniac feels justified in making outrageous attempts to reach the object of their affection, such as obsessive letter writing, stalking, following, or breaking into

a home. Scary stuff.

To read a psychological mystery about obsession, check out Object of Obsession

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People (fans, stalkers, etc) who obsess about certain celebrities may have delusional beliefs. They imagine things; not daydream about Brad Pitt leaving Angie for you, but really, really believe. Celebrity obsession that is delusional is called erotomania. This is one reason (only one) why celebrities have to take action to protect themselves. Typically, with erotomania, there is little or no contact between the celebrity in question and the erotomaniac person – no real relationship. Usually with this disorder, the selected person is unattainable because of his position or status (like a sports star or movie star), or the person is married. The erotomaniac believes that the celebrity reciprocates this passionate love – that is the delusion. Then, the erotomaniac feels justified in making outrageous attempts to reach the object of their affection, such as obsessive letter writing, stalking, following, or breaking into a home. Scary stuff.
To read a psychological mystery about obsession, check out Object of Obsession

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